Iowa State University Graduate Schools

Iowa State University (referred to as ISU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Ames, IA. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2020 graduate school tuition & fees at Iowa State University is $10,990 for Iowa residents and $25,952 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,371 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 34,992 including undergraduate students.

Iowa State University Graduate School Overview

Iowa State University (referred to as ISU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Ames, IA. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
Iowa State University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1916 - Current[Estimated Date]).
Iowa State UniversityDirectory Information
School NameIowa State University (referred to as ISU)
Address1750 Beardshear Hall, Ames, IA 50011-2103
Phone515-294-4111
Webhttps://www.iastate.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.admissions.iastate.edu/apply
Financial Infohttps://www.financialaid.iastate.edu
The 2020 graduate school tuition & fees at Iowa State University is $10,990 for Iowa residents and $25,952 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,371 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 34,992 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 237 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 26 programs are available online classes.
ISU Graduate School 2020 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$25,952
$10,990 for Iowa Residents
Student Population5,371
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs237 graduate programs
(26 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio19 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Iowa State University is $10,990 for Iowa residents and $25,952 for out-of-state students for academic year 2019-2020. The tuition per credit hour is $543 for Iowa residents and $1,374 for out-of-state students. Iowa State University offers the alternative tuition plans.
ISU 2020 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Iowa Residents$10,990
Out-of-State$25,952
Tuition per Credit Hour
Iowa Residents$543
Out-of-State$1,374
Iowa State University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On Iowa State University campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services at ISU
Distance Learning (Online Classes)26 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

Iowa State University 2020 Tuition, Fees, Other College Costs

For academic year 2019-2020, the graduate school tuition & fees of Iowa State University is $10,990 for Iowa residents and $25,952 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 4.79% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & fees at Iowa State University
Iowa ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2015-2016$8,130$1,042$21,054$1,042
2016-2017$8,474$1,075$21,786$1,075
2017-2018$8,944$1,134$22,656$1,134
2018-2019$9,302$1,202$23,564$1,202
2019-2020$9,758$1,232$24,720$1,232
For academic year 2019-2020, the living costs are $11,579 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Iowa State University. On-campus living costs are increased by 3.85% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $11,579. Off-campus living costs are increased by 3.85% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Living Costs at Iowa State University
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2015-2016$8,070$2,430$8,070$2,430
2016-2017$8,356$2,430$8,356$2,430
2017-2018$8,546$2,430$8,546$2,430
2018-2019$8,720$2,430$8,720$2,430
2019-2020$9,149$2,430$9,149$2,430
For academic year 2019-2020, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $543 for Iowa residents and $1,374 for other students at Iowa State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 4.89% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour Iowa State University
Iowa ResidentsOut-of-State
2015-2016$452$1,170
2016-2017$471$1,211
2017-2018$497$1,259
2018-2019$517$1,310
2019-2020$543$1,374
Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at Iowa State University.
2019-2020 Law School/Medical School Tuition at Iowa State University
Iowa ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Veterinary Medicine$24,220$1,278$53,304$1,278

Graduate Programs at ISU

Iowa State University offers 241 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate. Next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 1,867 students have completed their study at Iowa State University.
Offered Degrees at Iowa State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree116171,034
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship790393
Doctor's degree - other10144
Post Bachelor's Degree7161
Post Master's Degree3815235
Total241331,867

Iowa State University offers 241 programs through Master's, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 1,867 students have completed their studies.
  • 1,034 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 144 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 61 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 235 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] (3 completers) 75 completers-
Agricultural Economics0-
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management1-
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture1-
Animal Sciences8-
Agricultural Animal Breeding1-
Livestock Management2-
Food Science8-
Agronomy and Crop Science45-
Horticultural Science2-
Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding6-
Soil Science and Agronomy1-
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 15 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation0-
Environmental Science7-
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management2-
Forestry1-
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management5-
Architecture [+] 36 completers-
0-
Architecture0-
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning6-
Environmental Design/Architecture7-
Landscape Architecture8-
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology15-
Communication and Journalism [+] 7 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0-
Journalism7-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] (2 completers) 121 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Information Technology36-
Computer Science33-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance52-
Education [+] (4 completers) 101 completers$45,900
Education6$45,900
Curriculum and Instruction4-
Educational Leadership and Administration10-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration39-
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement0-
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education0-
Special Education and Teaching2-
Elementary Education and Teaching0-
Agricultural Teacher Education19-
Mathematics Teacher Education7-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education9-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor5-
Engineering [+] (12 completers) 275 completers-
Engineering0-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering28-
Agricultural Engineering15-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering31-
Chemical Engineering5-
Civil Engineering59$64,700
Computer Engineering35-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0$92,000
Engineering Mechanics60-
Systems Engineering17-
Industrial Engineering25$85,000
Engineering Technology [+] (2 completers) 27 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician3-
Engineering/Industrial Management24-
Work and Family Studies [+] (1 completers) 23 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences14-
Human Nutrition3-
Human Development and Family Studies4-
Apparel and Textiles2-
English Language And Literature [+] 16 completers$39,400
English Language and Literature4$39,400
Creative Writing6-
Rhetoric and Composition6-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 75 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences0-
Biomedical Sciences45-
Biochemistry3-
Biophysics0-
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology3-
Plant Physiology1-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology0-
Microbiology3-
Immunology1-
Entomology2-
Animal Physiology4-
Genetics3-
Toxicology2-
Bioinformatics1-
Biotechnology0-
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology6-
Neuroscience1-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 25 completers-
Mathematics2-
Applied Mathematics6-
Statistics17-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (4 completers) 51 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Gerontology2-
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis0-
Nutrition Sciences6-
Human Computer Interaction37-
Sustainability Studies0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)6-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 3 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science3-
Physical Sciences [+] 12 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Astrophysics1-
Meteorology1-
Chemistry1-
Analytical Chemistry1-
Inorganic Chemistry1-
Organic Chemistry0-
Physical Chemistry0-
Geology/Earth Science5-
Physics1-
Elementary Particle Physics0-
Nuclear Physics1-
Condensed Matter and Materials Physics0-
Psychology [+] 6 completers-
Psychology6-
Human Services [+] 8 completers-
0-
Public Administration0-
Public Policy Analysis8-
Social Sciences [+] 11 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Anthropology5-
Economics2-
Political Science and Government0-
Sociology4-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 22 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts6-
Design and Visual Communications0$44,000
Industrial and Product Design4-
Interior Design3-
Graphic Design9-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences0-
Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology2-
Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology0-
Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health3-
Business [+] (2 completers) 113 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Business Administration and Management65$68,400
Transportation/Mobility Management0-
Accounting0-
Finance6-
Hospitality Administration/Management5-
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)37-
History [+] 7 completers-
History7-
Total1,034
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 17 completers-
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture1-
Animal Sciences3-
Agricultural Animal Breeding0-
Livestock Management0-
Food Science1-
Agronomy and Crop Science2-
Horticultural Science0-
Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding6-
Soil Science and Agronomy4-
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 1 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation0-
Environmental Science1-
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management0-
Forestry0-
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management0-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Computer Science9-
Education [+] 38 completers-
Education6-
Curriculum and Instruction1-
Educational Leadership and Administration23-
Educational/Instructional Technology4-
Agricultural Teacher Education4-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor0-
Engineering [+] 128 completers-
Engineering0-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering9-
Agricultural Engineering12-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering21-
Chemical Engineering10-
Civil Engineering22-
Computer Engineering7-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0-
Engineering Mechanics37-
Industrial Engineering7-
Electromechanical Engineering3-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 0 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures0-
Applied Linguistics0-
Work and Family Studies [+] 17 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
Human Nutrition1-
Human Development and Family Studies11-
Apparel and Textiles5-
English Language And Literature [+] 8 completers-
English Language and Literature0-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing8-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 60 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences0-
Biomedical Sciences3-
Biochemistry8-
Biophysics1-
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology6-
Plant Physiology3-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology3-
Microbiology5-
Immunology3-
Entomology2-
Animal Physiology0-
Genetics13-
Toxicology3-
Bioinformatics4-
Biotechnology2-
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology3-
Neuroscience1-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 32 completers-
Mathematics7-
Applied Mathematics5-
Statistics20-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 4 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Gerontology0-
Human Computer Interaction4-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 2 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science2-
Physical Sciences [+] 34 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Astrophysics1-
Meteorology1-
Chemistry4-
Analytical Chemistry5-
Inorganic Chemistry1-
Organic Chemistry6-
Physical Chemistry3-
Geology/Earth Science3-
Physics1-
Elementary Particle Physics2-
Nuclear Physics1-
Condensed Matter and Materials Physics6-
Psychology [+] 8 completers-
Psychology8-
Social Sciences [+] 11 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Economics9-
Sociology2-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 8 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology7-
Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology1-
Business [+] 14 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Business Administration and Management5-
Hospitality Administration/Management9-
History [+] 2 completers-
History2-
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology0-
Total393
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 144 completers-
Veterinary Medicine144-
Total144
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering Technology [+] (1 completers) 4 completers-
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician4-
Work and Family Studies [+] 0 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
Human Development and Family Studies0-
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management0-
Human Services [+] 57 completers-
0-
Public Administration57-
Social Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography0-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 0 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Design and Visual Communications0-
Business [+] 0 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)0-
Total61
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] (2 completers) 33 completers-
Food Science0-
Food Science and Technology (other)0-
Agronomy and Crop Science33-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] (2 completers) 5 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance5-
Education [+] (6 completers) 27 completers-
Education0-
Curriculum and Instruction1-
Educational Leadership and Administration9-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration2-
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement5-
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education0-
Special Education and Teaching0-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)4-
Reading Teacher Education5-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor1-
Engineering [+] (8 completers) 3 completers-
Engineering0-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering1-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering0-
Civil Engineering0-
Computer Engineering0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0-
Engineering Mechanics0-
Systems Engineering2-
Industrial Engineering0-
Work and Family Studies [+] (3 completers) 7 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
Human Development and Family Studies7-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences0-
Biochemistry0-
Biotechnology0-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 0 completers-
Mathematics0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (2 completers) 4 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Gerontology2-
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis0-
Human Computer Interaction2-
Psychology [+] 5 completers-
Psychology5-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] 0 completers-
0-
Forensic Science and Technology0-
Human Services [+] 1 completers-
0-
Public Administration1-
Social Sciences [+] 12 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography12-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (2 completers) 133 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health1-
Dietetics/Dietitian132-
Business [+] 5 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies0-
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)5-
Total235

Graduate Student Population at ISU

For academic year 2019-2020, total 5,371 students enrolled into Iowa State University graduate schools where it has total 34,992 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 3,284 full-time and 2,087 part-time students. By gender, 2,834 male and 2,537 female students are attending Iowa State University graduate schools. Next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status for Iowa State University.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
Iowa State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,3712,8342,537
Full-time3,2841,6391,645
Part-tme2,0871,195892
Next tables summarize the students population by race/ethnicity at Iowa State University.
There are 2,664 White (49.60%), 142 Black/African American (2.64%), 190 Hispanic (3.54%), 117 Asian (2.18%), and 2,258 students with other races. 1,876 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at Iowa State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,3712,8342,537
American Indian/Native American1679
Asian1175661
Black/African American1427864
Hispanic19089101
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander202
White2,6641,2801,384
Two More572631
Un-Known307120187
Non-resident Alien1,8761,178698
Iowa State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,051 graduate students (19.57% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 216 graduate students (4.02% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. Next table summarizes the online student population for Iowa State University.
Distance Learning Student Population at Iowa State University
Number of Students
Total5,371
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,051
Enrolled Some Online Courses216
Not in Online Courses4,104

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