Graduate Program Overview

Iowa State University is a four-years, public school located in Ames, Iowa. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $11,404 for Iowa residents and $26,948 for out-of-state students. It offers 247 graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameIowa State University
TypeFour-years, Public
Address1750 Beardshear Hall, Ames, IA
Graduate School Students4,979 students
1,129 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$11,404
Out-of-State$26,948
Student to Faculty18:1 (5.56%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 247 Graduate Programs
117 Master's, 81 Doctorate, 49 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Iowa State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Iowa residents, the tuition & fees are $11,404 and $26,948 for non-Iowa residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $564 for Iowa residents and $1,427 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$10,140$25,684
Fees$1,264$1,264
Cost per Credit$564$1,427
Books & Supplies$1,000
Room & Board$9,088 (On-Campus) / $9,088 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,430 (On-Campus) / $2,430 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$23,922$39,466
Off-Campus Total$23,922$39,466
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022
In-State$10,078$10,504$10,990$10,986$11,404
Out-of-State$23,790$24,766$25,952$25,948$26,948

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Iowa State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 247 major areas - 117 Master's (15 online programs), 81 Doctorate , 10 Post-Bachelor'(1 online programs), 39 Post-Master'(12 online programs). 962 students have been conferred Master's degree and 567 students have received Doctorate degree last year.The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Total96256769201
Men5173032748
Women44526442153
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Education
Engineering Technology
Work and Family Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Business
Agriculture
Natural Resources and Conservation
Architecture
Communication and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Work and Family Studies
English Language and Literature
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Agriculture
Computer and Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Work and Family Studies
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Agriculture
Natural Resources and Conservation
Computer and Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
English Language and Literature
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Business
History
Agriculture

Graduate Student Population

Total 31,822 students enrolled in Iowa State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 4,979 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 2,499 male and 2,480 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 3,031 full-time and 1,948 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,129 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 1,564 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total4,979
Men Students2,499
Women Students2,480
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total4,979
Full-time Students3,031
Part-time Students1,948
By race/ethnicity 2,590 White, 157 Black, and 135 Asian students are attending at Iowa State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total4,979
American Indian /
Native American
16
Asian135
Black157
Hispanic210
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
6
White2,590
Two or more races69
Un-Known271
148 students are younger than 22 and 384 students are older than 65. The school has 3,300 students aged between 22 and 30 and 1,147 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total4,979
21 & Under148
22-241,375
25-291,925
30-34817
35-39330
40 & Over384
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Iowa State University, 1,129 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 1,564 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment4,979
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,129
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses1,564
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses2,286
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,129
Iowa Resident482
Other State In U.S.535
Outside of U.S.38



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