Points of Pride

  • HDFS offers pre-service teachers an excellent learning environment with the state-of-the-art Child Development Laboratory School, a Gold Seal Quality Child Care Center.

  • The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences recognizes Iowa State University students with top honors for excellence, community service, research, and dissertations.

  • HDFS collaborates with Iowa State’s Government of the Student Body to increase financial literacy education efforts. Enrollment in the basic personal finance courses has nearly tripled in two years. The department also houses the Financial Counseling Clinic. One of only three of its kind in the nation, the clinic serves 3,400 ISU students through individual counseling or group workshops each year.

  • Experts in HDFS provide $4 million worth of training annually for Iowa Department of Human Service workers, ensuring that Iowa State University research is translated into practice through structured programs.

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