Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Iowa State University of Science and Technology (Ames, IA)

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Iowa State University of Science and Technology is ranked 83 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 185 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 7%
Applicants who took ACT 91%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+8%
600-69921%
600+29%

SAT Math Score

700+15%
600-69937%
600+52%

ACT Score

30-3614%
24-2950%
24+64%

Students applied19,164
Students admitted16,702
Admission rate87%

Students per faculty19

4-year graduation rate41%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$8,219
Fees$0
Room and board$8,356
Estimated book expense$995
Total cost$17,570

Cost after need-based aid$10,511
Cost after non-need-based aid$14,591

Average debt at graduation$27,571

Out of State

Tuition$21,583
Fees$0
Room and board$8,356
Estimated book expense$995
Total cost$30,934

Cost after need-based aid$23,875
Cost after non-need-based aid$27,955

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$47,800

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met80%
Average need-based aid$7,059
Average non-need-based aid$2,979

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment30,034

Full-Time

Men15,976
Women12,226

Part-Time

Men1,095
Women737

Freshmen retained87%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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