Rod Library--Special Collections

UNI Fact Sheet

This guide provides quick, factual information about UNI. For more detailed information and a discussion of the sources, you may wish to consult "Sources of Information about UNI," a library user's guide available in the distribution rack near the Reference Desk and as a Web document.

Institutional Names | Presidents | Size of Campus | Faculty and Staff | Faculty Senate Leaders | Faculty Leaders | Student Demographic Data | Tuition and Fees | Alumni | Degrees Awarded | Buildings | Enrollment | Benchmark Institutions


Institutional Names

UNI is a statutory rather than a chartered institution. For the legislation that established UNI, see Iowa Acts and Joint Resolutions Ref K 345.12 I65 v. 16 1876.

  • 1876-1909 Iowa State Normal School
  • 1909-1961 Iowa State Teachers College
  • 1961-1967 State College of Iowa
  • 1967-present University of Northern Iowa

Presidents

UNI has had ten chief executive officers. Click on a name to be linked to a brief biographical sketch.


Size of Campus

Approximately 900 acres


Faculty and Staff--Fall 2009

  •     Faculty and Institutional Officers: 661
  •     Professional & Scientific Staff:  577
  •     Other:  608

Does not include some temporary and second appointments


Student Demographic Data--Fall 2009

  • 13,080 students
  • 11,294 undergraduates; 1786 graduates
  • 11,896 (91%) Iowa residents
  • 5493 men; 7587 women
  • 377 African-American; 282 Hispanic; 136 Asian; 23 American Indians
  • 453 international students

Tuition and Fees--Resident Undergraduate

From 1876 through 1882 tuition was free to all students intending to teach in Iowa. Below figures do not reflect boarding expenses.  

  • 1876-1882 = Free
  • 1883-1895 = $10 per year
  • 1896-1923 = $5 per term
  • 1924-1929 = $9 per term
  • 1930-1931 = $20 per term (Freshman & Sophomore), $30 per term (Junior & Senior)
  • 1932-1934 = $25 per term (Freshman & Sophomore), $32 per term (Junior & Senior)
  • 1935-1946 = $26 per term (Freshman & Sophomore), $32 per term (Junior & Senior)
  • 1947 = $32 per quarter
  • 1948-1949 = $33 per quarter
  • 1950 = $35 per quarter
  • 1951 = $36 per quarter
  • 1952-1954 = $40 per quarter
  • 1955-1956 = $53 per quarter
  • 1957 = $80 per semester
  • 1958-1959 = $100 per semester
  • 1960 = $110 per semester
  • 1961-1962 = $123 per semester
  • 1963 = $126 per semester
  • 1964 = $146 per semester
  • 1965 = $156 per semester 
  • 1966-1967 = $171 per semester
  • 1968 = $186 per semester
  • 1970-1975 = $300 per semester
  • 1976 = $315 per semester
  • 1978 = $347 per semester
  • 1979-1980 = $387 per semester
  • 1981 = $450 per semester
  • 1982 = $492 per semester
  • 1983 = $525 per semester
  • 1984 = $592 per semester
  • 1985 = $621 per semester
  • 1986 = $682 per semester
  • 1987 = $774 per semester
  • 1988 = $845 per semester
  • 1989 = $905 per semester
  • 1990 = $940 per semester
  • 1991 = $976 per semester
  • 1992 = $1044 per semester
  • 1993 = $1096 per semester
  • 1994 = $1146 per semester
  • 1995 = $1193 per semester
  • 1996 = $1235 per semester
  • 1997 = $1283 per semester
  • 1998 = $1333 per semester
  • 1999 = $1393 per semester
  • 2000 = $1453 per semester
  • 2001 = $1558 per semester
  • 2002 = $1846 per semester
  • 2003 = $2458 per semester
  • 2004 = $2693 per semester
  • 2005 = $2801 per semester
  • 2006 = $3056 per semester
  • 2007 = $3095 per semester
  • 2008 = $3188 per semester
  • 2009 = $3318 per semester
  • 2010 = $3504 per semester
  • 2011 = $3675 per semester
  • 2012 = $3817.50 per semester
  • 2013 = $3842.50 per semester
  • 2014 = $3874.50 per semester

Alumni - Fall 2009

Total living alumni:  101,219


Degrees Awarded - 2008/2009

  • Baccalaureate (Bachelor's):  2268
  • Master's:  467
  • Specialist:  6
  • Doctorate:  10
  • Total:  2751

Buildings: Arranged Alphabetically and Chronologically

By current name; with date when construction began. Click on highlighted items to be linked to building history with images or to short biographical sketches of people for whom certain buildings are named.

Alphabetical List

Chronological List

 


Enrollment---Fall Term

  • 1876 . . . . . . 88
  • 1877 . . . . . 170
  • 1878 . . . . . 170
  • 1879 . . . . . 210
  • 1880 . . . . . 233
  • 1881 . . . . . 250
  • 1882 . . . . . 226
  • 1883 . . . . . 210
  • 1884 . . . . . 284
  • 1885 . . . . . 277
  • 1886 . . . . . 297
  • 1887 . . . . . 302
  • 1888 . . . . . 322
  • 1889 . . . . . 436
  • 1890 . . . . . 529
  • 1891 . . . . . 528
  • 1892 . . . . . 503
  • 1893 . . . . . 479
  • 1894 . . . . . 619
  • 1895 . . . . . 721
  • 1896 . . . . . 757
  • 1897 . . . . . 861
  • 1898 . . . . . 921
  • 1899 . . . . . 906
  • 1900 . . . . . 911
  • 1901 . . . . . 873
  • 1902 . . . . . 868
  • 1903 . . . . . 857
  • 1904. . . . . .812
  • 1905 . . . . . 905
  • 1906 . . . . . 981
  • 1907 . . . . .1013
  • 1908 . . . . . 995
  • 1909 . . . . .1070
  • 1910 . . . . .1108
  • 1911 . . . . .1094
  • 1912 . . . . .1202
  • 1913 . . . . .1297
  • 1914 . . . . .1406
  • 1915 . . . . .1741
  • 1916 . . . . .1680
  • 1917 . . . . .1387
  • 1918 . . . . .1125
  • 1919 . . . . .1423
  • 1920 . . . . .1402
  • 1921 . . . . .1644
  • 1922 . . . . .2130
  • 1923 . . . . .2565
  • 1924 . . . . .2648
  • 1925 . . . . .2642
  • 1926 . . . . .2443
  • 1927 . . . . .2304
  • 1928 . . . . .2094
  • 1929 . . . . .2227
  • 1930 . . . . .2169
  • 1931 . . . . .2049
  • 1932 . . . . .1562
  • 1933 . . . . .1472
  • 1934 . . . . .1543
  • 1935 . . . . .1771
  • 1936 . . . . .1872
  • 1937 . . . . .1863
  • 1938 . . . . .1926
  • 1939 . . . . .1901
  • 1940 . . . . .1745
  • 1941 . . . . .1502
  • 1942 . . . . .1381
  • 1943 . . . . . 820
  • 1944 . . . . . 898
  • 1945 . . . . .1233
  • 1946 . . . . .2475
  • 1947 . . . . .2846
  • 1948 . . . . .3083
  • 1949 . . . . .2949
  • 1950 . . . . .2688
  • 1951 . . . . .2352
  • 1952 . . . . .2239
  • 1953 . . . . .2231
  • 1954 . . . . .2676
  • 1955 . . . . .3045
  • 1956 . . . . .3195
  • 1957 . . . . .3210
  • 1958 . . . . .3482
  • 1959 . . . . .3428
  • 1960 . . . . .3616
  • 1961 . . . . .4070
  • 1962 . . . . .4567
  • 1963 . . . . .5147
  • 1964 . . . . .5520
  • 1965 . . . . .6419
  • 1966 . . . . .7409
  • 1967 . . . . .8213
  • 1968 . . . . .9058
  • 1969 . . . . .9494
  • 1970 . . . . .9723
  • 1971 . . . . .9605 on campus; 10546 total enrolled for credit
  • 1972 . . . . .8845 on campus; 9846 total enrolled for credit
  • 1973 . . . . .8858 on campus; 9587 total enrolled for credit
  • 1974 . . . . .8690 on campus; 9944 total enrolled for credit
  • 1975 . . . . .9287 on campus; 10181 total enrolled for credit
  • 1976 . . . . .9699 on campus; 10537 total enrolled for credit
  • 1977 . . . . 10342 on campus; 11126 total enrolled for credit
  • 1978 . . . . 10455 on campus; 11638 total enrolled for credit
  • 1979 . . . . 10382 on campus; 11916 total enrolled for credit
  • 1980 . . . . 11020 on campus; 12448 total enrolled for credit
  • 1981 . . . . 10954
  • 1982 . . . . 10988
  • 1983 . . . . 11204
  • 1984 . . . . 11161
  • 1985 . . . . 11514
  • 1986 . . . . 11540
  • 1987 . . . .
  • 1988 . . . . 11772
  • 1989 . . . . 11645
  • 1990 . . . . 12638
  • 1991 . . . . 13163
  • 1992 . . . . 13045
  • 1993 . . . . 12717
  • 1994 . . . . 12572
  • 1995 . . . . 12802
  • 1996 . . . . 12957
  • 1997 . . . . 13108
  • 1998 . . . . 13329
  • 1999 . . . . 13553
  • 2000 . . . . 13774
  • 2001 . . . . 14070
  • 2002 . . . . 13926
  • 2003 . . . . 13441
  • 2004 . . . . 12824
  • 2005 . . . . 12513
  • 2006 . . . . 12260
  • 2007 . . . . 12609
  • 2008 . . . . 12908
  • 2009 . . . . 13080
  • 2010 . . . . 13201
  • 2011 . . . . 13168
  • 2012 . . . . 12273
  • 2013 . . . . 12159
  • 2014 . . . . 11928

Peer Institutions

  • Northern Arizona University
  • California State University at Fresno
  • Illinois State University
  • Indiana State University
  • Central Michigan University
  • University of Minnesota at Duluth
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Ohio University
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire

Maintained by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson; last updated September 11, 2014 (GP).


Rod Library Special Collections and University Archives
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-3675
Telephone: (319)-273-6307
Fax: (319)-273-2913
Email: Gerald.Peterson@uni.edu