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Next table compares the basic academic information between Colleges in Iowa. By school type, there are 24 public and 67 private schools in Colleges in Iowa. By school level, there are 46 four years or high schools , 43 at least 2 but less than 4 years schools and 2 less than 2 years schools.

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Academic Comparison - Colleges In Iowa
NameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
Allen College Waterloo, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Briar Cliff University Sioux City, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree 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 Non-degree granting Certificate
Capri College-Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Non-degree granting 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 Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Coe College Cedar Rapids, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Bachelor
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 Non-degree granting 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 Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Dubuque Dubuque, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree 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 Doctor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Storm Lake Storm Lake, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Non-degree granting Certificate
Graceland University-Lamoni Lamoni, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree 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
Purdue University Global-Mason City Mason City, IA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Purdue University Global-Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids, IA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, 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 Non-degree granting 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 Non-degree granting Certificate
American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines Des Moines, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Non-degree granting Certificate
Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines Des Moines, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Non-degree granting Certificate
Iowa State University Ames, IA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Iowa Wesleyan University Mount Pleasant, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
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 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 Non-degree granting Certificate
La James International College-Johnston Johnston, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Non-degree granting Certificate
La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology Mason City, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Non-degree granting Certificate
La James International College-Ft Dodge Fort Dodge, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Non-degree granting Certificate
Loras College Dubuque, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
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 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, Post-Graduate
Mount Mercy University Cedar Rapids, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
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 Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Northwestern College Orange City, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
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 Master, Doctorate
Iowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa Ottumwa, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Non-degree granting Certificate
Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
PCI Academy-Ames Ames, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Non-degree granting Certificate
Saint Ambrose University Davenport, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree 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 Non-degree granting Certificate
La James International College-Iowa City Iowa City, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Non-degree granting 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 Non-degree granting Certificate
Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City Sioux City, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Non-degree granting Certificate
E Q School of Hair Design Council Bluffs, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Non-degree granting Certificate
Upper Iowa University Fayette, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Waldorf University Forest City, IA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master
Wartburg College Waverly, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Bachelor, Master
Wartburg Theological Seminary Dubuque, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Master
The Salon Professional Academy-Cedar Falls Cedar Falls, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Non-degree granting 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
Purdue University Global-Davenport Davenport, IA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Purdue University Global-Cedar Falls Cedar Falls, IA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Mercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic Technology Cedar Rapids, IA Private (not-for-profit), 2-4 years Non-degree granting Certificate
Purdue University Global-Des Moines Urbandale, IA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Vatterott College-Des Moines Des Moines, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's Degree -
Ross 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 Non-degree granting Certificate
Total Look School of Cosmetology & Massage Therapy Cresco, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Non-degree granting -
University of Phoenix-Iowa Des Moines, IA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree -
Carlson College of Massage Therapy Anamosa, IA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
ITT Technical Institute-Clive Clive, IA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree -
The Salon Professional Academy-Iowa City Iowa City, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Non-degree granting Certificate
Aveda Institute-Des Moines West Des Moines, IA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Non-degree granting Certificate
Shiloh University Kalona, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Little Priest Tribal College - Ho Chunk Centre Sioux City, IA Private, Less than 2 years Un-Known -
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of Colleges in Iowa is $18,768 for in-state students and $19,585 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 71.94% and graduation rate is 58.05%. 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 Between Colleges In Iowa
NameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
Allen College$18,662-100%8:1622
Briar Cliff University$30,970-42%11:11,186
Buena Vista University$34,00457%60%9:11,982
Capri College-Dubuque$17,780-82%9:1167
Capri College-Cedar Rapids$17,780-53%12:1145
Central College$37,29670%69%12:11,237
Clarke University$33,35082%63%8:11,039
Coe College$44,05067%69%11:11,394
Cornell College$42,29961%71%11:11,009
Iowa School of Beauty-Marshalltown$17,640-100%3:16
Des Moines Area Community College$4,680 / $9,360-29%20:122,982
Divine Word College$13,160100%100%6:171
Dordt College$30,84073%65%14:11,533
Drake University$41,39668%79%11:14,904
University of Dubuque$34,11073%43%16:12,366
Ellsworth Community College$4,776 / $5,712-34%23:1851
Emmaus Bible College$18,40095%69%10:1267
Eastern Iowa Community College District$5,184 / $7,328-38%20:17,666
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary$16,87662%54%13:1356
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Storm Lake$13,450-78%8:125
Graceland University-Lamoni$29,24058%50%17:12,262
Grand View University$27,60892%50%13:11,836
Grinnell College$52,39224%87%9:11,712
Purdue University Global-Mason City$15,352 / $14,343-27%19:1167
Purdue University Global-Cedar Rapids$15,352 / $14,343-33%19:1470
Hamilton Technical College$14,250-75%13:1134
Hawkeye Community College$5,311 / $6,021-26%17:15,605
American Hair Academy$17,590-81%8:124
Indian Hills Community College$4,224 / $5,760-35%17:14,090
Iowa Central Community College$5,490 / $7,890-32%18:15,788
Iowa Lakes Community College$6,460 / $6,812-55%13:12,011
UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology$3,900--9:118
American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines$21,977-67%8:126
Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines$17,640-67%5:145
Iowa State University$8,988 / $23,39291%73%19:136,158
Iowa Wesleyan University$30,50058%27%10:1629
Iowa Western Community College$5,952 / $6,112-21%18:16,080
University of Iowa$9,267 / $31,23383%74%16:132,166
Kirkwood Community College$4,832 / $6,120-29%19:114,049
La James International College-Cedar Falls$18,660-73%6:125
La James International College-Johnston$18,660-59%8:173
La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology$17,650-54%7:152
La James International College-Ft Dodge$18,660-55%15:140
Loras College$34,18493%68%12:11,467
Luther College$42,29063%80%11:12,053
Maharishi University of Management$16,530100%64%11:11,646
Marshalltown Community College$4,776 / $5,112-37%25:12,028
Mercy College of Health Sciences$17,95295%35%9:1758
Morningside College$31,53058%56%14:12,788
Mount Mercy University$31,99863%58%15:11,848
North Iowa Area Community College$5,408 / $7,721-47%22:12,947
University of Northern Iowa$8,938 / $19,48081%68%18:111,861
Northwestern College$31,10071%68%12:11,243
Northeast Iowa Community College$5,820 / $6,420-44%12:14,536
Northwest Iowa Community College$6,120 / $6,420-65%12:11,646
Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center----1,575
Iowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa$17,640-64%6:153
Palmer College of Chiropractic$9,225-100%1:12,237
PCI Academy-Ames$22,604-68%15:195
Saint Ambrose University$30,89463%63%12:13,114
St Luke's College$20,440100%100%5:1274
La James International College-Davenport$18,660-40%16:180
La James International College-Iowa City$18,660-71%14:145
Simpson College$39,14484%68%11:11,479
Southeastern Community College$5,580 / $5,730-37%16:12,658
Southwestern Community College$5,888 / $6,112-45%14:11,574
Capri College-Davenport$17,780-62%11:1128
Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City$17,640-67%6:143
E Q School of Hair Design$18,850-58%12:148
Upper Iowa University$30,45050%41%17:14,943
Waldorf University$22,07675%29%19:12,487
Wartburg College$41,28076%65%11:11,527
Wartburg Theological Seminary----121
The Salon Professional Academy-Cedar Falls$16,000-63%16:148
Western Iowa Tech Community College$4,272 / $4,296-30%17:15,731
William Penn University$25,60055%35%16:11,339
Purdue University Global-Davenport$14,263 / $14,343-39%19:133,287
Purdue University Global-Cedar Falls$15,352 / $14,343-36%19:1245
Mercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic Technology$3,749--12:122
Purdue University Global-Des Moines$15,352 / $14,343-43%19:1760
Vatterott College-Des Moines$11,982-49%7:134
Ross College-Quad Cities$15,740-36%7:173
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake$13,450-80%4:111
Total Look School of Cosmetology & Massage Therapy--50%3:18
University of Phoenix-Iowa$12,540--4:14
Carlson College of Massage Therapy$9,500-100%9:145
ITT Technical Institute-Clive---9:1-
The Salon Professional Academy-Iowa City$19,361-66%6:118
Aveda Institute-Des Moines$21,100-75%15:1138
Shiloh University$4,80033%-3:153
Little Priest Tribal College - Ho Chunk Centre-----
Average$18,768 / $19,58571.94%58.05%12.30:12,948
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