Alliance for Iowa State
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The 2016 legislative session came to a close on Friday.
With the help of our advocates, Iowa State University received a $2.2 million increase to its general operating budget in effort to help our growing enrollment which encompasses more than 21,000 Iowans - more than any other institution. Although this amount falls short of the requested $8.2 million increase, this year's legislative budget situation was among the worst the state has faced in the last six years. The university is grateful for the resources the legislature was able to invest in Iowa State. 
Iowa State University is proud to serve the needs of students and provide a great place to pursue a degree. Iowa State students continue to be the pipeline for companies. Employment recruiting activity indicates that the demand for Iowa State graduates remains strong. While many employers aim to hire one Cyclone candidate, some hire more than 50 Iowa State students and alumni each year.
Iowa State has more than 100,000 alumni living in Iowa and with graduation this weekend that number is only going up. Iowa State will graduate an anticipated 4,601 students this week, an increase of more than 225 over last spring's largest-ever graduating class.Cyclones make up the largest alumni body in the state with 66 of Iowa's 99 counties having a greater number of Iowa State alumni living in those counties than from any other college or university.
A note to graduating seniors: Don't forget to subscribe to the Alliance for Iowa State with your personal email as you will no longer have access to your Iowa State account upon graduating. We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors and hope you continue reading our updates as alumni of Iowa State University. Congratulations!
Did you know? During FY15, Iowa State 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.