Iowa Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution

Cheapest Colleges in Iowa by In State Tution

Below is a college cost ranking of the 43 colleges in Iowa with the lowest in state tution. What is the cheapest college in Iowa? University of Northern Iowa tops the list with a tuition and fee total of $9,053. Note these costs do not include room and board or living expenses.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published price. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state tution with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeSimply Best Value Colleges in Iowa list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2021/2022 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021/2022 academic year.

List of Iowa Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution
School Tuition In State
University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

$9,053
Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport

Davenport, IA

$9,225
University of Phoenix Des Moines Campus

West Des Moines, IA

$9,480
Iowa State University

Ames, IA

$9,634
University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

$9,942
Divine Word College

Epworth, IA

$14,200
Purdue Global Mason City Campus

Mason City, IA

$14,343
Purdue Global Cedar Rapids Campus

Cedar Rapids, IA

$14,343
Purdue Global Davenport Campus

Davenport, IA

$14,343
Purdue Global Cedar Falls Campus

Cedar Falls, IA

$14,343
Purdue Global Des Moines Campus

Urbandale, IA

$14,343
Hamilton Technical College

Davenport, IA

$14,475
Purdue Global Council Bluffs Campus

Council Bluffs, Iowa

$15,372
AIB College of Business

Des Moines, IA

$15,666
Maharishi University of Management

Fairfield, IA

$16,530
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

Ankeny, IA

$18,180
Central College

Pella, IA

$19,250
Emmaus Bible College

Dubuque, IA

$19,550