• Based on US Census data, Iowa City is the third most educated metropolitan community in the country. More than 48 percent of Iowa City residents, age 25 years and older, have completed four or more years of college education. Iowa’s commitment to quality of life is best exemplified in our commitment to education. The University of Iowa is integral to our rich educational tradition. The area is the birthplace of the nationally recognized Iowa Test of Basic Skills and Iowa Test of Educational Development, two nationally-known achievement 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.

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