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
Emmaus Bible College

Dubuque, IA

Allen College

Waterloo, IA

Waldorf College

Forest City, IA

William Penn University

Oskaloosa, IA

Graceland University Lamoni

Lamoni, IA

Grand View University

Des Moines, IA

Upper Iowa University

Fayette, IA

Northwestern College

Orange City, IA

Briar Cliff University

Sioux City, IA

Saint Ambrose University

Davenport, IA

Dordt College

Sioux Center, IA

Iowa Wesleyan College

Mount Pleasant, IA

Loras College

Dubuque, IA

Morningside College

Sioux City, IA

Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, IA

Clarke University

Dubuque, IA

University of Dubuque

Dubuque, IA

Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, IA