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public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Ames, Iowa, U.S. The university comprises colleges of agriculture, business, design, education, engineering, family and consumer sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and veterinary medicine. The Graduate College offers a broad range of master's and doctoral degree programs. Research facilities include the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, the Center for Designing Foods to Improve Nutrition, the National Soil Tilth Laboratory, and the Ames Laboratory, operated in association with the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy, respectively. Total enrollment is approximately 26,000.