a research-based, student-centered learning community, offering more than
120 undergraduate programs of study,
60 master’s degree programs, and
14 doctoral programs.
Widely recognized for offering a quality education, as well as an affordable one, IUP was named in Princeton Review’s Best 373 Colleges, 2011 edition, and the
Eberly College of Business and Information Technology was included in U.S. News and World Report's 2018 Best
In addition, the
Cook Honors College—featured in Donald Asher’s Cool Colleges: For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different—provides
an academic and residential environment in which the university’s most talented students live, learn, and work together.
The university’s faculty and students have included winners of the Fulbright Scholarship, Rome Prize, Goldwater Scholarship, and Ali-Zaidi Award.
IUP’s undergraduate degree programs are divided among six colleges.
Here is a breakdown of the degrees awarded by IUP during the past two academic years:
The second-year retention rate is the percentage of students who have continued their studies into their second year—for example, students who started school in fall 2017 and returned in fall 2018. The table above shows the second-year retention rates
for students who started school in fall 2016, fall 2017, fall 2018, and fall 2019. The breakdown provided is consistent with Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education performance measures.
Here is how IUP’s second-year retention rate for fall 2019–20 compares with the national rate.
The four-year graduation rate shows the percentage of students who graduated within four years after starting at IUP.
While we typically refer to the “four-year” college experience, many undergraduates take more than four years to complete the required coursework for their degree.
The six-year graduation rate shows the percentage of students who graduated within six years after starting at IUP. (This includes students who graduated within four years, shown in the chart above, and any other time frame of
six years or fewer.)
Below, see the four-year and six-year graduation rates for IUP students compared with the national rates.