The five institutions governed by the Board of Regents include Iowa's three public universities – the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa; and two special preschool/K-12th grade entities – the Iowa School for the Deaf and Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired. 

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

The University of Iowa is home of the world-renowned Iowa Writer's Workshop, and the National Advanced Driving Simulator, the University of Iowa is a comprehensive public university committed to high quality teaching, research, and service. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, ranked among America's best hospitals, provide exceptional health care, medical education, and cutting-edge research.  Founded in 1847 as the state's first public institution of higher learning, the university enrolls more than 32,000 students and offers a number of top-ranking programs. 

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa

Iowa State University is an international university with a friendly welcoming personality.  Students from 50 states and more than 100 countries come to Ames, Iowa, to choose from 100 majors, study with world-class scholars and hone their leadership skills in 800-plus student organizations.  Iowa State offers a great environment where students can enjoy reaching their potential and discovering their passions. This land-grant university, enrolls 36,001 undergraduate and graduate students. ISU Extension benefits Iowans in all 99 counties with research-based learning opportunities.

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, Iowa

The University of Northern Iowa located in Cedar Falls, ranked second in the "Best Regional Universities (Midwest)" category for public universities, according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2014 "America's Best Colleges" guidebook. UNI also was 13th on a combined list of all public and private Midwest regional universities.  UNI enrolls 11,981 undergraduate and graduate students. Exceptional academic programs include education, accounting, music, business and chemistry.

Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IESBVI) serves 576 statewide students.

Iowa School for the Deaf

Council Bluffs, Iowa

The Iowa School for the Deaf is a residential school for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The school employs the only statewide consultant to serve students on campus and across Iowa. Iowa School for the Deaf enrolls 104 students in on-campus programs.