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Update: midyear budget cut proposals and tuition
In a Feb. 13 email to the Iowa State community, President Wintersteen shared an update on the status of potential midyear budget cuts and apprised campus of the Board of Regents’ decision to postpone discussion on setting tuition rates.
Closing the achievement gap
Iowa State University hosted a data symposium Feb. 5 to take a close look at its efforts to close the gap in retention and graduation rates among underrepresented students and their peers. As a founding member of the University Innovation Alliance, Iowa State is at the leading edge of innovations and strategies to increase the number and diversity of college graduates. A keynote address by UIA Executive Director Bridget Burns and closing remarks by President Wintersteen underscored the obligation of higher education institutions to ensure all students, regardless of their background or circumstance, can have the opportunity to work hard and not only succeed but thrive.
Alliance for Iowa State issues "call to action" on FY18 budget cut proposal
The Iowa Senate has proposed a midyear cut of $6.9 million to Iowa State's FY18 base appropriation. The Alliance for Iowa State responded with a call to action to more than 200,000 Iowa State students, faculty, staff, alumni, legislators, and stakeholders.
Spring Semester 2018: A new year and a new era for Iowa State University
In a Jan. 8 email to the Iowa State community, President Wintersteen reflected on 2017 accomplishments and how she plans to devote her time this semester.
Workday: transforming Iowa State's computer systems for the 21st century
FY19 Governor's Budget Hearing
President Wintersteen presented Iowa State's FY19 state appropriation request Nov. 28 to Gov. Kim Reynolds. Read Inside Iowa State's recap of the presentation and media coverage of the presentation in the Des Moines Register and Cedar Rapids Gazette.
Updated: Sept. 10, 2017
Points of Pride
Educational Excellence: Iowa State marks 100 years of continuous accreditation.
Student experience: Fall 2017 enrollment: 36,321 (second largest ever)
Serve more Iowa students (19,843) than any other institution
95% placement rate for graduating seniors
1 in 3 Iowa State students graduates with zero debt
Diversity and Inclusion: Fall 2017 student body is most diverse ever with 8,789 students identifying as U.S. multicultural or international, representing 129 countries. Principles of the Iowa State Community reflect university's commitment to a welcoming, inclusive campus.
Research and scholarship: $503.6 million in external funding in FY17. Addition of seven National Academy members in three years.
Economic development: Phase 3 expansion and transformation of the ISU Research Park includes the Economic Development Core Facility, a gateway to the Cultivation Corridor. Iowa State is an Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Innovation and Economic Prosperity University.
Fundraising and development: Forever True, For Iowa State, Iowa State's largest comprehensive fundraising campaign, on track to raise $1.1 billion by June 30, 2020.
Extension and Outreach: Programs impact more than 1 million Iowans annually with offices in all 99 counties.
Alumni: More than 254,000 Iowa State alumni live in nearly 150 countries; 107,048 live in Iowa.
Campus Beautification: 5th most beautiful campus in the world.