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Community College Legislative Priorities: a collage of College student photos with the text below on this page. Invest in Community Colleges. Iowa's Community Colleges rely on State General Aid and local property tax funding for core operations and staffing needed to sustain strong programs. We support increasing this critical funding to keep up with rising costs. Every $1 students invest = $6.30 in future earnings. Total economic impact $5.5 billion. Programs and Policies to Boost Enrollment. Nationally, Community College enrollment is down. While Iowa's numbers beat national trends, we are still seeing declines that need to be addressed. We support funding and policies to boost enrollment into the future. This includes strategies for supporting high school student exploration in post-secondary education and training options and making education accessible to everyone in any state of life. 272, 827 students in credit & non-credit programs. Minority enrollment up 23.7% Collaboration to Meet Workforce Training Needs. Iowa's Community Colleges Support 1 out of every 23 jobs in Iowa. Iowa's Community Colleges play a critical role in education, training and re-training for Iowa's workforce. We support policies that maintain local decision-making so that Community Colleges can continue to support their communities and business partners in meting their needs. We also support the adequate, ongoing funding of the Iowa Skilled Workforce and Job Creation Fund and New Jobs Training programs. www.iacct.com 515.282.4692 Facebook and Twitter @IowaCCT

 

2022 Community College Legislative Priorities

Serving students, businesses & communities through Iowa's 15 Community Colleges

Invest in Community Colleges

Iowa's Community Colleges rely on State General Aid and local property tax funding for core operations and staffing needed to sustain strong programs. We support increasing this critical funding to keep up with rising costs. 

  • Every $1 students invest = $6.50 in future earnings
  • 50% of operating revenue comes from tuition and fees

Programs and Policies to Boost Enrollment

Nationally, Community College enrollment is down. While Iowa's numbers beat national trends, we are still seeing declines that need to be addressed. We support funding and policies to boost enrollment into the future. This includes strategies for supporting high school student exploration in post-secondary education and training options and making education accessible to everyone, in any stage of life.

  • 272,827 students in credit & non-credit programs
  • Minority enrollment up 23.7%

Collaboration to Meet Workforce Training Needs

Iowa's Community Colleges play a critical role in education, training and retraining for Iowa's workforce. We support policies that maintain local decision-making so that Community Colleges can continue to support their communities and business partners in meeting their needs. We also support the adequate, ongoing funding of the Iowa Skilled Workforce and Job Creation Fund and New Jobs Training programs.

  • Career & Tech Programs: graduation rate 93%; placement rate 89%
  • 86% of graduates stay in Iowa

 

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