Peer Comparisons

UAB’s operational impact of $4.6 billion annually is presented in the table below in comparison to peer universities. It is noteworthy, however, that each economic impact study is unique and these comparisons are not based upon identical methodologies or data-collection practices.


Peer University Comparisons
Peer University State Investment FY 07-08 State Investment FY 08-09 Economic Impact* Statewide Economic Activity Generated per Dollar of State Investment Efficiency of Dollars
UAB $358.1 M $284.9 M $4.6 B
(2009, ACE)
$16.23 $284.9 M in investment leads to $4.6 B in impact
University of Iowa $343.7 M $379.4 M $6.0 B
(2009, ACE)
$15.81 $379.4 M in investment leads to $6.0 B in impact
University of Wisconsin- Madison $461.1 M $491.9 M $4.7 B
(2002, Input-Output)
$9.55 $491.1 M in investment leads to $4.7 B in impact
University of California, Los Angeles $589.8 M $584.1 M $9.3 B
(2008, REMI)
$15.92 $584.1 M in investment leads to $9.3 B in impact
Georgia Institute of Technology $242.9 M $280.1 M $2.2 B
(2009, IMPLAN)
$7.85 $280.1 M in investment leads to $7.85 B in impact