A monthly update of how Idaho's economy is doing in your area August 2016
Idaho’s International Students Make Significant Economic Impact
International student enrollment around the country has helped shore up enrollment at many colleges and universities while pumping money into local economies.
Analysis shows that sponsored foreign students add more than $98 million to Idaho’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and create as many as 1,565 jobs – 582 direct jobs in the education sector and 983 additional jobs across various industry sectors due to the indirect effect of inter-industry spending and the induced effect of household spending.
In-State Students More Likely to Work in Idaho after Graduation than Out-of-State Students
One year after graduation around 77 percent of in-state residency students who graduated from a public Idaho college or university between 2010 and 2014 were working in Idaho jobs compared with 39 percent of out-of-state students according to research conducted by the Idaho Department of Labor.
The other 23 percent of in-state graduates either left to work in another state, took a federal government job, joined the military or worked in some other kind of self-employment category. In some cases, they may still be looking for work in their field, continuing on to graduate school or to another educational program.