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Graduation Statistics

68%

graduate within six years
  • 69% within eight years
  • 34% within four years
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6,105 Graduates
Iowa State University offers bachelors through doctoral degrees.
Bachelor's Master's Doctoral

Faculty Overview

3,133 Faculty
Full Time
  • 1,591 Instructional
  • 66 Research
  • 53 Public Service
Part Time
  • 1,320 Instructional
  • 53 Research
  • 50 Public Service

Study Options

Distance Learning

Can't make it to the campus? This college has remote classroom options.

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

Weekend Programs

This college offers weekend classes.

Teacher Certification Offered

This college offers teacher certification.

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Reviews Academic Rigor
  • Jennifer from Shoreview, MN
  • 5
  • The learning environment at Iowa State is unlike anything else, there's no doubt in my mind that it has been a challenge, but the school offers many resources for any…

  • Jul-19-2009 Read More
  • Nick from River Falls, WI
  • 5
  • You learn a lot in college, but at Iowa State you can learn anything you could imagine. The professors are true experts in their fields, and do an excellent job…

  • Jul-14-2009 Read More

Programs & Majors

Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations 74 - -
Agricultural Animal Breeding - 2 1
Agricultural Economics - 2 1
Agricultural Mechanization, General 28 - -
Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding - 4 2
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture - 3 2
Agronomy and Crop Science 52 12 -
Animal Sciences, General 147 3 -
Crop Production - 5 -
Dairy Science 28 - -
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management 83 4 -
Food Science 19 9 4
Horticultural Science 46 3 4
International Agriculture 6 - -
Livestock Management - 4 2
Soil Science and Agronomy, General - 4 -
Architecture and Related Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Architecture 62 15 -
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 26 8 -
Landscape Architecture 29 - -
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Area Studies, Other 17 - -
Russian Studies 1 - -
Women's Studies 3 - -
Biological and Biomedical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Animal Physiology - 5 -
Biochemistry 23 2 5
Bioinformatics 1 1 4
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 115 - -
Biophysics 1 - -
Botany/Plant Biology - - -
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology - 2 3
Ecology 62 1 1
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - 4 5
Entomology 7 2 1
Genetics, General 20 4 16
Immunology - 1 1
Microbiology, General 24 5 3
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology - 1 -
Plant Physiology - 2 5
Toxicology - 2 -
Zoology/Animal Biology 2 - -
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Accounting 159 42 -
Business Administration and Management, General - 88 -
Business/Managerial Economics 4 - -
Finance, General 206 - -
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 38 3 1
International Business/Trade/Commerce 29 - -
Logistics and Materials Management 80 - -
Management Information Systems, General 98 - -
Management Science, General 168 - -
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 221 - -
Operations Management and Supervision 50 - -
Transportation/Transportation Management - 2 -
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Bachelor Master Doctorate
Advertising 50 - -
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric 83 - -
Journalism 122 11 -
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computer Science 30 21 15
Computer and Information Systems Security - 20 -
Information Technology - 19 4
Education Bachelor Master Doctorate
Agricultural Teacher Education 20 7 2
Curriculum and Instruction - 4 3
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 39 - -
Education, General - 12 4
Educational Leadership and Administration, General - 17 20
Elementary Education and Teaching 119 1 -
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education - - 5
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration - 40 1
Mathematics Teacher Education - 4 -
Music Teacher Education 16 - -
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education - 7 -
Special Education and Teaching, General - 2 -
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor - 9 1
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education - - -
Engineering Bachelor Master Doctorate
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 94 8 3
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering 41 12 6
Chemical Engineering 63 2 8
Civil Engineering, General 105 31 9
Computer Engineering, General 57 29 9
Computer Software Engineering 13 - -
Construction Engineering 61 - -
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 73 30 6
Engineering Mechanics - - -
Industrial Engineering 54 6 4
Materials Engineering 47 8 13
Mechanical Engineering 221 35 11
Systems Engineering - 35 -
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Bachelor Master Doctorate
Engineering/Industrial Management 40 - -
English Language and Literature/Letters Bachelor Master Doctorate
Creative Writing - 6 -
English Language and Literature, General 33 6 -
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 6 - 4
Rhetoric and Composition - 6 -
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Apparel and Textiles, General - 4 1
Family Resource Management Studies, General 13 - -
Family and Community Services 96 - -
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 12 19 -
Human Development and Family Studies, General - 11 9
Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor Master Doctorate
French Language and Literature 7 - -
German Language and Literature 8 - -
Linguistics 13 - -
Spanish Language and Literature 40 - -
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Dietetics/Dietitian 58 - -
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator 12 - -
Veterinary Medicine - - 120
Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology - 2 6
Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology - - 4
Veterinary Preventive Medicine Epidemiology, and Public Health - 1 -
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General - 1 -
History Bachelor Master Doctorate
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology - 1 -
History, General 54 4 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities Bachelor Master Doctorate
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 110 - -
Mathematics and Statistics Bachelor Master Doctorate
Applied Mathematics - - 3
Mathematics, General 35 5 3
Statistics, General 10 22 13
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 91 15 -
Neuroscience - - 1
Nutrition Sciences 8 9 2
Natural Resources and Conservation Bachelor Master Doctorate
Environmental Science 19 7 2
Environmental Studies 33 - -
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management - 2 -
Forest Sciences and Biology 23 - -
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other - - -
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management - 2 -
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 154 11 4
Philosophy and Religious Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Philosophy 14 - -
Religion/Religious Studies 5 - -
Physical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Analytical Chemistry - - 4
Astrophysics - 1 -
Chemistry, General 14 3 7
Geology/Earth Science, General 8 3 3
Inorganic Chemistry - - -
Meteorology 8 6 2
Nuclear Physics - 3 2
Organic Chemistry - 3 11
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry - - 4
Physics, General 13 - -
Physics, Other - - -
Solid State and Low-Temperature Physics - - 9
Psychology Bachelor Master Doctorate
Psychology, General 140 7 4
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Bachelor Master Doctorate
Public Administration 11 11 -
Social Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Anthropology 22 3 -
Economics, General 37 12 10
Political Science and Government, General 87 3 -
Sociology 72 6 7
Visual and Performing Arts Bachelor Master Doctorate
Design and Visual Communications, General 107 4 -
Fashion/Apparel Design 102 - -
Graphic Design 47 5 -
Interior Design 40 3 -
Music, General 10 - -
Visual and Performing Arts, General 8 3 -