University of Iowa

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,711
4.25% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$19,587
After Financial Aid
2020 Default Rate
0.0193%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
86%
25,729 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
30,015
84.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
73.7%
3,848 Graduates

About

University of Iowa is a higher education institution located in Johnson County, IA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Iowa were General Finance (379 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (370 degrees), and Behavioral Sciences (315 degrees).

In 2022, 9,271 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Iowa. 55% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (6,792 degrees), 10.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (641 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Iowa is $8,711, which is $−21,439 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

In 2020 the default rate for borrower's at University of Iowa was 0.0193%, corresponding to 1 out of the 5173 total borrowers.

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Iowa is $8,711, which is $21,439 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,587.

In 2022, 70% of undergraduate students attending University of Iowa received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 40% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$8,711
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Iowa was $8,711. The cost of tuition at University of Iowa is $−21,439 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$19,587
2022 Value
11.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Iowa had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,587. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Iowa grew by 11.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,716
Room and Board
$950
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Iowa was of $10,716 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.26% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $950. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
40%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

70% of undergraduate students at University of Iowa received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 7.69% with respect to 2021, 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.
0.0193%
2020 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2020 the default rate for borrower's at University of Iowa was 0.0193%, which represents 1 out of the 5173 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Iowa received 25,729 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 14.7% annual growth. Out of those 25,729 applicants, 22,128 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86% acceptance rate.

There were 30,015 students enrolled at University of Iowa in 2022. 21% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Iowa has an overall enrollment yield of 23.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
22,128
Accepted Out of 25,729

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Iowa was 86% (22,128 admissions from 25,729 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 86.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 14.7%, while admissions grew by 14.4%.

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SAT Scores

21%
Submission Percentage (2022)
1,077
Scores Submitted (2022)

21% of enrolled first-time students at University of Iowa in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Iowa had a total enrollment of 30,015 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Iowa is 25,306 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,709. This means that 84.3% of students enrolled at University of Iowa are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Iowa, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.1% White, 8.18% Hispanic or Latino, 5.1% Asian, 3.46% Two or More Races, 3.08% Black or African American, 0.14% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0666% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Iowa in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.1%), followed by White Male (32.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.21%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.3%), followed by White Male (26.6%) and Asian Female (3.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Iowa in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30,015 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Iowa is 25,306 and the part-time enrollment is 4,709. This means that 84.3% of students enrolled at University of Iowa are enrolled full-time compared with N/A% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
2022 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 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of Iowa had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    21,637 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,454 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    1,531 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Iowa is 72.1% White, 8.18% Hispanic or Latino, 5.1% Asian, 3.46% Two or More Races, 3.08% Black or African American, 0.14% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0666% 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 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 908 students (3.03%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 921 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 (6,792 degrees awarded). There were 10.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (641 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Iowa is General Finance (379 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (370 degrees) and Behavioral Sciences (315 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (624 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (701 degrees), and English (294 degrees).

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 (192,822 people), Other managers (131,550 people), Secondary school teachers (121,676 people), Postsecondary teachers (114,039 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (104,327 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Iowa in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (624 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (701 degrees), English (294 degrees), Library Science (31 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (109 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Financial examiners

The most specialized majors at University of Iowa are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (624 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (701 degrees), English (294 degrees), Library Science (31 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (109 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (453,389 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (253,338 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (192,640 people), Computer Systems Design (113,378 people), and Legal services (93,138 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Iowa are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (624 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (701 degrees), English (294 degrees), Library Science (31 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (109 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 379 degrees awarded
  2. 370 degrees awarded
  3. 315 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Iowa was General Finance with 379 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

4,175
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
5,096
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 4,175 degrees were awarded to men at University of Iowa, which is 0.819 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,096).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 328 degrees were awarded to men at University of Iowa in General Finance, which is 3.57 times more than the 92 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 262 degrees were awarded to men at University of Iowa in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 2.2 times more than the 119 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

54%
100% Completion Time
72%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 54% 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 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (78.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Iowa is Female and Asian (78.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 1.3% of graduates (50 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    6,792 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    641 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    445 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Iowa is white (6,792 degrees awarded). There were 10.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (641 degrees).

2.97% of degree recipients (275 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    3,776 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    3,016 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    371 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Iowa is white female (3,776 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3016 degrees).

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Operations

University of Iowa has an endowment valued at nearly $3.05B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −212M (−6.96%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of Iowa had a total salary expenditure of 4.36B. University of Iowa employs 446 Associate professors, 422 Professors and 287 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Iowa are Male Professor (279), Male Associate professor (234), and Female Associate professor (212).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Iowa are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1,030 employees, Service, with 926 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 870 employees.

Endowment

$3.05B
2022 Endowment
1.9%
decline from 2021

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $403M - Federal
  2. $16.4M - State
  3. $65.9M - Local

As of 2022, University of Iowa received $403M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $16.4M from state grants and contracts, and $65.9M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$1.68B
2022 Salaries
4.03%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Iowa paid a median of $1.68B in salaries, which represents 38.6% of their overall expenditure ($4.36B) and a 4.03% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.49% growth between 2020 and 2021, and a 4.45% growth between 2019 and 2020.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$154M
Instructional Salaries
1,287
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Iowa paid a total of $154M to 1,287 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.16% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
446 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1,030 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Iowa were Associate professor with 446 employees, Professor with 422 employees, and Assistant professor with 287 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Iowa were Business and Financial Operations with 1,030 employees, Service with 926 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 870 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Iowa was Male Professor with 279 employees, Male Associate professor with 234 employees, and Female Associate professor with 212 employees.

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

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