College Costs in Iowa

The 2024 Directory of Iowa Colleges and Prices

Iowa Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2024

How much does it cost to attend college in Iowa?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Iowa was $20,762 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $5,510 higher than the U.S. average and ranks Iowa amongst the costliest as the 8th most expensive state or district to attend college. This is a change of -$758 from the 2019-2020 average of $21,520 and represents a -3.52% annual decline in tuition costs. The list of Iowa colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

This analysis surveyed tuition data from the 62 colleges and universities in Iowa, the most popular being Purdue Global Davenport Campus with 7,274 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $13,356. Grinnell College is the most expensive in Iowa with an in-state tuition of $60,988.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2023 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2022-2023 academic year.


62 results

Central College
C
Pella, IA

Central College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$19,800 Tuition

#8 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,169enrollment
  • $23,303net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1218SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA

Morningside College
M
Sioux City, IA
 

Morningside College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$35,100 Tuition

 

  • 2,249enrollment
  • $23,947net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

Mount Mercy University
M
Cedar Rapids, IA

Mount Mercy University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$36,606 Tuition

 

  • 1,526enrollment
  • $24,078net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

Des Moines Area Community College
D
Ankeny, IA
 

Des Moines Area Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$5,340 Tuition

 

  • 21,637enrollment
  • $9,292net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Hawkeye Community College
H
Waterloo, IA
 

Hawkeye Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$5,916 Tuition

 

  • 4,787enrollment
  • $10,149net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Buena Vista University
B
Storm Lake, IA

Buena Vista University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$38,644 Tuition

#12 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,973enrollment
  • $19,204net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 20-24ACT range
  • 3.49Avg GPA

Clarke University
C
Dubuque, IA
 

Clarke University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$36,900 Tuition

 

  • 965enrollment
  • $27,275net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 920-1160SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA

Simpson College
S
Indianola, IA

Simpson College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$44,202 Tuition

#3 Best Value Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,151enrollment
  • $23,185net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 890-1280SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

William Penn University
W
Oskaloosa, IA
 

William Penn University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$27,800 Tuition

#16 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,473enrollment
  • $20,922net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 850-1080SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA

Iowa Wesleyan College
I
Mount Pleasant, IA

Iowa Wesleyan College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$33,550 Tuition

 

  • 871enrollment
  • $20,074net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 830-1010SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.02Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

Dordt College
D
Sioux Center, IA

Dordt College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$34,000 Tuition

#7 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,861enrollment
  • $27,375net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1260SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA

Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport
P
Davenport, IA
 

Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$9,120 Tuition

 

  • 2,178enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Ellsworth Community College
E
Iowa Falls, IA
 

Ellsworth Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$4,560 Tuition

 

  • 718enrollment
  • $10,207net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Briar Cliff University
B
Sioux City, IA
 

Briar Cliff University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$33,180 Tuition

 

  • 927enrollment
  • $21,620net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA

Indian Hills Community College
I
Ottumwa, IA
 

Indian Hills Community College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

$4,680 Tuition

 

  • 3,361enrollment
  • $7,142net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Graceland University Lamoni
G
Lamoni, IA
 

Graceland University Lamoni

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$31,250 Tuition

#10 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,237enrollment
  • $16,627net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 880-1120SAT range
  • 16-24ACT range
  • 3.22Avg GPA

Iowa Lakes Community College
I
Estherville, IA
 

Iowa Lakes Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$6,272 Tuition

 

  • 1,960enrollment
  • $11,789net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Southeastern Community College
S
West Burlington, IA
 

Southeastern Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$6,000 Tuition

 

  • 2,476enrollment
  • $9,935net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1