Tool December 2017

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 63 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 183 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

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

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+9%
600-69921%
600+30%

SAT Math Score

700+15%
600-69934%
600+49%

ACT Score

30-3616%
24-2949%
24+65%

Students applied19,433
Students admitted17,002
Admission rate87%

Students per faculty19

4-year graduation rate44%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$7,456
Fees$1,180
Room and board$8,546
Estimated book expense$994
Total cost$18,176

Cost after need-based aid$11,051
Cost after non-need-based aid$15,012

Average debt at graduation$28,617

Out of State

Tuition$21,292
Fees$1,180
Room and board$8,546
Estimated book expense$994
Total cost$32,012

Cost after need-based aid$24,887
Cost after non-need-based aid$28,848

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$48,600

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met79%
Average need-based aid$7,125
Average non-need-based aid$3,164

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment30,671

Full-Time

Men16,504
Women12,368

Part-Time

Men1,081
Women718

Freshmen retained88%

# - 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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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