2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$17,599

Net Price

86%

Admitted

23%

Enrolled

74%

Graduation Rate

15/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

University of Iowa

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 29,909. In 2021, there were 445 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #4 in Iowa and ranks #185 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

445

Total Enrollment

29,909

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for University of Iowa

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#4

Iowa Rank

Combining ranking factors for 28 schools that offer psychology degrees in Iowa, University of Iowa ranks #4.

#185

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., University of Iowa ranks #185.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, University of Iowa offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Mental Health Counseling and Social Work. At the doctorate level Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology and School Psychology are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPhD
Counseling and Applied Psychology13
Counseling Psychology10
Educational Psychology1
General Psychology264
Mental Health Counseling17
School Psychology2
Social Work5286
Total Graduates31610326
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs University Counseling Service
  • Public Health (PHBG) – Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 22,434 students applied to the University of Iowa. The university admitted 86% and 23% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Iowa universities is 4,350. On average, all Iowa institutions admit 76% and 23% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of University of Iowa students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 88%. Compared to all Iowa four or more years colleges, the percentage is 69%.

The overall graduation rate for University of Iowa is 74%, compared to 60% for all Iowa universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 24%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare UI to Iowa Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of University of Iowa to the average of all Iowa four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

UI

22,434

Applicants

86%

Percent Admitted

23%

Percent Enrolled

88%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

74%

Graduation Rate

IA Colleges

4,350

Applicants

76%

Percent Admitted

23%

Percent Enrolled

69%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

60%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 2,806 or 87% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 412 or 13% part-time faculty members employed at University of Iowa. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 2,503 or 78%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

UI

15 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

87%

Percent Full-Time

13%

Percent Part-Time

78%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

IA Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

53%

Percent Full-Time

47%

Percent Part-Time

52%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at University of Iowa the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $8,356, and the average cost for books and supplies is $950.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $10,432 and the average cost for graduate fees is $1,633.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend University of Iowa in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for University of Iowa2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$11,780
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,686
Total Living Expenses$15,466
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$8,356
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$950
Total Undergraduate Expenses$24,772
In-State, Graduate Tuition$10,432
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,633
Total Graduate Expenses$12,065
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend University of Iowa is $17,599. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend University of Iowa presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$13,554$13,772
$30,001 – $48,000$15,508$14,089
$48,001 – $75,000$18,026$18,317
$75,001 – $110,000$20,719$20,690
$110,001 and more$22,516$22,754
US Department of Education

Compare University of Iowa to all Iowa universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

UI

$24,772

Cost to Attend

$9,528

Average Financial Aid

87%

Percent Receiving Aid

$17,599

Net Price

IA Colleges

$37,601

Cost to Attend

$16,282

Average Financial Aid

95%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,535

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 3,872 or 87%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 14,421 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $9,528.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid14,421$9,528
Pell Grants4,207$4,594
Federal Student Loans9,165$6,468
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the University of Iowa to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

UI

14,421

Grant or Scholarship Aid

52%

Grants or Scholarships

4,207

Number of Pell Grants

15%

Pell Grants

9,165

Federal Student Loans

33%

Federal Student Loans

IA Colleges

2,522

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

980

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

1,563

Federal Student Loans

31%

Federal Student Loans

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