MSU creates $1.8 billion annual economic impact
Mississippi State University provides an estimated annual economic impact of $1.8 billion to the Magnolia State. The university provides a strong return on investment for taxpayers, students and society, as shown by a study by international economic modeling company Emsi on behalf of MSU. MSU's $1.8 billion economic impact supports 29,016 jobs, or one out of every 55 jobs in Mississippi, with every $1 of public money invested in the university generating $2.30 in value. Emsi's study, conducted last year, is based on data from fiscal year 2018-2019. The study supplies a conservative methodology focused on recognized indicators of net economic impact, and shows the impact of MSU through education programs that produce highly qualified graduates in hundreds of fields and by creating an innovative economic environment where research and development thrive. MSU directly assists the people of Mississippi with strategic extension and outreach in every county of the state.