Overview of the UIA
The University Innovation Alliance is the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to increasing the number and diversity of college graduates in the United States. Fifteen member institutions work together to develop, scale, and share innovative solutions that help students overcome academic, financial, and personal obstacles to success and earn a high-quality college degree from a major research university.
As a member of the UIA, Iowa State University is preparing students to graduate with the advanced skills necessary to thrive in the contemporary workforce. In a global economy that values applied knowledge, students from every background can benefit from the opportunity to learn from professors at world-class research universities who are advancing
In September 2014, Iowa State University officially joined the University Innovation Alliance (UIA). ISU’s participation in the UIA advances the university's statement of aspiration "To be the most student-centric leading research university" related to goal A1. Retention and graduation rates "Iowa State will monitor graduation and retention rates for our students, with goals to increase first to second year retention for all students and to close the gaps of graduation rates for traditionally underrepresented students."