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# 1

College of Education in Iowa

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Total student enrollment

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Student to faculty ratio

Your opportunity to make a difference starts here at our top-ranked College of Education. Choose from more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsements, certificates, and online programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation. 


The College of Education advances education and mental health in Iowa and beyond.


The best educational and mental health outcomes for all. 

Our Values

In planning, setting priorities, and carrying out every aspect of its mission, the College of Education is guided by these five interdependent commitments:

Practice integrity

We hold ourselves to the highest standards of honesty, transparency, and ethics. We use our resources efficiently and effectively.

Affirm academic freedom

We freely seek and share knowledge. We are responsible to our disciplines, students, profession, and institution.

Foster belonging

We welcome everyone with respect, care, and dignity. We value diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. We encourage rigorous and respectful dialogue.

Unlock the boundless potential in each person

We build collaborative relationships, meeting people where they are. We challenge and improve systems to empower people to become their best.

Improve continuously

We pursue excellence by learning and improving everything we do.


In 1847, Iowa legislators created the State University of Iowa, the state’s first public institution of higher education to provide teacher training. To learn more about our rich legacy through an interactive timeline, visit:



Experience a Research 1 university where you get the best of a Big Ten atmosphere with a personal touch and strong sense of community and Hawkeye pride. Our college is home to a number of research centers, including the new Scanlan Center for School Mental Health, highlighting the college’s expertise in school and community mental health and counseling, among many other areas.


Learn more about our research and innovation:

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Our Students

Students by enrollment (spring 2024)
Total students1,603
Graduate students560
UI REACH students74


Students by residence (SPRING 2024)
Undergraduate resident67% 
Undergraduate ethnic minority13%
Undergraduate international0%
Graduate resident55% 
Graduate ethnic minority17 
Graduate international18% 


Placement rate
Undergraduate - Teacher Education Program100%
Master's and PhD (2020)100%


Total degrees granted (2022-23 academic year)
Bachelors of Arts or Science267
Master of Arts, Master of Teaching, and Master of Science degrees153
EdDs and PhDs51



First Generation Students (undergraduate)

Our Faculty and Staff

  • 100 Faculty
  • 83 Other Non-Tenure-Track (Adjunct and temporary instructors)
  • 5 Postdoctoral Research Scholars
  • 172 Graduate Assistants
  • 141 Professional and Scientific, and Merit Staff

*As of fall 2023

Iowa Performance Excellence Leadership Award (Tier 4)

In recognition of the college’s commitment to continuous improvement, its contributions to the improvement of organizations across Iowa, and for participation in the Baldridge Excellence Program, Iowa Quality Center.


Students study with our nationally and internationally renowned faculty in four departments: 

The College of Education’s Strategic Plan includes actively engaging with diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. The college is working intentionally through Community Council Initiatives.

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Philanthropic Impact

From July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023, 968 College of Education alumni and friends came together to commit $7.6 million in donations to support current and future generations of education students, faculty, and innovative programs and initiatives.

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Lindquist Center

240 South Madison Street (South of the Pentacrest)

Iowa City, IA

Blank Honors Center

221 North Clinton (North of the Pentacrest)

Iowa City, IA 

The Belin-Blank Center is located on the fifth and sixth floors.

The Iowa Reading Research Center is located on the third floor.

For more information on leadership, governance, and staff, visit: