The Economic and Social Impact of Tulane University

Tulane University is a top-ranked research and higher education institution, founded on a mission that emphasizes integrating education and research with intellectual pursuits as well as community-based initiatives. Tulane serves as an economic engine for the City of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana, generating substantial economic impact and tax revenues through its operational footprint and by attracting tens of thousands of visitors to its campus and medical center.  Beyond its economic impact, Tulane is rooted in New Orleans and the University encourages its students, faculty, researchers, and staff to apply their knowledge, skills, and discoveries to engage on issues of local, regional, and global importance.

ESI’s report articulated the impact in terms of economic output, jobs created, and tax revenues generated from Tulane’s annual operations, large-scale capital projects, and visitors to the University. The report also highlights Tulane University’s role as an anchor institution in New Orleans, the values and mission of which result in broader societal benefits, often enhancing the quality of life of local and regional residents, with meaningful impacts far beyond the classroom.

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