About IDEA

About IDEA

Achieve your personal and professional goals through convenient, flexible, high-quality coursework you can complete anytime, anywhere. As an Innovative Digital Education Alliance (IDEA) student at Iowa State University, you will learn from expert faculty who bring real-life experience to the coursework and are committed to helping you transition your learning beyond the online classroom into your career.

IDEA is a consortium of reputable that offer online, affordable programs for a virtual community of individuals from diverse backgrounds.  While Iowa State University is your home university where you will apply, register for courses and receive your diploma, you’ll benefit from the diverse perspectives and unique strengths brought by classmates and expert faculty at partner universities.

Why IDEA?

Achieve your personal and professional goals through convenient, flexible, 100% online, high-quality coursework you can complete anytime, anywhere. Programs are designed for working professionals, with most students taking 1-2 courses at a time.

IDEA offers you a unique chance to take classes from multiple high-quality universities with faculty who understand the needs of online learners and will help ensure your success. Collaborate with classmates and expert faculty from across the country to expand your professional network.

Choosing IDEA for your academic journey means partnering with faculty and staff from multiple universities, which provide a student-centered, collaborative educational experience.

As an IDEA student, you will choose one university as your home institution. Once admitted, you work with an IDEA campus coordinator who helps you get started and enroll in classes taught by partner universities.

IDEA offers a single, affordable price per credit hour, eliminating out-of-state or distance delivery fees.

IDEA, An Online Higher Education AllianceIDEA Contacts

Gilda Figueroa
Campus Coordinator
2624 Howe Hall
515-294-7471
gpideainfo@iastate.edu

David Welshhons
Graduate Student Services Specialist
2624 Howe Hall
515-294-8789
gpideainfo@iastate.edu