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Upper Iowa University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Fayette, Iowa. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

1,289 Full-Time Undergraduates
$32,589 Avg In-State Tuition

Where Is Upper Iowa University?


Contact details for UIU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 605 Washington St, Fayette, IA 52142-1857
Phone: 563-425-5200

Can I Afford UIU?

$32,589 In-State Tuition
78% Take Out Loans
1.6% Loan Default Rate
During the <nil> academic year, part-time students at UIU paid $1,355 per credit hour, whether they were in-state or out-of-state. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $32,589 $32,589
Fees $1,050 $1,050
Books and Supplies $1,652 $1,652
On Campus Room and Board $9,644 $9,644
On Campus Other Expenses $3,487 $3,487

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UIU, approximately 78% of students took out student loans averaging $7,288 a year. That adds up to $29,152 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UIU is 1.6%. 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.

Upper Iowa University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,289 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,510 undergraduate students at UIU, with 1,289 being full-time and 1,221 being part-time.


There are also 521 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,289 full-time undergraduates at UIU, 43% are male and 57% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Upper Iowa University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 18
Black or African American 215
Hispanic or Latino 75
White 791
International Students 28
Other Races/Ethnicities 162

Geographic Diversity

Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at Upper Iowa University. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 32 countries are represented at UIU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Malaysia, United Kingdom, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Upper Iowa University

1,973 Took All Classes Online
2,307 Took At Least One Class Online
6.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 63 bachelor’s degree and 42 master’s degree programs available online at UIU. In 2020-2021, 2,307 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UIU has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 4th most popular in Iowa for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of UIU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Upper Iowa University was 6.6%. This is the #636 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at UIU 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%.


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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