Higher Education Data Center


This Higher Education Data Center provides details about the work of Iowa College Aid, key aspects of higher education in Iowa, and indicators of the need for continued commitment to higher education in our state. Additionally, each year Iowa College Aid prepares an Annual Report for the Iowa General Assembly and provides agency performance, strategy and goal information to the public through Results Iowa.




College Costs and Household Income in Iowa

Unweighted averages of published college prices in Iowa for each year since 1987, plus Iowa household income for corresponding years.

Data Dashboard: 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.


Condition of Higher Education 

Iowa's current education levels, measured against the state's education goals and against national statistics.
20162014 | 2012 | 2010

Iowa College and University Enrollment Report, Fall 2017

Broken down by sector and by student demographics.

Income and EFC 

Relationship between income and EFC (Expected Family Contribution toward college costs, determined by the FAFSA).
2017 | 20162014 | 2013

Ethnic Diversity Report

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

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

Iowa College and University Graduation/Completion Rates


Historical Appropriations Summary

Iowa General Assembly appropriations for state-administered scholarship and grant programs from Fiscal Year 1989 to present.

Historical Information by Program

Information about specific programs: appropriations, number of applications, EFC for recipients, maximum and average awards, number of recipients.

Historical Information Map by Program

Number of recipients and dollar amounts on a county-by-county basis.

State-Administered College Financial Aid Programs

Number of applicants, recipients, and dollars received under each program.

FY 2017FY 2016 | FY 2015 

State of Iowa Scholarship and Grant Programs End-of-Year Reports

Number of recipients and total dollars received under each program, by institution.

FY 2017FY 2016 | FY 2015 

Iowa College Aid Staff Reports

Kibbie Grant Report FY 2017 | FY 2016 | FY 2015

Survey of First-Time Recipients of the Iowa Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Program

Program Analysis - Forgivable Loan Programs vs Loan Repayment Programs

Receipt of Multiple State Awards
2016-172015-16 | 2014-15 


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

Iowa Completion Rates by School

2017 Report

Student Financial Aid Awards and Dollar Amounts

Employment-Based Aid-Totals
20172016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

Employment-Based Aid: Undergraduate
20172016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

Loans to Students and Dollar Amounts by Program
20172016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 |2012 | 2011 | 2010

Loans to Undergraduate Students and Dollar Amounts by Program
20172016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 |2011 | 2010

Non-Repayable Aid
20172016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 |2010

Non-Repayable Aid: Undergraduate Students 
20172016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

Financial Aid-All Types: Totals
20172016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

Financial Aid-All Types: Undergraduate
20172016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

Financial Aid-All Programs: Totals
20172016 | 2015 | 20142013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010



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

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

Average student loan debt for bachelor's and associate degree recipients at postsecondary institutions in Iowa.

Student Loan Debt by Institution
This report provides average student loan debt at each institution in Iowa.
2016 Report | 20152014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

Student Loan Debt by Sector (2012 through 2016)
This report provides average student loan debt by institutional types or sectors.  

Default Rates

Official cohort default rates for schools in Iowa participating in Title IV student financial assistance programs.
Default Rates by Institution | Default Rates by Institutional Sector

Percentage of College Students with Student Loans by State and Institutional Type

Charts comparing the percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students with student loans through the 2012-13 academic year. View report

Relevant Factors of Student Loan Default

Brief summary of factors related to student loan default. View report


Iowa Department of Education: Condition of Education Report

State-level data, including shifts in student populations and demographics, teacher salaries and characteristics, student achievement results and school financial information.

ACT: Iowa, The Condition of College & Career Readiness

Participation rates and scores on ACT assessment instruments focusing on Iowa and the high school graduating class of 2015. 
View Report | View Iowa Report

Project on Student Debt: Student Debt and the Class of 2014

Student loan debt for the graduating class of 2014 at public and private nonprofit four-year colleges.
Full Report | Iowa Data Chart 

Chronicle of Higher Education: College Completion Report

Who graduates from college, who doesn't and why it matters. Includes information specific to Iowa.

National Center for Education Statistics: Digest of Enrollment Statistics

Compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from prekindergarten through graduate school.  

Midwestern Higher Education Compact: The Effectiveness and Efficiency of Postsecondary Institutions in Iowa

Effectiveness is the difference between an institution’s actual and expected graduation rate. Efficiency is then estimated as the ratio of effectiveness to educational expenditures.

National Governors Association: Complete to Compete

Information in three key areas on a state-by-state basis: educated workforce, college access and success, and higher education finance.

Pell Grants By Congressional District

Number of recipients and estimated amount of Federal Pell Grants by Iowa Congressional District.

National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs: State-Sponsored Student Financial Aid

Annual survey regarding state-funded expenditures for postsecondary student financial aid.

Iowa School Counselors Association: Iowa School Counselors and College and Career Readiness

School counselors’ roles, responsibilities, and practices to prepare Iowa students for their future as reported by school counselors and administrators.


Regent Universities
Independent Colleges and Universities
Proprietary Colleges and Universities
Community Colleges
Nursing & Healthcare Profession Colleges
Out-of-State Colleges & Universities Registered in Iowa

Printed from the Iowa College Student Aid Commission website on March 18, 2018 at 11:57pm.