Graduate Program Overview

University of Northern Iowa is a four-years, public school located in Cedar Falls, Iowa. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $10,569 for Iowa residents and $21,201 for out-of-state students. It offers sixty-three (63) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameUniversity of Northern Iowa
TypeFour-years, Public
Address1227 W 27th St, Cedar Falls, IA
Graduate School Students1,218 students
465 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$10,569
Student to Faculty17:1 (5.88%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 63 Graduate Programs
56 Master's, 7 Doctorate

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at University of Northern Iowa 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 $10,569 and $21,201 for non-Iowa residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $517 for Iowa residents and $1,108 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
Cost per Credit$517$1,108
Books & Supplies$800
Room & Board$9,160 (On-Campus) / $9,160 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,396 (On-Campus) / $2,396 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$22,925$33,557
Off-Campus Total$22,925$33,557
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

University of Northern Iowa offers Masters, Doctorate graduate degree/certificate programs through 63 major areas - 56 Master's (13 online programs), 7 Doctorate (3 online programs). 450 students have been conferred Master's degree and 8 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
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.
Natural Resources and Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
English Language and Literature
Library Science
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Engineering Technology
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

Graduate Student Population

Total 9,507 students enrolled in University of Northern Iowa including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,218 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 367 male and 851 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 432 full-time and 786 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 465 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 346 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students367
Women Students851
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students432
Part-time Students786
By race/ethnicity 927 White, 39 Black, and 13 Asian students are attending at University of Northern Iowa. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Two or more races24
22 students are younger than 22 and 260 students are older than 65. The school has 604 students aged between 22 and 30 and 332 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under22
40 & Over260
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At University of Northern Iowa, 465 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 346 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,218
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses465
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses346
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses407
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses465
Iowa Resident337
Other State In U.S.83
Outside of U.S.45

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