University of Iowa

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,486
5.02% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$14,845
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
2.59%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
86%
27,734 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
32,166
80.7% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
73.5%
3,260 Graduates

About

University of Iowa is a higher education institution located in Johnson County, IA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Iowa were Kinesiology & Exercise Science (465 degrees awarded), General Finance (376 degrees), and General Psychology (283 degrees).

In 2017, 8,372 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Iowa. 53.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,741 degrees), 11.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (489 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Iowa is $7,486, which is $-19,014 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Iowa is $7,486, which is $-19,014 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,845.

In 2017, 63% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,486
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Iowa was $7,486. The cost of tuition at University of Iowa is $-19,014 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,845
2017 Value
4.83%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Iowa had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,845. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Iowa grew by 4.83%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,348
Room and Board
$950
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Iowa was of $9,348 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $950. The cost of room and board increased by 2.07% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 23.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
42%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

63% of undergraduate students at University of Iowa received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5% with respect to 2016, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.59%
2016 Default Rate
136
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Iowa was 2.59%, which represents 136 out of the 5248 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Iowa received 27,734 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.67% annual decline. Out of those 27,734 applicants, 23,862 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86% acceptance rate.

There were 32,166 students enrolled at University of Iowa in 2017, and 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Iowa has an overall enrollment yield of 21.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
23,862
Accepted Out of 27,734

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Iowa was 86% (23,862 admissions from 27,734 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 84.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -2.67%, while admissions declined by -0.438%.

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SAT Scores

9%
Submission Percentage
438
Scores Submitted

9% of enrolled first-time students at University of Iowa in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Iowa has a total enrollment of 32,166 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Iowa is 25,972 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,194. This means that 80.7% of students enrolled at University of Iowa are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Iowa, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.4% White, 6.83% Hispanic or Latino, 4.51% Asian, 3.21% Black or African American, 2.88% Two or More Races, 0.177% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0746% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Iowa in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.1%), followed by White Male (33.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.43%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (33.7%), followed by White Male (31.1%) and Asian Female (3.58%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Iowa, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32,166 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Iowa is 25,972 and the part-time enrollment is 6,194. This means that 80.7% of students enrolled at University of Iowa are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Iowa was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Iowa had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    22,315
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,196
  3. Asian
    1,452

The enrolled student population at University of Iowa is 69.4% White, 6.83% Hispanic or Latino, 4.51% Asian, 3.21% Black or African American, 2.88% Two or More Races, 0.177% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0746% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 622 more women than men received degrees from University of Iowa. The majority of degree recipients at University of Iowa are white (5,741 degrees awarded). There were 11.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (489 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Iowa is Kinesiology & Exercise Science (465 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (376 degrees) and General Psychology (283 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Iowa, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (688 degrees awarded), Library Science (41 degrees), and English (316 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Iowa are Elementary & middle school teachers (236,821 people), Postsecondary teachers (141,515 people), Other managers (118,289 people), Secondary school teachers (97,229 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (86,390 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Iowa are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (688 degrees awarded), Library Science (41 degrees), English (316 degrees), Math & Statistics (222 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (148 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Iowa are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Iowa are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (688 degrees awarded), Library Science (41 degrees), English (316 degrees), Math & Statistics (222 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (148 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Iowa are Elementary & secondary schools (443,178 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (265,490 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (124,389 people), Computer Systems Design (119,591 people), and Legal services (80,645 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Iowa are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (688 degrees awarded), Library Science (41 degrees), English (316 degrees), Math & Statistics (222 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (148 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Iowa.
Most Common
  1. 465 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 376 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 283 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Iowa was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 465 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 3,875
  2. 4,497

In 2017, 3,875 degrees were awarded to men at University of Iowa, which is 0.862 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,497).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 275 degrees were awarded to men at University of Iowa in General Finance, which is 2.41 times more than the 114 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 303 degrees were awarded to women at University of Iowa in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 1.74 times more than the 174 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

51%
100% Completion Time
72%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 51% of students graduating from University of Iowa completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (76.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Iowa is Female and Asian (76.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.37% of graduates (110 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,741 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    489 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    353 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Iowa is white (5,741 degrees awarded). There were 11.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (489 degrees).

4.22% of degree recipients (353 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    3,155 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,586 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    259 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Iowa is white female (3,155 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,586 degrees).

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Operations

University of Iowa has an endowment valued at nearly $1.39B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $113M (8.18%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Iowa had a total salary expenditure of $3.34B. University of Iowa employs 434 Professors, 373 Associate professors, and 309 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Iowa are Male Professors (311), Male Associate professors(202), and Female Associate professors (171).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Iowa are: Business and Financial Operations, with 969 employees, Service, with 921 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 902 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.39B
2017 Endowment
10.1%
growth from 2016

University of Iowa has an endowment valued at about $1.39B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Iowa grew 10.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.1B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $273M - Federal
  2. $19.5M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Iowa received $273M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $19.5M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.39B
2017 Salaries
6.13%
growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Iowa paid a median of $1.39B in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($3.34B) and a 6.13% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.51% growth from 2015 and a 3.32% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$142M
Instructional Salaries
1,338
Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Iowa paid a total of $142M to 1,338 employees working as instructors, which represents 10.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
434 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
969 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Iowa were Professor with 434 employees; Associate professor with 373 employees; and Associate professor with 309 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Iowa were Business and Financial Operations with 969 employees; Service with 921 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 902 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Iowa was Male Professor with 311 employees, Male Associate professor with 202 employees, and Female Associate professor with 171 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Iowa.

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