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  • Student Recruitment

    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.

    Recruitment Statistics:

    • 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