A powerful and personal education within a Big Ten Research Institution

Our graduates go on to become leaders in teaching, educational administration, counseling, psychology, student development, higher education, measurement and testing, and more. As part of a Big Ten research institution, we are proud to offer a personal, affordable, and top-ranked education for undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and 26 countries, including a growing number of distance learners.


The 2017 U.S.News & World Report America's Best Graduate Schools" ranked the University of Iowa College of Education 42nd best among schools granting doctoral degrees and the 32nd best College of Education among public universities.

College of Education programs also continue to rank highly. Top ranking programs as compared to other universities include:

In its 2016 report on the nation's best online master's degrees in education, U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Iowa College of Education Educational Leadership Program #1 in Iowa and 17th best in the nation.

The Secondary Education teacher preparation program is in the top 2 percent nationally and the Elementary Education teacher preparation program is ranked in the top 6 percent nationally.