Iowa College Tuition Statistics

The 2022 average tuition & fees of Iowa colleges is $6,280 for Iowa residents and $23,348 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, the average graduate tuition & fees is $11,346 for Iowa residents and $14,302 out-of-state students.
The average living costs at Iowa colleges is $12,264 when a student lives in on-campus facilities such as dormitory and school owned apartments. The off-campus living cost is $12,504 for academic year 2020-2021.
Below list shows colleges with highest and/or lowest college cost. We include only 4 years colleges for the statistics.

2022 Iowa Colleges Tuition

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
$19,718$18,908-12,216$704$906
Briar Cliff University
Sioux City, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,998$10,53013,52612,852$1,086$525
Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$37,518$9,93613,13214,498$1,262$552
Central College
Pella, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,250-13,71113,711$802-
Clarke University
Dubuque, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,870$14,14713,85713,857$841$638
Coe College
Cedar Rapids, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$48,822-13,19013,190$6,110-
Cornell College
Mount Vernon, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$47,726$15,05013,80913,809$1,491$2,970
Des Moines Area Community College
Ankeny, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,440
($5,220)
-9,61811,710$348-
Divine Word College
Epworth, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,200-7,0007,000$334-
Dordt University
Sioux Center, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$34,170$9,85014,28015,680$1,431$541
Drake University
Des Moines, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$45,912$11,98815,11315,113$1,173$652
University of Dubuque
Dubuque, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,010$7,94011,20014,090$1,112$387
Ellsworth Community College
Iowa Falls, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$6,048
($5,040)
-12,20012,200$252-
Emmaus Bible College
Dubuque, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,550-10,6206,330$812-
Eastern Iowa Community College District
Davenport, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$5,904
($4,296)
-10,49413,644$184-
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
Ankeny, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,180$8,50010,43410,434$666$391
Graceland University-Lamoni
Lamoni, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$31,920$11,18713,02013,020$989$522
Grand View University
Des Moines, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$30,864$9,44013,46014,120$606$515
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$58,648-16,550-$1,833-
Hamilton Technical College
Davenport, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,475--13,100--
Hawkeye Community College
Waterloo, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$6,524
($5,977)
--12,269$236-
Indian Hills Community College
Ottumwa, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$6,000
($4,560)
-8,45412,900$250-
Iowa Central Community College
Fort Dodge, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$8,650
($6,000)
-10,42010,771$325-
Iowa Lakes Community College
Estherville, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$7,196
($6,844)
-11,82316,091$225-
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$25,446
($9,634)
$26,948
($11,404)
11,51811,518$1,060$1,428
Iowa Wesleyan University
Mount Pleasant, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,650$6,30013,6409,190$944$525
Iowa Western Community College
Council Bluffs, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$6,480
($6,330)
-12,81712,475$216-
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$31,905
($9,942)
$31,012
($12,065)
15,46613,794$1,397$1,919
Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$7,072
($5,308)
--10,048$253-
Loras College
Dubuque, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$35,268$12,99010,8199,495$790$864
Luther College
Decorah, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$46,760-13,37513,375$1,670-
Maharishi International University
Fairfield, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,530$32,53011,20011,200$517$552
Marshalltown Community College
Marshalltown, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$5,448
($5,040)
-11,35014,771$227-
Mercy College of Health Sciences
Des Moines, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,754--13,290$777-
Morningside College
Sioux City, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$35,270$6,51613,31013,310$641$362
Mount Mercy University
Cedar Rapids, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,540$11,17614,53216,132$1,108$617
North Iowa Area Community College
Mason City, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$8,547
($5,971)
-10,0209,272$285-
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$19,753
($9,053)
$21,201
($10,569)
11,55611,556$752$1,017
Northwestern College
Orange City, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,590$6,36012,90012,900$1,079$340
Northeast Iowa Community College
Calmar, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$6,840
($6,120)
--12,748$228-
Northwest Iowa Community College
Sheldon, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$6,840
($6,540)
-11,39812,982$228-
Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center
Des Moines, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$19,065---$705
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Davenport, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$10,665$10,725--$237-
Saint Ambrose University
Davenport, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,570$18,64014,94617,034$1,003$1,022
St Luke's College
Sioux City, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$20,940--11,610$582-
Simpson College
Indianola, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$44,030$6,60612,98811,344$430$414
Southeastern Community College
West Burlington, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$6,240
($6,090)
-12,93614,064$208-
Southwestern Community College
Creston, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$6,784
($6,560)
-10,18511,728$226-
Upper Iowa University
Fayette, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,609$19,68512,82912,829$1,397$547
Waldorf University
Forest City, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$23,666$4,83511,32811,328$330-
Wartburg College
Waverly, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$47,500$22,45011,29011,290$2,730$2,428
Wartburg Theological Seminary
Dubuque, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$19,739---$945
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Sioux City, IA
Public, 2-4 years
$4,826
($4,802)
-11,22511,226$201-
William Penn University
Oskaloosa, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$27,200$10,50012,08212,082$419$500
Mercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic Technology
Cedar Rapids, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$4,125-----
Capri College-Dubuque
Dubuque, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$17,780--18,430--
Capri College-Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$17,780--18,430--
American Hair Academy
Mt. Pleasant, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$17,590--18,041--
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
$19,286--30,675--
La James International College-Johnston
Johnston, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$19,286--27,060--
La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology
Mason City, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$19,650-13,56015,330--
La James International College-Ft Dodge
Fort Dodge, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$19,286--27,060--
Iowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa
Ottumwa, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$17,640--18,240--
PCI Academy-Ames
Ames, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$24,988--20,863--
La James International College-Davenport
Davenport, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$19,286--30,675--
Capri College-Davenport
Davenport, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$17,780--20,213--
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
$18,800--20,190--
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--13,635--
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake
Spirit Lake, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$13,450--20,190--
Carlson College of Massage Therapy
Anamosa, IA
Private, Less than 2 years
$8,750--7,050--
Aveda Institute-Des Moines
West Des Moines, IA
Private, 2-4 years
$21,100--17,513--
Average$23,348$14,30212,26412,504$843$844