Norfolk State University Provides Millions in
Economic Impact to the Hampton Roads Region
Norfolk State University contributes $171 million annually to the Hampton Roads region, according to a study conducted by Jack Faucett Associates Inc. of Bethesda, Md.
NSU’s Economic Impact Report is the first completed under President Tony Atwater. The last NSU economic report was compiled in 2004.
According to the report, in FY2012, NSU’s budgetary expenditures totaled $129 million, including capital and operating expenditures. In addition, NSU students spent $32 million on housing, transportation, books, and various personal items. The total spending associated with NSU resulted in an increase in economic output of $248 million in the Hampton Roads Region.
NSU is the largest Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in Virginia and one of the largest HBCUs in the country. In the fall of 2011, NSU’s enrollment of 7,091 students included 6,264 undergraduate students and 827 graduate students. NSU has a total work force of 1,091 people, including 263 full-time faculty members, 688 administrators and full-time staff members, and 140 part-time employees.
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