Amy Vybiral, Consultant

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NRS E
VALUATION

L
EARNING

C
OMMUNITY

P
ROJECT
:

I
OWA

A
DULT

L
ITERACY

P
OST

S
ECONDARY

T
RANSITIONS

Amy Vybiral
, Consultant

January 16, 2013

The National Reporting System data set for federal reporting adult literacy outcomes was
utilized for the study.

Purpose

1.
Conduct Iowa’s first in
-
depth analysis of
adult literacy student
post secondary

outcomes utilizing the NRS administrative
data set.

2.
Create a sustainable methodology by which outcomes are
calculated annually for adult literacy students with:

Award rates

Award types

Median wage outcomes by award type

Median wage outcomes by award type and career cluster


2

The cohort utilized data from the National Reporting System data base from 2002 through
2011.

Research Questions

1.
What percentage of adult literacy students graduate with a credit
credential from an Iowa community college?

2.
What are the demographic characteristics of adult literacy students
who graduate with a credit credential?

3.
What is the median wage outcome by award type?


Certificate


Diploma


Associates degree

3

Data utilized was limited to students reporting a unique ID upon entry to the adult literacy
program.

Data

Data File


National Reporting System Adult Literacy: 2002
-
2011



Population
-

125,343 adult literacy students


Data Matching

Community College Management Information System


Fiscal Credit Award Files


Fall Credit Award Files


Sample Size


428 credit awardees


Workforce Development (awardees' outcomes)


Unemployment Insurance (UI) Records


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Associate’s degrees comprised more than 50% of the total awards earned by adult literacy
students.

Student
Awards

0
50
100
150
200
250
300
Associates
Diploma
Certificate
FY2010
5

Females continue to comprise over half of community college enrollment. Since 1980,
females have outnumbered males in almost every aspect of higher education.

Gender

33%

67%

Male
Female
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The number of community college awards earned by non
-
native English speakers exceeded 14
percent of the total awards earned by adult literacy students.

Awards by Native Language

0
50
100
150
200
250
300
English
Other
FY2010
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Enrollment in Health Science exceeded 34%, mirroring a 10 year trend in adult literacy
student enrollment in health sciences, and traditional student enrollment in Health sciences.

Enrollment
by Career Cluster

Health Science

34%

Business
Management
and
Administration

16%

Transportation
and Logistics

9%

Manufacturing

9%

Human Services

7%

Other

25%

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Adult literacy student enrollment has remained steady from 2002 through 2010, with the
majority enrolling in Health science, business, transportation, and manufacturing. In 2010, 20
students enrolled in the STEM cluster for the first time.

Enrollment Comparisons by
Career: 2002 and 2010

0
200
400
600
800
1,000
1,200
Government
Finance
Education and Training
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Marketing, Sales and Service
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Arts, A/V Technology and Communications
Hospitality and Tourism
Architecture and Construction
Information Technology
Law, Public Safety and Security
Human Services
Manufacturing
Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
Business, Management and Administration
Health Science
FY2002
FY2010
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Median Wage Earnings

$366

$518

$631

$399

$520

$609

$311

0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
< High School
Diploma
High School
Diploma/GED
Some College or
Associates
Degree
United States
Iowa
Iowa Adult Literacy
Students
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey, ACS_11_3YR_B20004

Median Weekly Earnings by
Award Type

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$230


$290


$344


$234


$382


$387

$-
$50
$100
$150
$200
$250
$300
$350
$400
$450
Certificate
Diploma
Associate's Degree
Year 1
Year 2
Summary of Findings

Adult Literacy Graduation Percentage

What percentage of adult literacy students enroll in credit coursework?

5%


What percentage of adult literacy students move into credit coursework
and graduate with a certificate, diploma, or associate’s degree?

2.4%


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Females are more likely to be awarded a credit credential, following state and national
trends of higher education enrollment by gender.

Summary of Findings

Demographic Characteristics of Award Completers


67% Female

33% Male


85% Native English Speaking

15% Non
-
Native English Speaking


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The average median weekly earnings of adult literacy students exceed the state and
national average of employees with a post secondary credential.

Summary of Findings

1.
Economic Outcomes

What is the median wage outcome by award
-
type?


Award

Type

Median Weekly Wage (Two
-
Year
Average)

Certificate

$232

Diploma

$336

Degree

$365

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Future Inquiry

1.
Median wage earnings by career cluster

2.
Median weekly wage


three year average

3.
Economic Impact


Adult literacy student outcomes


Before/after credential attainment


Multiple awards (unrelated career clusters)


Median weekly wages of students with stackable
credentials (
career pathways).

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Contact Information

Amy Vybiral


Federal Data Consultant

Iowa Department of
Education

Grimes State Office
Building

400 E. 14
th

St.

Des Moines, IA 50319

515
-
339
-
4520

515
-
281
-
5988

Amy.vybiral@iowa.gov

Monte Burroughs, Ph.D.


Education Program
Consultant

Iowa Department of
Education

Grimes State Office Building

400 E. 14
th

St.

Des Moines, IA 50319

515
-
281
-
3753

515
-
281
-
5988

Monte.burroughs@iowa.gov


Geoff Jones


Bureau of Information and
Analysis Services

Iowa Department of
Education

Grimes State Office
Building

400 E. 14
th

St.

Des Moines, IA 50319

515
-
281
-
7967

515
-
281
-
5988

Geoffrey.jones@iowa.gov


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Presenter

Amy Vybiral

Iowa Department of Education

(515) 339
-
4520

Amy.vybiral@iowa.gov

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OMMUNI TY

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OLLEGES

BUREAU

OF

ADULT
,
CAREER
, &
COMMUNITY

COLLEGE

EDUCATION