Alliance for Iowa State
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Iowa State University sets the bar for record enrollment with 33,241 students this semester, now the state's largest public university. Fall 2013 marks the seventh year of consecutive enrollment growth at Iowa State.

To support the growth of the student body, Iowa State leased space for an additional 900 students to live in university housing, hired 60 new faculty members, and added four buses to the CyRide system. Operational efficiencies have also allowed the university to keep student housing, dining, and other student activity fees flat for FY 2014.

By the numbers

Iowa State remains committed to serving Iowans with enrollment from all 99 counties. Fall 2013 set record enrollment of:

  • New freshmen from Iowa: 3,540, up 8.9% from last year.
  • New transfer students from Iowa community colleges: 1,214, up from 1,111 last year.
  • Undergraduate students from Iowa: 18,009, up 5.6% from last year and breaking the previous record of 17,674 set in 2001.
  • Total enrollment of Iowans: 19,850, an increase of 928 from last year and near the record of 20,024 set in 2001.

Iowa State remains attractive to students from outside of Iowa and around the globe with another record enrollment of nonresident and international undergraduates (9,650 up from 8,503 last year). Iowa State enrolled students from all 50 states and 106 countries. 

Iowa State's enrollment also set records for U.S. multicultural enrollment (3,689, 11.1% of total enrollment). More than one in five Iowa State students is either a U.S. multicultural student or an international student.

Did you know? Iowa State enrolls more Iowa high school graduates and Iowa community college transfer students than any other higher education institution. While Iowa State is large, it has the feel of a smaller university because of an engaging student experience, the caring community, and dedicated faculty and staff.  


Iowa State's Mission: 
Create, share, and apply knowledge to make 
Iowa and the world a better place. 

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The Alliance for Iowa State is maintained by the Iowa State University Alumni Association. 


The Alliance for Iowa State is a coalition of Iowa State University alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends.

The Alliance advocates Iowa State University's land grant mission throughout Iowa while focusing its advocacy on

state legislators and public policy makers.