Smith & Northampton
Smith College is proud to be a vital part of Northampton and a partner in its success. This information attempts to capture the extent of the college’s economic, civic and cultural participation in the life of a city we value and celebrate.
Contributing to the Local Economy
Annual payroll (wages and benefits), fiscal year 2015: $129,825,458
Annual payroll (wages only), fiscal year 2015: $99,591,884
United Way contributions by employees in 2015–16: $92,623
Smith is Northampton’s largest institutional donor to the United Way of Hampshire County. Our coordinated campuswide campaign is responsible for our significant contribution.
Grants for research, teaching and outreach: $7,240,941
External grants to Smith faculty and administrators from charitable foundations, corporations, and federal and state agencies, support research, teaching and outreach projects that create jobs, support local educational partnerships and have other direct and indirect local economic impacts.
Construction spending from 2011 to 2015: $132,581,227
Spending by Students and Visitors
Admission visitors: 6,199
Summer program visitors: 2,525
Estimated expenditures by students and visitors: $3,700,000
The college’s OneCard ID system allows students to make purchases at participating Northampton businesses using a debit feature associated with their Smith ID cards. In 2015–16 Smith students spent $32,137 with Northampton merchants through this program.
City of Northampton
Water and sewer charges: $847,805
Permits, licenses, fees and other—paid to City of Northampton:
Real estate taxes $600,112
Storm Water Management Fee $73,523
Information on this Web site is based on 2015-16 figures; it was updated in September 2016. Although we attempt to make this information as comprehensive as possible, there may still be some unintentional omissions. Please send comments or corrections to the Office of College Relations, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063, 413-585-2170.