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2021 Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Iowa

1 College
352 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,198 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Engineering Technologies Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in IowaIn 2018-2019, 352 bachelor's degrees were awarded to engineering technologies students who went to a Iowa college or university. This makes it the #20 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.8% of all the engineering tech bachelor's degrees in the country.

This ranking identifies schools with high-quality engineering technologies programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the engineering technologies program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Engineering Tech Schools for Non-Traditional Students list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Engineering Technologies School for Non-Traditional Students in Iowa

The following school tops our list of the Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Best Engineering Technologies School for Non-Traditional Students


University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

University of Northern Iowa has taken the #1 spot in this year's engineering technologies ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the small city of Cedar Falls, UNI is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UNI has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Iowa ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.9%. There are approximately 2,118 students at UNI that take at least one class online. 1,923 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Engineering Technologies Colleges in the Plains States Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Technologies Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Plains States Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 434
Minnesota 128
Kansas 397
South Dakota 40
Nebraska 115
North Dakota 68

Engineering Tech Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Quality Control Technology 156
Electronics Engineering Technology 120
Engineering-Related Fields 119
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 111
Industrial Production Technology 104

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 2,678
Computer & Information Sciences 1,802
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,655
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 1,384
Mathematics & Statistics 583

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Notes and References


*Avg Cost is for the top school only.


  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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