The Board of Regents provides governance and oversight to Iowa's three public universities – the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa.

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 30,000 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 nearly 30,000 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, consistently ranks as one of the "Best Regional Universities (Midwest)" category for public universities, according to the U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" guidebook. UNI enrolls nearly 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Offering more than 90 majors and more than 50 graduate programs, including teacher education, accounting, music, business and natural sciences.