Enrollment Statistics

Iowa State Fall 2021 at a glance

Total Enrollment: 30,708

Undergraduate Total: 25,808 students

Graduate Students: 4,264 students

Professional Students: 636 students

Fall 2021 University Summary Report

Spring 2021 University Summary Report

Summer 2021 University Summary Report

Spring 2022 University Summary Report

ISU News Service Release

Interesting Statistics 2021 

  • New student enrollment is up, with 6,741 new students enrolling for Fall 2021. This includes 5,387 freshmen, an increase of 316 compared to Fall 2020. 

  • The freshman class is the most diverse class in Iowa State’s history, with a record 980 U.S. multicultural freshmen enrolling, representing 18.2% of the new freshman class. 

  • The academic profile of the freshman class is among ISU’s best—Average high school GPA is 3.70, the second highest. 

  • Students come from every county in Iowa, every state in the country, and from 112 countries.  

  • 59% of all enrolled students are in a STEM major at Iowa State University of Science and Technology. 

  • This fall, 17,232 Iowans are attending Iowa State (56.1% of the student body). 

  • A total of 2,532 international students enrolled at Iowa State in fall 2021, comprising 8.2% of the total enrollment. 

  • Of the total number of students enrolled in fall 2021, 13,761 (45%) were women and 16,947 (55%) were men. 

  • Of undergraduate students, 44% were women, while 82% of professional students were women and 44% of graduate students were women. 


About the Data 

Enrollment reports are released on the 10th academic day of the Fall and Spring semesters (early-September and late-January), and on the 10th day of the second summer session (late-June). 

The above information was prepared by the Office of the Registrar, Iowa State University. Iowa State employees may access additional data through the Student Self-Service portal of e-Data via the uBusiness tab in AccessPlus. Supervisors can request employees have access to e-Data through this link. Additional public reports are available from Institutional Research