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Community and technical colleges added $20.5 billion to state economy, study shows

February 13, 2017

A study released today shows Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges added $20.5 billion to the state economy in 2014-2015. That translated into about 321,549 jobs and 5.1 percent of the gross state product, according to the study by Economic Modeling Specialists International. >>

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SBCTC is led by a Governor-appointed board and provides leadership, advocacy, and coordination for Washington’s system of 34 public community and technical colleges. Each year, about 381,000 students train for the workforce, prepare to transfer to a university, gain basic math and English skills, or pursue continuing education. Visit our website at or email us a

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