Upper Iowa University has been ranked among the top 25 colleges for adult education. Best College Reviews ranks UIU 24th in its top 50 list.
Best College Review praises Upper Iowa for providing adult learners global access to an education. The journal’s editors reported, “The asynchronous courses allow students to attend class anytime during the day or night, making it easy for the adult with a busy schedule. The Online Program offers six eight-week terms every year so that students never have to wait more than two months to start classes. Classes require active participation in discussions on course topics that enhance student learning – all from the comforts of home. Regardless of a student’s situation in life, (work, children, family, or health issues) Upper Iowa University provides the support and flexibility to make earning a degree an attainable goal.”
Best College Review based its rankings on the following criteria:
- Percentage of students over the age of 25
- College acceptance rate
- Percentage of students enrolled in distance education
- Flexible options
Statistics for this ranking were gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics and Peterson’s.