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Maharishi International University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Maharishi International University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Maharishi International University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Maharishi International University was awarded 37 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other communication and media studies.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked MIU as #2,261 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

MIU is also ranked #44 out of 45 schools in Iowa.

See all of the rankings for Maharishi International University.

Is It Hard to Get Into MIU?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 89%, MIU has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

Learn more about Maharishi International University admissions.

Maharishi International University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at MIU is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Maharishi International University is 89%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  89 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Maharishi International University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Maharishi International University this rate is 56%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  56 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at MIU is 24%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  24 out of 100

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Maharishi International University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 457 undergraduates at MIU with 331 being full-time and 126 being part-time.

How Much Does Maharishi International University Cost?

The overall average net price of MIU is $12,441. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of MIU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At MIU, approximately 76% of students took out student loans averaging $11,315 a year. That adds up to $45,260 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MIU is 3.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do MIU Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from MIU make around $21,400 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 46% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Maharishi International University make the most money.

Location of Maharishi International University

Maharishi International University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Fairfield, Iowa. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Fairfield draws many to the area.

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Contact details for MIU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 North 4Th Street, Fairfield, IA 52557
Phone: 641-472-7000

Maharishi International University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 19 majors graduated from Maharishi International University. Of these students, 81 received undergraduate degrees and 383 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 44 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 11 NA
Computer Science 7 NA
Writing Studies 4 NA
Fine & Studio Arts 4 NA
Communication & Media Studies 3 NA
Alternative Medicine & Systems 2 NA
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 2 NA
Agricultural Production 2 NA
Sustainability Science 1 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Maharishi International University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at MIU

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 999 students took at least one online class at Maharishi International University. This is a decrease from the 1,032 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 999 967
2017-2018 1,032 862
2016-2017 1,013 880
2015-2016 986 843
2013-2014 580 179

Learn more about online learning at Maharishi International University.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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