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What this means for you

If you’re a Greater Binghamton resident…

  • The Think Binghamton plan anticipates an $889 million building boom, which is projected to result in sustained hiring of more than 5,200 construction workers over a 10-year period and have a statewide economic impact of more than $1.96 billion.
  • The addition of 5,000 students to the campus will create more than 2,200 sustained jobs within Greater Binghamton when fully implemented, including 1,800 faculty and staff.
  • These students will generate more than $1.15 million in volunteer services to the community. Together, the additional students and employees will generate more than $8 million in new property taxes, diversifying the tax base and reducing the burden on individual homeowners.
  • When this plan is implemented, Binghamton University will have an additional $170 million annual impact on Greater Binghamton, for a total of $920 million. The University, which already accounts for 20 percent of the area’s economy, will have an even stronger role, providing renewed stability for the region.
  • This plan calls for new University partnerships and an expanded presence in surrounding communities.

If you’re a student or prospective student…

  • Boosting enrollment will allow us to educate more of the best and brightest students from New York and around the world.
  • The Think Binghamton plan calls for the addition of unique academic programs. These will include specialized 3/2 programs in which exceptional students earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a combined five years. You will save money and graduate sooner, ready to enter a competitive global job market.
  • The economy of the future will be fueled by environmentally sound practices – and “green” jobs – in numerous disciplines. Binghamton University will lead the way in preparing you to be hired for these positions.
  • The University has a track record of welcoming great minds from abroad. You’ll get to learn from these impressive scholars. That’s just one way this plan will open new opportunities for you in an increasingly “flat” world.
  • Flexibility in tuition will allow Binghamton to implement a rational tuition policy and contain the costs of your college education.

If you’re a parent of a student…

  • Boosting enrollment will allow us to educate more of the best and brightest students from New York and around the world.
  • The Think Binghamton plan calls for the addition of unique academic programs. These will include specialized 3/2 programs in which exceptional students earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a combined five years. Your child will save money and graduate sooner, ready to enter a competitive global job market.
  • The economy of the future will be fueled by environmentally sound practices – and “green” jobs – in numerous disciplines. Binghamton University will lead the way in preparing your child to be hired for these positions.
  • The University has a track record of welcoming great minds from abroad. Your child will get to learn from these impressive scholars. That’s just one way this plan will open new opportunities for your child in an increasingly “flat” world.
  • Flexibility in tuition will allow Binghamton to implement a rational tuition policy and contain the costs of your child’s college education.

If you work at the University…

  • The Think Binghamton plan calls for hiring an additional 1,800 faculty and support staff. This larger workforce means new and more diverse opportunities for you to advance your career.
  • You will have a greater impact on New York and the world as you play your part in educating the University’s students and preparing them for a greener and more global society.
  • Flexibility in tuition means stable growth for the University and a more secure work environment for you.
  • The University remains committed to a 20-1 student-faculty ratio as well as to existing ratios for support staff.

If you’re an alumnus…

  • Your Binghamton degree will grow in value as the University’s reputation continues to grow in New York, across the country and abroad. You will know that your alma mater is committed to becoming a greener, more global institution and broadening opportunities for its students and alumni to succeed in an increasingly “flat” world.
  • You will have access to a global network of fellow alumni and University partners.

If you live in New York…

  • This plan is about return on your investment: For every $1 the state invests in Binghamton University, the University returns $8 to the state at large.
  • When this plan is implemented, Binghamton University will have an additional $231.6 million annual impact on New York State, for a total of $1.23 billion. Binghamton’s growth will help to diversify the tax base and reduce the burden on individual homeowners like you.
  • By our example, we can teach the world to be green. As the University grows, its carbon footprint will not. Our energy-saving ideas can be implemented by the construction industry around the state and beyond.
  • The University, in partnership with New York-based companies, is already a leader in solar energy and alternative energy research; this plan will strengthen our position – and the state’s position – in this vital field.
  • Roughly 60 percent of nurses, 70 percent of engineers and more than 80 percent of teachers who graduate from Binghamton remain in New York State. This plan will allow Binghamton to train more nurses, engineers, scientists and teachers to fulfill the state’s need for workers in these professions.
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Last Updated: 3/30/10