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Post-Secondary Completion

The post-secondary completion strategy network is focusing on increasing enrollment into postsecondary education. Currently, about 60% of seniors enroll in post-secondary education. However, by 2025 70% of jobs in Iowa will require a post-secondary degree or certification. To reduce barriers students are facing in college enrollment, Muscatine High School implemented Iowa College Aid’s Course to College Program during the 2017/18 school year.

Muscatine is also a host site for an AmeriCorps member. This member works with high school counselors and administrators to implement the program. The program helps high schools promote post-secondary education and establish a college-going culture. The process includes a college application campaign, FAFSA completion initiative, a college decision day celebration, and summer transition activities.

Organizations focused on post-secondary enrollment and FAFSA completion:

Iowa College Aid
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Muscatine County Juntos Program
Mississippi Bend AEA
Muscatine Community College
Muscatine Community School District
West Liberty High School