A New Way to Visualize the UA's Statewide Impact
The Impact Map illustrates the University's presence in Arizona in a variety of areas.

University Relations - Communications
Jan. 28, 2015

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The UA Impact Map was designed to demonstrate the UA's commitment to serving all of Arizona as the state's land-grant university.
The UA Impact Map was designed to demonstrate the UA's commitment to serving all of Arizona as the state's land-grant university.


With three campuses, 160 telemedicine sites and Cooperative Extension offices in every Arizona county, the UA has a wide-ranging impact beyond its main campus in Tucson.

A new tool is now available that illustrates the UA's significant presence across the state.

The UA Impact Map, viewable at arizona.edu/impact-map, shows the UA’s statewide impact in a variety of areas. For example, it includes data on the number of UA students, alumni and employees in Arizona, as well as the number of degrees awarded throughout the state.

The map also shows the UA's significant economic impact in Arizona, which totals $8.3 billion, according to data provided in a report released by nationally recognized consultants Tripp Umbach.

The Impact Map was designed to demonstrate the UA's commitment to serving all of Arizona as the state's land-grant university. The map plots UA campuses in Phoenix, Tucson and Sierra Vista; Cooperative Extension offices; telemedicine sites; learning and research centers; and other offices that provide a variety of services to Arizonans.

The map can be viewed by county, state district or federal district, and it also includes links to the latest news about University initiatives and developments unfolding throughout Arizona.

Here are a few examples of the types of quick facts to be gleaned from the Impact Map:

  • Financial aid awarded to in-state University students totaled $235,464,511 during the 2013-14 school year.
  • The UA employs 10,484 full-time employees in Pima County.
  • There are three UA Cooperative Extension offices in Navajo County in northern Arizona.
  • There are 36,507 UA alumni living in Maricopa County.
  • There are more than 8,700 Arizona students enrolled at the UA in Maricopa County.
  • The UA has an economic impact of more than $154 million in Coconino County.

The Impact Map is the result of a collaborative effort by University Relations, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the UA Enterprise GIS — a service of Planning, Design & Construction — in addition to many other partners and departments that provided data to populate the map.

To view a tutorial on how to use the Impact Map, click here and select the red "Tutorial" button.

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