Upper Iowa University

605 Washington St, Fayette, IA 52142-1857
Tel: (563)425-5200
Private not-for-profit | 5,178 students
Upper Iowa University provides postsecondary education to a widely diverse student clientele, including both recent high school graduates and mature learners. Since the educational needs of the University's constituency vary significantly, the University is committed to maintaining curricular flexibility to provide for these diverse needs; it encourages lifelong learning. The educational process at Upper Iowa University fosters a sense of personal ethics and social responsibility, personal wellness, and understanding of the critical and creative thinking processes; it develops communication skills and promotes an awareness and acceptance of individuals and groups from various backgrounds.

School Overview:

Upper Iowa University
CountyFayette County, IA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
221 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment5,178 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
3,528 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
1,650 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
4,645 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
533 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted62%64%
ACT English (25-75%)18-2519-25
ACT Math (25-75%)18-2518-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)19-2520-25

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing educational excellence and leadership development to approximately 6,000 students – both nationally and internationally – at our traditional campus in picturesque Fayette, Iowa; through our various online degree programs; at our U.S. centers; via our correspondence program; and at our international centers in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Canada. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in the delivery of accredited, quality education and is proud of its diverse range of student populations and progressive, flexible options for traditional and non-traditional students of all ages.
  • Students graduating from programs offered through the Residential University (Fayette Campus), will receive a bachelor of arts degree if the major is in business, liberal arts or education (except physical education or recreation). Students will receive a bachelor of science degree if the major is in science, mathematics, physical education or recreation. Those graduating from programs offered through the Extended University (the off-campus centers, external degree, and online students) will receive a bachelor of science degree (bachelor of arts degree for teacher education students). The associate of arts degree is available in business and liberal arts. Choosing a minor field of study is optional. Extended University also offers several certificate programs. The Master of Education degree is available on the Fayette Campus. Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration degrees are available through Upper Iowa's Online Program. The Master of Business Administration degree is also available at the Madison (WI) Center.
  • Upper Iowa University proudly provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs to a culturally diverse community of learners around the globe in a variety of delivery styles, without losing sight of its rich heritage and without compromise to the character and quality of its curriculum.
  • The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org) and is approved by the Louisiana Higher Education Board, the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board, and the Iowa Department of Education (for teacher education in Iowa only). The programs offered are approved by the states of Iowa, Kansas (restricted), Louisiana, Texas, and Wisconsin for veterans’ benefits.
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