Largest Universities in Iowa

The largest universities and colleges in the state of Iowa are the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College.

The University of Iowa is among the state's largest employers and a university with a world-renowned reputation. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the largest University-owned teaching hospital in the country, is a highly specialized referral center serving patients from the entire nation. The facility is consistently ranked as one of the elite hospitals in the nation. The graduate program in Civil and Environmental Engineering is one of the largest programs at the University of Iowa. Within the University of Iowa, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has the largest student enrollments, generating at least 426,316 student credit hours in 2002-03.

Iowa State University is a top research university. U.S. News & World Report ranks Iowa State among the top one-fourth of all national public universities. The University has the largest collection of public art on any campus in the nation. Iowa State's undergraduate engineering program is one of the ten largest in the United States. It has the largest undergraduate business enrollment of any college or university in Iowa. Iowa State has been ranked second among universities in R&D 100 awards, given by R&D magazine for top technologies.

Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) is the largest two-year college in the state of Iowa. It is one of the fastest growing two-year colleges in America, according to Community College Week.

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