Upper Iowa University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,589
2022 Average Net Price
$24,563
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.68%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
54.2%
1,405 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,072
55.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
46.2%
86 Graduates

About

Upper Iowa University is a higher education institution located in Fayette County, IA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Upper Iowa University were General Business Administration & Management (162 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (129 degrees), and Registered Nursing (115 degrees).

In 2022, 1,328 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Upper Iowa University. 64.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (910 degrees), 3.84 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (237 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Upper Iowa University is $32,589, which is $8,593 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Upper Iowa University is $32,589, which is $8,593 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,563.

In 2022, 73% of undergraduate students attending Upper Iowa University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$32,589
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Upper Iowa University was $32,589. The cost of tuition at Upper Iowa University is $8,593 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$24,563
2022 Value
7.32%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Upper Iowa University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,563. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Upper Iowa University grew by 7.32%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,138
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Upper Iowa University was of $9,138 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.362% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 37.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

73%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Upper Iowa University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 10.6% with respect to 2021, when 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.68%
2019 Default Rate
29
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Upper Iowa University was 1.68%, which represents 29 out of the 1727 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Upper Iowa University received 1,405 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 13.3% annual growth. Out of those 1,405 applicants, 762 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.2% acceptance rate.

There were 3,072 students enrolled at Upper Iowa University in 2022. 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Upper Iowa University has an overall enrollment yield of 28.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
762
Accepted Out of 1,405

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Upper Iowa University was 54.2% (762 admissions from 1,405 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 64.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 13.3%, while admissions declined by −5.34%..

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SAT Scores

12%
Submission Percentage (2022)
25
Scores Submitted (2022)

12% of enrolled first-time students at Upper Iowa University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Upper Iowa University had a total enrollment of 3,072 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Upper Iowa University is 1,717 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,355. This means that 55.9% of students enrolled at Upper Iowa University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Upper Iowa University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63% White, 16% Black or African American, 7.58% Hispanic or Latino, 3.78% Asian, 2.05% Two or More Races, 0.521% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.293% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Upper Iowa University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.8%), followed by White Male (27.8%) and Black or African American Female (10.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.9%), followed by White Male (19%) and Black or African American Female (14.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

55.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Upper Iowa University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,072 students. The full-time enrollment at Upper Iowa University is 1,717 and the part-time enrollment is 1,355. This means that 55.9% of students enrolled at Upper Iowa University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Upper Iowa University was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Upper Iowa University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,936 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    492 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    233 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Upper Iowa University is 63% White, 16% Black or African American, 7.58% Hispanic or Latino, 3.78% Asian, 2.05% Two or More Races, 0.521% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.293% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 90 students (2.93%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 378 more women than men received degrees from Upper Iowa University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Upper Iowa University is white (910 degrees awarded). There were 3.84 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (237 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Upper Iowa University is General Business Administration & Management (162 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (129 degrees) and Registered Nursing (115 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Upper Iowa University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (118 degrees awarded), Education (238 degrees), and Psychology (115 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Upper Iowa University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,813,513 people), Accountants & auditors (1,071,891 people), Other managers (851,815 people), Secondary school teachers (543,433 people), and Financial managers (527,295 people).

The most specialized majors at Upper Iowa University in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (118 degrees awarded), Education (238 degrees), Psychology (115 degrees), Business (470 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Upper Iowa University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Upper Iowa University are Public Administration and Social Service (118 degrees awarded), Education (238 degrees), Psychology (115 degrees), Business (470 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Upper Iowa University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,492,329 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (709,342 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (646,523 people), Computer Systems Design (585,943 people), and Banking & related activities (530,805 people).

The most specialized majors at Upper Iowa University are Public Administration and Social Service (118 degrees awarded), Education (238 degrees), Psychology (115 degrees), Business (470 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Upper Iowa University.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 196 degrees awarded
  2. 112 degrees awarded
  3. 111 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Upper Iowa University was General Business Administration & Management with 196 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

475
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
853
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 475 degrees were awarded to men at Upper Iowa University, which is 0.557 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (853).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 120 degrees were awarded to men at Upper Iowa University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.882 times less than the 136 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 136 degrees were awarded to men at Upper Iowa University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.13 times more than the 120 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
25%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 24% of students graduating from Upper Iowa University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 26% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (68.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Upper Iowa University is Female and White (68.4% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5.81% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    910 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    237 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    83 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Upper Iowa University is white (910 degrees awarded). There were 3.84 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (237 degrees).

0.678% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    584 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    326 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    157 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Upper Iowa University is white female (584 degrees awarded). There were 1.79 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (326 degrees).

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Operations

Upper Iowa University has an endowment valued at nearly $19.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−12.1%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Upper Iowa University had a total salary expenditure of 50.1M. Upper Iowa University employs 24 Assistant professors, 13 Associate professors and 11 Professors. Most academics at Upper Iowa University are Female Assistant professor (15), Female Associate professor (9), and Male Assistant professor (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Upper Iowa University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 126 employees, Management, with 83 employees, and Service with 23 employees.

Endowment

$19.8M
2022 Endowment
12.8%
decline from 2021

Upper Iowa University has an endowment valued at about $19.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Upper Iowa University declined 12.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $26.8M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$18.6M
2022 Salaries
4.19%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Upper Iowa University paid a median of $18.6M in salaries, which represents 37.1% of their overall expenditure ($50.1M) and a 4.19% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.61M
Instructional Salaries
56
Number of Employees

In 2022, Upper Iowa University paid a total of $3.61M to 56 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
24 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
126 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Upper Iowa University were Assistant professor with 24 employees, Associate professor with 13 employees, and Professor with 11 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Upper Iowa University were Office and Administrative Support with 126 employees, Management with 83 employees, and Service with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Upper Iowa University was Female Assistant professor with 15 employees, Female Associate professor with 9 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 9 employees.

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