Points of Pride

Educational excellence100 years of continuous accreditation.

Student experience: Fall 2017 enrollment: 36,321 (second largest ever)

  • Serve more Iowa students (19,843) than any other institution
  • 94% placement rate for graduating seniors

Diversity and Inclusion: Fall 2017 student body is most diverse ever with 8,789 students identifying as U.S. multicultural or international, representing 127 countries. Principles of the Iowa State Community reflect university's commitment to a welcoming, inclusive campus.

Research and scholarship excellence: Record $509.2 million in external funding in FY18.

Economic development: ISU Research Park is a gateway to the Cultivation Corridor and Iowa State's entrepreneurial ecosystem, which drive economic opportunities across Iowa. 

Fundraising and development: Forever True, For Iowa State, Iowa State's largest comprehensive fundraising campaign, on track to raise $1.1 billion by June 30, 2020.

Extension and Outreach: Programs impact more than 1 million Iowans annually with offices in all 99 counties.

Alumni: More than 254,000 Iowa State alumni live in nearly 150 countries; 107,048 live in Iowa.

Great value: Iowa State named best 4-year college in Iowa.  

Campus Beautification: 5th most beautiful campus in the world.