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BY: Metro Source Staff | December 06, 2012

AMHERST - The 5,357 international students who attended the University at Buffalo in the 2011-2012 academic year and their dependents contributed approximately $108,419,700 to the Western New York economy according to the 2012 report issued by NAFSA: Association of International Educators this week.

“We are very, very pleased that so many highly talented students from around the world choose UB for their studies and are grateful for the considerable economic benefit they offer to local businesses and communities,” said Steven Dunnett, vice provost for international education at UB.

In addition to UB, 15 other higher education institutions in WNY enrolled a total of 2,148 international students with an economic contribution of $70,291,000.

Those institutions are Daemen College, Erie Community College, Genesee Community College, Niagara County Community College, SUNY College at Borkcport, SUNY at Geneseu, Canisius College, D’Youville College, Hilbert College, Jamestown Community College, Buffalo State College, SUNY at Fredonia, Trocaire College, Villa Maria College of Buffalo and Niagara University.

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