International students at UW-La Crosse in 2011-12 contributed more than $9,200,000 to the local economy according to NAFSA, The Association of International Educators.
That's the largest impact of among colleges in western Wisconsin's Third Congressional District.
The more than 400 international students at UW-L contributed an estimated $9,253,600 in tuition, fees and living expenses to the local economy. UW-Eau Claire was next at $5,900,000.
Locally, when added to the estimated nearly $1,100,000 spent by Viterbo University's 41 international students, the total impact of foreign students in La Crosse was around $10,400,000.
And, the university's 406 international students enrolled in classes at UW-L during the last academic year once again placed third in the UW System for the number of international students. UW-Madison leads with 4,840 international students; UW-Milwaukee is second with 1,230.