Alliance for Iowa State
- Make Your Voice Heard -

Iowa State University has reached a tipping point with more than 36,000 students currently enrolled.  Since 2005, enrollment at Iowa State has increased by 40% making Iowa State the top choice for Iowans attending any institution in higher education. Enrollment for Iowa State's core disciplines - engineering, agriculture, and the biosciences - has increased by nearly 70% in the same time span. In fact, 50% of Iowa State's students earn degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related fields.
Based on this new enrollment reality, the partnership between Iowa State University and the Iowa General Assembly has never been more important. This year, Iowa State is requesting a 4.5% increase ($8.2 million) in recurring funds that will be used to bolster programs and initiatives related to student success. As more and more students - particularly Iowans - choose Iowa State, it's the university's responsibility to provide them a world class learning experience. 
New state dollars will be used to address critical capacity needs associated with the increasing student demand, particularly for programs in high demand by students and employers. Specific examples include:
  • Increase academic advising, tutoring, and supplemental instruction
  • Investments in learning analytics leveraging big data
  • Expand personalized learning opportunities and real-world experiences focusing on STEM
  • Enhance financial literacy and identify low cost paths to obtaining degrees
  • Scale-up online learning matched with technology and flipped classroom spaces
  • Strengthen the student/faculty ratio in effort to keep pace with the 7th consecutive year of record enrollment
No university educates more Iowans (21,000) than Iowa State University, and demand is high for students once they graduate. During FY15, graduates achieved a 95% placement rate within six months of graduation. Of those graduates who entered the workforce, 66% of the Iowa resident graduates remained in Iowa to begin their careers.
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The Alliance for Iowa State is a coalition of Iowa State alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends.
The Alliance advocates Iowa State University's land grant mission throughout Iowa
while focusing its advocacy on state legislators and public policy makers.

The Alliance for Iowa State is maintained by the Iowa State University Alumni Association.