Upper Iowa University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,810
3.74% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$20,511
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.26%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
51.3%
1,443 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
4,279
54.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
43.2%
105 Graduates

About

Upper Iowa University is a higher education institution located in Fayette County, IA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Upper Iowa University were General Business Administration & Management (244 degrees awarded), General Human Services (112 degrees), and General Psychology (104 degrees).

In 2019, 1,597 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Upper Iowa University. 63.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,127 degrees), 4.51 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (250 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Upper Iowa University is $30,810, which is $8,784 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Upper Iowa University is $30,810, which is $8,784 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,511.

In 2019, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$30,810
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Upper Iowa University was $30,810. The cost of tuition at Upper Iowa University is $8,784 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$20,511
2019 Value
5.17%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Upper Iowa University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,511. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Upper Iowa University grew by 5.17%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,454
Room and Board
$1,560
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Upper Iowa University was of $8,454 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,560. The cost of room and board decreased by 13.4% 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

66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
56%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Upper Iowa University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 24.5% with respect to 2018, when 53% 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.
7.26%
2017 Default Rate
146
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Upper Iowa University was 7.26%, which represents 146 out of the 2010 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

Upper Iowa University received 1,443 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 19.4% annual decline. Out of those 1,443 applicants, 740 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51.3% acceptance rate.

There were 4,279 students enrolled at Upper Iowa University in 2019, and 23% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Upper Iowa University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

51.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
740
Accepted Out of 1,443

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Upper Iowa University was 51.3% (740 admissions from 1,443 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 50.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −19.4%, while admissions declined by −18.1%.

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SAT Scores

23%
Submission Percentage
41
Scores Submitted

23% of enrolled first-time students at Upper Iowa University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Upper Iowa University has a total enrollment of 4,279 students. The full-time enrollment at Upper Iowa University is 2,344 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,935. This means that 54.8% of students enrolled at Upper Iowa University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Upper Iowa University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.8% White, 18.1% Black or African American, 5.16% Hispanic or Latino, 1.89% Two or More Races, 1.57% Asian, 0.374% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.187% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Upper Iowa University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.9%), followed by White Male (25.8%) and Black or African American Female (14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (46.3%), followed by White Male (28.5%) and Black or African American Female (10%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

54.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Upper Iowa University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,279 students. The full-time enrollment at Upper Iowa University is 2,344 and the part-time enrollment is 1,935. This means that 54.8% of students enrolled at Upper Iowa University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
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 Upper Iowa University was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Upper Iowa University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,731
  2. Black or African American
    774
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    221

The enrolled student population at Upper Iowa University is 63.8% White, 18.1% Black or African American, 5.16% Hispanic or Latino, 1.89% Two or More Races, 1.57% Asian, 0.374% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.187% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 190 students (4.44%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 443 more women than men received degrees from Upper Iowa University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Upper Iowa University is white (1,127 degrees awarded). There were 4.51 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (250 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Upper Iowa University is General Business Administration & Management (244 degrees awarded), followed by General Human Services (112 degrees) and General Psychology (104 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Upper Iowa University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (159 degrees awarded), Psychology (140 degrees), and Business (658 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Upper Iowa University are Accountants & auditors (1,055,312 people), Other managers (969,654 people), Financial managers (578,145 people), Chief executives & legislators (487,077 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (485,260 people).

The most specialized majors at Upper Iowa University are Public Administration and Social Service (159 degrees awarded), Psychology (140 degrees), Business (658 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (18 degrees), and Social Sciences (121 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 Upper Iowa University are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Public relations specialists, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Upper Iowa University are Public Administration and Social Service (159 degrees awarded), Psychology (140 degrees), Business (658 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (18 degrees), and Social Sciences (121 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 Upper Iowa University are Elementary & secondary schools (1,049,364 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (696,740 people), Computer Systems Design (643,543 people), Banking & related activities (592,635 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (552,632 people).

The most specialized majors at Upper Iowa University are Public Administration and Social Service (159 degrees awarded), Psychology (140 degrees), Business (658 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (18 degrees), and Social Sciences (121 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 Upper Iowa University.
Most Common
  1. 244 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 112 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 104 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Upper Iowa University was General Business Administration & Management with 244 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

577
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,020
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 577 degrees were awarded to men at Upper Iowa University, which is 0.566 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,020).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 176 degrees were awarded to men at Upper Iowa University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.04 times more than the 169 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 169 degrees were awarded to women at Upper Iowa University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.96 times less than the 176 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 31% of students graduating from Upper Iowa University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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 Upper Iowa University 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 (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, 0.952% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,127 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    250 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    80 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Upper Iowa University is white (1,127 degrees awarded). There were 4.51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (250 degrees).

1.44% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    736 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    391 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    168 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Upper Iowa University is white female (736 degrees awarded). There were 1.88 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (391 degrees).

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Operations

Upper Iowa University has an endowment valued at nearly $18.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $773k (4.11%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Upper Iowa University had a total salary expenditure of $54M. Upper Iowa University employs 26 Associate professors, 23 Assistant professors, and 12 Lecturers. Most academics at Upper Iowa University are Female Associate professors (18), Female Assistant professors(16), and Female Lecturers (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Upper Iowa University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 163 employees, Management, with 89 employees, and Service with 28 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$18.8M
2019 Endowment
1.99%
growth from 2018

Upper Iowa University has an endowment valued at about $18.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Upper Iowa University grew 1.99% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.7M lower 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $717k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Upper Iowa University received $717k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$24.1M
2019 Salaries
3.85%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Upper Iowa University paid a median of $24.1M in salaries, which represents 44.6% of their overall expenditure ($54M) and a 3.85% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.95% decline from 2017 and a 2.46% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.47M
Instructional Salaries
74
Number of Employees

In 2019, Upper Iowa University paid a total of $4.47M to 74 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
26 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
163 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Upper Iowa University were Associate professor with 26 employees; Assistant professor with 23 employees; and Assistant professor with 12 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Upper Iowa University were Office and Administrative Support with 163 employees; Management with 89 employees; and Service with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Upper Iowa University was Female Associate professor with 18 employees, Female Assistant professor with 16 employees, and Female Lecturer with 9 employees.

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

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