CI STRENGTHENS THE REGION’S ECONOMY
- CI generates a total impact of $114.4 million on the regional economy, sustains more than 1,200 regional jobs, and creates more than $6 million in local and $13.7 million in statewide revenue.
- CI graduates’ annual earnings of more than $48.8 million create an additional $302.5 million in industry activity throughout the state.
- More than 86% percent of CI graduates say they plan to stay in the area.
CI FOSTERS A GREAT WORK ENVIRONMENT
- CI has been named a “Great College to Work For” three years in a row by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
CI SERVES THE COMMUNITY
- Nearly 1,300 CI students provided more than 26,500 hours of community service during the 2010-2011 academic year.
- More than 40 service-learning partnerships have addressed community needs such as homelessness, housing, food insecurity, trailhead restoration, education and more.
- CI earned recognition for the past three consecutive years from the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for outstanding community service.
CI CHAMPIONS STUDENT RESEARCH
- Nearly 50% of CI graduates participate in some form of hands-on research or creative activity, giving them an advantage in graduate schools and careers.
- Students have tackled scientific, environmental and community problems ranging from studying proteins implicated in cancer to air pollution and homelessness.
CI PROVIDES NEW EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
- More than 27% of CI students are the first in their family to earn a college degree.
- 72% of CI students receive financial aid.
CI FINDS FUNDING SOLUTIONS
- CI faculty and administrators have obtained nearly $29 million in grants to help bring vital programs to students and the community.
- Recent grants have funded STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) outreach to students from kindergarten through college, research experiences for CI students, and public forums to address important community topics.
CI PROMOTES SUSTAINABILITY
- 98% of the campus is irrigated with reclaimed water.
- CI reduced electricity use by 30% over the past two years.
- The campus recycle rate is over 50%.