Almanac – Fall 2015

Top 10 Worldwide, 3 Years Running

CALS ranked in the top 10 for global programs of agriculture and forestry the last three years.

Record enrollment, record opportunities

  • 5,375 students (undergraduate and graduate)
  • 3rd largest college in the nation
  • First time in history women make up the majority of undergrads
  • (50.7 percent female, 49.3 percent male)
  • Undergrad enrollment has increased 88.4% over the last 10 years
  • CALS hosts the largest agricultural and life sciences career fair in the nation
  • 98 percent placement rate for recent grads (job placement and pursuit of higher education)

Research Innovation

  • CALS technologies generated more than $10 million dollars in royalties over the past five years
  • The college brought in more than $55 million in sponsored research funding last year and nearly $313 million over the past five years

40,000+ Strong

40,800 CALS alumni are making a difference around the world

  • 22,000 live in Iowa

On the farm

Nearly 15,000 people visit Iowa State research farms each year

Everywhere for Iowans

Last year, ISU Extension and Outreach helped farmers and agribusiness professionals make informed decisions through more than 210,000 learning opportunities