Public Accountability Metrics

Here you will find the 5 Ws and H to select a college and a degree:

  • Where you’ll spend your next four years—in Ames, Iowa, at Iowa State University, a public, land-grant university and world-class institution of higher learning.
  • Whom you’ll be working with—some of the most accomplished journalists, practitioners and researchers. One of our faculty members has won a Pulitzer Prize, the most prestigious award in journalism.
  • What you’ll be studying—news, new media, social media, broadcast journalism, magazine journalism, science journalism, photojournalism, advertising, public relations, risk communication. Our majors/degrees include advertising, journalism and mass communication and public relations.
  • When you can expect to start your career—our high career outcomes demonstrate Iowa State graduates find opportunities.
  • Why you’ll want to study here—our hands-on classes, active student media and professional clubs and helpful internship resources provide you with the tools to make the most of your adventure at Iowa State.
  • How long it will take to graduate—more than 60% of our students graduate in four years. More than 70% graduate in 5 years.

Why we publish transparency data

We do everything possible to graduate you without student debt, including giving out more than $100,000 in scholarships each year

View our placement rates, scholarship awards, undergraduate enrollment, student course evaluations and more

Updated June 27, 2019. This data is updated on an annual basis.