This analysis measures the economic value of Iowa’s public universities – The University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa. There are two dimensions evaluated: the overall worth of operating the universities as educational and service institutions and the value of student spending in their respective area economies. This analysis incorporates a number of best practices for measuring the worth of universities to regional economies.
Iowa State University, The Authors
Swenson, David, "The Economic Value of Iowa’s Public Universities" (2014). Economics Technical Reports and White Papers. 8.