Colleges Near Altoona

Colleges and universities near me in the Altoona, Iowa area

There are 30 colleges within 100 miles of Altoona enrolling a total of 126,500 students.

Located in Iowa with a population of 14,541, the closest colleges are ranked below by distance from Altoona. The nearest college is Grand View University in Des Moines at a distance of 6.9 miles from Altoona. Driving time to these schools from Altoona should be less than 2 hours. The top rated college in the area is Grinnell College in Grinnell. The largest college in the area is Iowa State University enrolling 34,992 students.

This directory is inclusive of nearby two and four year schools, both public and private. If you are looking for more affordable higher education options or not ready for a full four-year program, consider local community colleges near Altoona.

30 results found

Grand View University
G
Des Moines, IA
 
Grand View University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#19 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,886enrollment
  • $18,442net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 920-1110SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

7 miles from Altoona

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Des Moines Area Community College
D
Ankeny, IA
 
Des Moines Area Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 23,474enrollment
  • $9,995net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

8 miles from Altoona

Mercy College of Health Sciences
M
Des Moines, IA
 
Mercy College of Health Sciences

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 727enrollment
  • $20,587net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.12*Avg GPA

9 miles from Altoona

Vatterott College Des Moines
V
Des Moines, IA
 
Vatterott College Des Moines

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 34enrollment
  • $18,401net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

9 miles from Altoona

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AIB College of Business
A
Des Moines, IA
 
AIB College of Business

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 348enrollment
  • $12,440net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.09Avg GPA

11 miles from Altoona

Drake University
D
Des Moines, IA
Drake University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Iowa

  • 4,869enrollment
  • $28,277net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1360SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

10 miles from Altoona

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
F
Ankeny, IA
 
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 353enrollment
  • $15,272net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 950-1260SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA

10 miles from Altoona

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Purdue Global Des Moines Campus
P
Urbandale, IA
 
Purdue Global Des Moines Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 760enrollment
  • $21,848net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

16 miles from Altoona

University of Phoenix Des Moines Campus
P
West Des Moines, IA
 
University of Phoenix Des Moines Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

17 miles from Altoona

Simpson College
S
Indianola, IA
 
Simpson College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,444enrollment
  • $22,511net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1250SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.46*Avg GPA

20 miles from Altoona

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Iowa State University
I
Ames, IA
Iowa State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 34,992enrollment
  • $13,949net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1330SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

28 miles from Altoona

Central College
C
Pella, IA
Central College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,117enrollment
  • $22,825net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 920-1180SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA

34 miles from Altoona

Marshalltown Community College
M
Marshalltown, IA
 
Marshalltown Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,931enrollment
  • $8,889net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

38 miles from Altoona

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Grinnell College
G
Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,716enrollment
  • $29,492net price
  • 24%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1530SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.89*Avg GPA

40 miles from Altoona

William Penn University
W
Oskaloosa, IA
 
William Penn University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,279enrollment
  • $20,214net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.02*Avg GPA

49 miles from Altoona

Ellsworth Community College
E
Iowa Falls, IA
 
Ellsworth Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 796enrollment
  • $11,966net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

62 miles from Altoona

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Southwestern Community College
S
Creston, IA
 
Southwestern Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,547enrollment
  • $8,284net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

61 miles from Altoona

Indian Hills Community College
I
Ottumwa, IA
 
Indian Hills Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 3,918enrollment
  • $8,140net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

70 miles from Altoona

FAQ's

The closest community college is Des Moines Area Community College and is 8.1 miles from Altoona. Explore the complete list of nearby community college options.

Tuition and fees at Des Moines Area Community College are $4,680 for local residents for one academic year. Explore full costs to attend.

Des Moines Area Community College has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met.