Economic impact

$6 billion—approximate annual economic impact generated by the University of Iowa

$16 in economic impact for every $1 in state funding

About 52,000 Iowa jobs created by the UI

27 Iowa-based startup companies founded on faculty discoveries

$424 million (2013) in external research funding supports thousands of jobs


Alumni impact

Top provider of professionals across Iowa:

79% of the state’s dentists

50% of Iowa’s physicians

48% of Iowa’s pharmacists

Teachers and administrators in 100% of Iowa’s K-12 school districts

53% of recent grads' accepted job offers came from within Iowa (23% Illinois, 10% other Midwest states)


Student impact

$20.5 million worth of volunteer activities by UI students every year

$14.5 million raised by Dance Marathon, making it one of the nation's top 10 student fund-raisers

47,360 hours contributed annually by student volunteers at UI Hospitals and Clinics

$382,000 raised by UI fraternities and sororities during 22,000 hours of service in 2012

95% of graduating seniors say Iowa helped them develop social, intellectual, and personal responsibility


Business impact

55 faculty/student consulting projects completed and 34 student interns placed through UI Partners

15 startup teams trained through the UI Venture School

85 startups funded through John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center competitions


K-12 impact

36 teachers trained through STEM entrepreneurial leadership institute

192 teachers using online entrepreneurship curriculum


See the university's outreach website for county-by-county data on UI connections