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Annual Economic Impact

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Powering New Orleans and Louisiana

  • 3.14 Billion
    Overall Impact
  • 2.3 Billion
    Annual Operations
  • 312 Million
    Visitor Spending
  • 19535
    Total Jobs
  • 382 Million
    Alumni Retention/Wage Premium
  • 143 Million
    Capital Investments

The way to build a great city is to create a great university and wait 200 years — Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Tulane University is approaching its 200-year anniversary and New Orleans recently celebrated its 300th anniversary as one of the world’s greatest cities. The numbers in this report show the many ways Tulane helps power the economic growth of our great city and state — how we make life better here.

The numbers in this report also represent lives transformed through education, jobs created that help build healthy, prosperous families, visitors attracted to our campuses who become students and then lifelong residents, and patients who find healing here.

Finally, the numbers reflect the power of Tulane’s research in infectious diseases, brain science, coastal protection and numerous other multi-discipline fields that impact not only our city and region, but the entire world.

Tulane would not be the university it is without New Orleans and New Orleans is a more vibrant city with greater promise and potential than ever before because of Tulane. This is a story that is still being written — the futures of Tulane and New Orleans are forever linked and forever bright.

President, Tulane University