Dartmouth's Community Contribution

In fulfilling its mission as an educational institution, Dartmouth strives to serve its students as well as the Upper Valley community through its role as an employer, collaborator, and innovator.

Community Contribution Report

The Dartmouth Community Contribution Report illustrates the symbiotic relationship between Dartmouth, the town of Hanover, and the Upper Valley community in areas including economic impact, research and innovation, education, arts and culture, sustainability and conservation.

Read Dartmouth's 2020 Community Contribution Report.

Quick Facts: Community Contribution

Check out the 2022-2023 Quick Facts Report.

Dartmouth Population: Approximately 6,700 students and 4,100 employees

Taxes: Dartmouth is Hanover's largest taxpayer (approximately $8 million in taxes to the Town of Hanover annually)

Payroll: New Hampshire's 8th largest service sector employer with more than $500 million in payroll


  • Approximately 55% of undergraduates receive financial aid with an average award of $47,000 annually
  • Nearly 90% of current New Hampshire and Vermont undergraduate students receive financial aid

Research Funding: $350 million annually

  •  Nearly 70% of all higher education research spending in New Hampshire
  •  Approximately 30 companies incubated, creating more than 350 local jobs


  • 40,000 acres conserved in New Hampshire and Vermont
  • Maintains nearly 50 miles of trails

Student Volunteering: 100,000 hours of community service on average annually

An Open Campus: Libraries, museums, dining, performances, and other resources open to the public