2017-2018 Fact Book


The Iowa State University Fact Book is a compilation of basic information including history, students, staff, departments, programs, and facilities.

   General       Students       Alumni      Faculty & Staff  

   Courses    Departments & Programs Finances & Facilities

If you are looking for information from the 2016-2017 Fact Book and other previous years, please visit the Fact Book Archive.


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Additional Resources:  Registrar Enrollment Statistics



General Information


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Ames Laboratory, U.S. DOE    
Board of Regents, State of Iowa    
Campus Points of Interest    
Extension & Outreach    
Governance Organizations  
History of Iowa State University    
Information Technology    
Intercollegiate Athletics    
Peer Land-Grant Universities    
Presidents of Iowa State University    
Strategic Plan (FY2017-FY2022)    
University Achievements & Recognitions    
Organizational Charts    
   President's Office  
   Senior Vice President & Provost  
   Division of Finance  
   Senior Vice President for University Services  
   Division of Student Affairs  
   Vice President for Research  
   Extension & Outreach Leadership  
   Extension & Outreach Overview  

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   Undergraduate Admission Requirements    
   New Student Admissions
   Academic Preparation of New Freshmen
   Transfer Admissions
   Enrollment: 1868-2017 (graph)
   Enrollment: 1868-2017 (table)
   Enrollment: Age
   Enrollment: By College, Term, and Level
   Enrollment: FTE by Level
   Enrollment: Full-Time and Part-Time
   Enrollment: Gender by College and Level
   Enrollment: Graduate by Iowa County (map)  
   Enrollment: Graduate by State (map)  
   Enrollment: Headcount by Level and Classification
   Enrollment: Housing Type
   Enrollment: International by Country  
   Enrollment: Race/Ethnicity
   Enrollment: Residence
   Enrollment: Undergraduate by College & Classification
   Enrollment: Undergraduate by Iowa County (map)  
   Enrollment: Undergraduate by State (map)  
   Enrollment: Vet Med by Iowa County (map)  
   Enrollment: Vet Med by State (map)  
Student Success    
   Retention & Graduation Rates, Full-Time Freshmen and Transfers
   Retention & Graduation Rates by ACT Score, High School Rank, Residence, Race/Ethnicity, and Gender
   Undergraduate Grade Point Average by Level
   Undergraduate Grade Point Average: Cumulative
Learning Communities & Study Abroad    
   Learning Communities Enrollment
   Learning Communities Retention & Graduation Rates
   Study Abroad
   Degrees Awarded by Level
   Degrees Awarded by Gender
   Degrees Awarded by Race/Ethnicity
Tuition & Mandatory Fees    
   Tuition & Mandatory Fees
   Estimated Cost of Attendance for Undergraduate Residents
   Tuition & Required Fees: Resident Undergraduate Peer Comparison
   Student Financial Aid Programs

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Alumni by College
Alumni by State (map)  
Alumni Outside the United States
Post-Graduation Status of 2015-2016 Bachelor's Degree Recipients

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Faculty & Staff

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Employee Headcount and FTE by Classification
Employee Headcount & FTE by College
Employee Age by Classification
Employees: Full-Time & Part-Time
Employees by Gender & Race/Ethnicity
Employees by Gender
Employees by Race/Ethnicity
Employee FTE by Classification and Fund Source
Faculty by Highest Degree
Faculty by Rank
Professional & Scientific Employees by Grade, Contract Employees, & Merit Employees by Category (table)
Professional & Scientific Employees by Grade, Contract Employees, & Merit Employees by Category (graphs)
Faculty Salaries: Average by Rank
Faculty Salaries: Peer Comparisons (graph)
Average Percent Increase in Salaries for Continuing Employees

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Average Section Size by College & Course Level
Student Credit Hours (SCH) by College & Course Level
Student Credit Hours (SCH) per Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Instructors by College
SCH Taught by Faculty & Teaching Assistants (graph)
Undergraduate Section Size Frequency Distribution
Distance Education Course Registrations
Extension Continuing Education & Professional Development Course Registrations

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Academic Departments & Programs

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Degree Programs by College  
Departmental Data within College, Degrees Awarded
Departmental Data within College, Instruction (Fall 2017)
Departmental Data within College, Instruction (Fall 2016)
Departmental Data within College, Majors & Assigned Space

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Finances & Facilities

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Revenue by Source (in thousands)
Expenditures & Transfers by Object (in thousands)
Expenditures & Transfers by Function (in thousands)
Endowment Funds (in thousands)
Gift Activity (in thousands)
Sponsored Funding Awarded (in thousands)
Patents & Licenses
Building Facilities by Function & Inventory of Land

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