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Cedar Rapids

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UIU-Cedar Rapids: Education Built for Life

From your hometown near Cedar Rapids, earn your college degree from the renowned Upper Iowa University. UIU’s Cedar Rapids regional education center offers you the chance for a top-notch education close to home.

First-time students, adults returning to school, and transfer students will all find an Education Built for Life—your life. UIU works closely with you to tailor an education program aimed at achieving your unique career goals.

Upcoming Start Dates

Session 5: May 13, 2024
Session 6: July 8, 2024
Session 1: August 26, 2024

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Academic Programs at UIU-Cedar Rapids

The UIU-Cedar Rapids center offers classes in a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. With a wide range of online and self-paced courses, you can complete your degree in less time.

Select one of the UIU-Cedar Rapids programs below to explore that area of study.

Associate Degrees

Bachelor’s Degrees

Master’s Degrees

*Master’s degrees are available online at this location.

Academic Support

Get the support you need for successful studies through tutoring or accommodations for a disability.

Shorter Sessions with Focused Schedule

UIU’s unique Two-at-a-Time course schedule helps you focus on your studies. As a full-time student, you only need to take two classes during each 8- or 6-week session, which helps you concentrate and excel. UIU gives you access to courses year-round, so you can complete your degree on your schedule.

Easily Transfer Credits

Whether it’s been a single semester or several years since your last college course, UIU makes it easy to apply those credits to your degree. We accept up to 90 credits from four-year schools or 78 credits from two-year schools. Plus, your professional experience and test scores may earn you college credit.

The university also partners with several community colleges in Iowa to make the transfer process even smoother. UIU holds articulation agreements with schools across the country, including:

Don’t see your school? Check out all of our articulation agreements.

Students transferring from a UIU partner school may qualify for a transfer scholarship!

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Admissions and Aid

When you’re ready to apply to UIU-Cedar Rapids, we’ll help you navigate the admissions and financial aid process.

Special Programs and Grants


If you’re in active service or a veteran of the U.S. military, we’ll help you secure the unique education benefits available to you.

Corporate Programs

UIU-Cedar Rapids partners with area employers to offer employees grants toward tuition.

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Experience UIU from Cedar Rapids

As a student at UIU-Cedar Rapids, you can take advantage of the benefits of being part of a global school community.

Kwabena Okyere

Kwabena Okyere, '19

Criminal Justice
Cedar Rapids

I decided to attend UIU because they are a number one military friendly university and their advisors guide you through the right path.

Contact UIU-Cedar Rapids

1450 Boyson Road Suite C-3B
Hiawatha, IA 52233

Phone: 319-777-7500

Email: [email protected]


Office Hours
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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