By the Numbers

Aerial view of Seamans Center


The college is based in the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences, with more than 20 additional research laboratory sites in the area.

Students talk with prospective employeers

Student Success

  • Median starting salary: $68,000
  • Career placement: 97%

(Based on student surveys from Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 graduates)

Students smile at commencement

Undergraduate Students

Fall 2023
  • 1,706 total
  • 72% male, 28% female
  • 53.5% resident, 46.5% non-resident
  • 18.1% underrepresented
  • 431 BSE degrees granted (22–23 academic year)
Xuan Song works with equipment in his lab


As of Fall 2023
  • 110 total faculty
  • 95 tenured or tenure track
  • 15 instructional track
Liu Lab, Smart Goggles

Graduate Students

Fall 2023
  • 274 total
  • 72 MS candidates
  • 202 PhD candidates
  • 64 MS degrees granted (2022–23)
  • 43 PhD degrees granted (2022–23)
IIHR Wave Basin


Research expenditures in FY23 totaled $52 million ($511K per tenured or tenure-track faculty member). Faculty, staff, and students are engaged in three areas of research: 

  • Engineering for human health
  • Engineering for the environment 
  • Engineering for emerging technologies 

Our Mission

To build an inclusive, diverse, and responsible community recognized for:

  • Providing an accessible, modern education in engineering and science for future interdisciplinary leaders;
  • Advancing knowledge through fundamental and applied research; and
  • Facilitating life-long learning and economic development.

Our Vision

The College of Engineering at the University of Iowa is driven by talented faculty, staff, and students who are producing knowledge to address grand challenges around advanced technologies, health sciences, sustainability, energy, and the environment. Our graduates are ethical, globally-aware citizens whose work while at the University of Iowa and throughout their careers make the world safer and our use of resources more efficient. As a center of innovation and discovery, the people who make up the College of Engineering are undoubtedly improving quality of life for our Iowa community as well as for people across the United States and around the world.

Our Departments

Our Programs

Engineering undergrad research - chemical flashpoints


The College offers undergraduate (BSE) engineering degrees in several disciplines.

Graduate students working in a lab


The College offers MS and PhD engineering degrees in multiple disciplines.

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