Online 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 the academic year 2021-2022, the tuition & fees are $9,634 for Iowa residents and $25,446 for other students on average.

It offers 365 degree programs. Of that, the distance learning opportunity is given to 2 programs - 1 Masters, 1 Post-Bachelors or Post-Masters Certificate.
Online Degrees / Programs Overview
School NameIowa State University
Typefour-years, public
Address1750 Beardshear Hall, Ames, IA
Online Students1,108 Enrolled Online Exclusively
14,911 Enrolled in Some Online Courses
Undergraduate Tuition & FeesIn-State$9,634
Out-of-State$25,446
Graduate Tuition & FeesIn-State$11,404
Out-of-State$26,948
Student to Faculty18:1 (5.56%)
Online Degree Programs
Total2 Programs
Masters1 Programs
Post-Graduate1 Programs

2022 Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 tuition & fees and costs trends over last 5 years at Iowa State University . Each cost is an average amount over the all offered programs. For Iowa residents, the tuition & fees are $9,634 and $25,446 for non-Iowa residents. For graduate programs, the 2022 tuition & fees is $11,404 and $26,948 for out-of-state students.
The costs per credit hour for part-time students or overload credits of full-time students is $348 for Iowa residents and $1,006 for out-of-state students for undergraduate programs. The costs per credit hour for graduate programs 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)
Tuition & feesCost Per Credit HourTuition Change Chart
Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022
Undergraduate (In-State)$8,636$8,988$9,320$9,316$9,634
Undergraduate (Out-of-State)$22,472$23,392$24,508$24,504$25,446
Graduate (In-State)$10,078$10,504$10,990$10,986$11,404
Graduate (Out-of-State)$23,790$24,766$25,952$25,948$26,948
Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022
Undergraduate (In-State)$311$323$336$336$348
Undergraduate (Out-of-State)$888$923$968$968$1,006
Graduate (In-State)$497$517$543$543$564
Graduate (Out-of-State)$1,259$1,310$1,374$1,374$1,427
Tuition & Fees Trends last 5 years

Online Programs By Area of Study

Iowa State University offers 365 degree programs through Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate programs. Of that, 2 programs can be conferred by distance learning - 1 Masters, 1 Post-Bachelors or Post-Masters. The following table summarizes the number of degree programs by degree types.
Total Number of Online Degree Programs
CertificateAssociatesBachelors MastersDoctorate Post-Graduate
Online ProgramsNOT OFFEREDNOT OFFEREDNOT OFFERED 1NOT OFFERED1
Overall ProgramsNOT OFFEREDNOT OFFERED109 1188157
The next tables list each online program with offered degrees. The number on each column denotes the conferred degree of the program. It includes the completers through on-campus classes and hybrid on/offline classes as well as completely online classes. Only in Classroom means that the program is offered only on-site classes and not offered denotes that the school does not offer the program.

You may want to see all online schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Distance Learning Program Student Population

At Iowa State University, there are 30,708 students including in both undergraduate and graduate schools, with full-time and part-time status. Of that, 16,019 students were attending classes through distance learning (1,108 students are enrolled exclusively and 14,911 are enrolled in some online courses).
Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment30,708
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,108
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses14,911
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses14,689
By student location, out of a total of 1,108 enrolled exclusively in online courses, 504 Iowa Residents were enrolled in online classes exclusively, 438 students living in the U.S. States other than Iowa, and 20 non-U.S. students enrolled in online courses.
Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,108
Iowa Resident504
Other State In U.S.584
Outside of U.S.20
Distance Learning Enrollment By Degree
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,108
Undergraduate430
Graduate678
Distance Learning Enrollment Undergraduate Students
Enrolled Exclusively in Undergraduate Online Courses430
Degree/Certificate Seeking291
Non-Degree/Certificate Seeking139


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