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

It offers 354 degree programs. Of that, the distance learning opportunity is given to 29 programs - 1 Bachelors, 15 Masters, 13 Post-Bachelors or Post-Masters Certificate.
Online Degrees / Programs Overview
School NameIowa State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address1750 Beardshear Hall, Ames, IA
Online Students4,289 Enrolled Online Exclusively
24,045 Enrolled in Some Online Courses
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$9,634
Student to Faculty18:1 (5.56%)
Online Degree Programs
Total29 Programs
Bachelors1 Programs
Masters15 Programs
Post-Graduate13 Programs

2022 Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 tuition & fees and costs trends last 5 years at Iowa State University . Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Iowa residents, the tuition & fees are $9,634 and $25,446 for non-Iowa residents.
The costs per credit hour for part-time students or overload credits of full-time students is $403 for Iowa residents and $1,060 for out-of-state students for undergraduate programs. The costs per credit hour for graduate programs is $564 for Iowa residents and $1,428 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
Tuition & feesCost Per Credit HourTuition Change Chart
Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
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)
Undergraduate (In-State)$311$323$336$336$403
Undergraduate (Out-of-State)$888$923$968$968$1,060
Graduate (In-State)$497$517$543$543$564
Graduate (Out-of-State)$1,259$1,310$1,374$1,374$1,428
Tuition & Fees Trends last 5 years

Online Programs By Area of Study

Iowa State University offers 354 degree programs through Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate programs. Of that, 29 programs can be conferred by distance learning - 1 Bachelors, 15 Masters, 13 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
Overall ProgramsNOT OFFEREDNOT OFFERED107 1178149
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.
Engineering Technology
Work and Family Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Distance Learning Program Student Population

At Iowa State University, there are 31,822 students including in both undergraduate and graduate schools, with full-time and part-time status. Of that, 28,334 students were attending classes through distance learning (4,289 students are enrolled exclusively and 24,045 are enrolled in some online courses).
Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment31,822
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses4,289
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses24,045
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses3,488
By student location, out of a total of 4,289 enrolled exclusively in online courses, 2,209 Iowa Residents were enrolled in online classes exclusively, 741 students living in the U.S. States other than Iowa, and 125 non-U.S. students enrolled in online courses.
Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses4,289
Iowa Resident2,209
Other State In U.S.741
Outside of U.S.125
Distance Learning Enrollment By Degree
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses4,289
Distance Learning Enrollment Undergraduate Students
Enrolled Exclusively in Undergraduate Online Courses3,160
Degree/Certificate Seeking2,943
Non-Degree/Certificate Seeking217

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