Iowa State University

#273 / #94
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
Most Desirable School
Public research university in Ames, Iowa, United States

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About Iowa State University

Iowa State University was founded in 1858. The university is organized into eight colleges and two schools, which together offer 100 bachelor’s degree programs, 112 master’s degrees, and 83 doctorates.

Among Iowa State’s most popular programs are those in engineering and in business, management, marketing, and related fields. The university also offers well-known programs in journalism and mass communication, in education, and in veterinary science.

Iowa State’s department of Online and Distance Learning offers graduate degrees and certificates in more than 50 fields of academic study.

Iowa State is associated with four Nobel laureates:

Other distinguished Iowa State connected individuals include the following:

Iowa State is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

According to Wikipedia, Iowa State University of Science and Technology is a public land-grant research university in Ames, Iowa. Founded in 1858 as the Iowa Agricultural College and Model Farm, Iowa State became the nation's first designated land-grant institution when the Iowa Legislature accepted the provisions of the 1862 Morrill Act on September 11, 1862, making Iowa the first state in the nation to do so. On July 4, 1959, the college was officially renamed Iowa State University of Science and Technology.

Iowa State University's Online Degrees

EdD in Education
Degree Concentrations
  • P-12 systems-level leadership (inclusive of recommendation for licensure as a superintendent)
  • Community college leadership
  • Required Credits: 54
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
BS in Early childcare education and programming
  • Required Credits: 120
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
BA in Liberal Studies
  • Required Credits: 120
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported

Iowa State University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

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How Much Does Iowa State University Cost To Attend?

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How Much Do Iowa State University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Iowa State University, then you can expect to earn an average of $56,000 per year. You also have a 93% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Iowa State University's Demographics

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Where is Iowa State University?

Iowa State University is located at 1750 Beardshear Hall, Ames IA 50011-2103

How Safe is Iowa State University?

Iowa State University has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%. Ames has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Iowa State University Known For?

Iowa State University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Iowa State University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Iowa State University's Most Influential Alumni?

Iowa State University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Computer Science, Chemistry, and Biology. Here are some of Iowa State University's most famous alumni:

Everett Rogers
An American academic.
John Vincent Atanasoff
John Vincent Atanasoff
An American computer pioneer .
George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver
An African American botanist and inventor .
Subra Suresh
An Indian-American engineer.
Carrie Chapman Catt
An American social reformer, suffragist .
Henry A. Wallace
A Vice president of the United States from 1941 to 1945.
Ezra Taft Benson
A President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints .
Clifford Berry
An American computer scientist .
Edward J. Ruppelt
An American UFO researcher.
Lauretta Bender
Lauretta Bender
An American neuropsychiatrist.
Michael M. Crow
Michael M. Crow
A Professor and university administrator.
Lee Teng-hui
A 4th President of the Republic of China , 1st Taiwanese president elected by Taiwanese residents.

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