Small-Town University Celebrates Diversity of Its Revenue Streams

What may be Iowa's healthiest and most ambitious small institution, Upper Iowa University, is in Fayette, population 1,300. But Upper Iowa is also in six other Iowa towns; five towns in Wisconsin; one in Illinois; and on military bases in Kansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma—to say nothing of its outposts in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore. And it offers multiple degrees online. The Fayette campus enrolls about 900, but 6,000 more students, most of them part-time, take courses