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? Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport tops the list with a tuition and fee total of $9,225. 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 2022-2022 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
Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport

Davenport, IA

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

University of Phoenix Des Moines Campus

West Des Moines, IA

Iowa State University

Ames, IA

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

Purdue Global Mason City Campus

Mason City, IA

Purdue Global Cedar Rapids Campus

Cedar Rapids, IA

Purdue Global Davenport Campus

Davenport, IA

Purdue Global Cedar Falls Campus

Cedar Falls, IA

Purdue Global Des Moines Campus

Urbandale, IA

Divine Word College

Epworth, IA

Purdue Global Council Bluffs Campus

Council Bluffs, Iowa

Hamilton Technical College

Davenport, IA

AIB College of Business

Des Moines, IA

Maharishi University of Management

Fairfield, IA

Mercy College of Health Sciences

Des Moines, IA

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

Ankeny, IA

Central College

Pella, IA