In 2011, 4,768 international students contributed more than $115 million to the Hawaii economy — a figure that includes only college level students according to the Institute of International Education. (Short term training, specialized educational programs for limited periods, non-accredited classes, etc. are not included in this calculation, so the economic impact from international students studying in Hawaii is much greater that the $115 million calculated. However, this serves as a base to gauge the economic impact of international students.) In turn, the $115 million direct impact generated 2,185 jobs and $16.8 million in state government tax revenues according to DBEDT calculations.
- Number of International Students: 4,768
- Direct Spending (only college level students): $115 million
- Number of Jobs Generated: 2,185
- State Government Tax Revenue: $16.8 million
- Direct Spending per Student: $24,119