Iowa College Tuition Statistics

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average tuition & fees of Iowa colleges is $6,063 for Iowa residents and $21,914 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, the average graduate tuition & fees is $11,029 for Iowa residents and $13,596 out-of-state students.
The average living costs at Iowa colleges is $11,729 when a student lives in on-campus facilities such as dormitory and school owned apartments. The off-campus living cost is $12,112 for academic year 2019-2020.
Below list shows colleges with highest and/or lowest college cost. We include only 4 years colleges for the statistics.

2020 Iowa Colleges Tuition Comparison Table

The following table lists Iowa colleges with colleges costs including tuition, fees, and living costs. For 4-years colleges and community colleges, the tuition & fees are the average of programs for an academic year ad for career/vocational schools (less than 2 years school), the tuition & fees are the costs for the largest program and length of program varies by institute.
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All SchoolsPublicPrivate4-Years CollegeCommunity CollegesCareer Colleges
College NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesOn-Campus Living CostsOff-Campus Living CostsUndergraduate Tuition per Credit HourGraduate Tuition per Credit Hour
Allen College
Waterloo, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,052$18,382-12,216$629$852
Briar Cliff University
Sioux City, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,202$10,53013,12812,480$1,034$525
Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$35,194$9,59412,18213,224$1,184$533
Central College
Pella, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,600-13,47913,479$1,608-
Clarke University
Dubuque, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$34,670$10,56413,36013,360$775$550
Coe College
Cedar Rapids, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$45,580-12,49012,490$5,660-
Cornell College
Mount Vernon, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$43,976-15,16115,161$1,361-
Des Moines Area Community College
Ankeny, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$9,600
($4,800)
-8,87411,366$320-
Divine Word College
Epworth, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,440-6,8006,700$300-
Dordt University
Sioux Center, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$31,770$6,04013,52015,320$1,310$330
Drake University
Des Moines, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$42,840$11,81814,54814,548$1,100$640
University of Dubuque
Dubuque, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$35,570$13,14011,11014,000$1,020$730
Ellsworth Community College
Iowa Falls, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$5,832
($4,896)
-11,90011,900$217-
Emmaus Bible College
Dubuque, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,950-10,4006,330$790-
Eastern Iowa Community College District
Davenport, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$7,520
($5,376)
-10,49414,220$235-
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
Ankeny, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$17,298$8,01810,17510,175$610$370
Graceland University-Lamoni
Lamoni, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$30,420$17,58012,00412,004$800$830
Grand View University
Des Moines, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$28,678$6,63112,60213,344$571$468
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$54,354-15,492-$1,684-
Hamilton Technical College
Davenport, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,250--13,100--
Hawkeye Community College
Waterloo, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$6,334
($5,624)
--11,394$223-
Indian Hills Community College
Ottumwa, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$5,760
($4,320)
-8,33412,369$240-
Iowa Central Community College
Fort Dodge, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$8,200
($5,700)
-9,87510,226$281-
Iowa Lakes Community College
Estherville, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$6,940
($6,588)
-9,52213,974$194-
UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology
Des Moines, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$4,000-----
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$24,508
($9,320)
$25,952
($10,990)
11,57911,579$968$1,374
Iowa Wesleyan University
Mount Pleasant, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$31,530
($25,424)
$5,94013,98110,881$770$495
Iowa Western Community College
Council Bluffs, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$6,400
($6,240)
-12,79412,362$200-
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$31,569
($9,606)
$30,613
($11,666)
14,25012,730$1,315$1,700
Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$6,970
($5,380)
--10,060$229-
Loras College
Dubuque, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$35,218$10,80010,43610,436$750$675
Luther College
Decorah, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$44,070-12,77512,775$1,554-
Maharishi University of Management
Fairfield, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,530$28,53011,20011,200$500$500
Marshalltown Community College
Marshalltown, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$5,232
($4,896)
-10,73213,400$192-
Mercy College of Health Sciences
Des Moines, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,150--11,764$700-
Morningside College
Sioux City, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,720$5,04012,64012,640$570$280
Mount Mercy University
Cedar Rapids, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,862$10,36613,69512,670$996$572
North Iowa Area Community College
Mason City, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$7,999
($5,603)
-9,9569,054$240-
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$21,222
($8,938)
$22,648
($10,432)
11,45611,456$759$1,091
Northwestern College
Orange City, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,300$6,23012,35012,350$1,030$335
Northeast Iowa Community College
Calmar, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$6,660
($5,940)
--12,748$198-
Northwest Iowa Community College
Sheldon, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$6,540
($6,240)
-10,70412,694$183-
Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center
Des Moines, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$16,718---$662
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Davenport, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$10,500---$232-
Saint Ambrose University
Davenport, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$31,812$17,74014,30616,620$970$970
St Luke's College
Sioux City, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$20,440--11,465$525-
Simpson College
Indianola, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$40,666$8,63312,10413,026$390$550
Southeastern Community College
West Burlington, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$5,820
($5,670)
-11,32011,856$189-
Southwestern Community College
Creston, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$5,910
($5,700)
-8,5109,741$184-
Upper Iowa University
Fayette, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$31,685$21,06011,99211,992$1,281$585
Waldorf University
Forest City, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$22,352$4,71510,79410,794$295-
Wartburg College
Waverly, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$43,930$21,90010,58010,580$2,200$2,200
Wartburg Theological Seminary
Dubuque, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$18,679---$895
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Sioux City, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$4,392
($4,368)
-10,8359,936$154-
William Penn University
Oskaloosa, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$26,100$9,39811,62811,628$400$480
Mercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic Technology
Cedar Rapids, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$3,880-----
Shiloh University
Kalona, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$5,250$3,420-15,871$175$190
Capri College-Dubuque
Dubuque, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$17,780--24,304--
Capri College-Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$17,780--17,732--
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Storm Lake
Storm Lake, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$13,450--19,380--
American Hair Academy
Mt. Pleasant, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$17,590--18,041--
American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines
Des Moines, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$21,977--18,858--
Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines
Des Moines, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$17,640--18,240--
La James International College-Cedar Falls
Cedar Falls, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$19,283--23,205--
La James International College-Johnston
Johnston, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$19,270--27,915--
La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology
Mason City, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$17,650-13,56015,330--
La James International College-Ft Dodge
Fort Dodge, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$19,283--27,915--
Iowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa
Ottumwa, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$17,640--18,240--
PCI Academy-Ames
Ames, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$23,624--18,041--
La James International College-Davenport
Davenport, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$19,283--23,205--
La James International College-Iowa City
Iowa City, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$19,270--23,205--
Capri College-Davenport
Davenport, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$17,780--17,732--
Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City
Sioux City, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$17,640--18,240--
E Q School of Hair Design
Council Bluffs, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$18,995--19,380--
The Salon Professional Academy-Cedar Falls
Cedar Falls, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$16,900--13,857--
Ross College-Quad Cities
Bettendorf, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$15,990--13,141--
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake
Spirit Lake, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$13,450--19,380--
Carlson College of Massage Therapy
Anamosa, IA
Private, Less than 2 years
$9,500--7,050--
Aveda Institute-Des Moines
West Des Moines, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$21,100--16,887--
Average$21,914$13,59611,72912,112$775$718