University of Iowa

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,073
3.9% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$17,008
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.59%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
82.6%
25,928 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
31,240
85.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
73.2%
3,143 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 (508 degrees awarded), General Finance (408 degrees), and General Psychology (254 degrees).

In 2019, 9,178 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Iowa. 53.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (6,351 degrees), 10.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (615 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Iowa is $8,073, which is $-20,427 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Iowa is $8,073, which is $-20,427 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,008.

In 2019, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,073
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Iowa was $8,073. The cost of tuition at University of Iowa is $-20,427 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$17,008
2019 Value
7.53%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Iowa had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,008. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Iowa grew by 7.53%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,298
Room and Board
$950
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Iowa was of $10,298 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $950. The cost of room and board increased by 8.18% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
43%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at University of Iowa received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.99% with respect to 2018, when 67% 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.
3.59%
2017 Default Rate
183
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Iowa was 3.59%, which represents 183 out of the 5101 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 25,928 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.91% annual decline. Out of those 25,928 applicants, 21,404 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.6% acceptance rate.

There were 31,240 students enrolled at University of Iowa in 2019, and 29% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Iowa has an overall enrollment yield of 23.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
21,404
Accepted Out of 25,928

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Iowa was 82.6% (21,404 admissions from 25,928 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 82.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -2.91%, while admissions declined by -3.05%.

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SAT Scores

29%
Submission Percentage
1,440
Scores Submitted

29% of enrolled first-time students at University of Iowa in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Iowa has a total enrollment of 31,240 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Iowa is 26,664 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,576. This means that 85.4% of students enrolled at University of Iowa are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Iowa, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.5% White, 7.31% Hispanic or Latino, 4.56% Asian, 3.19% Two or More Races, 3.01% Black or African American, 0.195% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.064% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Iowa in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.3%), followed by White Male (33.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.3%), followed by White Male (28.6%) and Asian Female (3.39%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Iowa, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31,240 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Iowa is 26,664 and the part-time enrollment is 4,576. This means that 85.4% of students enrolled at University of Iowa are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
2019 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
    22,338
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,283
  3. Asian
    1,425

The enrolled student population at University of Iowa is 71.5% White, 7.31% Hispanic or Latino, 4.56% Asian, 3.19% Two or More Races, 3.01% Black or African American, 0.195% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.064% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 882 students (2.82%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 636 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 (6,351 degrees awarded). There were 10.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (615 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Iowa is Kinesiology & Exercise Science (508 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (408 degrees) and General Psychology (254 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 (750 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (105 degrees), and English (336 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 (132,732 people), Secondary school teachers (130,491 people), Postsecondary teachers (123,688 people), Other managers (116,459 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (88,462 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Iowa are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (750 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (105 degrees), English (336 degrees), Library Science (32 degrees), and Math & Statistics (232 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 Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at University of Iowa are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (750 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (105 degrees), English (336 degrees), Library Science (32 degrees), and Math & Statistics (232 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 (368,411 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (249,472 people), Computer Systems Design (123,440 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (105,238 people), and Legal services (78,903 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Iowa are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (750 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (105 degrees), English (336 degrees), Library Science (32 degrees), and Math & Statistics (232 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. 508 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 408 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 254 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Iowa was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 508 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

4,271
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
4,907
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 4,271 degrees were awarded to men at University of Iowa, which is 0.87 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,907).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 326 degrees were awarded to men at University of Iowa in General Finance, which is 2.99 times more than the 109 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 365 degrees were awarded to women at University of Iowa in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 2.37 times more than the 154 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

54%
100% Completion Time
74%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 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, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (76.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Iowa is Female and White (76.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 3.05% of graduates (96 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,351 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    615 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    410 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Iowa is white (6,351 degrees awarded). There were 10.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (615 degrees).

2.4% of degree recipients (220 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    3,458 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,893 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    360 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Iowa is white female (3,458 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,893 degrees).

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Operations

University of Iowa has an endowment valued at nearly $1.58B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $121M (7.64%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Iowa had a total salary expenditure of $3.68B. University of Iowa employs 424 Professors, 404 Associate professors, and 313 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Iowa are Male Professors (299), Male Associate professors(216), and Female Associate professors (188).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Iowa are: Business and Financial Operations, with 977 employees, Service, with 933 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 848 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.58B
2019 Endowment
5.23%
growth from 2018

University of Iowa has an endowment valued at about $1.58B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Iowa grew 5.23% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.27B 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. $285M - Federal
  2. $17M - State
  3. $49.6M - Local

As of 2019, University of Iowa received $285M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $17M from state grants and contracts, and $49.6M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.48B
2019 Salaries
2.29%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Iowa paid a median of $1.48B in salaries, which represents 40.2% of their overall expenditure ($3.68B) and a 2.29% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.02% growth from 2017 and a 6.13% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$146M
Instructional Salaries
1,351
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Iowa paid a total of $146M to 1,351 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.83% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
424 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
977 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Iowa were Professor with 424 employees; Associate professor with 404 employees; and Associate professor with 313 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Iowa were Business and Financial Operations with 977 employees; Service with 933 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 848 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Iowa was Male Professor with 299 employees, Male Associate professor with 216 employees, and Female Associate professor with 188 employees.

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

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