Condition of Higher Education In Iowa 2022

(2023) Condition of Higher Education In Iowa 2022. College Student Aid Commission


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This seventh “Condition of Higher Education in Iowa” report summarizes college attainment, readiness, and success in Iowa. It also examines the actual price of college and how Iowans are financing their postsecondary education. As expected, the COVID-19 global pandemic created less than desirable effects relative to attainment, readiness, and success. However, Iowa remains one of the national leaders in high school graduation rates and ACT scores. Additionally, Iowa exceeds the national average of citizens with an associate’s degree or higher level of education. Our FAFSA completion rates also stabilized after a period of pandemic-related declines. We hope this indicates that we are on the verge of reversing some of the undesirable effects of COVID-19. This report also details how the pandemic exacerbated many of the equity gaps that existed before 2020. These significant racial and socioeconomic gaps in the college-going pipeline remain—gaps we must address to meet the state’s education goals. “Because College Changes Everything” is Iowa College Aid’s motto and it continues to be proven true within this report. The opening chapter details how individuals with a postsecondary education earn higher wages, are more likely to be employed, and pay more in taxes while relying less on social services. For these reasons, Iowa College Aid remains committed to making higher education a possibility for every Iowan, and it drives our mission to advocate for and support Iowans as they explore, finance, and complete postsecondary education.

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 > 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: 43779
Deposited By: Ty Patton
Deposited On: 28 Mar 2023 15:26
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2023 15:26