South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium

South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium

Three Decades of Higher Education Excellence Through Collaboration

SMHEC Economic Impact

SMHEC Institutions…..

  • Educate nearly 80,000 students each year, 49% of whom are minorities.              

  • Have direct budgets of $1.1 Billion and employ nearly 11,000 people.              

  • Generate $3.1 Billion in economic impact for the state, and are indirectly responsible for 33,000 jobs in Illinois.

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