Colleges Near Central City

Colleges and universities near me in the Central City, Iowa area

There are 41 colleges within 100 miles of Central City enrolling a total of 164,032 students.

Located in Iowa with a population of 1,257, the closest colleges are ranked below by distance from Central City. The nearest college is Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids at a distance of 15.4 miles from Central City. Driving time to these schools from Central City 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 University of Iowa enrolling 31,656 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 Central City.

41 results found

Mount Mercy University
M
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Mount Mercy University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 1,835enrollment
  • $22,429net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

15 miles from Central City

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Coe College
C
Cedar Rapids, IA
Coe College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,422enrollment
  • $21,733net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1300SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA

16 miles from Central City

Cornell College
C
Mount Vernon, IA
Cornell College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,028enrollment
  • $27,009net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1320SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

20 miles from Central City

Purdue Global Cedar Rapids Campus
P
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Purdue Global Cedar Rapids Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 411enrollment
  • $17,081net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

20 miles from Central City

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Kirkwood Community College
K
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Kirkwood Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 13,906enrollment
  • $9,875net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

21 miles from Central City

Divine Word College
D
Epworth, IA
 
Divine Word College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 57enrollment
  • $6,451net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

34 miles from Central City

University of Iowa
I
Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 31,656enrollment
  • $14,845net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1330SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA

38 miles from Central City

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Hawkeye Community College
H
Waterloo, IA
 
Hawkeye Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 5,263enrollment
  • $10,727net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

44 miles from Central City

Upper Iowa University
U
Fayette, IA
 
Upper Iowa University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 4,392enrollment
  • $23,525net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 940-1170SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA

46 miles from Central City

Allen College
A
Waterloo, IA
 
Allen College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 662enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

47 miles from Central City

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Clarke University
C
Dubuque, IA
 
Clarke University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#18 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,004enrollment
  • $26,909net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 930-1100SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA

47 miles from Central City

University of Dubuque
D
Dubuque, IA
 
University of Dubuque

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#20 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 2,385enrollment
  • $22,822net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 850-1100SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA

47 miles from Central City

Emmaus Bible College
E
Dubuque, IA
 
Emmaus Bible College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 238enrollment
  • $13,021net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 950-1290SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.28Avg GPA

47 miles from Central City

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Loras College
L
Dubuque, IA
Loras College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,489enrollment
  • $19,583net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1180SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

48 miles from Central City

Purdue Global Cedar Falls Campus
P
Cedar Falls, IA
 
Purdue Global Cedar Falls Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 149enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

51 miles from Central City

University of Northern Iowa
N
Cedar Falls, IA
University of Northern Iowa

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 11,187enrollment
  • $15,942net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 980-1240SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA

52 miles from Central City

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Wartburg College
W
Waverly, IA
 
Wartburg College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,498enrollment
  • $22,976net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1160SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA

61 miles from Central City

University of Wisconsin Platteville
W
Platteville, WI
University of Wisconsin Platteville

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

 

  • 8,955enrollment
  • $14,363net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.39*Avg GPA

64 miles from Central City

FAQ's

The closest community college is Kirkwood Community College and is 21.2 miles from Central City. Explore the complete list of nearby community college options.

Tuition and fees at Kirkwood Community College are $4,832 for local residents for one academic year. Explore full costs to attend.

Kirkwood 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.