University of Iowa

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,073
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$17,452
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.22%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
84.3%
24,132 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
30,318
83.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
72.2%
3,138 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 (417 degrees awarded), General Finance (410 degrees), and General Psychology (273 degrees).

In 2020, 9,700 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Iowa. 53.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (6,939 degrees), 11.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (595 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Iowa is $8,073, which is $−20,556 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Iowa is $8,073, which is $−20,556 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,452.

In 2020, 68% of undergraduate students attending University of Iowa received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 42% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,073
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Iowa was $8,073. The cost of tuition at University of Iowa is $−20,556 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$17,452
2020 Value
2.61%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Iowa had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,452. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Iowa grew by 2.61%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,412
Room and Board
$950
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Iowa was of $10,412 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $950. The cost of room and board increased by 1.11% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

68% of undergraduate students at University of Iowa received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4.62% with respect to 2019, when 65% 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.
2.22%
2018 Default Rate
109
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Iowa was 2.22%, which represents 109 out of the 4904 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Iowa received 24,132 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.93% annual decline. Out of those 24,132 applicants, 20,338 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.3% acceptance rate.

There were 30,318 students enrolled at University of Iowa in 2020, and 27% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Iowa has an overall enrollment yield of 22.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
20,338
Accepted Out of 24,132

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Iowa was 84.3% (20,338 admissions from 24,132 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 82.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −6.93%, while admissions declined by −4.98%.

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SAT Scores

27%
Submission Percentage
1,197
Scores Submitted

27% of enrolled first-time students at University of Iowa in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Iowa has a total enrollment of 30,318 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Iowa is 25,185 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,133. This means that 83.1% of students enrolled at University of Iowa are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Iowa, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.2% White, 7.64% Hispanic or Latino, 4.83% Asian, 3.36% Two or More Races, 2.97% Black or African American, 0.393% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.066% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Iowa in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.3%), followed by White Male (33.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.73%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.9%), followed by White Male (28.4%) and Asian Female (3.63%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Iowa, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30,318 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Iowa is 25,185 and the part-time enrollment is 5,133. This means that 83.1% of students enrolled at University of Iowa are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%
2020 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 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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
    21,895
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,317
  3. Asian
    1,463

The enrolled student population at University of Iowa is 72.2% White, 7.64% Hispanic or Latino, 4.83% Asian, 3.36% Two or More Races, 2.97% Black or African American, 0.393% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.066% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 760 more women than men received degrees from University of Iowa. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Iowa is white (6,939 degrees awarded). There were 11.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (595 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Iowa is Kinesiology & Exercise Science (417 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (410 degrees) and General Psychology (273 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 (697 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (119 degrees), and Library Science (37 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 (175,376 people), Postsecondary teachers (124,281 people), Other managers (103,984 people), Secondary school teachers (103,623 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (86,523 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Iowa are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (697 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (119 degrees), Library Science (37 degrees), English (341 degrees), and Math & Statistics (253 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Iowa are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (697 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (119 degrees), Library Science (37 degrees), English (341 degrees), and Math & Statistics (253 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 (376,337 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (241,043 people), Computer Systems Design (117,778 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (108,212 people), and Legal services (75,447 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Iowa are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (697 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (119 degrees), Library Science (37 degrees), English (341 degrees), and Math & Statistics (253 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. 417 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 410 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 273 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Iowa was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 417 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

4,470
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
5,230
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 4,470 degrees were awarded to men at University of Iowa, which is 0.855 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,230).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 327 degrees were awarded to men at University of Iowa in General Finance, which is 3.17 times more than the 103 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 300 degrees were awarded to women at University of Iowa in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 2.38 times more than the 126 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%
100% Completion Time
73%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 53% of students graduating from University of Iowa completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 73% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (81.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Iowa is Female and Asian (81.8% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.78% of graduates (56 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,939 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    595 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    402 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Iowa is white (6,939 degrees awarded). There were 11.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (595 degrees).

2.34% of degree recipients (227 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    3,809 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    3,130 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    344 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Iowa is white female (3,809 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,130 degrees).

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Operations

University of Iowa has an endowment valued at nearly $2.53B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $108M (4.27%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Iowa had a total salary expenditure of $3.81B. University of Iowa employs 442 Associate professors, 428 Professors, and 282 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Iowa are Male Professors (297), Male Associate professors(228), and Female Associate professors (214).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Iowa are: Business and Financial Operations, with 947 employees, Service, with 930 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 894 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.53B
2020 Endowment
60.3%
growth from 2019

University of Iowa has an endowment valued at about $2.53B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Iowa grew 60.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.23B 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. $295M - Federal
  2. $17.4M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of Iowa received $295M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $17.4M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.55B
2020 Salaries
4.45%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Iowa paid a median of $1.55B in salaries, which represents 40.6% of their overall expenditure ($3.81B) and a 4.45% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.29% growth from 2018 and a 4.02% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$150M
Instructional Salaries
1,341
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Iowa paid a total of $150M to 1,341 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.73% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
442 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
947 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Iowa were Associate professor with 442 employees; Professor with 428 employees; and Professor with 282 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Iowa were Business and Financial Operations with 947 employees; Service with 930 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 894 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Iowa was Male Professor with 297 employees, Male Associate professor with 228 employees, and Female Associate professor with 214 employees.

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

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