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U.S. News & World Report Rankings 

Jan 12, 2016 -  The online undergraduate programs at Upper Iowa University have been ranked for the fourth consecutive year by U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News published the latest UIU ranking among its “2016 Best Online Programs.” The UIU online bachelor’s programs are ranked in the top half of online bachelor degree programs nationwide.

May 19, 2015 - The online undergraduate and master's in business administration (MBA) programs at Upper Iowa University is once again ranked among the best online programs for veterans and service members by U.S. News & World Report. UIU online undergraduate programs are ranked among the top 10 percent of the 737 colleges and universities on the list; the UIU online MBA, in the top 14 percent.

Jan 7, 2015 - The online undergraduate programs at Upper Iowa University and its online master of business administration (MBA) program have been ranked for the third consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report. UIU online bachelor's programs are ranked in the top third nationwide, coming in at 87 of 283 colleges and universities who responded to the annual online education survey.  UIU is one of only three Iowa-based, number-ranked schools on the U.S. News list. Under a new ranking system, UIU is ranked 123 of 223 colleges and universities that submitted data on their online MBA programs. Only 196 of those programs received a numeric ranking, and UIU is the only Iowa-based school ranked.

Sep 11, 2014 - UIU breaks into the ranks of Tier 1 schools in the U.S. News & World Report 2015 "Best Colleges" rankings, listed among the Tier 1 schools in "Best Colleges - Regional Universities Midwest."

May 21, 2014 - The online undergraduate and master's in business administration (MBA) programs at Upper Iowa University have been ranked among the best online programs for veterans and service members by U.S. News & World Report. UIU Online Bachelor's Programs are ranked 21st among colleges and universities with online undergraduate programs for veterans. The UIU Online MBA program is ranked 23rd.

Jan 8, 2014 - The online undergraduate programs at Upper Iowa University, as well as its online master of business administration (MBA) program have been cited among the top 100 online programs in their category by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News published "2014 Best Online Education Programs" on its website January 8. UIU online bachelor's program ranked 61st of 283; UIU online MBA program ranked 99th of 239 similar programs. 

Jan 15, 2013 - The online undergraduate and master's in business administration (MBA) programs at Upper Iowa University are cited in the U.S. News & World Report "2013 Best Online Education Programs." The UIU Online Bachelor's Program is ranked 47th of 237 colleges and universities; the UIU Online MBA program is ranked 134th of 213 programs. On each list, UIU is one of only two online programs in Iowa to be numerically ranked by U.S. News.

Military-Friendly/Veterans Programs/ Champ

Dec 5, 2016 - Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) once again awards Upper Iowa University the designation of a “Top School” in its 2017 MAE&T Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education.  

Nov 1, 2016 - Upper Iowa University is named the top college in the nation for serving veterans. According to Military Times, UIU ranks first among colleges and universities providing online and nontraditional programming to former and current military personnel.

March 24, 2016 - Chad Cook, UIU director of Military and Veteran Services, announces that Upper Iowa is among 30 schools nationwide to be newly named to the PAVE (Peer Advisors for Veteran Education) network. Headquartered at University of Michigan Medical School, PAVE is a peer support program that connects incoming student veterans with student veterans already on campus in order to help them navigate college life, identify challenges they face, refer them to appropriate resources on or off campus, and provide additional ongoing support. 

Dec 18, 2015 - Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) has once again awarded Upper Iowa University the designation of a “Top School” in its 2016 MAE&T Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. 

May 19, 2015 - The online undergraduate and master's in business administration (MBA) programs at Upper Iowa University is once again ranked among the best online programs for veterans and service members by U.S. News & World Report. UIU online undergraduate programs are ranked among the top 10 percent of the 737 colleges and universities on the list; the UIU online MBA, in the top 14 percent.

Oct 31, 2014 - Upper Iowa University has been named once again as a top military-friendly school by both Military Advanced Education (MAE) and militaryfriendly.com (formerly known as G.I. Jobs). UIU has made each list since they were created by the publications.

Oct 27, 2014 - Upper Iowa University is named one of the first three CHAMP certified higher education programs in Iowa.  The Certified Higher Academic Military Partner (CHAMP) program is part of the governor’s Home Base Iowa initiative and certifies colleges and universities as “veteran friendly” for their ability to educate and assist veterans.

May 21, 2014 - The online undergraduate and master's in business administration (MBA) programs at Upper Iowa University have been ranked among the best online programs for veterans and service members by U.S. News & World Report. UIU Online Bachelor's Programs are ranked 21st among colleges and universities with online undergraduate programs for veterans. The UIU Online MBA program is ranked 23rd.

Dec 16, 2013 - Upper Iowa University has been cited as a top military-friendly school in the Military Advanced Education (MAE) "2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities" for the sixth year in a row. 

Sept 10, 2013 - Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Upper Iowa University to the Military Friendly Schools® list, which honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their academic success. 

May 8, 2013 - The online undergraduate and master's in business administration (MBA) programs at Upper Iowa University ranked among the best online programs for veterans by U.S. News & World Report. The UIU Online Bachelor's Program is ranked 15th among colleges and universities with online undergraduate programs for veterans. The UIU Online MBA program is ranked 27th.

Sept 28, 2012 - Upper Iowa University has again been named to the top ranks of Military Friendly Schools® by G.I. Jobs.
    
Jan 6, 2012 - For the fourth year in a row, Upper Iowa University in the top ranks of the Military Advanced Education (MAE) "2012 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities" honorees.

Nov 30, 2010 - Military Advanced Education (MAE) has selected Upper Iowa University for inclusion in the 4th Annual Guide to Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. 

Aug 11, 2010 - Upper Iowa University has once again been placed in the top ranks of Military Friendly Schools by G.I. Jobs.

STEM Jobs 

May 29, 2015 - Upper Iowa is designated a STEM Jobs Approved College. More than 1,600 schools participated in the STEM Approved Colleges application process and UIU was only one of six Iowa schools selected to the inaugural list. 

January 21, 2015 - UIU is named a 2015 STEM Jobs(SM) Approved College by Victory Media recognizing the university’s STEM programs and preparation of students for jobs in science, technology and math after graduation.

Affordability/Best Buy/Best Value 

March 2, 2017 - Upper Iowa University is named the best regionally accredited online school in Iowa by Collegestart.org. The rankings were based on graduation rate, tuition cost, acceptance rate, enrollment rate, retention rate, student-faculty ratio, percentage of students receiving financial aid and the loan default rate. 

Feb 27, 2107 - Nonprofit Colleges Online ranks Upper Iowa University 17th for offering students the best value for a bachelor's degree in healthcare administration. 

Feb 15, 2017 - SR Education Group ranks UIU 14th in its ranking of the top value online colleges for software engineering degrees.

Feb 15, 2017 - SR Education Group ranks UIU 10th among the top graduate schools in the nation. The ranking is based entirely on student feedback.

Feb 8, 2017 - Value Colleges announces that Upper Iowa University has been ranked at number 40 in its ranking of the Top 50 Best Value Online Bachelor's of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for 2017. 

Jan 31, 2017 - Nonprofit Colleges Online recognizes Upper Iowa University's online bachelor's degree programs in sociology, human resources and marketing with its 2017 Students Before Profit awards. Nonprofit Colleges Online ranked UIU’s online program in sociology, eighth, bachelor’s in human resources, 17th, and bachelor’s in marketing, 21st. The awards were created to recognize nonprofit colleges and universities offering degrees that put students before profits, and education before the bottom line.

Dec 14, 2016 - BestDegreePrograms.org ranks Upper Iowa University among its top 30 colleges for best online bachelor's in finance programs.

Aug 2, 2016 - Upper Iowa University is ranked among the top 25 colleges for adult education by Best College Reviews. Best College Reviews ranks UIU 24th and praises the University for providing adult learners global access to education. 

July 14, 2016 - Due to extremely high student satisfaction ratings, GraduatePrograms.com has ranked Upper Iowa University #9 among online MBA programs in the nation. The rankings represent the top-reviewed graduate schools by program, according to feedback from actual graduates. The graduate school rankings were entirely based on the insights of students from over 1,700 schools.

June 18, 2016 - ValueColleges ranked Upper Iowa University as the 37th best value in online MPA programming in the nation. UIU was the only Iowa university to be ranked in the top 50. 

Jan 8, 2016 - Upper Iowa University’s online art program is ranked second in the nation by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (AC Online).

Aug 3, 2015 - Bestvalueschools.com ranked Upper Iowa University as the 36th best value among colleges for a criminal justice degree in 2015.

Jan 9, 2015 - Upper Iowa University is ranked 25th in the first annual Students Before Profits Nonprofit Colleges Online ranking of the top 50 schools for online bachelor's of business degree programs.

Nov 12, 2014 - Upper Iowa University has made the inaugural College Choice online bachelor of science in nursing program rankings. Placing 39th on the RN-BSN list, Upper Iowa was recognized for its affordability, quality of education, academic reputation and engaging methods of teaching employed in the university's RN-to-BSN online program

Oct 30, 2014 - The Upper Iowa University Human Services degree ranked as a best value by Online U at #13.

Mar 7, 2014 - Upper Iowa University's MBA program ranked 25th.

Feb 11, 2014 - Upper Iowa University's MPA program ranked 16th.

Feb 5, 2014 - Upper Iowa University's online masters of business administration (MBA) in human resources management has been independently reviewed and ranked 9th by GetEducated.com as a top "Best Buy" for students seeking a high quality, low-cost online graduate degree. UIU's MBA human resources management degree is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Managers guidelines.

Jan 20, 2014 - Upper Iowa University earns "Best Buy" ranking for online business administration and management degrees. Upper Iowa's bachelor of science in management and public administration ranked 29th, while it's bachelor of science in business management was ranked 40th.

Aug 26, 2013 - Upper Iowa University's online management information systems (MIS) bachelor's program has been independently reviewed and ranked by GetEducated.com as a top "Best Buy" for students seeking a high quality, low-cost online degree in computer science and information technology. Upper Iowa ranked 28th.

Aug 14, 2013 - A GetEducated.com ranking indicates Upper Iowa's online psychology program has been reviewed, and ranked 31st among competing online bachelor's degrees in psychology.

Aug 1, 2013 - Upper Iowa University ranked in the top half of Iowa colleges and Universities for best return on investment, meaning  that (on average) students with a degree from Upper Iowa can earn a higher income than if they had a degree from most other colleges.

Jun 21, 2013 - Upper Iowa University's online health service administration program has been independently reviewed and ranked as a top "Best Buy" for health care professionals seeking a high quality, low-cost online bachelor's degree program from the independent review organization, GetEducated.com. Upper Iowa ranked 18th among all competing online bachelor's degree in health science options nationwide.

Oct 17, 2012 - Upper Iowa University has once again recognized for having a solid and affordable master's of business administration (MBA) and master's of public administration programs, receiving three "Best Buy" rankings from the independent review organization, GetEducated.com. Upper Iowa ranked 20th in best online regional MBA programs overall, ninth for its human resources emphasis and 13th for its public administration program.

Aug 10, 2012 - Upper Iowa University received two "Best Buy" rankings from the independent review organization, GetEducated.com, for its master's of higher education administration programs. The program ranked 103rd in affordability and 23rd among only masters of higher education leadership or administration degrees.

Dec 12, 2011 - Upper Iowa University's online criminal justice and business/management degree programs are ranked as Best Buys by GetEducated.com. Upper Iowa's bachelor of science in criminal justice ranked 21st. UIU bachelor's programs ranked #31 in the business rankings and #23 in the management rankings.

March 2, 2010 - Upper Iowa University received 3 "Best Buy" rankings from the independent review organization, GetEducated.com, for three online degree programs - the master of public administration (9th), the regionally accredited master of business administration (16th), and the MBA/human resource management (7th).

Upper Iowa University has been designated as a STEM Jobs Approved College. 
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