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.
2019 | 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.

Income and EFC 

Relationship between income and EFC (Expected Family Contribution toward college costs, determined by the FAFSA).
2020 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2014

Student & Faculty Diversity Report

Summary of representation of minority students and faculty at Iowa colleges and universities, based on an annual survey.
202020192018 | 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

FAFSA Filing in Iowa

2020 | 2019

Working Papers

Educational and Employment Outcomes for the Education and Training Voucher Program

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.

Kibbie Grant Report 

2018-19 | 2017-18 | 2016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15

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

2019-202018-192017-18 | 2016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15

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

Iowa Completion Rates by School

Student Financial Aid Awards and Dollar Amounts

Employment-Based Aid-Totals
20182017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

Employment-Based Aid: Undergraduate
20182017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

Loans to Students and Dollar Amounts by Program
20182017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

Loans to Undergraduate Students and Dollar Amounts by Program
20182017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

Non-Repayable Aid
20182017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

Non-Repayable Aid: Undergraduate Students 
20182017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

Financial Aid-All Types: Totals
20182017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

Financial Aid-All Types: Undergraduate
20182017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

Financial Aid-All Programs: Totals
20182017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

Average Student Loan Amounts of First-Time, Full-Time Undergraduates by State and Institution Type

Charts comparing the average amount of first-time, full-time undergraduate student loans for each state.

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.

NASSGAP National Association of State Student Grant & Aid Programs

NCES National Center for Education Statistics

Federal Student Aid Data Center

College Scorecard (U.S. Department of Education)

Iowa Department of Education

IASFAA Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators