As the latest cohort of Hawkeyes prepares to graduate, we celebrate their accomplishments.

This fall, more than 1,800 University of Iowa undergraduate, graduate, and professional students will earn degrees. These Hawkeyes have engaged, excelled, and stretched to reach their goals—often overcoming the obstacles created by a pandemic.

One doctoral candidate, for example, has made great research advances in her exploration of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. A biomedical engineering student continues to work to make the world a better place for heart disease patients and for those in immigration limbo. And a student in communication sciences and disorders helped build from the ground up a free assistive technology consultation program for Iowa families of children with reading disabilities.

Year after year, our students have pushed to achieve more and to come together for the greater good—that’s the Hawkeye Way. As this cohort of new graduates enters the next stage of their lives, they leave campus full of potential and promise.

If you or a loved one is graduating this spring, find ceremony information at the UI Commencement website.


By the numbers…

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undergraduate degree applicants
graduate/professional degree applicants
average undergraduate cumulative GPA
undergraduates with multiple majors
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Percentage of undergraduates who identify as first-generation
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Graduating students who identify as veterans
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Percentage of graduating students who identify as a member of a minority group
Age of the oldest degree applicant
Age of the youngest degree applicant
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Iowa counties represented
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U.S. states and territories represented
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Countries represented, including the U.S.

Because the final number of graduates will not be available until just before ceremonies begin, these statistics pertain to degree applicants.


Popular areas of study

Educators. Nurses. Leaders. Iowa’s fall 2022 graduates will bring their talents to vital parts of the workforce—here in Iowa, across the U.S., and around the world. Here are some of the more popular majors, minors, and certificates among fall 2022 undergraduate degree applicants.

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Elementary Education
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Health and Human Physiology
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Sport and Recreation Management
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Business Analytics and Information Systems
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Human Relations



What are previous grads doing?

Of the Hawkeyes who graduated in the 2020–21 academic year…

  • 95% found a job, continued their education, or are not seeking employment
  • Their median salary is $50,000
  • 22% chose to continue their education

These are our latest stats, and they come from a survey of graduates completed six to seven months after graduation. More about Hawkeye grads and student outcomes is available at the Pomerantz Career Center.

Produced by the UI Office of Strategic Communication