An investment analysis evaluates the costs associated with a proposed venture against its expected benefits. If the benefits outweigh the costs, then the investment is financially worthwhile. The analysis presented here considers UCA as an investment from the perspectives of students, taxpayers, and society in Arkansas.
The results of the analysis demonstrate that UCA is a strong investment for all three major stakeholder groups—students, taxpayers, and society. As shown, students receive a great return for their investments in a UCA education. At the same time, taxpayers’ investment in UCA returns more to government budgets than it costs and creates a wide range of social benefits throughout Arkansas.