Condition of Higher Education in Iowa 2020

(2020) Condition of Higher Education in Iowa 2020. College Student Aid Commission

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This sixth “Condition of Higher Education in Iowa” report provides a summary of college attainment, readiness, and success in Iowa, as well as a look at the true price of college. Some news is encouraging. Iowa continues to hold the No. 1 spot in the United States for high school graduation rates. The share of Iowans who hold an associate’s degree or higher is growing. The percentage of Iowa high school seniors who file the FAFSA is rising. The net price of college as a share of Iowans’ median income is falling. At the same time, we are losing ground in high school graduation rates for Hispanic students, economically disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities. Overall college enrollment and college-going rates are falling. The average ACT score in Iowa is also falling. Significant racial and socioeconomic gaps in the college-going pipeline remain—gaps we must address to meet the state’s education goals. Our state and our world are facing great uncertainty because of the COVID-19 pandemic. High schools, colleges, and universities have shifted to online-only models at unprecedented speed. We do not yet know what the long-term impact on students or the higher education sector might be. One thing that is unlikely to change, however, is the value of education. Iowa College Aid remains committed to making higher education a possibility for every Iowan.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: higher education, college attainment, Future Ready Iowa, college readiness, high school graduation rates, ACT benchmarks, concurrent enrollment, college-going, college access, college success, retention, persistence, college graduation rates, college price, cost of attendance, net price, financial aid, FAFSA, expected family contribution, student loans, college enrollment
Subjects: Education > Educational finance > Federal education grants
Education > Educational finance > State aid to higher education
Education > Educational finance > Student financial aid
Education > Educational policies
Education > Higher education
Education > Higher education > Community and technical colleges
Education > Higher education > Private four-year colleges and universities
Education > Higher education > Public four-year colleges and universities
Education > Higher education > State aid to higher education
Education > Higher education > Student financial aid
Education > Students
Education > Students > College students
Education > Students > College students > Student financial aid
Education > Students > High school students
Education > Testscores
ID Code: 32421
Deposited By: Elizabeth Keest Sedrel
Deposited On: 21 May 2020 19:19
Last Modified: 21 May 2020 19:19

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