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La Trobe University: Regional Campuses Economic Impact Analysis

1 Jan 2009
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La Trobe University is a major provider of higher education services in Victoria. Commencing in 1967 with 552 students, the University has grown to now accommodate more than 26,000 students including approximately 3,500 international students from over 90 countries. In addition to approximately 15,000 students at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus, the University is also characterised by a strong regional network of campuses.

These regional campuses are located in Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura and Shepparton, employ 1,337 people and cater for around 6,120 students. Once flow-on impacts are accounted for, the University and expenditure by students support up to 2,939 jobs and contribute $282.7 Million to Gross Regional Product across the communities where the regional campuses operate.

La Trobe University's regional campuses make valuable economic contributions to their respective communities:

Albury-Wodonga

  •  La Trobe University's Albury-Wodonga campus employs 235 people
  •  979 students attend the Albury-Wodonga campus
  •  Each year students spend $18.0 Million in the local economy, excluding tuition fees
  •  Once flow-on impacts are accounted for, the University and expenditure by its students support 515 jobs in the local economy
  •  The University and its students contribute $50.3 Million per annum to Albury-Wodonga's Gross Regional Product.

 

Bendigo

  •  La Trobe University's Bendigo campus employs 957 people
  •  4,324 students attend the Bendigo campus
  •  Each year students spend $76.3 Million in the local economy, excluding tuition fees
  •  Once flow-on impacts are accounted for, the University and expenditure by its students support 2,099 jobs in the local economy
  •  The University and its students contribute $201.4 Million per annum to Bendigo's Gross Regional Product.

 

Mildura

  •  La Trobe University's Mildura campus employs 96 people
  •  426 students attend the Mildura campus
  •  Each year students spend $6.8 Million in the local economy, excluding tuition fees
  •  Once flow-on impacts are accounted for, the University and expenditure by its students support 195 jobs in the local economy
  •  The University and its students contribute $18.5 Million per annum to Mildura's Gross Regional Product.

 

Shepparton

  •  La Trobe University's Shepparton campus employs 49 people
  •  389 students attend the Shepparton campus
  •  Each year students spend $6.6 Million in the local economy, excluding tuition fees
  •  Once flow-on impacts are accounted for, the University and expenditure by its students support 130 jobs in the local economy
  •  The University and its students contribute $12.5 Million per annum to Shepparton's Gross Regional Product.
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Bendigo, Vic
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Published year only: 
2009
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