ISU Student Innovation Center

When it comes to research funding, Iowa State is near the front of the HERD (the National Science Foundation’s annual HERD survey, that is — Higher Education Research and Development). The latest HERD data show Iowa State in the top 3% in the nation for research funding among U.S. universities without a human medical school. ISU places 17 out of 489 such universities. ISU ranks in the top:

1% for U.S. Department of Agriculture funding,

2% for U.S. Department of Energy funding,

9% for National Science Foundation funding, and

11% for business and industry funding in the nonfederal category

By discipline, HERD data show ISU in the top 1% in math and statistics; top 4% for engineering; top 8% for physical sciences; and top 11% for fields outside science and engineering.

Calling All Entrepreneurs!

Iowa State has maintained #11 ranking in The Princeton Review’s annual survey of undergraduate entrepreneurship education. Please scan to take a brief survey on your entrepreneurial ventures to strengthen the outcomes we report — you can help us break into the top 10!