University of Iowa

Iowa Impact: Polk County

18,654 University of Iowa alumni live in Polk County.

Students, faculty and staff at the University of Iowa come from all of Iowa’s 99 counties. While the students stay on campus only for a short period, the influence they have back in their communities lasts a lifetime. These are the doctors, nurses, librarians, lawyers, pharmacists and much more that you interact with every day. By utilizing the education and experiences they received at the University of Iowa, your Hometown Hawkeyes are able to create a positive economic impact within their hometowns and across the state.

Polk County

Did you know UI practicing alumni in Polk County include:

605

Educators

326

Physicians

34

Physician Assistants

239

Dentists

675

Nurses

64

Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioners

144

Pharmacists

Other alumni in Polk County include:

3,723

Business

1,364

Education

397

Engineering

8,881

Liberal Arts & Sciences

2,584

Graduate College

120

Public Health

910

Law

UI Students from Polk County

There are 2,957 students from Polk County currently enrolled at the University of Iowa.
Tippie College of Business268
College of Dentistry35
College of Education43
College of Engineering117
Graduate College282
College of Law21
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences1,662
College of Medicine65
College of Nursing55
College of Pharmacy35
College of Public Health14
Tippie School of Management282
University College78

How the UI impacts your neighborhood in Polk County

Last year, the UI supported 863 local companies with purchases of $147,719,327.

The University of Iowa Museum of Art visited Polk County with their K-12 Education program.

PreK-12 students were engaged in UI Health Care STEM Education Programs in Polk County.

Healthcare Connections in Polk County

Patient Visits to The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics: 26,570

Number of tests performed by the State Hygienic Lab: 141,243

20,314 clinical tests. The primary mission of the Disease Control Division is to test human specimens, food and water for diseases of public health significance to protect the citizens of Iowa.

35,125 environmental tests. The Environmental Health Division routinely monitors private and public drinking water, private wells, streams and lakes, wastewater, air, soil and food for contaminants of potential environmental and public health concern.

85,804 newborn screenings. The Newborn Screening section identifies infants at risk for more than 50 inherited conditions by testing a small blood spot obtained from a simple heel-stick shortly after birth.

Polk County Hometown Hawkeyes

Meet Harvey Hayley: Hometown Hawkeye from Des Moines provides dental services to the community she loves.

Polk County I-Club