TRINITY BY THE NUMBERS
Ever wonder how many people
Trinity employs? How many of those employees live in Palos Heights? Below
are some of the interesting facts and figures about the College's impact
on the local economy:
Trinity provides jobs for more
than 200 people, making it one of the largest employers in the city. The
College paid nearly $9 million in salaries and benefits in 2002; employees
who live in Palos Heights accounted for $1.3 million.
Based on informal campus surveys,
we can estimate that off-campus spending per student is $75 per week; Trinity's
student population of 1135 spends $85,125 each week multiplied by 14 weeks
per semester for a total direct impact of $1,191,750 each semester, or
an annual impact of $2,383,500.
The College's budget for last
year surpassed $16 million.
Federal funding brought more
than half a million dollars into the community and state funding added
another million dollars.
In 2002, Trinity paid $45,000
in property taxes.
Taxes paid to Palos Heights
for gas and electricity is close to $30,000 yearly.
student population accounts for almost $2.4 million each academic year.
On average, each of the College's 1,135 students spends $75 weekly on purchases
from Palos Heights groceries stores, restaurants, gas stations, video rental
stores, and specialty shops. Our students don't need to leave the city
to order pizza, get prescriptions filled, rent a movie, get the oil changed
in their cars, or buy snacks and toiletries, and businesses know they can
count on that steady stream of revenue from August through May.
Trinity's Open-Door Policy
The College also embraces
Palos Heights through multiple campus events and instruction. Here are
to news & events
The Southwest Symphony Orchestra
holds its concerts in the Ozinga Chapel and attracts audiences numbering
close to 400 people.
Trinity opens its doors to city
organizations, like the Palos Fine Arts Council, the Chamber of Commerce,
and various government committees, to host events as well as conduct public
Visitors are welcome to attend
numerous free concerts, art showings, cultural gatherings, and other fine
arts presentations throughout the year that feature the College's choral
and instrumental ensembles, local artists, and guest speakers.
Each spring, up to 1000 visitors
come to May Fair, an exhibition of arts, crafts, and entertainment in which
many local artisans and vendors sell their products; this event raises
Throughout the academic year,
Trinity athletics programs offer intercollegiate competition in soccer,
basketball, baseball, and softball.
Senior citizens who reside in
Palos Heights are welcome to take one free class each semester; that program
draws almost 50 residents each semester.