PPCC and CCCS make major economic impact
Kevin Johnson, May 10, 2012
On Tuesday, May 8, 2012, Dr. Nancy McCallin, president of the Colorado Community College System, released the results of a study detailing the combined economic impact the system's 13 colleges have on the State. Highlights of the study found that the CCCS' state-wide, total economic impact is $3.01 billion annually. PPCC accounts for more than 10 percent of this figure with a regional impact in El Paso County of more than $323 million.
PPCC President Lance Bolton, Ph.D., had this to say about the study's findings:
To know and interact with our students is to see our impact and contributions to the local community. Each day, we see and hear of students turning their lives around, landing their dream job or giving back through their volunteer work at a local charity. In large part, these students are able to do this because of the quality education they receive while at PPCC. Now, thanks to this study, we are able to quantify and show in both numbers–and in real life stories–the full impact of a PPCC education on our community.