Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Rankings and points of pride

10:1 student to faculty ratio

U.S. News & World Report

#1 College of Education in Iowa

#9 Rehabilitation Counseling

#11 Student Counseling and Personnel Services

#22 Higher Education Administration

#27 Best Online Programs

Undergraduate placement rate for Teacher Education Program


*2019-20, most recent year for which data is available

Master's and PhD placement rate



98% Teacher Education Program edTPA pass rate

National modeled edTPA pass rate is 83.5%

*edTPA is a rigorous, performance-based assessment students complete during student teaching

Other rankings

#8 Counseling Psychology

Counseling National Report

Research productivity

228 books, chapters, and peer-reviewed publications

$27.6 + million awarded in contracts and grants

Student  enrollment, fall 2020

659 undergraduate students

618 graduate students

41 UI REACH students

Student success - scholarship support

$948,047 in student scholarships for academic excellence and financial need

Alumni network

28,000+ Alumni

In 81 countries

In all 50 states

And all 99 Iowa counties

Iowa Reading Research Center (IRRC)

12,990 students participated in IRRC research and evaluation services

4,418 educators completed an eLearning module

1,756 teacher preparation students and families earned dyslexia training certification via the IRRC

Iowa Testing Programs

341,593 Iowa students in grades 3-11 took the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress in 2021

Belin-Blank Center

519 Iowa students (169 middle school, 350 high school), from 82 Iowa school districts (72 public, 10 nonpublic) enrolled in 840 Iowa Online Advanced Placement Academy semester enrollments.  

Iowa Performance Excellence Leadership Award (Tier 4)

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

Philanthropic impact

From July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021  

1,003 College of Education alumni and friends  came together to commit  $2.7 Million  in donations to support current and future generations of education students, faculty, and innovative programs and initiatives.


Read more from the Annual Report 2021.