Our goal is to expand the university’s impact on local and regional communities, the state of Iowa, and the world by leveraging its areas of distinction, the resources entrusted to it, and the collective talent of its people.

The Transformative Societal Impact priority establishes strategies to increase access to higher education in Iowa, expand community engagement opportunities, advance sustainability, enhance communication, and maintain our high standard of excellent health care services. 

This work will allow us to continue making significant contributions to the lives of people on our campus, within the state, and throughout the world while enriching the student experience and adhering to the university's teaching, research, and public service missions. 

Spotlight Stories

Spotlight Stories

UI students crafting plan to help Dubuque increase affordable housing

CLAS students learning about their impact through sustainability requirement

Building a rural health care pipeline

Measuring Our Progress

The university has set specific targets or high-level indicators to monitor our institutional progress, which we will regularly measure and assess to track our improvements in these areas. We are working hard to expand our impact on the state, nation, and world by providing access to high-quality patient care, promoting effective stewardship of resources, and reducing barriers to a transformative educational experience.

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Students Completing a Sustainability Course

Undergraduate students graduating in 2022-23 who took a sustainability-related course at Iowa


Annual Patient Encounters for UI Health Care

Based on a three-year average from FY21-FY23