About the Study
Data and assumptions used in the study are based on several sources, includ¬ing the FY 2016-17 academic and financial reports from Southwest, industry and employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Census Bureau, outputs of Emsi’s Multi-Regional Social Accounting Matrix model, and a variety of studies and surveys relating education to social behavior.
The study applies a conservative methodology and follows standard practice using only the most recognized indicators of investment effectiveness and economic impact. For a full description of the data and approach used in the study, please see the main report.
Emsi provides labor market data available to professionals in higher education, economic development, workforce development, talent acquisition, and site selection. The data, which cover more than 99 percent of the workforce, are compiled from a wide variety of government sources, job postings, and online profiles and résumés. Clients use Emsi data to align programs with regional needs, equip students with career visions, understand regional economic and workforce activity, and find and hire the right talent. Emsi serves clients in the US, the UK, Canada, and Australia. Headquartered in Moscow, Idaho, Emsi also has offices around the US and in the UK.