Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing educational excellence and leadership development to approximately 6,000 students – both nationally and internationally – at our traditional campus in picturesque Fayette, Iowa; through our various online degree programs; at our off-campus learning centers throughout the U.S.; via our correspondence program; and at our international centers. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in the delivery of accredited, quality education and is proud of its diverse range of student populations and progressive, flexible options for students of all ages.
You come out the winner at UIU
We have a wide variety of educational opportunities tailored to fit the dynamics of your lifestyle. Our flexible programs help you get an education without giving up your lifestyle, career or family commitments.
Nationally regarded distance learning programs
At UIU, you may attend class anytime during the day that fits your schedule. Both of our distance learning programs welcome students from any state and do not require on-site residency.
Self-Paced Degree Program
Modeled after traditional correspondence learning, it is a paper/email based program specifically designed to make learning as flexible as possible. Using texts, study guides, and other course materials, you learn by completing specific assignments. Assignments are submitted to the instructors by email, postal mail, or fax. You may enroll in a course at any time and take up to six-months to complete the course.
For those who prefer interaction with other students, the Online Degree Program enables completion of courses in a virtual classroom environment. You can log on to your course at any time and engage in discussions with the faculty member and your classmates. With six, eight-week terms each year, it’s easier than ever to earn your degree.
Nationwide learning center locations
UIU’s learning centers offer evening and weekend classes that provide students the convenience to pursue new opportunities. Our learning centers offer the perfect learning environment where students feel welcome and find a new commitment to pursuing academic goals.
Transfer Your Credits to UIU
Please use the tools below to assist you in transferring your credits to Upper Iowa University.
Upper Iowa University reserves the right to change or correct this information in the event of error. Degree and graduation requirements are published in our catalogs. For more information on how to interpret the above agreement or apply it to your degree program, contact an advisor or a UIU Representative.
Please click here for more information about tuition. Faculty and staff of Ellsworth Community College receive a ten percent tuition discount. Contact your UIU representative for more information.
To discuss your next step toward earning your degree with UIU, contact:
Admissions Advisor - Waterloo Center
Des Moines Center
5000 Westown Parkway, Suite 200
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Ellsworth Community College