Southwestern Community College District plays a significant role in the local economy and is a sound investment from multiple perspectives.
Students benefit from improved lifestyles and increased earnings. Taxpayers benefit from a larger economy and lower social costs.
Finally, the community as a whole benefits from increased job and investment opportunities, higher business revenues, greater availability of public funds, and an eased tax burden.
Economic modeling specialists EMSI studied the economic contributions of Southwestern Community College and the other members of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Community College Association in late 2011 and early 2012: