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Florida colleges contribute billions to economy

FLORIDA  --   Florida's 28 state and community colleges are pleased with a new study, showing they contribute more than twenty-six billion dollars to Florida's economy every year.
  
College presidents cited the different ways their schools help the state.

Their graduates earn higher salaries. 
Out-of-state students bring money and visitors.
And better education reduces crime and welfare costs.
  
The report was commissioned by the Florida College System Foundation and the system's Council of Presidents.