Our Local Contribution
Although Maria is a small college, our contribution to New York State is significant. The Center for Governmental Research estimates Maria’s grand total economic impact: $28 million annually*.
Note: 2015 economic impact study conducted by the Center for Governmental Research with data compiled by IPEDS and NYSED.
And that’s just the beginning.
Our faculty, staff, and students patronize local restaurants, shops, gas stations, supermarkets and professional services on a daily basis. Our 800 students reside in the Capital Region and contribute to their community through their volunteer services, experiential learning, interships and through various forms of civic engagement. Over 8,500 strong, our alumni spend each and every day building a close and caring relationship, serving within their community.