Education Outcomes

An Analysis of the Transition from Postsecondary Education into the Workforce

Education Outcomes research is used to assist colleges in determining the effectiveness of their educational programming as it relates to the students’ transition into the workforce. 

Iowa Workforce Development provides wage record data from the state’s unemployment insurance database, which is also used to answer questions regarding student employment rates, earning levels and industries of employment. Further analysis can be provided based on student characteristics indicated by the postsecondary institution including award type, major and demographics.

Follow this link to review the Education Outcomes Brochure.

The Iowa Community Colleges Education Outcomes: Diploma, Certificate and Associate Degree Programs report, in part, analyzes employment and earnings as they relate to education and training. This report is a collaboration between the Iowa Department of Education Division of Community Colleges and Iowa Workforce Development’s Regional Research & Analysis Bureau.

Follow this link to review the Statewide Report AY 2010 to AY 2014.

Select a year from the drop-down menu below to view the data tables from the Iowa Department of Education

Quick Looks are Education Outcomes research publications providing an overview of employment and wages among Iowa’s community college students. Follow the links below to review the most recent Quick Look publications.