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These studies explore education and employment outcomes through a partnership between the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Workforce Development. This partnership is enhanced through a grant received from the Department of Labor's Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI).The data contained in these studies is used to answer questions regarding student success in education (completion and transfer), employment rates, earning levels and industries of employment. It documents the educational and employment outcomes of students completing community college certificate, diploma, associate degree, non-credit programs, as well as students who left Iowa community colleges without completing a program, and includes the number of awards, time-to-degree, retention, migration, transfer to four year institutions, employment and wages, career clusters, career pathways, and earned credit hours, both on state-wide, specific college, and specific program of completion levels. The system follows graduates longitudinally, which allows the analysis of trends in education and career pathways of Iowa community college credit and non-credit program completers and program leavers.

Iowa Community College Program Outcomes Interactive Charts

Outcome LogoThe Iowa Community Colleges Statewide Program Outcomes interactive charts and data sets display the educational and employment outcomes of students completing community college certificate, diploma, and associate degree programs, non-credit career and technical education programs, and employment outcomes of students who left credit programs without completion. Click on the chart to the left to get started.

Credit Program Outcomes

Iowa Community Colleges Credit Education Outcomes AY 2013 to AY 2017

Iowa Community Colleges Credit Education Outcomes AY 2012 to AY 2016
The Iowa Community Colleges Statewide report documents the educational and employment outcomes of students completing community college certificate, diploma, and associate degree programs, including the number of awards, time-to-degree, retention, migration, transfer to four year institutions, employment and wages, career clusters, and career pathways.

AY 2013-17 (Aggregate)

AY 2012-16 (Aggregate)

The data tables are tabbed within each report for the following:

Table 1: Overall Employment and Wages
Table 2: Overall Employment and Wages by State of Employment
Table 3: Overall Employment by Industry Sector of Employment
Table 4: Overall Employment and Wages by State and Industry Sector of Employment
Table 5: Employment and Wages by Gender
Table 6: Employment and Wages by Award Type (Aggregated)
Table 7: Employment and Wages by Award Type (Aggregated) by State of Employment
Table 8: Employment and Wages by Award Type (Aggregated) by Industry Sector of Employment
Table 9: Employment and Wages by Award Type (Aggregated) by State and Industry Sector of Employment
Table 10: Employment and Wages by Specific Award Type
Table 11: Employment and Wages by Specific Award Type and State of Employment
Table 12: Employment and Wages by Specific Award Type and Industry Sector of Employment
Table 13: Employment and Wages by Specific Award Type, State and Industry Sector of Employment
Table 14: Employment and Wages by Program (CIP) and Specific Award Type
Table 15: Employment and Wages by Program (CIP), Specific Award Type and State of Employment
Table 16: Employment and Wages by Program (CIP), Specific Award Type and Industry Sector of Employment
Table 17: Employment and Wages by Career Cluster

Non-Credit Program Outcomes

Noncredit Academic Outcomes in Iowa Research Brief - October 2020

Iowa's Community Colleges: Noncredit Career & Technical Education Employment Outcomes Report - May 2019

Iowa's Community Colleges: Noncredit Career & Technical Education Employment Outcome Report - September 2018
This groundbreaking Iowa Community Colleges: Noncredit Career and Technical Education (CTE) Employment Outcomes Report, provides information about community college noncredit program completion, student retention, in– and out-of-state migration, employment and wages, career cluster to industry mapping, and in-demand occupational analysis for those who completed community college CTE noncredit programs.

AY 2016/17 Data Tables

AY 2015/16 Data Tables

Table 1 - Overall Employment and Wages
Table 2 - Overall Employment and Wages by State of Employment
Table 3 - Overall Employment and Wages by State of Employment (Combined)
Table 4 - Overall Employment and Wages by Industry Sector of Employment
Table 5 - Employment and Wages by Gender
Table 6 - Employment and Wages by Gender by State of Employment
Table 7 - Employment and Wages by Gender by State of Employment (Combined)
Table 8 - Employment and Wages by Gender by Industry Sector of Employment
Table 9 - Employment and Wages by Gender by Age
Table 10 - Employment and Wages by Age
Table 11 - Employment and Wages by Age by State of Employment
Table 12 - Employment and Wages by Age by State of Employment (Combined)
Table 13 - Employment and Wages by Age by Industry Sector of Employment
Table 14 - Employment and Wages by Race/Ethnicity
Table 15 - Employment and Wages by Race/Ethnicity by State of Employment
Table 16 - Employment and Wages by Race/Ethnicity by State of Employment (Combined)
Table 17 - Employment and Wages by Race/Ethnicity by Industry Sector of Employment
Table 18 - Employment and Wages by Race/Ethnicity by Age
Table 19 - Employment and Wages by Size of Award
Table 20 - Employment and Wages by Size of Award by State of Employment
Table 21 - Employment and Wages by Size of Award by State of Employment (Combined)
Table 22 - Employment and Wages by Size of Award by Industry Sector of Employment
Table 23 - Employment and Wages by Career Cluster
Table 24 - Employment and Wages by Career Cluster by State of Employment
Table 25 - Employment and Wages by Career Cluster by State of Employment (Combined)
Table 26 - Employment and Wages by Career Cluster by Industry Sector of Employment
Table 27 - Employment and Wages by Program
Table 28 - Employment and Wages by Program by State of Employment
Table 29 - Employment and Wages by Program by State of Employment (Combined)
Table 30 - Employment and Wages by Program by Industry Sector of Employment
Appendix B - Unemployment Insurance (UI) Records Description and Limitation

Completer/Leaver Comparative Analysis

A statewide analysis of the impact of accumulated credit hours, program of study, and the industry of employment on success in the workforce for Iowa community college students who completed or left their community college program within academic year 2015-2016 (AY 15-16).

Comparative Analysis of Completers and Leavers of AY 15-16

Completer/Leaver AY 2015-16 Data Tables

Enrollment While Incarcerated

Iowa Community College Impact on Offenders Released in 2018

The Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation, in partnership with Iowa Workforce Development, recently released a one-page report about education in Iowa's state correctional facilities. The data focuses on individuals who were released from incarceration in 2018 and had enrolled in credit and noncredit community college programs from 2012-2018. Findings support tangilbe benefits to these individuals who saw post-release success in employment and had significantly decreased recidivism rates. A full report of these findings will be coming soon. 

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on October 24, 2020 at 6:45pm.