FAYETTE, Iowa (October 4, 2017) – Upper Iowa University has been named the Best Online College in Iowa by TheBestSchools.org. Iowa State University and University of Iowa rounded out the top three Iowa institutions. A leading education resource, TheBestSchools.org reported its rankings were based on the quality of educational programs, types of courses and degrees offered, faculty strengths, as well as school awards, rankings, and reputation, including a strong reputation for online degree programs.
A private, nonprofit university founded in 1857, UIU is a recognized leader in online and self-paced programs. The same nationally acclaimed education students get from top-notch faculty at the Fayette Campus or through one of the University’s 25 U.S. education centers is also available to students at their home, office, or anywhere with an internet connection.
UIU students have more than 40 undergraduate and graduate majors to choose from, and all utilize a unique, flexible course schedule. Each academic year consists of five 8-week sessions and one accelerated 6-week summer session.
In their first-place ranking, TheBestSchools.org also noted that students benefit from the variety of online student resources also provided by UIU, including disability services, online tutoring, writing assistance, access to helpful learning software and an online library with access to a plethora of online databases.
About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to about 5,800 students–nationally and internationally–at its Fayette campus, 25 U.S. education locations, as well as locations in Malaysia and Hong Kong. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. With a focus on developing leaders and lifelong learners, UIU provides dual enrollment programs for high school students as well as continuing education and professional development opportunities for learners of any age. For more information, visit uiu.edu.