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Education

A state of learning

Iowa is dedicated to maintaining the best K–12 public education system in the nation. Time and time again, the hard work of Iowa students and education professionals pays off. Iowa is number one in high school graduation rates, and Iowa students have the one highest average ACT scores in the nation. With a nationally-recognized STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) curriculum in a majority of public middle and high schools, Iowa students graduate with a multitude of promising options. Iowa’s three regent universities and 15 community colleges offer a full range of higher education opportunities to students throughout the state. Learn how Iowans apply knowledge and loyalty to work for your business.

Iowa's Universities are Research Powerhouses

Two Iowa universities are members of the Association of American Universities (AAU), the top 62 private and public research universities in the U.S. and Canada. Iowa is one of only seven states with more than one public university in this prestigious body.

#1

public high school graduation rate in the U.S.

U.S. Department of Education, 2016
#5

U.S. state in STEM degrees conferred per 1,000 residents

Iowa State University, CIRAS 2015
2,000

engineering graduates each year at 14 accredited institutions

Iowa Department of Education

Iowa has three regent universities and 15 community colleges.

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