University of Iowa

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,128

6.74% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,161

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.68%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

84.1%

28,494 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

32,011

80% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

71.8%

3,201 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 (481 degrees awarded), General Finance (405 degrees), and General Psychology (302 degrees).

In 2016, 8,274 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Iowa. 52.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,472 degrees), 8.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (659 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Iowa is $7,128, which is $-18,728 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Iowa is $7,128, which is $-18,728 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,161.

In 2016, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,128

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Iowa was $7,128. The cost of tuition at University of Iowa is $-18,728 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$14,161

2016 Value

2.73%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Iowa had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,161. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Iowa grew by 2.73%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,158

Room and Board

$1,240

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Iowa was of $9,158 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of room and board increased by 1.9% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 19.2% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

42%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at University of Iowa received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 3.45% with respect to 2015, when 58% 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.

2.68%

2015 Default Rate

137

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Iowa was 2.68%, which represents 137 out of the 5118 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 28,494 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 8.66% annual growth. Out of those 28,494 applicants, 23,967 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.1% acceptance rate.

There were 32,011 students enrolled at University of Iowa in 2016, and 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Iowa has an overall enrollment yield of 23.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

23,967

Accepted Out of 28,494

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Iowa was 84.1% (23,967 admissions from 28,494 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 80.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 8.66%, while admissions grew by 13.2%.

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SAT Scores

8%

Submission Percentage

477

Scores Submitted

8% of enrolled first-time students at University of Iowa in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Iowa has a total enrollment of 32,011 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Iowa is 25,624 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,387. This means that 80% of students enrolled at University of Iowa are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Iowa, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.7% White, 6.71% Hispanic or Latino, 4.31% Asian, 3.22% Black or African American, 2.6% Two or More Races, 0.169% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0875% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Iowa in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.8%), followed by White Male (32.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.33%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (33.8%), followed by White Male (31%) and Asian Female (2.99%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Iowa, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32,011 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Iowa is 25,624 and the part-time enrollment is 6,387. This means that 80% of students enrolled at University of Iowa are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%

2016 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 87%. 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

    21,682

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,148

  3. Asian

    1,380

The enrolled student population at University of Iowa is 67.7% White, 6.71% Hispanic or Latino, 4.31% Asian, 3.22% Black or African American, 2.6% Two or More Races, 0.169% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0875% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,205 students (3.76%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 468 more women than men received degrees from University of Iowa. The majority of degree recipients at University of Iowa are white (5,472 degrees awarded). There were 8.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (659 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Iowa is Kinesiology & Exercise Science (481 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (405 degrees) and General Psychology (302 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 (690 degrees awarded), English (343 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (79 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 (195,488 people), Postsecondary teachers (103,508 people), Miscellaneous managers (98,078 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (90,939 people), and Secondary school teachers (64,318 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Iowa are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (690 degrees awarded), English (343 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (79 degrees), Language & Linguistics (166 degrees), and Library Science (25 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Iowa are Real estate brokers & sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Credit counselors & loan officers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of Iowa are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (690 degrees awarded), English (343 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (79 degrees), Language & Linguistics (166 degrees), and Library Science (25 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 (347,324 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (214,727 people), Hospitals (112,530 people), Legal services (77,610 people), and Computer Systems Design (66,166 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Iowa are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (690 degrees awarded), English (343 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (79 degrees), Language & Linguistics (166 degrees), and Library Science (25 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 481 degrees awarded

  2. 405 degrees awarded

  3. 302 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Iowa was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 481 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,903

  2. 4,371

In 2016, 3,903 degrees were awarded to men at University of Iowa, which is 0.893 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,371).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 294 degrees were awarded to men at University of Iowa in General Finance, which is 2.65 times more than the 111 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 340 degrees were awarded to women at University of Iowa in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 2.22 times more than the 153 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%

100% Completion Time

70%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 48% of students graduating from University of Iowa completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Iowa is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (80% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 3.44% 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

    5,472 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    659 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    444 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Iowa is white (5,472 degrees awarded). There were 8.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (659 degrees).

7.96% of degree recipients (659 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,952 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,520 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    257 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Iowa is white female (2,952 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,520 degrees).

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Operations

University of Iowa has an endowment valued at nearly $1.26B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.43M (0.746%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Iowa had a total expenditure of $2.89B. Of that $2.89B, they spent $1.28B on salaries and $2.89B on benefits.

University of Iowa employs 432 Professors, 353 Associate professors, and 312 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Iowa are Male Professors (314), Male Associate professors(186), and Male Assistant professors (170).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Iowa are: Business and Financial Operations, with 963 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 933 employees, and Service with 870 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.26B

2015 Endowment

0.934%

growth from 2014

University of Iowa has an endowment valued at about $1.26B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Iowa grew 0.934% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $992M 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. $270M - Federal

  2. $19.9M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of Iowa received $270M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $19.9M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$1.28B

Salary Expenditure

$2.89B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Iowa had a total expenditure of $2.89B. Of that $2.89B, they spent $1.28B on salaries and $2.89B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of Iowa as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$1.28B

2015 Salaries

3.32%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Iowa paid a median of $1.28B in salaries, which represents 44.3% of their overall expenditure ($2.89B) and a 3.32% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.16% growth from 2013 and a 2.82% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$149M

Instructional Salaries

1,431

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Iowa paid a total of $149M to 1,431 employees working as instructors, which represents 11.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

432 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

963 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Iowa were Professor with 432 employees; Associate professor with 353 employees; and Associate professor with 312 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Iowa were Business and Financial Operations with 963 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 933 employees; and Service with 870 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Iowa was Male Professor with 314 employees, Male Associate professor with 186 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 170 employees.

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

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