Good public universities support the education and workforce needs of a state, but a great public flagship research university is the crown jewel of its state, uplifting the minds and spirits not just of its own students, but of the surrounding communities, the entire state and beyond. There are many ways in which UConn enhances Connecticut’s economic, social, physical and cultural health. Though we have a national and global impact as a research institution and so much of our work benefits society at large, our first priority is to serve the people of Connecticut. We are proud to carry out that mission.” — President Thomas Katsouleas

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Impact by Town

In every corner of the state UConn’s impact can be felt in numerous ways. From the number of students attending the University, to the dedicated faculty and staff working to make UConn what it is today, and the thousands of patients who seek quality care at UConn Health, our University touches all 169 towns in Connecticut. Find your city or town in the interactive map below to see how UConn reaches you.

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Impact by County

From the Connecticut shoreline to the hills of Litchfield and the heart of the capital region and beyond, UConn’s economic impact can be found through employment, labor and value added to the state’s economy. Explore how UConn impacts each of Connecticut’s eight counties below. 

UConn’s COVID-19 Response

Members of UConn Nation have used their specialties and facilities and to help fight the battle against the COVID-19 virus with the development of emergency ventilators, the creation of diagnostic tests for infectious diseases, the production of PPE and hand sanitizer, and more.

UConn IS Connecticut

Every region of the state has its own unique story and prospective to tell. UConn’s story is also Connecticut’s story.

Impact by the Numbers

$5.1 billion statewide

UConn's Total Impact


State and Local Tax Revenue


UConn-supported Jobs


Value added to economy per $1,000 of UConn spending


Economic impact of UConn's research enterprise


Jobs supported and sustained by UConn research


State and local tax revenue from UConn research