Report gauges impact of higher ed in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A new report outlines the economic impact of the five colleges and universities in the Charleston area.

The report scheduled to be released Thursday by the Charleston Regional Development Alliance gauges the impact of the institutions on the Charleston area, the Lowcountry region and the state.

Charleston is home to The Citadel, the College of Charleston, the Medical University of South Carolina, Trident Technical College and Charleston Southern University.