2020-2021 Iowa State University Fact Book

Campanile and "Iowa State University" wallThe 2020-21 Iowa State University Fact Book is a compilation of basic information about the university, including its history, students, staff, departments, programs, and facilities.

Previous editions of the Fact Book are available at our Fact Book Archive.

In addition to the Fact Book, the Office of the Registrar provides an annual summary of enrollment statistics. Data and reports focused on students and courses are now available in e-Data. Iowa State University employees can request access to e-data.






 General    Students    Alumni    Faculty & Staff    Courses    Academic Departments & Programs    Finances & Facilities 



General Information

Document Title PDF Excel
Governance Organizations  

Ames Laboratory/Dept. of Energy
Board of Regents, State of Iowa
Calendar (Academic)
Campus Arts and Attractions
About Iowa State and Pride Points
Extension and Outreach
History of Iowa State University
Information Technology
Intercollegiate Athletics
Peer Land-Grant Universities
Presidents of Iowa State University
Strategic Plan (FY2017-FY2022)
Organizational Charts
President's Office
Senior Vice President and Provost
Division of Operation and Finance
Division of Student Affairs
Vice President for Research
Extension and Outreach - Leadership Team
Extension and Outreach - Overview

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Admissions PDF Excel
Undergraduate Admission Requirements (link)    
New Student Admissions
Academic Preparation of New Freshmen
Transfer Admissions
Enrollment Tableau PDF Excel
Enrollment: 1868-2020 (graph)  
Enrollment: 1868-2020 (data)
Enrollment by Age
Enrollment by College, Term, and Level
Enrollment FTE by Level
Enrollment Full-Time and Part-Time
Enrollment by Gender
Enrollment by Gender, College, and Level
Enrollment by Iowa County
Enrollment by State
Enrollment by Headcount, Level, and Class
Enrollment by Housing Type  
Enrollment by Country
Enrollment by Race and Ethnicity
Enrollment by Residence
Enrollment by Undergraduate College Classification
Student Success PDF Excel
Retention and Graduation Rates, Full-Time Freshmen and Transfers
Retention and Graduation Rates by ACT Score, High School Rank, Residence, Race/Ethnicity, and Gender
Undergraduate Grade Point Average by Level
Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average by College, Gender, and Level
Learning Communities and Study Abroad PDF Excel
Learning Communities Enrollment
Learning Communities Retention and Graduation Rates
Study Abroad
Degrees Tableau PDF Excel
Degrees Awarded by Level
Degrees Awarded by Gender
Degrees Awarded by Race and Ethnicity
Tuition and Mandatory Fees Tableau PDF Excel
Tuition and Mandatory Fees
Estimated Cost of Attendance for Undergraduate Residents  
Tuition and Required Fees: Resident Undergraduate Peer Comparison  
Student Financial Aid Programs  

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Document Title Tableau PDF Excel
Alumni by College
Alumni by State
Alumni Outside the United States
Post-Graduation Status of 2018-19 Bachelor's Degree Recipients

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Faculty & Staff

Document Title Tableau PDF Excel
Employee Headcount and FTE by Classification
Employee Headcount and FTE by College
Employee Age by Classification
Employees: Full-Time and Part-Time
Employees by Gender, Race, and Ethnicity  
Employees by Gender
Employees by Race and Ethnicity
Employee FTE by Classification and Fund Source  
Faculty Demographics    
Faculty by Highest Degree  
Faculty by Rank and Tenure  
Professional and Scientific Employees by Grade, Contract Employees, and Merit Employees by Category (table)  
Faculty Salaries: Average by Rank  
Faculty Salaries: Peer Comparisons (graph)  
Faculty Salaries: Average Percent Increase  

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

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Academic Departments and Programs

The University is organized into eight colleges, including the Graduate College. The University provides a broad array of academic degree programs, including more than 100 Bachelor degree programs, one Professional degree (the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine offered through the College of Veterinary Medicine), over 100 Masters programs, over 80 Ph.D. programs, and over 60 certificate programs. The Iowa State University Catalog and the Graduate College website provide listings of currently offered undergraduate, masters, doctoral and certificate programs offered by the University.

The links below contain information regarding the programs offered by the University.

Bachelor Degree Programs by Academic College
All Undergraduate Degree Programs, Certificates, and Minors
All Graduate Programs (Doctoral and Masters), Certificates, and Minors
Searchable Listing of All Graduate College Programs

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Departmental Data within College: Degrees Awarded
Departmental Data within College: Instruction
Departmental Data within College: Enrollment
Departmental Data within College: Assigned Space

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Finances and Facilities

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

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