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ERIC Number: ED561991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 114
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
The Annual Condition of Iowa's Community Colleges 2014
Bassis, Vladimir; Burroughs, Monte; Burrows, Barbara; St Clair, Eric; Farver, Kent; Harris, Alex; Nissen, Paula
Iowa Department of Education
Since 1998, the Management Information System (MIS) group of the Division of Community Colleges has been responsible for compiling and publishing "The Annual Condition of Iowa's Community Colleges," commonly known as the condition report. Primary data sources for the condition report are each of the 15 public community colleges in Iowa. Every August, community colleges transmit data to the Department of Education. Upon receipt, MIS staff members review the data for discrepancies, then return summary reports to confirm accuracy. After confirmation, data files are aggregated for analysis and subsequent reporting. The condition report describes and addresses key indicators associated with Iowa's community colleges. Some indicators covered in this report include demographics, enrollment in credit and non-credit courses, credit and contact hours, human resources, adult literacy, tuition and fees, and summary financial data. These indicators provide a snapshot of institutional effectiveness for a given fiscal year. The body of the condition report emphasizes tables of summary data that provide snapshots of key indicators. Readers should study the narrative of each section to understand its content. These narratives help readers understand indicators cited throughout this document. The intent of this report is to help policymakers, governing entities, and community college officials make data-driven decisions on issues pertaining to Iowa's community colleges. "Methods" is appended. [Geoffrey Jones assisted in the compilation of data. For "The Annual Condition of Iowa's Community Colleges 2014: Tables," see ED561992.]
Iowa Department of Education. Grimes State Office Building, 400 East 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146. Tel: 515-281-5294; Fax: 515-242-5988; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Iowa