The path to success is paved with education. 

Data consistently shows that a college degree not only opens up more job opportunities but significantly boosts earning potential and economic stability. 

The University of Iowa prides itself on providing a high-quality education that is both accessible and affordable. In fact, Iowa is the only top 100 university in the nation (U.S. News and World Report) with an acceptance rate above 80% and tuition and fees lower than $11,500*. Plus, a UI education pays off. Hawkeyes have a 97% job or graduate school placement rate within six months of receiving their degree, 10% higher than the national average. Around half of our undergraduate students graduate from our university with zero student debt. For those who do have loans to pay off, the average amount of debt is less than the state and national averages.

Whether you're a healthcare provider, a future business leader, or the next great storyteller, our university's unique blend of excellence ensures that our graduates are confident, skilled, and ready to make a difference.

*The estimated cost of tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences for the 2023-24 academic year is $10,964​​​​. The UI's in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees are lower than any other top 100 university with an acceptance rate above 80%.


scholarships and grants provided to University of Iowa students in 21-22.


more in median lifetime earnings for a college graduate versus a high school graduate.

- Social Security Administration, 2015

Graduate Career Outcomes Dashboard

Use this tool to evaluate average earnings, the percentage of students with student loan debt, and the average student loan debt amount for University of Iowa graduates. Select from the program of study dropdown menu to see specific statistics for different majors.