2020 by the numbers

Iowa alumni, fans, and friends strengthen our remarkable university by staying connected and giving back.


Did You Know?

From July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, nearly


alumni and friends came together to commit more than

266 million dollars

in donations, directing their gifts to the area
of the university they care about most.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, donors have answered our call for help. Thanks to your generosity, Hawkeyes persevered during a year marked by change and disruption.

874 donors gave nearly

113,000 dollars

to support our health care heroes.

710 donors gave more than

$106,000 dollars

to provide much-needed aid to students.

1.5 billion dollars

combined University of Iowa and UI Center for Advancement endowments will support generations of students, faculty, and patients.

students received a donor-funded scholarship last year.

of our top faculty were honored with prestigious named faculty positions that donors funded.

We want to help you stay connected to Iowa!

Nearly 9,000 alumni and friends attended 237 in-person and virtual events.

Iowa Magazine delivers stories of extraordinary Hawkeyes to more than 165K readers.

We offer 95 Iowa Clubs and alumni groups worldwide.

More than 71K Hawkeyes follow us on social media.

2,450 alumni and friends volunteered through more than 100 opportunities across the university.

5,400 graduates joined our alumni family this May, bringing the total number of alumni to 290K.

52% of alumni are engaged with the UIā€”attending events, serving on advisory boards, connecting students with internships, and more.

Number 1

For Writing Among Public Universities*

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Iowa's Only Nationally Ranked Hospital*

Number 34

Public Research University*

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5 Nationally Ranked Specialties*


Fulbright Award Winners

*2020 U.S. News & World Report

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