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2019 Legislative Priorities

2019 Community Colleges Legislative Priorities

State General Aid

Increase Community College State General Aid at the same rate of growth as State General Fund Revenue.

Workforce Training

Support dedicated public/private funding opportunities for credentialed training partnerships among students, Community Colleges, businesses, and other through Work Based Learning. Support the current commitment and local decision-making for the Iowa Skilled Worker and Job Creation Fund and New Jobs Training Programs.

Local Community Support

Provide elected Community College Boards the governance flexibility to access local funding in its discretion to meet community needs.

Community Colleges serve 1 in 10 Iowans: 132,694 credit students and 214,817 noncredit students in FY17

9,343 in Chapter 260 training programs benefitted 273 Iowa businesses and 149,042 in Iowa Skilled Worker & Job Creation Fund programs benefitted 6,341 Iowa businesses.

General Fund Revenue

  FY1967 FY2017
Tuition & Fees 14.2% 52.0%
Local Funding 27.7% 5.5%
State Funding 39.3% 35.4%


LSA State Funding Per Pupil FY2018 estimate

Regents Institutions: $10,386

Private Colleges: $4,204

Community Colleges: $2,607

81% of Community College students remain in Iowa upon completion of program, contributing to our economy.



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