Education in the Iowa City Area
Leading the Nation
Based on US Census data (State and Metropolitian Data Book 2010), Iowa City is among the top 10 most educated metros in the country. More than 45 percent of area residents, age 25 years and older, have completed four or more years of college education. Iowa City's West High School was named the best school in Iowa by Newsweek (2011).
Birthplace of Education
Iowa's commitment to quality of life is best exemplified in our commitment to education. The state is the birthplace of the nationally recognized Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and Iowa Test of Educational Development, two nationally-known aptitude tests for K-12 students, and home of the ACT collegiate entrance exam, headquartered in Iowa City.
Education in the Iowa City area is among the very best in the nation and the area offers many opportunities for life-long learning. The state and our area represent a first-rate, skilled workforce, which also reflects the quality of our education. Our region is home to more than 50,000 students enrolled in post-secondary education.