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34 Colleges
3,347 Yearly Graduations
$107,594 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$29,937 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly teaching graduations, Iowa is ranked #31 in the country with 3,347 degrees handed out in 2019. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Iowa is $26,898 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $28,698 a year.

About 72% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,484 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
614 Yearly Degrees
$8,938 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,536 undergraduates at UNI, of which 8,745 are full-time, and there are 11,187 students altogether. For undergraduates at UNI, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 58% of students at UNI take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,005 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,100 during the early-career years.

#2

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
485 Yearly Degrees
$9,320 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Iowa State University is 34,992, of which 29,621 students are undergraduates and of those, 27,929 are full-time. It takes the average Iowa State undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 53% of accepted students are men, and 47% are women.

50% of Iowa State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,431 a year. Iowa State has a 3.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Iowa State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
326 Yearly Degrees
$9,606 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 31,656 students at Iowa in total, 23,989 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 21,690 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

47% of Iowa students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,373 a year. Iowa has a 2.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,200 during the early-career years.

#4

Morningside College

Sioux City, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
325 Yearly Degrees
$32,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,698 students at Morningside in total, 1,282 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,212 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Morningside is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 55%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

78% of Morningside students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,059 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Morningside is $37,400.

#5

Drake University

Des Moines, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
283 Yearly Degrees
$42,840 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Drake University is 4,869, of which 3,015 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,834 are full-time. Drake has a freshman retention rate of 87%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Roughly 56% of students at Drake take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,516 a year. Drake has a 2.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Drake with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $46,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Upper Iowa University

Fayette, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
160 Yearly Degrees
$31,685 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Upper Iowa University is 4,392, of which 3,741 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,939 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UIU is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Of the accepted students, 57% are men and 43% are women.

73% of UIU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,083 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,400 during the early-career years.

#7

Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
142 Yearly Degrees
$35,194 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,846 students at BVU in total, 1,619 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,394 are full-time. It takes the average BVU undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Of the accepted students, 60% are men and 40% are women.

Roughly 85% of students at BVU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,942 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from BVU is $34,500.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
136 Yearly Degrees
$30,420 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,993 students at Graceland Lamoni in total, 1,181 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,023 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Roughly 87% of students at Graceland Lamoni take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,277 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Graceland Lamoni is $33,400.

#9

Dordt College

Sioux Center, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
121 Yearly Degrees
$31,770 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Dordt College is 1,564, of which 1,424 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,342 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Of the accepted students, 59% are men and 41% are women.

Roughly 66% of students at Dordt take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,019 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,900 during the early-career years.

#10

Northwestern College

Orange City, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
99 Yearly Degrees
$32,300 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,299 students at NWC in total, 1,024 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 949 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NWC is 4.1 years.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,116 a year. NWC has a 2.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,000 during the early-career years.

#11

Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
71 Yearly Degrees
$33,862 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mount Mercy University is 1,835, of which 1,501 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,074 are full-time. For undergraduates at Mount Mercy, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 29% are men and 71% are women.

Roughly 80% of students at Mount Mercy take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $11,176 a year. Mount Mercy has a 3.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,800 during the early-career years.

#12

Saint Ambrose University

Davenport, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
67 Yearly Degrees
$31,812 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,045 students at St. Ambrose University in total, 2,309 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,140 are full-time. It takes the average St. Ambrose University undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Roughly 74% of students at St. Ambrose University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,071 a year. St. Ambrose University has a 5.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from St. Ambrose University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
65 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,674 students at Western Iowa Tech Community College in total, 1,746 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,302 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Western Iowa Tech Community College is $26,900.

#14

Simpson College

Indianola, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
62 Yearly Degrees
$40,666 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Simpson College is 1,444, of which 1,396 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,252 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Simpson College is 4.2 years.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 51% are men and 49% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,019 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Simpson College is $37,800.

#15

Loras College

Dubuque, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
52 Yearly Degrees
$35,218 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Loras College is 1,489, of which 1,412 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,345 are full-time. For undergraduates at Loras, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 57% are men and 43% are women.

Roughly 68% of students at Loras take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,390 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Loras is $37,300.

#16

William Penn University

Oskaloosa, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
43 Yearly Degrees
$26,100 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at William Penn University is 1,279, of which 1,214 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,032 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at William Penn University is 4.5 years.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 69% are men and 31% are women.

Approximately 94% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,816 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from William Penn University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Wartburg College

Waverly, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
40 Yearly Degrees
$43,930 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,456 full-time undergraduates at Wartburg, and 1,498 students altogether. For undergraduates at Wartburg, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 73% of students at Wartburg take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,211 a year. Wartburg has a 5.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,800 during the early-career years.

#18

Clarke University

Dubuque, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
33 Yearly Degrees
$34,670 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,004 students at Clarke in total, 744 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 711 are full-time. It takes the average Clarke undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

100% of Clarke students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,583 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,200 during the early-career years.

#19

Central College

Pella, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
28 Yearly Degrees
$38,600 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,117 students at Central in total, 1,077 are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Central, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 70%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

84% of Central students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,564 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,600 during the early-career years.

#20

Grand View University

Des Moines, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
27 Yearly Degrees
$28,678 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,761 undergraduates at Grand View University, of which 1,589 are full-time, and there are 1,886 students altogether. For undergraduates at Grand View University, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

73% of Grand View University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,341 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Grand View University is $37,600.

#21

Luther College

Decorah, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
23 Yearly Degrees
$44,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,005 students at Luther in total, 1,977 are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Luther, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

65% of Luther students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,788 a year. Luther has a 2.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Luther with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Emmaus Bible College

Dubuque, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
23 Yearly Degrees
$18,950 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 219 full-time undergraduates at Emmaus Bible College, and 238 students altogether. For undergraduates at Emmaus Bible College, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 58%. Of the accepted students, 53% are men and 47% are women.

48% of Emmaus Bible College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,056 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Emmaus Bible College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

University of Dubuque

Dubuque, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
23 Yearly Degrees
$35,570 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,385 students at UD in total, 1,969 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,674 are full-time. It takes the average UD undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Around 61% of accepted students are men, and 39% are women.

83% of UD students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $11,881 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,100 during the early-career years.

#24

Cornell College

Mount Vernon, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
22 Yearly Degrees
$43,976 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,028 students at Cornell College in total, 1,019 are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Cornell College, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Roughly 61% of students at Cornell College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,471 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Cornell College is $32,600.

#25

Coe College

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
17 Yearly Degrees
$45,580 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,392 full-time undergraduates at Coe, and 1,422 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Roughly 75% of students at Coe take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,893 a year. Coe has a 2.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,600 during the early-career years.

Other Iowa Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Briar Cliff University 16
27 Waldorf University 15
27 Iowa Wesleyan University 15
29 Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary 8
30 North Iowa Area Community College 4
31 Allen College 2
32 Indian Hills Community College 0
32 La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology 0
32 Maharishi International University 0

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