University of Northern Iowa

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,456

5.13% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$15,942

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.99%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

80.8%

5,494 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

11,861

81.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

67.5%

1,277 Graduates

About

University of Northern Iowa is a higher education institution located in Black Hawk County, IA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Northern Iowa were Elementary Education & Teaching (264 degrees awarded), Accounting (100 degrees), and General Psychology (97 degrees).

In 2017, 2,883 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Northern Iowa. 60.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,433 degrees), 26.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (93 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Northern Iowa is $7,456, which is $-13,277 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Northern Iowa is $7,456, which is $-13,277 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,942.

In 2017, 57% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,456

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Northern Iowa was $7,456. The cost of tuition at University of Northern Iowa is $-13,277 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$15,942

2017 Value

7.49%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Northern Iowa had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,942. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Northern Iowa grew by 7.49%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,629

Room and Board

$900

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Northern Iowa was of $8,629 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 3.71% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

57% of undergraduate students at University of Northern Iowa received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5.56% with respect to 2016, when 54% 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.

2.99%

2016 Default Rate

88

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Northern Iowa was 2.99%, which represents 88 out of the 2940 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 Northern Iowa received 5,494 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.74% annual growth. Out of those 5,494 applicants, 4,441 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.8% acceptance rate.

There were 11,861 students enrolled at University of Northern Iowa in 2017, and 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Northern Iowa has an overall enrollment yield of 41.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

4,441

Accepted Out of 5,494

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Northern Iowa was 80.8% (4,441 admissions from 5,494 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 82.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 5.74%, while admissions grew by 3.52%.

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SAT Scores

1%

Submission Percentage

22

Scores Submitted

1% of enrolled first-time students at University of Northern Iowa in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Northern Iowa has a total enrollment of 11,861 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Northern Iowa is 9,637 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,224. This means that 81.2% of students enrolled at University of Northern Iowa are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Northern Iowa, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.7% White, 3.63% Hispanic or Latino, 2.67% Black or African American, 1.86% Two or More Races, 1.23% Asian, 0.304% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.059% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Northern Iowa in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (48.9%), followed by White Male (33.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.42%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (56.2%), followed by White Male (15.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.98%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Northern Iowa, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,861 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Northern Iowa is 9,637 and the part-time enrollment is 2,224. This means that 81.2% of students enrolled at University of Northern Iowa are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%

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 Northern Iowa was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Northern Iowa had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,685

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    430

  3. Black or African American

    317

The enrolled student population at University of Northern Iowa is 81.7% White, 3.63% Hispanic or Latino, 2.67% Black or African American, 1.86% Two or More Races, 1.23% Asian, 0.304% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.059% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 515 students (4.34%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 605 more women than men received degrees from University of Northern Iowa. The majority of degree recipients at University of Northern Iowa are white (2,433 degrees awarded). There were 26.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (93 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Northern Iowa is Elementary Education & Teaching (264 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (100 degrees) and General Psychology (97 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Northern Iowa, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (169 degrees awarded), Library Science (11 degrees), and Education (587 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 Northern Iowa are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,974,194 people), Secondary school teachers (337,091 people), Education administrators (289,791 people), Other managers (220,468 people), and Postsecondary teachers (151,823 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Northern Iowa are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (169 degrees awarded), Library Science (11 degrees), Education (587 degrees), Communications (159 degrees), and History (43 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 Northern Iowa are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at University of Northern Iowa are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (169 degrees awarded), Library Science (11 degrees), Education (587 degrees), Communications (159 degrees), and History (43 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 Northern Iowa are Elementary & secondary schools (2,920,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (383,357 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (203,926 people), Computer Systems Design (138,730 people), and Legal services (131,431 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Northern Iowa are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (169 degrees awarded), Library Science (11 degrees), Education (587 degrees), Communications (159 degrees), and History (43 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 264 degrees awarded

  2. 100 degrees awarded

  3. 97 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Northern Iowa was Elementary Education & Teaching with 264 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,139

  2. 1,744

In 2017, 1,139 degrees were awarded to men at University of Northern Iowa, which is 0.653 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,744).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 60 degrees were awarded to men at University of Northern Iowa in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.46 times more than the 41 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 254 degrees were awarded to women at University of Northern Iowa in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 9.41 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%

100% Completion Time

68%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 38% of students graduating from University of Northern Iowa completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% within 200%.

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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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Northern Iowa is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 1.49% of graduates (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,433 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    93 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    60 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Northern Iowa is white (2,433 degrees awarded). There were 26.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (93 degrees).

2.01% of degree recipients (58 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,509 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    924 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Northern Iowa is white female (1,509 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (924 degrees).

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Operations

University of Northern Iowa has an endowment valued at nearly $114M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.09M (2.71%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, University of Northern Iowa had a total salary expenditure of $277M. University of Northern Iowa employs 160 Associate professors, 140 Professors, and 118 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Northern Iowa are Male Professors (97), Male Associate professors(84), and Female Associate professors (76).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Northern Iowa are: Office and Administrative Support, with 207 employees, Service, with 205 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 154 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$114M

2017 Endowment

10.1%

growth from 2016

University of Northern Iowa has an endowment valued at about $114M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Northern Iowa grew 10.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $80.8M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $13.5M - Federal

  2. $2.28M - State

  3. $32.9k - Local

As of 2017, University of Northern Iowa received $13.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.28M from state grants and contracts, and $32.9k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$136M

2017 Salaries

1.27%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Northern Iowa paid a median of $136M in salaries, which represents 49.1% of their overall expenditure ($277M) and a 1.27% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.1% decline from 2015 and a 1.68% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$38M

Instructional Salaries

495

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Northern Iowa paid a total of $38M to 495 employees working as instructors, which represents 28% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

160 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

207 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Northern Iowa were Associate professor with 160 employees; Professor with 140 employees; and Professor with 118 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Northern Iowa were Office and Administrative Support with 207 employees; Service with 205 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 154 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 Northern Iowa was Male Professor with 97 employees, Male Associate professor with 84 employees, and Female Associate professor with 76 employees.

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

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