Iowa's community colleges meet the unique education, training, economic development and quality of life needs of the regions they serve. Iowa community colleges serve over 270,000 credit and non-credit students - just under 10% of all Iowans.
Western Iowa Tech is meeting the unique needs of our region by:
- Leading the state by conferring 24% of construction degrees, 17% of health sciences degrees and 30% of all certificates statewide.
- Leading the state in re-certification and re-licensure five years in a row, and being third in non-credit enrollment.
- Leading the state in percentage of Native American and Hispanic enrollment four years in a row.
To build on these successes, the Iowa Community College Trustees 2022 legislative priorities include:
State General Aid: Increase Community College State General Aid no less than $14 million.
Workforce Training: Increase funding to the Workforce Training and Economic Development fund by $5 million.
Workforce Expansion: Increase ways to promote community college services to the wide range of needs across the state.