Earn Your UNI Degree Without Leaving Home

Access to a four-year degree in Iowa is more attainable than ever with University of Northern Iowa's partnership with Iowa community colleges. This initiative which begins in full this fall, partners with all Iowa community colleges and provides seamless access for students completing their associate’s degrees to finish their bachelor’s degrees online through UNI. UNI @ IACC helps realize UNI’s vision of providing affordable and high-quality educational opportunities to learners who may not have easy access to a four-year degree due to their location, job or life commitments, but who need the degree and training to succeed in Iowa’s high-demand workforce.

 

UNI​ @ IACC (Iowa Community Colleges)

Earn Your UNI Degree Without Leaving Home

Access to a four-year degree in Iowa is more attainable than ever with University of Northern Iowa's partnership with Iowa Community Colleges. This partnership with all Iowa community colleges provides seamless access for students completing their associate’s degrees to finish their bachelor’s degrees online through UNI. 

UNI @ IACC helps realize UNI’s vision of providing affordable and high-quality educational opportunities to learners who may not have easy access to a four-year degree due to their location, job or life commitments, but who need the degree and training to succeed in Iowa’s high-demand workforce. 

Begin coursework as early as August!

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Expanding access through financial assistance

Future Ready Scholarships

UNI @ IACC students who meet income and academic eligibility criteria after completing a FAFSA will receive a scholarship that covers the difference between community college and UNI tuition to further expand access to educational opportunities for students who otherwise may not be able to pursue a four-year degree.

98%

of distance students

would recommend a UNI undergraduate degree completion online program (cumulative satisfaction survey results)

48%

increase in earnings

Employees with a bachelor's degree earn 48% more than those with some college, no degree (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021)

#1

online college in Iowa

UNI was named #1 best online college in Iowa by College Choice in 2020.

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Whether you're a prospective student interested in additional information about a particular program, or a community college partner with a question, please complete the form, or call or email us!

Paul Sapp, Interim IACC Director

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Elementary Education BA


bachelor of arts

2+2 Elementary Education

  • Delivered entirely online
  • Accepting applications for a Summer 2023 cohort

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Criminal Justice BAS


bachelor of applied science

Criminal Justice

  • Delivered entirely online
  • Accepting applications

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Criminal Justice BAS


bachelor of Arts

Human Services

  • Delivered entirely online
  • Accepting applications

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Bachelor of Liberal Studies


bachelor of liberal Studies

Professional Studies

  • Online, hybrid & in-person options
  • Accepting applications

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Management: Business Administration BA


bachelor of arts

Management: Business
Administration

  • Delivered entirely online
  • Apply today for Fall 2022 start

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Managing Business and Organizations BAS


bachelor of applied science

Managing Business & Organizations

  • Delivered entirely online
  • Accepting applications

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Technology Management BA


bachelor of arts

Technology Management

  • Delivered entirely online
  • Accepting applications for Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 starts

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Designed for distance learners

UNI online degree completion programs have been designed and developed with flexibility in mind. Working with a dedicated advisor, learners receive the high-touch support they need to stay on track and navigate university systems.

Additionally, UNI degree outcomes include gaining knowledge and skills employer are seeking – communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, information literacy, and adapting to different environments. 

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History of collaboration 

The UNI @ IACC initiative expands on a partnership that began with Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) over 25 years ago. What started as a collaboration for placebound students to earn an Elementary Education BA degree, expanded in 2020 to UNI @ DMACC, offering additional online degree completion programs and services to DMACC students. 

In 2022, UNI is excited to expand the existing model to a broader, scalable partnership that has received the support of Gov. Kim Reynolds and American Rescue Plan funding to support the expansion. UNI @ IACC now includes access to all Iowa community college graduates.

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Expanding access through financial assistance

UNI @ IACC students who meet income and academic eligibility criteria after completing a FAFSA will receive a scholarship that covers the difference between community college and UNI tuition to further expand access to educational opportunities for students who otherwise may not be able to pursue a four-year degree.

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