Few college-bound students use Iowa’s $290,000 application tool

July 18, 2019 | The Gazette

In the name of efficiency, Iowa’s Board of Regents spent $290,000 on a project to help prospective students submit just one application to be considered at all three of the state’s public universities, but few have used it — including just 66 for this fall’s semester.

The “common application portal” is an outgrowth of a 2014 efficiency study ordered by the regents, for which they paid Deloitte Consulting more than $3.3 million to facilitate.

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