Find Teaching Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Iowa State University

Find Schools Near

Iowa State University Teaching Programs

Iowa State University is a public institution located in Ames, Iowa. The location of Iowa State is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

306 Undergraduate Degrees
179 Graduate Degrees
$28,935 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
89% Acceptance Rate

Best Teaching Schools

Iowa State University Rankings

We have ranked Iowa State as #12 out of 545 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. Iowa State also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Iowa ranking.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Teaching Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Most Popular Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Instructional Media Design Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Educational Assessment Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Special Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#61 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#30 Highest Paid Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduates College Factual
#84 Highest Paid Education Graduates College Factual
#88 Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduates College Factual
#157 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is Iowa State University?

Location of Iowa State University

Contact details for Iowa State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1750 Beardshear Hall, Ames, IA 50011-2103
Phone: 515-294-4111
Website: www.iastate.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IowaStateU
Twitter: http://twitter.com/IowaStateU

How Do I Get Into Iowa State?

You can apply to Iowa State online at: www.admissions.iastate.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for Iowa State

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Iowa State?

89% Acceptance Rate
47% Of Accepted Are Women
9% Submit SAT Scores
Since Iowa State has an acceptance rate of 89%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 53% of accepted students are men and 47% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 89%, and the acceptance rate for women is 90%.

Average Test Scores

About 9% of students accepted to Iowa State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 600 and 700. Math scores were between 560 and 710.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Iowa State University  ( 600 to 700 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Iowa State University  ( 560 to 710 )
200
800
Iowa State received ACT scores from 90% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 28. Math scores were between 21 and 28. Composite scores were between 22 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Iowa State University  ( 22 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Iowa State University  ( 21 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Iowa State University  ( 22 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford Iowa State University?

$28,935 Net Price
50% Take Out Loans
3.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Iowa State is $28,935. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Iowa State, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $7,431 a year. That adds up to $29,724 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Iowa State is 3.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Iowa State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

26,713 Full-Time Undergraduates
43% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 28,294 undergraduate students at Iowa State, with 26,713 being full-time and 1,581 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Iowa State

There are also 5,078 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 26,713 full-time undergraduates at Iowa State, 57% are male and 43% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Iowa State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Iowa State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 968
Black or African American 651
Hispanic or Latino 1,670
White 20,181
International Students 1,403
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,840

Geographic Diversity

Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at Iowa State University. At this time, 43 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 120 countries are represented at Iowa State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Malaysia.

Online Learning at Iowa State University

1,374 Took All Classes Online
7,589 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 17 master’s degree programs available online at Iowa State. In 2017-2018, 7,589 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

undefined

This school is the 2nd 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 State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Iowa State University was -1.0%. This is the #1,611 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Iowa State regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Curriculum & Instruction 71%
Curriculum & Instruction 71%
Early Childhood Education 14%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 10%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 30%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Iowa State 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 State.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Mathematics Education #24
General Educational Leadership & Administration #195
Teacher Education Subject Specific #197
Educational Administration #247

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%.

Iowa State University Teaching Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Elementary Education 205 0 0 0 205
Agricultural Teacher Education 56 0 29 4 89
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 18 13 8 39
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0 0 35 0 35
Music Education 24 0 0 0 24
Curriculum & Instruction 0 5 14 2 21
Early Childhood Education 21 0 0 0 21
General Education 0 0 7 9 16
Science Education 0 0 14 0 14
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0 0 6 0 6
Educational/Instructional Technology 0 0 0 5 5
Educational Assessment, Testing, & Measurement 0 3 0 0 3
Mathematics Education 0 0 3 0 3
Reading Teacher Education 0 2 0 0 2
General Special Education 0 1 0 0 1
Teacher Development & Methodology 0 1 0 0 1
Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education 0 0 0 0 0
Family & Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 306 30 121 28 485

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.

Featured Schools

Find Teaching Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited education & teaching schools across the U.S.