As the latest cohort of Hawkeyes prepares to graduate, we laud all they have accomplished.

This fall, nearly 1,700 University of Iowa undergraduate, graduate, and professional students will earn degrees. These Hawkeyes have engaged, excelled, and stretched to reach their goals.

One student chose to switch majors during the pandemic, following her passion for art and education, and is excited to teach art to young pupils near her rural Iowa hometown. A doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering successfully defended her dissertation—and gave birth three days later. A business student is among the first students to graduate with a degree in risk management and insurance—and already has started working at a brokerage in the Des Moines area.

A master’s student in business analytics who served as a data analyst for the Iowa baseball program spent the past year in a baseball analytics apprentice position with the reigning World Series champion Texas Rangers. After years of creating countless memories and energizing thousands of fans as part of the Hawkeye Marching Band, one student aims to create community through sport and recreation.

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.

By the numbers…

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Undergraduate degree applicants
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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
Percentage of graduating students who identify as a member of a minority group
Age of the oldest degree recipient
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

Iowa’s fall 2023 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 2023 undergraduate degree applicants.

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Elementary Education
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English and Creative Writing
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Enterprise Leadership
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Sport and Recreation Management

What are previous grads doing?

Of the Hawkeyes who graduated in the 2021–22 academic year…

  • 97% found a job, continued their education, or are not seeking employment.
  • Their median salary is $52,000.
  • 21% 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.