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The following 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 2-4 years schools and 2 less than 2 years schools.
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Academic Comparison - Colleges In Iowa
NameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
Allen CollegeWaterloo, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Briar Cliff UniversitySioux City, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Buena Vista UniversityStorm Lake, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
Capri College-DubuqueDubuque, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Capri College-Cedar RapidsCedar Rapids, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Central CollegePella, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
Clarke UniversityDubuque, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Coe CollegeCedar Rapids, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
Cornell CollegeMount Vernon, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
Iowa School of Beauty-MarshalltownMarshalltown, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Des Moines Area Community CollegeAnkeny, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Divine Word CollegeEpworth, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor
Dordt UniversitySioux Center, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master
Drake UniversityDes Moines, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of DubuqueDubuque, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Ellsworth Community CollegeIowa Falls, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Emmaus Bible CollegeDubuque, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
Eastern Iowa Community College DistrictDavenport, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological SeminaryAnkeny, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Storm LakeStorm Lake, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Graceland University-LamoniLamoni, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Grand View UniversityDes Moines, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Grinnell CollegeGrinnell, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
Purdue University Global-Mason CityMason City, IAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Purdue University Global-Cedar RapidsCedar Rapids, IAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Hamilton Technical CollegeDavenport, IAPrivate (for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
Hawkeye Community CollegeWaterloo, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
American Hair AcademyMt. Pleasant, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Indian Hills Community CollegeOttumwa, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Iowa Central Community CollegeFort Dodge, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Iowa Lakes Community CollegeEstherville, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic TechnologyDes Moines, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
American College of Hairstyling-Des MoinesDes Moines, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Iowa School of Beauty-Des MoinesDes Moines, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Iowa State UniversityAmes, IAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Iowa Wesleyan UniversityMount Pleasant, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Iowa Western Community CollegeCouncil Bluffs, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
University of IowaIowa City, IAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Kirkwood Community CollegeCedar Rapids, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
La James International College-Cedar FallsCedar Falls, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
La James International College-JohnstonJohnston, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
La James College of Hairstyling and CosmetologyMason City, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
La James International College-Ft DodgeFort Dodge, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Loras CollegeDubuque, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Luther CollegeDecorah, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
Maharishi University of ManagementFairfield, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Marshalltown Community CollegeMarshalltown, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Mercy College of Health SciencesDes Moines, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
Morningside CollegeSioux City, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Mount Mercy UniversityCedar Rapids, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
North Iowa Area Community CollegeMason City, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
University of Northern IowaCedar Falls, IAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
Northwestern CollegeOrange City, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Northeast Iowa Community CollegeCalmar, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Northwest Iowa Community CollegeSheldon, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical CenterDes Moines, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeMaster, Doctorate
Iowa School of Beauty-OttumwaOttumwa, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Palmer College of ChiropracticDavenport, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
PCI Academy-AmesAmes, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Saint Ambrose UniversityDavenport, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
St Luke's CollegeSioux City, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
La James International College-DavenportDavenport, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
La James International College-Iowa CityIowa City, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Simpson CollegeIndianola, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Southeastern Community CollegeWest Burlington, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Southwestern Community CollegeCreston, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Capri College-DavenportDavenport, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux CitySioux City, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
E Q School of Hair DesignCouncil Bluffs, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Upper Iowa UniversityFayette, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Waldorf UniversityForest City, IAPrivate (for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master
Wartburg CollegeWaverly, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
Wartburg Theological SeminaryDubuque, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeMaster
The Salon Professional Academy-Cedar FallsCedar Falls, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Western Iowa Tech Community CollegeSioux City, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
William Penn UniversityOskaloosa, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master
Purdue University Global-DavenportDavenport, IAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Purdue University Global-Cedar FallsCedar Falls, IAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Mercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic TechnologyCedar Rapids, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Purdue University Global-Des MoinesUrbandale, IAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Vatterott College-Des MoinesDes Moines, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsAssociate's Degree-
Ross College-Quad CitiesBettendorf, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit LakeSpirit Lake, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Total Look School of Cosmetology & Massage TherapyCresco, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree granting-
University of Phoenix-IowaDes Moines, IAPrivate (for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's Degree-
Carlson College of Massage TherapyAnamosa, IAPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
ITT Technical Institute-CliveClive, IAPrivate (for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's Degree-
The Salon Professional Academy-Iowa CityIowa City, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Aveda Institute-Des MoinesWest Des Moines, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Shiloh UniversityKalona, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Little Priest Tribal College - Ho Chunk CentreSioux City, IAPrivate, Less than 2 yearsUn-Known-
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of Colleges in Iowa is $18,885 for State residents and $20,642 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 72.58% and graduation rate is 58.16%. The following 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 $19,718 - 100% 9:1678
Briar Cliff University $33,998 - 50% 11:11,076
Buena Vista University $37,518 56% 62% 8:11,863
Capri College-Dubuque $17,780 - 77% 8:1137
Capri College-Cedar Rapids $17,780 - 68% 13:1133
Central College $19,250 64% 68% 11:11,120
Clarke University $36,870 89% 66% 8:1855
Coe College $48,822 80% 62% 11:11,394
Cornell College $47,726 82% 67% 12:11,002
Iowa School of Beauty-Marshalltown $17,640 - - 2:14
Des Moines Area Community College $5,220 / $10,440 - 31% 19:123,051
Divine Word College $14,200 100% 50% 4:169
Dordt University $34,170 72% 66% 14:11,662
Drake University $45,912 68% 78% 10:14,774
University of Dubuque $36,010 79% 46% 13:12,180
Ellsworth Community College $5,040 / $6,048 - 34% 19:1731
Emmaus Bible College $19,550 92% 83% 8:1194
Eastern Iowa Community College District $4,296 / $5,904 - 39% 19:17,081
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary $18,180 68% 52% 14:1504
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Storm Lake $13,450 - 73% 7:121
Graceland University-Lamoni $31,920 68% 41% 14:11,517
Grand View University $30,864 97% 56% 12:11,874
Grinnell College $58,648 19% 87% 9:11,493
Purdue University Global-Mason City $15,352 / $14,343 - - 20:1142
Purdue University Global-Cedar Rapids $15,352 / $14,343 - - 20:1411
Hamilton Technical College $14,475 - 70% 10:1120
Hawkeye Community College $5,977 / $6,524 - 25% 18:15,042
American Hair Academy $17,590 - 79% 8:120
Indian Hills Community College $4,560 / $6,000 - 35% 14:13,279
Iowa Central Community College $6,000 / $8,650 - 34% 17:14,704
Iowa Lakes Community College $6,844 / $7,196 - 46% 15:12,288
UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology $4,000 - - 8:115
American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines $21,977 - 77% 8:122
Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines $17,640 - 83% 5:189
Iowa State University $9,634 / $25,446 88% 75% 19:131,822
Iowa Wesleyan University $33,650 71% 30% 10:1704
Iowa Western Community College $6,330 / $6,480 - 27% 18:15,791
University of Iowa $9,942 / $31,905 84% 72% 16:130,318
Kirkwood Community College $5,308 / $7,072 - 33% 19:112,277
La James International College-Cedar Falls $19,286 - 56% 4:118
La James International College-Johnston $19,286 - 59% 12:154
La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology $19,650 - 73% 7:154
La James International College-Ft Dodge $19,286 - 50% 8:122
Loras College $35,268 58% 70% 13:11,404
Luther College $46,760 64% 77% 11:11,802
Maharishi University of Management $16,530 100% 43% 10:12,015
Marshalltown Community College $5,040 / $5,448 - 35% 19:11,836
Mercy College of Health Sciences $19,754 92% 51% 8:1869
Morningside College $35,270 69% 60% 13:12,411
Mount Mercy University $36,540 76% 57% 15:11,705
North Iowa Area Community College $5,971 / $8,547 - 52% 22:12,681
University of Northern Iowa $9,053 / $19,753 79% 64% 18:19,507
Northwestern College $33,590 74% 69% 10:11,496
Northeast Iowa Community College $6,120 / $6,840 - 47% 13:14,162
Northwest Iowa Community College $6,540 / $6,840 - 61% 12:11,666
Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center - - - -1,559
Iowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa $17,640 - 31% 5:113
Palmer College of Chiropractic $10,665 - - 1:12,178
PCI Academy-Ames $24,988 - 68% 15:1139
Saint Ambrose University $33,570 74% 64% 11:13,003
St Luke's College $20,940 59% 100% 6:1211
La James International College-Davenport $19,286 - 65% 12:160
La James International College-Iowa City $19,273 - 65% 8:138
Simpson College $44,030 87% 71% 11:11,267
Southeastern Community College $6,090 / $6,240 - 33% 16:12,260
Southwestern Community College $6,560 / $6,784 - 48% 15:11,503
Capri College-Davenport $17,780 - 80% 11:1128
Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City $17,640 - 63% 6:111
E Q School of Hair Design $18,800 - 45% 12:148
Upper Iowa University $33,609 65% 27% 13:13,610
Waldorf University $23,666 61% 52% 23:13,025
Wartburg College $47,500 72% 68% 11:11,563
Wartburg Theological Seminary - - - -203
The Salon Professional Academy-Cedar Falls $16,900 - 60% 17:197
Western Iowa Tech Community College $4,802 / $4,826 - 39% 16:15,360
William Penn University $27,200 55% 37% 16:11,350
Purdue University Global-Davenport $14,263 / $14,343 - - 20:130,512
Purdue University Global-Cedar Falls $15,352 / $14,343 - - 20:1149
Mercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic Technology $4,125 - - 12:122
Purdue University Global-Des Moines $15,352 / $14,343 - - 20:1760
Vatterott College-Des Moines $11,982 - - 7:134
Ross College-Quad Cities $15,990 - 50% 11:162
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake $13,450 - 80% 3:112
Total Look School of Cosmetology & Massage Therapy - - 50% 3:18
University of Phoenix-Iowa $12,540 - - 4:14
Carlson College of Massage Therapy $8,750 - 67% 9:127
ITT Technical Institute-Clive - - - 9:1-
The Salon Professional Academy-Iowa City $19,361 - - 6:118
Aveda Institute-Des Moines $21,100 - 75% 15:1173
Shiloh University $5,250 33% - 2:149
Little Priest Tribal College - Ho Chunk Centre - - - --
Average$18,885 / $20,64272.58%58.16%11.83:12,715
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