Noncredit Research Collaborative

Iowa Noncredit Data Snapshot

Abstract

Key findings on noncredit student outcomes in Iowa include the following:

  • The majority of noncredit offerings did not include data on non-degree credentials. However, given the importance of workforce success for those in occupational offerings, as well as the reporting requirements often associated with funding for those programs, it is not surprising that the availability of non-degree credential data is most prevalent for Occupational Training.
  • Among Occupational Training offerings, more than half included industry certification and nearly 80 percent were associated with a college-issued certificate.
  • Data availability on outcomes was consistent across noncredit types, with completion data available on all offerings and labor market outcomes data available on nearly 43 percent of Occupational Training offerings.