One of 11 colleges at the UI, the Graduate College oversees graduate programs in every college except Law. The 11 University of Iowa colleges are Business, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and the Graduate College.
The UI Graduate College offers 104 graduate degree programs, 75 leading to the doctorate. The College awards more than 20 percent of the degrees conferred at Iowa. Funded primarily by the university’s General Fund, the Graduate College receives approximately 6.6 percent of that fund.
The University of Iowa’s graduate degree programs offer students the opportunity to study with top mentors; about 1,800 full-time graduate faculty members work to further students’ careers.
The UI is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an institution with the highest level of research activity and a comprehensive offering of doctoral degrees in a range of fields. The University of Iowa is one of only 78 such universities in the United States, only 50 of which are public institutions.
With a staff of fewer than 30 and very low administrative overhead, the Graduate College provides over $16 million annually for stipends, fellowships, tuition scholarships, and other forms of direct support for students and programs. Because the Graduate College has made direct funding for students its top priority, UI graduate programs can recruit top scholars to further enrich the academic environment at Iowa.
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