Upper Iowa University Rankings

Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University (UIU) is a top private university providing a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including online degree programs. The University's Distance Education Programs (an award-winning Online Program and Independent Study) offer the flexibility to study anywhere, anytime.

Upper Iowa University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. The University has membership in the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). It is also a member of the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership (NCPDLP), the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges and SOCNAV.

In 2005 the University is accepted into full membership in NCAA Division II athletics.

Notable UIU alumni include: Richard C. Clark (former United States Senator from Iowa, 1973-1979), Carleton Magee (inventor of the parking meter, 1896), George Safford Parker (founder of the Parker Pen Company, 1882), William V. Allen (United States Senator from Nebraska, 1893 – 1901), John R. Mott (winner of the Nobel Peace Prize), David B. Henderson (the first Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives west of the Mississippi Riveretc), etc.


- Rated fourth out of 44 online colleges in the 2009 rankings by Online Education Database (OEDb).

- UIU has been recognized by both Military Advanced Education and G.I. Jobs magazines as a Top Military Friendly School.

- UIU is ranked in the top 25% of colleges nationally for the enhancement of student learning (Source: CLA Learning Report-2009).

- The Online Program has been awarded the No. 1 ranking by OEDb Online College Rankings 2008.

- UIU offers competitive merit scholarships and financial aid packages, enabling its students to graduate with less debt than at any other private institution in the State of Iowa (Source: Iowa Student Aid Commission 2008).

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