Iowa State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Reaches Record Enrollment
Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences undergraduate enrollment has reached record numbers. The steady increase reflects well on the college’s quality programming, but also its success in recruiting students to fill the demand for graduates in agricultural and life sciences careers. “We’re thrilled to set this historic record, but more importantly we are fulfilling our mission to provide an educated work force that will fuel economic development in Iowa and the nation,” said David Acker, associate dean at Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The most impressive aspect of the enrollment demand is Iowa’s placement rate for graduating seniors was 97.6 percent as of 2011 and within six month of graduation 70 percent of graduates had careers in Iowa, in turn helping to fuel the state’s economy.