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Condition of Higher Education 

Iowa's current education levels, measured against the state's education goals and against national statistics.
2022 | 20202018 | 2016 | 2014

Iowa College and University Enrollment Report

Broken down by sector and by student demographics.

Student & Faculty Diversity Report

Summary of representation of minority students and faculty at Iowa colleges and universities, based on an annual survey.
202320222021202020192018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

Home Base Iowa Postsecondary Education Reporting

Educational credits awarded to veterans over the past five academic years, by institution type

The FAFSA Simplification Act: Policy Simulations and Implications for State Aid Programs

An analysis of the FAFSA Simplification Act’s Student Aid Index formula and its impact on Iowans’ eligibility for federal and 
state financial aid programs. Briefs also available for the effect the SAI will have on the All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship and Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship.

Impact of Verification on Iowa FAFSA Filers | Appendix

A Stumbling Block on the Road to College: How FAFSA Verification Hinders Low-Income Students (NASFAA)

How Iowa and Its Citizens Benefit from Higher Education

GEAR UP Iowa: ACT Initiatives and Outcomes

FAFSA Filing in Iowa

202320222021 | 2020 | 2019

The Future of FAFSA Filing in Iowa: Findings and Policy Considerations

State Grants and Community College Student Postsecondary Outcomes

Postsecondary enrollment patterns for students in the Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grant (Voc-Tech Grant) and the Iowa Skilled Workforce Shortage Tuition Grant (Kibbie Grant) programs

Need-Based Aid for Private, Not-for-Profit Colleges–The Iowa Tuition Grant

How the Iowa Tuition Grant impacts postsecondary enrollment and completion

College Dreams Dissolved: An Examination of Factors Tied to 'Summer Melt' in Iowa

Student Loan Debt of Postsecondary Education Graduates in Iowa


Iowa High School Graduates Pursuing Education Beyond High School

Typical Full-Time Undergraduate Student Expenses At Iowa Colleges and Universities

Tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation and other expenses.

Historical Appropriations Summary

Iowa General Assembly appropriations for state-administered scholarship and grant programs from Fiscal Year 1989 to present.

State Grant Recipients by County

Number of recipients and dollar amounts on a county-by-county basis. 

Program Summary 

Information on recipients, applicants, and descriptive statistics.

State of Iowa Scholarship and Grant Programs End-of-Year Reports

Number of recipients and total dollars received under each program, by institution.

Skilled Workforce Shortage Tuition Grant & Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grant Report

Statewide outcomes for the Skilled Workforce Shortage Tuition Grant (Kibbie Grant) and the Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grant.
2022-23 | 2021-222020-21 | 2019-20

Forgivable Loan Programs vs Loan Repayment Programs Side-by-Side Analysis

Comparison of intent, administration, timeline, recruitment and return on investment.

Prevalence of Receipt of Multiple State Awards

2022-23 | 2021-222020-212019-202018-192017-18 | 2016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15

Rural Iowa Primary Care Loan Repayment Program Recipient Survey Results

Iowa College Aid surveyed current and past program award recipients in order to assess whether and in what ways the Rural Iowa Primary Care Loan Repayment Program influences physicians’ decisions about working in rural Iowa.

Education and Training Voucher Program

Statewide outcomes for Education and Training Voucher Program recipients.
2021-22 | 2019-20

Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness

An examination of retention among the first two cohorts of participants two, five, and 10 years after first receiving a Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness award.

Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSAs) Filed by Iowa Residents

Iowa Completion Rates by School

Student Financial Aid Awards and Dollar Amounts

Tables listing the number of recipients and total award amounts for federal and institutional aid programs.  

Average Student Loan Debt upon Graduation

Average student loan debt for bachelor's and associate degree recipients at each postsecondary institution in Iowa. 

Default Rates

Official cohort default rates for schools in Iowa participating in Title IV student financial assistance programs.