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.
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.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Iowa State.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Iowa State has earned from around the web.
|#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?
Contact details for Iowa State are given below.
|Address:||1750 Beardshear Hall, Ames, IA 50011-2103|
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
|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|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Iowa State?
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.
Can I Afford Iowa State University?
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
There are also 5,078 graduate students at the school.
Of the 26,713 full-time undergraduates at Iowa State, 57% are male and 43% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Iowa State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||651|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,670|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Iowa State has changed over the last few years.
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|
|General Educational Leadership & Administration||#195|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#197|
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.
|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|
|Curriculum & Instruction||0||5||14||2||21|
|Early Childhood Education||21||0||0||0||21|
|Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor||0||0||6||0||6|
|Educational Assessment, Testing, & Measurement||0||3||0||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|
*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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