Higher Education Data Center
Established in 1963 by the Iowa General Assembly, the Iowa College Student Aid Commission serves as Iowa's higher education student financial aid agency, assisting Iowa students and families as they plan, prepare and pay for education. Through its efforts, the Commission seeks to realize its vision that all Iowans can achieve education beyond high school.
The Higher Education Data Center provides further details concerning the work of the Commission, key aspects of higher education in Iowa, and indicators of the need for continued commitment to the future of higher education in our state. Additionally, each year the Iowa College Student Aid Commission prepares an Annual Report for the Iowa General Assembly, and provides agency performance, strategy and goal information to the public through Results Iowa.
Iowa College Aid's focus is to put students first. This reflects our long-standing commitment to helping all Iowans achieve an education beyond high school. "Putting Students First" is the agency's primary guiding principle. Read More
This report provides the unweighted average of published college prices by institution type for Iowa postsecondary institutions for each year since 1987. It also provides U.S. Census information related to Iowa household income for corresponding years. View report
Tuition and fees are set by the governing board of the individual institution, and are reported to the Iowa College Student Aid Commission and the U.S. Department of Education for publication. View report
Condition of Higher Education Report
The Iowa College Student Aid Commission has a long-standing commitment to helping Iowans achieve education beyond high school. There are many initiatives underway to help Iowans achieve their goals, but more needs to be done. This report demonstrates that it will take additional programming and education to better improve college preparedness and access and increase funding to make higher education affordable for Iowa families.
Income and Expected Family Contribution - How Do They Relate?
Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is a measure of one's ability to pay for college. Based on the FAFSA calculation, the higher a student's EFC, the more the student or student's family is expected to contribute to college costs. Whilte the EFC takes into consideration numerous factors in addition to income, this report provides background on the relationship between income and EFC.
Annual Ethnic Diversity Report
The Iowa College Student Aid Commission annual Student and Faculty Ethnic Diversity Report summarizes trends in representation by minority students and faculty at Iowa colleges and universities. The report is based on an annual survey of Iowa college and university officials conducted in the fall.
Iowa College and University Graduation/Completion Rates
The Iowa General Assembly provides annual appropriations for state-administered scholarship and grant programs. This report provides appropriation information from Fiscal Year 1989 to the present. View report
State scholarship and grant programs provide funding to assist Iowa students in paying for postsecondary education in Iowa. Programmatic reports provide information about annual appropriations, the number of applications received, the expected family contribution levels for eligible recipients, maximum and average awards, and the number of recipients. View report
Programs administered by the Commission assist students across the state. The Commission provides information about the number of recipients and the dollar amount those recipients received on a county-by-county basis for each program it administers. The information can be viewed by program and by academic year. View report
State-Administered College Financial Aid Programs
Each year the Commission provides information about the total number of applicants, recipients, and the total dollars they received under each program administered by the Commission.
State of Iowa Scholarship and Grant Programs End-of-Year Reports
Each year the Commission provides information for each participating college or university about the number of recipients and the total dollars they received under each program administered by the Commission.
Reports developed by Commission staff to evaluate policies or programs administered by the agency.
Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSAs) Filed by Iowa Residents
Student Financial Aid Awards and Dollar Amounts
Employment-Based Aid-Undergraduate Students
Loans to Students and Dollar Amounts by Program
Non-Repayable Aid - Undergraduate Students
Financial Aid - All Types-Undergraduate Students
Financial Aid - All Programs-Totals
This report provides a set of charts comparing the weighted average amount of first-time, full-time undergraduate student loans for each of 50 states. View report
Average Student Loan Debt upon Graduation
The following reports provide the average student loan debt for bachelor's and associate's degree recipients at postsecondary institutions in Iowa. Institutions report debt for student loans from all sources either certified by the institution or reported to the institution by the student or lending organization.
Student Loan Debt by Sector (2012 through 2016)
The cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans and default prior to the end of the subsequent fiscal year. These reports provide US Department of Education official cohort default rates for schools in Iowa participating in the Title IV student financial assistance programs.
This report provides a set of charts comparing the percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students with student loans through the 2012-13 academic year. View report
This report provides a brief summary of factors related to student loan default. View report
A report by the Iowa Department of Education provides a wide range of state-level data, including shifts in student populations and demographics, teacher salaries and characteristics, student achievement results and school financial information. View report
ACT - Iowa, The Condition of College & Career Readiness
Project on Student Debt – Student Debt and the Class of 2014
A report from the Project on Student Debt at The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) focuses on the student loan debt for the graduating class of 2014 at public and private nonprofit four-year colleges.
A report on who graduates from college, who doesn't and why it matters from The Chronicle of Higher Education. Includes information specific to Iowa. View report
The Digest's purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from prekindergarten through graduate school. View Report
The Iowa Coordinating Council for Post High School Education (ICCPHSE) Enrollment Reports are hosted on the Iowa Board of Regents web page, which provides links of current and past year's enrollment reports. View report
Institutional effectiveness is estimated as the difference between an institution’s actual graduation rate and the rate that would be expected given the institution’s structural attributes, the types of students served, and the geographical context. Institutional efficiency is then estimated as the ratio of effectiveness to educational expenditures per full-time equivalent student. View report
This document summarizes information in three key areas on a state-by-state basis: an educated workforce, college access and success, and higher education finance. View report
Pell Grants By Congressional District
This report provides the number of recipients and estimated amount of Federal Pell Grants by Iowa Congressional District.
Each year the National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs (NASSGAP) completes a survey regarding state-funded expenditures for postsecondary student financial aid. View report
A study from the Iowa School Counselor Association looks at school counselors’ roles, responsibilities, and practices to prepare Iowa students for their future as reported by school counselors and administrators. View report