Monday, September 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
#13 Student Counseling and Personnel Services
#21 Higher Education Administration
#22 Educational Psychology
#24 Best Online MA in Education 

Other rankings
#8 Counseling Psychology* 
*Counseling National Report

Undergraduate placement rate for Teacher Education Program

*for 2020-2021 undergraduates

Master's and PhD placement rate


Research Productivity
104 books, chapters, and peer-reviewed publications
$8.8 million awarded in research grants

Student Enrollment, fall 2021
789 undergraduate students
689 graduate students
63 UI REACH students

Alumni Network
28,000+ Alumni
In 81 countries
In all 50 states
And in all 99 Iowa counties

Research & Outreach

Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
200+ PreK schools, districts, and organizations received support
3,000+ educators, administrators, and school counselors engaged through professional development offerings
$1 million+ distributed in research grant funding
600+ students and educators received therapy and intervention services 

Iowa Reading Research Center (IRRC)
1,692 students participated in IRRC research and evaluation services
5,716 educators completed an eLearning module
2,083 teacher preparation students and families earned dyslexia training certification

Iowa Testing Programs
344,770 Iowa students in grades 3-11 took the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress in 2021

Belin-Blank Center
493 Iowa students took 783 Advanced Placement (AP) courses through the Iowa Online AP Academy
1,529 students participated in Belin-Blank Center programs
292 educators participated in professional development
7,692 participants were involved in outreach, including assessments and therapy sessions through the center's clinic

Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence 
In recognition of its continuous improvement activities, its contributions to the improvement of organizations across Iowa, and for participation in the Baldrige Excellence Program, Iowa Quality Center, the college received a Tier 4 Trail Guide, Bronze Level Achievement Award. 

Philanthropic Impact
1,056 College of Education alumni and friends came together to commit $19.4 million in donations to support current and future generations of education students, faculty, and innovative programs and initiatives.
From July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021  


UI WILD (Wildlife Instruction and Leadership Development) brought a variety of unique, experiential learning opportunities to our students this past year through three different programs. This included teaching middle school students across Iowa with School of the Wild, taking science education to the next level with the Iowa Raptor Project, and working hands-on with youth at Iowa Wildlife camps.

UI WILD -- By the Numbers

600,000+ Iowans reached through Iowa Raptor Project ambassadors 
1,600 pre-K through high school Iowa Wildlife Camps participants 
3,000 School of the Wild participants 


See more from the Annual Report