Higher Education Data Center

Condition of Higher Education 

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

Iowa College and University Enrollment Report

Broken down by sector and by student demographics.
20202019 | 2018 | 2017

Education and Employment Outcomes for the Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program

An analysis of college enrollment, persistence, and employment rates for former foster care youth from Iowa who were eligible for ETV.

Student & Faculty Diversity Report

Summary of representation of minority students and faculty at Iowa colleges and universities, based on an annual survey.
2021202020192018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

Iowa College and University Graduation/Completion Rates

From 2007 to 2016, broken down by sectors and schools.

Home Base Iowa Postsecondary Education Reporting

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

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

20212020 | 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

Tuition, Fees and Other Costs at Iowa Colleges and Universities

Tuition and fees, as reported to Iowa College Aid and the U.S. Department of Education. 

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.

2020-21 | 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

2020-212019-202018-192017-18 | 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.

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.