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University of Iowa is a public institution situated in Iowa City, Iowa. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

1,324 Master's Degrees
885 Doctor's Degrees

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University of Iowa Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Iowa has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#35 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Iowa.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Insurance Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best American Sign Language Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Visual & Performing Arts Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best International Business Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Health & Physical Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Accounting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Iowa has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#13 Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies College Factual
#19 Best Colleges for Health & Physical Education College Factual
#27 Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities College Factual
#32 Best Colleges for English Language & Literature College Factual
#50 Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism College Factual
#96 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central

Where Is University of Iowa?

Location of University of Iowa

Contact details for Iowa are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242-1316
Phone: 319-335-3500
Website: www.uiowa.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/universityofiowa
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/uiowa

University of Iowa Graduate Student Diversity

7,667 Graduate Students
52% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,667 graduate students at Iowa, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Gender Diversity at  Iowa

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Iowa graduate students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Iowa Graduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 430
Black or African American 247
Hispanic or Latino 403
White 4,977
International Students 1,012
Other Races/Ethnicities 598

Geographic Diversity

Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at University of Iowa. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 105 countries are represented at Iowa. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and India.

Online Learning at University of Iowa

3,022 Took All Classes Online
15,095 Took At Least One Class Online
6.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 4 bachelor’s degree and 7 master’s degree programs available online at Iowa. In 2017-2018, 15,095 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Iowa has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the most popular in Iowa for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Iowa

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Iowa was 6.2%. This is the #903 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Iowa regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Iowa majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 7%
Communication & Journalism 2%
Education 6%
Finance & Financial Management 33%
General Education 97%
Health Professions 1%
Journalism 14%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 2%
Marketing 40%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 12%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Iowa ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Iowa.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #22
Liberal Arts General Studies #43
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #43
Public Health #57
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #84
Nursing #255
Business Administration & Management #351
Health Professions #373
Business, Management & Marketing #408

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Iowa Graduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 145 325 12 482
Entrepreneurial Studies 183 0 0 183
Medicine 0 0 142 142
Law 0 0 141 141
Public Health 20 114 6 140
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 68 61 1 130
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 8 5 116 129
Writing Studies 53 57 0 110
Social Work 3 86 1 90
Sustainability Science 69 18 0 87
Dentistry 0 0 82 82
Hospitality Management 81 0 0 81
Educational Administration 47 25 1 73
Ethnic Studies 67 0 0 67
Nursing 11 10 39 60
Music 0 30 29 59
Insurance 53 0 0 53
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 39 12 2 53
Allied Health Professions 29 24 0 53
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 9 38 47
Computer Information Systems 11 26 9 46
Fine & Studio Arts 0 45 0 45
Health & Physical Education 14 30 0 44
Journalism 14 26 2 42
Communication Sciences 0 32 10 42
Library & Information Science 0 32 0 32
Other Health Professions 11 20 0 31
Chemistry 0 8 23 31
General Education 0 29 0 29
Finance & Financial Management 27 0 0 27
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 20 6 26
Mathematics 0 16 10 26
International Business 25 0 0 25
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 2 17 5 24
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 18 4 2 24
Accounting 0 23 0 23
Museum Studies 23 0 0 23
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 1 21 22
Teacher Education Grade Specific 20 0 2 22
Marketing 20 0 0 20
General English Literature 0 10 10 20
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 2 18 20
Student Counseling 0 9 9 18
Computer Engineering 0 10 8 18
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 4 8 5 17
English Literature (Other) 13 4 0 17
Applied Mathematics 0 12 4 16
Statistics 0 10 6 16
General Psychology 0 7 9 16
Mechanical Engineering 3 5 7 15
Educational Assessment 2 8 4 14
Biomedical Engineering 0 5 8 13
Political Science & Government 0 11 2 13
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 2 5 5 12
Geological & Earth Sciences 4 6 2 12
Other Visual Art 12 0 0 12
Special Education 0 2 9 11
General Engineering 10 0 1 11
Romance Languages 0 8 3 11
Legal Research 0 9 2 11
Physics 0 2 9 11
Chemical Engineering 0 4 6 10
Environmental Engineering 0 10 0 10
History 0 5 5 10
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 10 0 0 10
Civil Engineering 0 3 6 9
American Sign Language 9 0 0 9
Medical Illustration & Informatics 2 6 0 8
Philosophy 0 5 3 8
General Social Sciences 8 0 0 8
Gerontology 7 0 0 7
Dance 0 7 0 7
Drama & Theater Arts 0 7 0 7
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 6 6
Geography & Cartography 0 4 2 6
Genetics 0 0 5 5
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 5 5
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 5 5
Communication & Media Studies 0 1 4 5
Education Philosophy 0 1 4 5
Classical Languages & Literature 0 4 1 5
Medical Science 0 5 0 5
General Biology 0 2 2 4
Other Education 0 4 0 4
Industrial Engineering 0 3 1 4
Area Studies 0 1 3 4
Medieval Studies 4 0 0 4
Anthropology 0 2 2 4
Sociology 0 3 1 4
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 3 1 4
Other Engineering 2 1 0 3
Liberal Arts General Studies 3 0 0 3
Religious Studies 0 3 0 3
Economics 0 0 2 2
Teaching English or French 1 0 0 1
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 1 0 1
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 1 0 1
International Relations & National Security 1 0 0 1
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 0
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 0 0 0 0
Other Library & Archives Assisting 0 0 0 0
Cognitive Science 0 0 0 0
Nutrition Science 0 0 0 0
Sacred Music 0 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,158 1,324 885 3,367

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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