Postsecondary education report released

January 19, 2017

The Branstad/Reynolds administration this week unveiled a new state website that shows how prepared students are for success in postsecondary education and training upon graduation from public high schools in Iowa. Iowa’s Postsecondary Readiness Report provides information and statistics on a number of important metrics, including:

  • student enrollment in college and career training
  • postsecondary remedial course-taking
  • postsecondary retention and completion

Click here to access the Postsecondary Readiness Report.

Specifically, the website provides the percentage of students who enroll in college or career training as well as remedial math and/or English courses at Iowa community colleges or public universities in the first year after high school graduation. It also pinpoints postsecondary retention/completion by grouping student outcomes into one of four categories each year for five years after high school graduation: no enrollment found, enrolled, no longer enrolled and no award, and award. An award is defined as a degree, certificate or postsecondary diploma.

The Postsecondary Readiness Report is a collaboration between the Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Workforce Development and the Board of Regents.