At colleges and universities across southwest Ohio, students are returning to class, and the impact is more than scholarly.
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$3.3 billion: Total economic impact
$1.56 billion: New money brought to the region
$1.13 billion: Paid to 36,700 employees
120,316 students: 2012 enrollment, up 24 percent compared to previous five years.
Source: Southwestern Ohio Council of Higher Education 2012 study