University of Northern Iowa Trade Programs
University of Northern Iowa is a public institution situated in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The location of UNI is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.
University of Northern Iowa Rankings
UNI is ranked #95 out of 1,440 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #3 out of 26 schools in Iowa.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
UNI has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UNI.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UNI has earned from around the web.
|#3||Best Manufacturing Engineering Technology Schools||College Factual|
|#7||Best Industrial Technology Schools||College Factual|
|#9||Best Industrial Production Technology Schools||College Factual|
|#31||Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#40||Best Engineering Technologies Schools||College Factual|
|#136||Best Schools||Course Advisor|
Where Is University of Northern Iowa?
Contact details for UNI are given below.
|Address:||1227 W 27Th St, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0005|
Can I Afford UNI?
|In State||Out of State|
|Books and Supplies||$800||$800|
|On Campus Room and Board||$9,160||$9,160|
|On Campus Other Expenses||$2,396||$2,396|
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UNI, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $5,948 a year. That adds up to $23,792 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UNI is 2.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
University of Northern Iowa Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,218 graduate students at the school.
Of the 7,632 full-time undergraduates at UNI, 39% are male and 61% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Northern Iowa students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||179|
|Hispanic or Latino||366|
Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at University of Northern Iowa. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 71 countries are represented at UNI. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and Mexico.
Online Learning at University of Northern Iowa
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UNI has changed over the last few years.
Online Affordability Rankings of UNI
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Northern Iowa was $8,938 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $21,222. The following table shows how UNI is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Industrial Production Technology||#19||#10|
Online Growth Rankings of UNI
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Northern Iowa was 11.1%. This is the #1,182 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UNI regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of Northern Iowa Trade School Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Manufacturing Engineering Technology||24||24|
|Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology||18||18|
|Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling||0||0|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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