Graduate Programs Overview

Iowa State University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Ames, Iowa. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $10,986 for Iowa residents and $25,948 for other students in average.

It offers two hundreds sixty-five graduate programs: 129 Master's, 94 Doctorate, 7 Post-Bachelor's, 35 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 1,055 students have been conferred Master's degree and 560 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameIowa State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address1750 Beardshear Hall, Ames, IA
Graduate School Students5,078 students
1,038 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$10,986
Out-of-State$25,948
Student to Faculty19:1 (5.26%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 265 Graduate Programs
129 Master's, 35 Doctorate, 42 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 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 $10,986 and $25,948 for non-Iowa residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $543 for Iowa residents and $1,374 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$9,758$24,720
Fees$1,228$1,228
Cost per Credit$543$1,374
Books & Supplies$1,001
Room & Board$9,193 (On-Campus) / $9,193 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,430 (On-Campus) / $2,430 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$23,610$38,572
Off-Campus Total$23,610$38,572
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$9,549$10,078$10,504$10,990$10,986
Out-of-State$22,861$23,790$24,766$25,952$25,948

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Iowa State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 265 major areas - 116 Master's (17 online programs), 80 Doctorate , 7 Post-Bachelor'(1 online programs), 38 Post-Master'(15 online programs). 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
Total1,05556061235
Men6012892068
Women45427141167
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.
Engineering Technology
Work and Family 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
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
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
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 33,372 students enrolled in Iowa State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 5,078 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 2,635 male and 2,443 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 3,068 full-time and 2,010 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,038 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 243 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total5,078
Men Students2,635
Women Students2,443
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total5,078
Full-time Students3,068
Part-time Students2,010
By race/ethnicity 2,551 White, 142 Black, and 130 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
Total5,078
American Indian /
Native American
13
Asian130
Black142
Hispanic204
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
7
White2,551
Two or more races56
Un-Known278
107 students are younger than 22 and 401 students are older than 65. The school has 3,391 students aged between 22 and 30 and 1,179 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total5,078
21 & Under107
22-241,380
25-292,011
30-34831
35-39348
40 & Over401
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, 1,038 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 243 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment5,078
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,038
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses243
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses3,797
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,038
Iowa Resident385
Other State In U.S.635
Outside of U.S.18



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