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Jan 14, 2020 – The online undergraduate programs at Upper Iowa University are once again ranked among the top online bachelor degree programs nationwide by U.S. News & World Report. To determine the 2020 rankings, U.S. News evaluated several factors to rank the best online bachelor’s degree programs, including graduation rates, faculty credentials and support services available remotely.

Jan 15, 2019 – The online undergraduate programs at Upper Iowa University are once again ranked among the top online bachelor degree programs nationwide by U.S. News & World Report. To determine the 2019 rankings, schools were evaluated on their scores for student engagement, student services and technology, faculty credentials and training, and expert opinions of high-ranking peer academic officials.

Jan 15, 2019 – The online undergraduate program at Upper Iowa University is once again ranked among the best online programs for veterans by U.S. News & World Report.

Jan 9, 2018 – The online undergraduate programs at Upper Iowa University are ranked highest in Iowa by U.S. News & World Report. UIU’s online bachelor’s program was ranked in the top 30 percent of online bachelor degree programs nationwide.

Jan 9, 2018 – The online undergraduate program at Upper Iowa University is once again ranked among the best online programs for veterans by U.S. News & World Report. To ensure academic quality, all schools included in these rankings first have to be ranked among the top half of schools in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Online Programs rankings.

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Military Friendly Top 10 School
Jan 14, 2020 – The online bachelor’s programs at Upper Iowa University are once again ranked among the best online programs for veterans by U.S. News & World Report.

Jan 22, 2019 – Upper Iowa University announces that it has been named a Military Friendly® Top 10 Gold School Award recipient in the private university, not offering a doctorate, category for 2019-20 by VIQTORY (formerly Victory Media).

Jan 15, 2019 –  The online undergraduate program at Upper Iowa University is once again ranked among the best online programs for veterans by U.S. News & World Report.

Oct 22, 2018 – Upper Iowa University has once again been named a “Best for Vets” college by Military Times. The Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2019 rankings are based on the results of the Military Times’ annual survey as well as a detailed review of public data collected by federal agencies.

Jan 9, 2018 – The online undergraduate program at Upper Iowa University is once again ranked among the best online programs for veterans by U.S. News & World Report. To ensure academic quality, all schools included in these rankings first have to be ranked among the top half of schools in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Online Programs rankings.

Jan 4, 2018 – Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) once again awards Upper Iowa University the designation of a “Top School” in its 2018 MAE&T Guide to Colleges & Universities.

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Best for Vets College 2019 Military Times

Jan 14, 2020 – Upper Iowa University is ranked 24th in the nation by Online Schools Report for Best Online Master’s in Sport Administration. Online Schools Report based its rankings on student satisfaction, admission rates, online presence, program popularity, department size and median student debt.

Jan 7, 2020 – Online Schools Report (OSR) ranks UIU 7th in the nation for Best Online Bachelor’s in Human Services Degree. OSR, a student resource site, based their ranking strictly on data, prioritizing the school’s ability to deliver an online education comparable to an on-campus degree.

Dec 7, 2019 – Intelligent.com, a student resource site, ranks UIU 23rd in the nation for Best Master’s in Finance (Business Administration) Degree programming. The rankings were based on program reputation, flexibility, course strength and cost.

Dec 6, 2019 – Intelligent.com, a student resource site, ranks UIU 23rd in the nation for best software enginnering degree programs. The 2020 rankings were calculated through a scoring system which included student engagement, potential return on investment and leading third party evaluations.

Nov 7, 2019 – Study.com, a resource site for higher education, ranks UIU 23rd in the nation for Best Online Bachelor’s in Information Technology. Study.com emphasized accessibility, affordability and quality of education in its rankings

Oct 23, 2019 – Upper Iowa University is ranked among the best colleges in Iowa for business majors. Zippia ranks UIU #4 in the state by Zippia.com, a resource site for job seekers who want to empower their career aspirations with knowledgeable data.

Aug 2, 2019 – Upper Iowa University is ranked among the top schools in Iowa for online RN to BSN nursing programming. UIU is ranked 5th in the state by TopRNtoBSN, a leading online information source for current and prospective nursing students.

July 18, 2019 – Upper Iowa University is ranked among the top 10 schools in the nation for Best Online Bachelor’s in Software Engineering Degree Program. UIU is ranked 9th overall by TheBestSchools.org, an organizational member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and American Council on Education (ACE).

July 17, 2019 – Upper Iowa University is ranked among the top 15 schools in the nation for Best Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Finance. UIU is ranked 11th overall by Successful Student, a leading online authority on college rankings and degree rankings, considered from a students’ point of view.

June 1, 2019 – Value Colleges announces that Upper Iowa University has been ranked #5 in its ranking of the Top 15 Best Online Graphic Design Bachelor’s for 2019.

Online MBA Report 2019 Top Ranked ProgramJan 17, 2019 – Upper Iowa University has been recognized for offering the Top Online MBA Program in Iowa by Online MBA Report. The website evaluated over 300 online MBA programs nationwide in their rankings. The criteria used in creating the rankings included academic reputation, value related to tuition, relative MBA program enrollment, admissions selectivity, and program quality and rigor.

July 18, 2018 – Upper Iowa University is ranked among the top 25 schools in the nation for Best Online Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services. UIU’s online health services administration program is ranked 23rd overall by TheBestSchools.org.