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Community College Data Reporting

Community College Data Reporting consists of a number of data sets collected annually to reflect most of the Iowa community colleges activities. Iowa community colleges report student enrollment, coursework, awards, college human resources and financial data. This data reporting is mandated by the state law to serve informational, accountability, research and reference needs for a variety of users, from policy-makers to researchers, educational administrators, educators, media and general public.

Accounting Manuals

The Accounting Manual is prepared by the Department of Education to assist community colleges in reporting data.  It is revised on an as needed basis and includes information on the proper coding of the accounting functions on the community college information system. Any changes to the manuals are communicated to the community colleges by the Department of Education.

Community College Accounting Manual (effective beginning 7/1/14)

Previous Years

Contact: Jeremy Varner by phone at 515-281-8260 or email at with questions regarding the Accounting Manuals

MIS Reporting Manual and Data Glossary

The Data Dictionary is prepared by the Department of Education to assist community colleges in reporting data.  It defines all of the terms and definitions used in the Reporting Manual. The Reporting Manual is revised each year and includes information on how to report student enrollments, student awards, and human resource data.

MIS Reporting Manual for AY 2016-2017

Revised MIS Reporting Manual and Data Glossary for AY 2015-2016

Data Submission Validation Database for AY 2015-16 data
This DB is a tool that imports prescribed data sets, validates prescribed data format, verifies internal and relational logic, creates aggregated confirmation reports, and exports cleaned data in prescribed formats. Watch video tutorial 

Non-Credit Program Master, Program & Course Catalog 2016

Previous Years

Contact Vlad Bassis by phone at 515-281-281-3671 or email at:  with questions regarding the Reporting Manual and Data Glossary.








Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on August 31, 2016 at 5:47pm.