University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 7,812
Graduate Enrollment: 1,250
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Small City (<100k)
Four-year, medium, primarily residential // full-time, selective, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 85.79%

Male/Female: 40% / 60% (2017)

First generation college students: 22.5% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 2.9% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.2% (2015)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,147
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 980 - 1190

2022 Median Admit ACT: 23
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 20 - 26

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 40.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 19.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 11.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 6.4% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 84.3%
Black: 2.6%
Hispanic: 5.1%
Asian: 1.3%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 2.8%
Non-resident alien: 1.3%
Unknown race: 2.5%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $20,990
In-State tuition: $9,053
Out-of-State tuition: $19,753

Estimated books and supplies: $800 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $9,160 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,396 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $9,160 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,396 (2022)

Average Family Income: $82,845 (2017)
Median Family Income: $70,583 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 26.0%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 49.4%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $19,691 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $209 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $10,720
$30k-48k $11,562
$48k-75k $14,236
$75k-110k $15,979
$110k+ $15,060

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 44%
6-year graduation rate: 69%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 98.1% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $19,691 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,750 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $16,750 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $17,250 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 77.5% (2015)
@3 year 81.4% (2017)
@5 year 85.2% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 59.7% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 62.4% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $40,587 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $46,275 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Graphic Communications. 11 $21,070 $203 $44,174 ($3,681)
Master's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 1
Master's Degree Geography and Cartography. 7
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 14 $39,501 ($3,292)
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 1
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Management and Policy. 1
Master's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 61 $19,387 $176 $38,344 ($3,195) $45,629 ($3,802)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 6
Bachelor's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 58 $19,604 $197 $32,372 ($2,698) $38,717 ($3,226)
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 34 $21,096 $207 $40,767 ($3,397) $48,546 ($4,046)
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 24 $23,251 $212 $46,139 ($3,845)
Master's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 40 $23,000 $219 $31,061 ($2,588) $39,572 ($3,298)
Bachelor's Degree Apparel and Textiles. 13 $21,250 $219 $44,135 ($3,678)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 62 $24,274 $230 $38,153 ($3,179) $40,457 ($3,371)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 6
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 75 $26,400 $207 $33,465 ($2,789) $35,027 ($2,919)
Master's Degree Library Science and Administration. 10 $55,386 ($4,616)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 85 $21,500 $220 $37,931 ($3,161) $49,536 ($4,128)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 15
Bachelor's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 9
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 23 $19,723 $188 $39,896 ($3,325) $45,688 ($3,807)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 1 $54,699 ($4,558)
Bachelor's Degree Statistics. 9 $75,808 ($6,317)
Bachelor's Degree Biological and Physical Sciences. 6
Master's Degree Biological and Physical Sciences. 7
Bachelor's Degree Gerontology. 15
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 7
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 30 $17,169 $182 $44,629 ($3,719) $69,146 ($5,762)
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 10
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 23 $27,000 $254 $29,069 ($2,422) $49,866 ($4,156)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 21 $24,594 $219 $37,805 ($3,150) $43,465 ($3,622)
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 23 $25,100 $233 $36,050 ($3,004) $45,719 ($3,810)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 17 $24,875 $228 $21,383 ($1,782) $34,270 ($2,856)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 28 $26,500 $239 $24,744 ($2,062) $33,793 ($2,816)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 20
Bachelor's Degree Music. 14 $19,500 $207 $33,150 ($2,763)
Master's Degree Music. 12
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 46 $18,067 $186 $9,653 ($804) $53,086 ($4,424)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 49 $341 $55,078 ($4,590) $56,361 ($4,697)
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 27 $23,250 $217 $38,242 ($3,187)
Master's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 2
Bachelor's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 1
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 7 $53,611 ($4,468)
Master's Degree Public Health. 4
Bachelor's Degree Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 43 $20,844 $219 $32,833 ($2,736) $41,307 ($3,442)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 157 $19,500 $186 $49,428 ($4,119) $61,468 ($5,122)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 108
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 57 $26,200 $241 $62,835 ($5,236) $80,228 ($6,686)
Doctoral Degree Education, General. 1
Doctoral Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 6
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 35 $308 $69,784 ($5,815) $78,897 ($6,575)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 6
Master's Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 10
Master's Degree Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education. 4
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 11
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 34 $370 $41,803 ($3,484) $47,992 ($3,999)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 348 $26,059 $246 $40,404 ($3,367) $42,919 ($3,577)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 43 $50,928 ($4,244) $56,502 ($4,709)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 76 $26,000 $239 $42,023 ($3,502) $43,846 ($3,654)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 13 $55,177 ($4,598)
Bachelor's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 16 $26,250 $269 $36,883 ($3,074)
Master's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 11
Bachelor's Degree Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians. 13
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 71 $23,213 $210 $65,063 ($5,422) $77,548 ($6,462)
Master's Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 7
Doctoral Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 1
Bachelor's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies. 68 $23,907 $212 $35,626 ($2,969) $41,853 ($3,488)
Master's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies. 8
Doctoral Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 87 $22,500 $199 $32,108 ($2,676) $44,149 ($3,679)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 28 $151 $39,207 ($3,267)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 7
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 9
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 9
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 13 $34,089 ($2,841) $47,014 ($3,918)
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 11
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 110 $22,500 $207 $30,900 ($2,575) $43,640 ($3,637)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 2
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 19 $422 $57,691 ($4,808)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 10 $19,500 $161
Bachelor's Degree Public Administration. 15 $27,000 $213 $42,696 ($3,558) $51,393 ($4,283)
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 75 $22,847 $163 $32,868 ($2,739) $41,868 ($3,489)
Master's Degree Social Work. 50 $293 $47,608 ($3,967) $49,645 ($4,137)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 7
Bachelor's Degree Criminology. 62 $24,683 $215 $39,515 ($3,293) $46,343 ($3,862)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 73 $21,525 $199 $56,838 ($4,737) $71,359 ($5,947)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 21 $76,436 ($6,370)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 113 $20,750 $199 $53,915 ($4,493) $62,693 ($5,224)
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 44 $22,500 $239 $59,988 ($4,999) $79,033 ($6,586)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 113 $17,750 $177 $48,368 ($4,031) $58,874 ($4,906)
Bachelor's Degree Real Estate. 42 $23,125 $217 $54,096 ($4,508) $62,765 ($5,230)
Bachelor's Degree Construction Management. 21 $23,000 $191 $64,960 ($5,413) $76,875 ($6,406)
Bachelor's Degree History. 28 $21,776 $211 $35,049 ($2,921) $45,192 ($3,766)
Master's Degree History. 4


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $75,663
Full time faculty: 79%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 16.0

School's endowment start of year: $132,890,106 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $176,366,296 (2022)