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New Economic Impact Study Shows SCAD Generates $600 M for the State of Georgia

built environment and reputation of Georgia. With prestigious accolades and a commanding presence, SCAD fosters more prosperous communities. $603.3 million in annual economic impact 6,689 jobs in diverse industries (real estate, retail, and tourism ...

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SCAD's total economic impact represents the dollars that are generated within the Savannah and Atlanta regions and the state of Georgia due to the presence of SCADThis impact includes SCAD's spending on goods and services with a variety of vendors, the spending of SCAD's faculty, staff, students and visitors, and the business volume generated by organizations within the regions and the state that benefit from the university's spending In order to reference the most up-to-date economic impact, SCAD initiates third-party studies every four yearsThis timing accounts for the typical graduate class cycle. Tripp Umbach is the national leader in providing economic impact analyses to leading health care organizations, universities, and academic medical centersSince 1990, Tripp Umbach has completed more than 300 economic impact studies SCAD: The University for Creative CareersThe Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor's and master's degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careersSCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors, as well as minors in more than 75 disciplines across its locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; in Hong Kong; in Lacoste, France; and online through SCAD eLearningWith nearly than 40,000 alumni worldwide, SCAD demonstrates an exceptional education and unparalleled career preparationThe diverse student body, consisting of nearly 14,000, comes from across the U.Sand more than 100 countries worldwide. In 2017, the prestigious Red Dot Design Rankings placed SCAD as the top university in the United States and in the top two universities in the Americas and EuropeCareer preparation is woven into every fiber of the university, resulting in a superior alumni placement rateIn a study of Spring 2016 SCAD graduates, 98 percent were employed, pursuing further education, or both within 10 months of graduationFor more information, visit the official SCAD blog View original content: SOURCE Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

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