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2020 Legislative Priorities

2020 Community Colleges Legislative Priorities

State General Aid

Increase State General Aid no less than $8.8 million as calculated by the State Board of Education formula to address the higher education state funding per pupil disparity.

Workforce Training

Support public and private funding opportunities for credentialed training partnerships between students, Community Colleges, businesses, and others in Work Based Learning. Support local decision-making and ongoing funding 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.

Community Colleges serve 1 in 10 Iowans

10,563 students in Chapter 260E training programs benefitted 751 Iowa businesses and 172,041 students in Iowa Skilled Worker & Job Creation Fund programs benefitted 6,334 Iowa businesses.

General Fund Revenue

  FY1967 FY2018
Tuition & Fees 14.2% 51.6%
Local Funding 27.7% 5.6%
State Funding 39.3% 34.9%


LSA State Funding Per Pupil

Regents Institutions: $10,770

Private Colleges: $4,589

Community Colleges: $2,501

81% of Community College students remain in Iowa upon program completion contributing to the economy


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