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COPHE Economic Impact

Missouri's Public Universities:
Adding to the State's Bottom Line

The Council on Public Higher Education (COPHE) has issued a new publication that explains how investing in Missouri’s public universities creates opportunities and adds value to the state:         

  • Public universities develop the advanced workforce of the 21st century. 

  • Public universities “teach the teachers.” Our graduates are educating the state’s next generation of leaders, from preschool through doctoral programs. 

  • Public universities fuel the economic engine of Missouri every day of every year.

  • Public universities improve the quality of life in Missouri by providing public benefits, as well as personal benefits.

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Missouri's 13 public four-year universities comprise the Council on Public Higher Education in Missouri (COPHE).  For more information, contact Paul Wagner, COPHE Director, at

Academic Hall 144
Office of the President
One University Plaza, MS 3300
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701