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Institutional Characteristics

Next table compares basic academic information between Iowa State. By school type, There are 19 public and 74 private schools in Iowa State. By school level, There are 48 four years or high schools , 44 at least 2 but less than 4 years schools1 and less than 2 years schools.

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Academic Comparison - Iowa State
NameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
Allen College Waterloo, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - professional practice Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
AIB College of Business Des Moines, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Associate, Bachelor
Briar Cliff University Sioux City, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - professional practice Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Buena Vista University Storm Lake, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master
Capri College-Dubuque Dubuque, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
Capri College-Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
American College of Hairstyling-Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
Central College Pella, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Clarke University Dubuque, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - professional practice Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Coe College Cedar Rapids, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor, Master
Cornell College Mount Vernon, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Iowa School of Beauty-Marshalltown Marshalltown, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny, IA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Divine Word College Epworth, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Associate, Bachelor
Dordt College Sioux Center, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Associate, Bachelor, Master
Drake University Des Moines, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Dubuque Dubuque, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - professional practice Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Ellsworth Community College Iowa Falls, IA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Emmaus Bible College Dubuque, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
Eastern Iowa Community College District Davenport, IA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary Ankeny, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Associate, Bachelor, Master
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Storm Lake Storm Lake, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
Graceland University-Lamoni Lamoni, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - other Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Grand View University Des Moines, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Grinnell College Grinnell, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Kaplan University-Mason City Campus Mason City, IA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus Cedar Rapids, IA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Hamilton Technical College Davenport, IA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
Hawkeye Community College Waterloo, IA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
American Hair Academy Mt. Pleasant, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa, IA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Iowa Central Community College Fort Dodge, IA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Iowa Lakes Community College Estherville, IA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology Des Moines, IA Private (not-for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines Des Moines, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines Des Moines, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
Iowa State University Ames, IA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Iowa Wesleyan University Mount Pleasant, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs, IA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
University of Iowa Iowa City, IA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
La James International College-Cedar Falls Cedar Falls, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
La James International College-Johnston Johnston, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology Mason City, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
La James International College-Ft Dodge Fort Dodge, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
Loras College Dubuque, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Associate, Bachelor, Master
Luther College Decorah, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Maharishi University of Management Fairfield, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Marshalltown Community College Marshalltown, IA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Mercy College of Health Sciences Des Moines, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
Morningside College Sioux City, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master
Mount Mercy University Cedar Rapids, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master
North Iowa Area Community College Mason City, IA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - other Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Northwestern College Orange City, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Certificate, Bachelor
Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar, IA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Northwest Iowa Community College Sheldon, IA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center Des Moines, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - professional practice Master, Doctorate
Iowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa Ottumwa, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - professional practice Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
PCI Academy-Ames Ames, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
Saint Ambrose University Davenport, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
St Luke's College Sioux City, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
La James International College-Davenport Davenport, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
La James International College-Iowa City Iowa City, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
Simpson College Indianola, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Southeastern Community College West Burlington, IA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Southwestern Community College Creston, IA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Capri College-Davenport Davenport, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City Sioux City, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
E Q School of Hair Design Council Bluffs, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
Upper Iowa University Fayette, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master
Waldorf College Forest City, IA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Associate, Bachelor
Wartburg College Waverly, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Wartburg Theological Seminary Dubuque, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Master
College of Hair Design Waterloo, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City, IA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
William Penn University Oskaloosa, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Associate, Bachelor, Master
Kaplan University-Davenport Campus Davenport, IA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - professional practice Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Kaplan University-Cedar Falls Campus Cedar Falls, IA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Mercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic Technology Cedar Rapids, IA Private (not-for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus Urbandale, IA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Vatterott College-Des Moines Des Moines, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Brown Mackie College-Quad Cities Bettendorf, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake Spirit Lake, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
Total Look School of Cosmetology & Massage Therapy Cresco, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
University of Phoenix-Iowa Des Moines, IA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master
Carlson College of Massage Therapy Anamosa, IA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
ITT Technical Institute-Clive Clive, IA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Associate, Bachelor
ITT Technical Institute-Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids, IA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Associate, Bachelor
The Salon Professional Academy-Iowa City Iowa City, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
Aveda Institute-Des Moines West Des Moines, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
Shiloh University Kalona, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Certificate, Bachelor, Master

Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of Iowa State is $18,165 for in-state students and $19,222 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance ratio is 70.86% and graduation rate is 54.12%. Next table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.

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Key Facts Comparison - Iowa State
NameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
Allen College$17,769-100%8%620
AIB College of Business-42%-30%348
Briar Cliff University$28,788-44%13%1,316
Buena Vista University$32,21068%53%9%2,114
Capri College-Dubuque--76%13%204
Capri College-Cedar Rapids--71%11%143
American College of Hairstyling-Cedar Rapids-----
Central College$34,61264%65%12%1,248
Clarke University$30,90072%61%9%1,043
Coe College$41,00063%67%11%1,406
Cornell College$39,90070%68%11%978
Iowa School of Beauty-Marshalltown--29%3%6
Des Moines Area Community College$4,410 / $8,820-27%17%22,446
Divine Word College$12,600100%33%5%64
Dordt College$29,13070%69%15%1,522
Drake University$35,20667%78%13%5,001
University of Dubuque$28,70077%45%15%2,294
Ellsworth Community College$4,536 / $5,424-33%18%846
Emmaus Bible College$16,58035%69%9%256
Eastern Iowa Community College District$4,768 / $6,912-35%19%7,872
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary$16,76664%63%11%274
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Storm Lake--40%5%18
Graceland University-Lamoni$27,01048%43%16%2,233
Grand View University$25,47498%48%13%1,971
Grinnell College$48,75825%86%9%1,699
Kaplan University-Mason City Campus$15,352-56%21%212
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus$15,352-29%21%489
Hamilton Technical College$14,250-70%15%163
Hawkeye Community College$4,786 / $5,49669%21%15%5,532
American Hair Academy--67%8%28
Indian Hills Community College$3,960 / $5,760-33%19%4,366
Iowa Central Community College$5,580 / $7,815-29%19%5,712
Iowa Lakes Community College$5,900 / $6,252-48%15%2,122
UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology$3,900--8%18
American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines--76%7%24
Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines--67%10%87
Iowa State University$8,219 / $21,58387%74%19%36,350
Iowa Wesleyan University$29,14650%28%14%521
Iowa Western Community College$5,472 / $5,632-25%17%6,081
University of Iowa$8,575 / $28,81381%72%15%32,011
Kirkwood Community College$4,670 / $5,570-27%20%14,233
La James International College-Cedar Falls--70%10%43
La James International College-Johnston--61%19%94
La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology--56%7%79
La James International College-Ft Dodge--50%11%51
Loras College$31,52595%71%12%1,524
Luther College$40,04067%79%12%2,169
Maharishi University of Management$27,53037%58%11%1,689
Marshalltown Community College$4,536 / $4,824-35%24%2,006
Mercy College of Health Sciences$16,920100%28%9%771
Morningside College$29,09456%54%13%2,902
Mount Mercy University$29,69661%58%14%1,886
North Iowa Area Community College$5,003 / $7,113-43%20%3,023
University of Northern Iowa$8,309 / $18,85180%65%17%11,905
Northwestern College$29,50072%64%13%1,252
Northeast Iowa Community College$5,012 / $5,152-39%13%4,786
Northwest Iowa Community College$5,760 / $6,060-57%12%1,634
Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center----1,585
Iowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa--60%4%57
Palmer College of Chiropractic$8,919100%-4%2,245
PCI Academy-Ames--56%15%102
Saint Ambrose University$29,15073%63%10%3,184
St Luke's College$20,44080%100%5%260
La James International College-Davenport--43%11%86
La James International College-Iowa City--70%20%47
Simpson College$35,87689%63%12%1,608
Southeastern Community College$5,220 / $5,370-29%16%2,844
Southwestern Community College$5,460 / $5,670-42%15%1,646
Capri College-Davenport--70%15%155
Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City--78%4%24
E Q School of Hair Design--52%11%41
Upper Iowa University$28,89066%44%17%4,758
Waldorf College$21,26066%23%23%2,227
Wartburg College$38,38074%69%11%1,482
Wartburg Theological Seminary----113
College of Hair Design--59%17%23
Western Iowa Tech Community College$4,200 / $4,224-25%15%5,660
William Penn University$24,51058%33%16%1,487
Kaplan University-Davenport Campus$14,325-35%21%37,494
Kaplan University-Cedar Falls Campus$15,352-31%21%277
Mercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic Technology$3,500--9%21
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus$15,352-41%21%837
Vatterott College-Des Moines$12,419-48%18%102
Brown Mackie College-Quad Cities$12,492-41%7%158
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake--63%4%11
Total Look School of Cosmetology & Massage Therapy--50%4%8
University of Phoenix-Iowa$12,540--4%4
Carlson College of Massage Therapy--93%4%51
ITT Technical Institute-Clive-98%-9%108
ITT Technical Institute-Cedar Rapids-----
The Salon Professional Academy-Iowa City--59%11%32
Aveda Institute-Des Moines--85%16%153
Shiloh University$4,510100%--59
Average$288 / $3051.92%0.66%0.15%32
***All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education. Tuition and costs are based on 2016-2017 data and other data is from 2015-2016 data.