University of Northern Iowa Graduate School

University of Northern Iowa (referred to as UNI) is a Public, 4 years school located in Cedar Falls, IA.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of UNI is $10,991 for Iowa residents and $22,074 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,210 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 8,945 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

University of Northern Iowa (referred to as UNI) is a Public, 4 years school located in Cedar Falls, IA.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1918 - Current[Estimated Date]).
UNI Directory Information
School NameUniversity of Northern Iowa (UNI)
Address1227 W 27th St, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0005
Phone319-273-2311
Webhttps://www.uni.edu
Online Applicationhttps://uni.edu/admissions/apply
Financial Infohttps://www.uni.edu/finaid
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of UNI is $10,991 for Iowa residents and $22,074 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,210 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 8,945 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 174 graduate programs through Master's and Doctorate (Other). Among them, 16 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$22,074
$10,991 for Iowa Residents
Student Population1,210
Offered Degrees/ProgramsMaster's and Doctorate (Other)
Number of Programs174 graduate programs
(16 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at UNI is $10,991 for Iowa residents and $22,074 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $539 for Iowa residents and $1,155 for out-of-state students.
UNI offers the alternative tuition plans.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Iowa Residents$10,991
Out-of-State$22,074
Tuition per Credit Hour
Iowa Residents$539
Out-of-State$1,155
UNI 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 its campus, 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
Distance Learning (Online Classes)16 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of University of Northern Iowa is $10,991 for Iowa residents and $22,074 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 4.12% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
Iowa ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2018-2019$9,159$1,273$19,633$1,273
2019-2020$9,159$1,273$21,375$1,273
2020-2021$9,159$1,273$21,375$1,273
2021-2022$9,296$1,273$19,928$1,273
2022-2023$9,691$1,300$20,774$1,300
The graduate school tuition & fees of UNI is relatively expensive compared to public graduate schools in Iowa. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the Iowa graduate tuition is $17,355 (public) / $12,978 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
University of Northern Iowa$10,991$22,074
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
Iowa Graduate Schools$11,156$13,747
Public$11,312$17,355
Private$12,978
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $11,777 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at UNI.
On-campus living costs are increased by 1.91% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $11,594. Off-campus living costs are increased by 0.33% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$8,948$2,148$8,948$2,148
2019-2020$9,160$2,296$9,160$2,296
2020-2021$9,160$2,396$9,160$2,396
2021-2022$9,160$2,396$9,160$2,396
2022-2023$9,343$2,434$9,160$2,434
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $539 for Iowa residents and $1,155 for other students at University of Northern Iowa. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 4.24% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Iowa ResidentsOut-of-State
2018-2019$509$1,092
2019-2020$509$1,091
2020-2021$509$1,091
2021-2022$517$1,108
2022-2023$539$1,155

Graduate Programs at UNI

University of Northern Iowa offers 65 graduate programs for Master's and Doctorate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 504 students have completed their study at University of Northern Iowa.
Offered Degrees at University of Northern Iowa
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree5811495
Doctor's degree - professional practice729
Total6513504
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at University of Northern Iowa by award level.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 89 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Curriculum and Instruction program with 5 completers.
University of Northern Iowa offers 65 programs through Master's and Doctorate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 504 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 495 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 9 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Other) program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] --
Environmental Science--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 4 completers-
Women's Studies4-
Communication and Journalism [+] 10 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric10-
Mass Communication/Media Studies--
Public Relations/Image Management--
Education [+] (6 completers) 101 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration29$65,500
Educational/Instructional Technology--
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education1-
Special Education and Teaching10-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services14$40,600
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services14-
Elementary Education and Teaching--
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching7-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)9-
Art Teacher Education--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education1-
Music Teacher Education--
Reading Teacher Education9-
Social Science Teacher Education1-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor6-
Engineering Technology [+] 7 completers-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician--
Industrial Technology/Technician7-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] --
Spanish Language and Literature--
English Language and Literature [+] 4 completers-
English Language and Literature4-
Library Science [+] (1 completers) 13 completers-
Library and Information Science13-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 6 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences6-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 2 completers-
Mathematics2-
Applied Mathematics (other)--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 6 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences6-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] (1 completers) 25 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies8-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness11-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science6-
Psychology [+] 26 completers-
Psychology--
Social Psychology1-
Clinical Psychology3-
School Psychology15-
Educational Psychology7-
Human Services [+] (2 completers) 77 completers-
Public Policy Analysis16-
Social Work61$42,800
Social Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Geography5-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 11 completers-
Art/Art Studies--
Music--
Music History, Literature, and Theory--
Music Performance6-
Music Theory and Composition--
Conducting1-
Keyboard Instruments2-
Jazz/Jazz Studies2-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 63 completers-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist46-
Athletic Training/Trainer7-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor8-
Community Health and Preventive Medicine2-
Business [+] (1 completers) 129 completers-
Business Administration and Management89-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management15-
Accounting--
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)25-
History [+] 6 completers-
History6-
Total495
Doctorate (Other) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (2 completers) 7 completers-
Education--
Curriculum and Instruction5-
Educational Leadership and Administration2-
Special Education and Teaching--
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services--
Engineering Technology [+] 1 completers-
Industrial Technology/Technician1-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 1 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies1-
Total9

Graduate Student Population at UNI

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 1,210 students enrolled into University of Northern Iowa graduate schools where it has total 8,945 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 399 full-time and 811 part-time graduate students. By gender, 284 male and 926 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,210284926
Full-time399109290
Part-tme811175636
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,004 White (82.98%), 34 Black/African American (2.81%), 43 Hispanic (3.55%), 16 Asian (1.32%), and 113 students with other races. 61 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,210284926
American Indian/Native American110
Asian16511
Black/African American341222
Hispanic431033
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander110
White1,004210794
Two More24519
Un-Known261412
Non-resident Alien612635
University of Northern Iowa offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 465 graduate students (38.43% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 148 graduate students (12.23% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total1,210
Enrolled Online Exclusively465
Enrolled Some Online Courses148
Not in Online Courses597

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