Iowa State University's statewide impact extends from the Missouri River to the Mississippi River in all 99 counties. By viewing the county fact maps, you can see how Iowa State directly affects your local community!
In addition to the 96,000 alumni living in Iowa and the almost 20,000 in-state students, each year nearly one million people directly benefit from Iowa State education and research. That number includes 1-in-5 Iowa youth, 17,000 volunteers, and adults of all ages.
- Through Iowa State's economic development programs, over 8,000 people across all 99 counties in Iowa were employed in new jobs or retained their jobs in fiscal year 2012.
- Iowa State's Christina Hixson Opportunity Awards program is the only scholarship program in Iowa that provides financial assistance to a student from every county in Iowa.
- In the most recent federal fiscal reporting period (FY2011) the Small Business Development Center, served 2,695 clients with $42 million in new capital raised.
- The Iowa State University Research Park serves 55 companies employing 1,240 people and 16 affiliates employing 139 people.
More than 150 years after its founding, Iowa State University continues to focus on service to the state, applying knowledge to help solve problems and educating citizens. Whether they are faced with flooding or drought, working to enhance local economies through local food networks or simply helping people live healthier lives; communities, businesses, and residents from Sioux City to Hamburg and Waukon to Keokuk count on Iowa State University.
Iowa State's Mission:
Create, share, and apply knowledge to make
Iowa and the world a better place.