Iowa College Overview

Of the seventy-five Iowa schools, Grinnell College ranked first and Drake University ranked second (view more at Iowa college rankings). The 2022 average tuition & fees of all Iowa colleges is $19,339 for Iowa residents and $21,059 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 78.70% and the average SAT score is 1,117. The average number of students is 2,752 and the average student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.
The below statements summarize the average statistics of tuition, admission, and more academic factors for Iowa colleges. For the statistics, we include only 4-years colleges such as national universities and liberal arts colleges. In addition, for some statistics, we include only eligible colleges, for example, for the graduate tuition & fees over colleges that offer the graduate programs.

2022 Iowa Colleges

The following table lists colleges located in Iowa ordered by college ranking. The ranking is targeting only 4-years universities and colleges. The "-" value in other columns means that the corresponding data has not been reported or the school does not have programs for the values.
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All SchoolsPublicPrivate4-Years CollegeCommunity CollegesCareer Colleges
College NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$58,648-1,45010.5%1,74887%9 to 1
Drake University
Des Moines, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$45,912$11,9881,30069.1%4,87578%11 to 1
Simpson College
Indianola, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$44,030$6,6061,08590.8%1,21869%11 to 1
Luther College
Decorah, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$46,760-1,20376.1%1,74473%11 to 1
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$25,446$26,9481,20791.1%30,70876%18 to 1
Wartburg College
Waverly, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$47,500$22,4501,08682.8%1,54170%14 to 1
William Penn University
Oskaloosa, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$27,200$10,50093057.7%1,37232%17 to 1
Maharishi International University
Fairfield, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,530$32,530-94.8%2,40335%13 to 1
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$31,905$31,0121,24086.2%29,90974%15 to 1
Upper Iowa University
Fayette, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,609$19,68596064.9%3,03139%12 to 1
Mount Mercy University
Cedar Rapids, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,540$11,176-81.0%1,58060%14 to 1
University of Dubuque
Dubuque, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,010$7,940-76.4%2,00140%10 to 1
Graceland University-Lamoni
Lamoni, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$31,920$11,1871,00066.6%1,42747%13 to 1
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$19,753$21,2011,08585.8%9,21769%16 to 1
Coe College
Cedar Rapids, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$48,822--72.7%1,37164%9 to 1
Morningside University
Sioux City, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$35,270$6,516-73.8%2,31954%13 to 1
Saint Ambrose University
Davenport, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,570$18,6401,11072.4%2,91364%12 to 1
Central College
Pella, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,250-1,13074.5%1,13966%12 to 1
Cornell College
Mount Vernon, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$47,726$15,0501,28081.1%1,05564%12 to 1
Capri College-Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$17,780--0.0%14474%13 to 1
La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology
Mason City, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$19,650--0.0%4474%7 to 1
Orion Technical College
Davenport, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,475--0.0%10381%12 to 1
PCI Academy-Ames
Ames, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$24,988--0.0%13382%15 to 1
Wartburg Theological Seminary
Dubuque, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$19,739-0.0%206--
Clarke University
Dubuque, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,870$14,1471,01088.8%88854%8 to 1
Loras College
Dubuque, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$35,268$12,990-72.0%1,38668%11 to 1
American Hair Academy
Mt. Pleasant, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$17,590--0.0%2674%13 to 1
St Luke's College
Sioux City, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$20,940--100.0%20280%5 to 1
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Sioux City, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$4,826--0.0%5,45138%15 to 1
Iowa Central Community College
Fort Dodge, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$8,650--0.0%5,00938%17 to 1
Mercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic Technology
Cedar Rapids, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$4,255--0.0%21-12 to 1
Divine Word College
Epworth, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,200--100.0%67100%6 to 1
Mercy College of Health Sciences
Des Moines, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,754--97.0%95158%9 to 1
UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology
Des Moines, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$4,000--0.0%14-7 to 1
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake
Spirit Lake, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$13,450--0.0%1567%8 to 1
Aveda Institute-Des Moines
West Des Moines, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$21,100--0.0%16380%15 to 1
Southwestern Community College
Creston, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$6,270--0.0%1,54247%15 to 1
Ellsworth Community College
Iowa Falls, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$6,048--0.0%71436%17 to 1
Iowa Western Community College
Council Bluffs, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$6,480--0.0%5,68429%19 to 1
Eastern Iowa Community College District
Davenport, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$5,904--0.0%7,46040%19 to 1
Northeast Iowa Community College
Calmar, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$6,840--0.0%4,01347%12 to 1
Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City
Sioux City, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$17,640--0.0%1438%8 to 1
Briar Cliff University
Sioux City, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,998$10,530-0.0%1,00056%12 to 1
Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$7,072--0.0%12,60437%18 to 1
Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center
Des Moines, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$19,065-0.0%1,562--
Capri College-Dubuque
Dubuque, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$17,780--0.0%14885%10 to 1
La James International College-Johnston
Johnston, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$19,286--0.0%4653%12 to 1
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Davenport, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$10,725$10,725-0.0%2,182100%8 to 1
La James International College-Ft Dodge
Fort Dodge, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$19,286--0.0%1450%7 to 1
Hawkeye Community College
Waterloo, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$6,524--0.0%5,08528%18 to 1
The Salon Professional Academy-Cedar Falls
Cedar Falls, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$16,900--0.0%9685%24 to 1
Indian Hills Community College
Ottumwa, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$6,000--0.0%3,38541%14 to 1
La James International College-Davenport
Davenport, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$19,286--0.0%7470%19 to 1
Des Moines Area Community College
Ankeny, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,440--0.0%20,53632%19 to 1
Marshalltown Community College
Marshalltown, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$5,448--0.0%1,75439%19 to 1
Iowa Lakes Community College
Estherville, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$7,196--0.0%1,80350%12 to 1
Southeastern Community College
West Burlington, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$6,240--0.0%2,32135%16 to 1
Ross College-Davenport
Davenport, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$15,990--0.0%4864%12 to 1
Dordt University
Sioux Center, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,590$9,8501,17073.2%1,78474%14 to 1
Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines
Des Moines, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$17,640--0.0%4864%6 to 1
Carlson College of Massage Therapy
Anamosa, IA
Private, Less than 2 years
$8,750--0.0%29100%7 to 1
North Iowa Area Community College
Mason City, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$8,547--0.0%2,48255%21 to 1
Iowa Wesleyan University
Mount Pleasant, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,650$6,30092081.9%82523%12 to 1
Emmaus Bible College
Dubuque, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,550-1,17099.1%19375%7 to 1
Northwestern College
Orange City, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,590$6,3601,09083.0%1,51371%12 to 1
Capri College-Davenport
Davenport, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$17,780--0.0%14076%10 to 1
Allen College
Waterloo, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,718$18,908-100.0%552-9 to 1
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
Ankeny, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,180$8,5001,10056.1%44656%15 to 1
Northwest Iowa Community College
Sheldon, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$6,840--0.0%1,71662%15 to 1
E Q School of Hair Design
Council Bluffs, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$18,800--0.0%4151%14 to 1
Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$37,518$9,9361,05266.0%1,95963%11 to 1
La James International College-Cedar Falls
Cedar Falls, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$19,286--0.0%2317%12 to 1
Grand View University
Des Moines, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$30,954$9,4401,00099.6%1,75751%12 to 1
Iowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa
Ottumwa, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$17,640--0.0%1038%4 to 1
Waldorf University
Forest City, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$23,666$4,835-72.3%2,52031%24 to 1
Average$21,059$13,8771,11778.7%2,75259%13 to 1