Presentations and Reports

The Case for Independent Higher Education in Massachusetts


Highlights of AICUM’s Case Statement include:

  • Independent schools have a $25 billion annual economic impact on Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts is the only state that educates more students in the private sector than in the public sector
  • Independent colleges in the Commonwealth employ more than 83,000 faculty and staff (the second-highest figure for independent colleges in the country)
  • Nearly 72% of minority students at 4-year colleges in the state are at independent schools


For details on these points as well as additional research, read these reports:


AICUM Case Study

Engines of Economic Growth Executive Summary

Full Engines of Economic Growth

The State of Higher Education in 2017; Grant Thornton Annual Report




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