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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 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 College
Waterloo, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Briar Cliff University
Sioux City, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
Capri College-Dubuque
Dubuque, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Capri College-Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Central College
Pella, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
Clarke University
Dubuque, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Coe College
Cedar Rapids, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
Cornell College
Mount Vernon, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
Iowa School of Beauty-Marshalltown
Marshalltown, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Des Moines Area Community College
Ankeny, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Divine Word College
Epworth, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor
Dordt College
Sioux Center, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master
Drake University
Des Moines, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Dubuque
Dubuque, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Ellsworth Community College
Iowa Falls, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Emmaus Bible College
Dubuque, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
Eastern Iowa Community College District
Davenport, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
Ankeny, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Storm Lake
Storm Lake, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Graceland University-Lamoni
Lamoni, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Grand View University
Des Moines, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Grinnell College
Grinnell, 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 College
Davenport, IAPrivate (for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
Hawkeye Community College
Waterloo, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
American Hair Academy
Mt. Pleasant, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Indian Hills Community College
Ottumwa, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Iowa Central Community College
Fort Dodge, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Iowa Lakes Community College
Estherville, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology
Des Moines, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines
Des Moines, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines
Des Moines, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Iowa State University
Ames, IAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Iowa Wesleyan University
Mount Pleasant, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Iowa Western Community College
Council Bluffs, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
La James International College-Cedar Falls
Cedar Falls, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
La James International College-Johnston
Johnston, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology
Mason City, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
La James International College-Ft Dodge
Fort Dodge, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Loras College
Dubuque, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Luther College
Decorah, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
Maharishi University of Management
Fairfield, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Marshalltown Community College
Marshalltown, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Mercy College of Health Sciences
Des Moines, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
Morningside College
Sioux City, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Mount Mercy University
Cedar Rapids, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
North Iowa Area Community College
Mason City, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar 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 College
Calmar, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Northwest Iowa Community College
Sheldon, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center
Des Moines, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeMaster, Doctorate
Iowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa
Ottumwa, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Davenport, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
PCI Academy-Ames
Ames, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Saint Ambrose University
Davenport, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
St Luke's College
Sioux City, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
La James International College-Davenport
Davenport, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
La James International College-Iowa City
Iowa City, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Simpson College
Indianola, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Southeastern Community College
West Burlington, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Southwestern Community College
Creston, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Capri College-Davenport
Davenport, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City
Sioux City, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
E Q School of Hair Design
Council Bluffs, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Upper Iowa University
Fayette, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Waldorf University
Forest City, IAPrivate (for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master
Wartburg College
Waverly, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
Wartburg Theological Seminary
Dubuque, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeMaster
The Salon Professional Academy-Cedar Falls
Cedar Falls, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Sioux 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 Technology
Cedar 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 Lake
Spirit Lake, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Total Look School of Cosmetology & Massage Therapy
Cresco, 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 $18,820 for State residents and $20,150 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 68.18% and graduation rate is 57.10%. 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
$19,052 - - 9:1662
Briar Cliff University
$32,202 - 45% 11:11,229
Buena Vista University
$35,194 57% 54% 8:11,846
Capri College-Dubuque
$17,780 - 68% 8:1142
Capri College-Cedar Rapids
$17,780 - 54% 13:1167
Central College
$38,600 65% 72% 11:11,117
Clarke University
$34,670 94% 63% 8:11,004
Coe College
$45,580 63% 66% 11:11,422
Cornell College
$43,976 62% 76% 12:11,028
Iowa School of Beauty-Marshalltown
$17,640 - 60% 2:14
Des Moines Area Community College
$4,800 / $9,600 - 31% 19:123,474
Divine Word College
$13,440 63% 75% 4:157
Dordt College
$31,770 75% 73% 14:11,564
Drake University
$42,840 68% 78% 10:14,869
University of Dubuque
$35,570 73% 43% 13:12,385
Ellsworth Community College
$4,896 / $5,832 - 36% 19:1796
Emmaus Bible College
$18,950 94% 76% 8:1238
Eastern Iowa Community College District
$5,376 / $7,520 - 35% 19:17,771
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
$17,298 63% 51% 14:1353
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Storm Lake
$13,450 - 75% 7:121
Graceland University-Lamoni
$30,420 58% 51% 14:11,993
Grand View University
$30,508 96% 50% 12:11,886
Grinnell College
$54,354 23% 84% 9:11,716
Purdue University Global-Mason City $15,352 / $14,343 - 63% 20:1142
Purdue University Global-Cedar Rapids $15,352 / $14,343 - 38% 20:1411
Hamilton Technical College
$14,250 - 81% 10:1134
Hawkeye Community College
$5,624 / $6,334 - 32% 18:15,263
American Hair Academy
$17,590 - 64% 8:123
Indian Hills Community College
$4,320 / $5,760 - 33% 14:13,918
Iowa Central Community College
$5,700 / $8,200 - 35% 17:15,390
Iowa Lakes Community College
$6,588 / $6,940 - 54% 15:12,051
UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology
$3,900 - - 8:116
American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines
$21,977 - 71% 8:122
Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines
$17,640 - 56% 5:147
Iowa State University
$9,320 / $24,508 92% 75% 19:134,992
Iowa Wesleyan University
$31,530 58% 22% 10:1616
Iowa Western Community College
$6,240 / $6,400 - 22% 18:15,962
University of Iowa
$9,606 / $31,569 83% 73% 16:131,656
Kirkwood Community College
$5,028 / $6,512 - 29% 19:113,906
La James International College-Cedar Falls
$19,283 - 68% 4:117
La James International College-Johnston
$19,270 - 59% 12:156
La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology
$17,650 - 87% 7:149
La James International College-Ft Dodge
$19,283 - 56% 8:127
Loras College
$35,218 75% 68% 13:11,489
Luther College
$44,070 62% 79% 11:12,005
Maharishi University of Management
$16,530 81% 70% 10:11,589
Marshalltown Community College
$4,896 / $5,232 - 39% 19:11,931
Mercy College of Health Sciences
$18,150 98% 42% 8:1727
Morningside College
$32,720 63% 51% 13:12,698
Mount Mercy University
$33,862 66% 71% 15:11,835
North Iowa Area Community College
$5,603 / $7,999 - 46% 22:12,995
University of Northern Iowa
$8,938 / $21,222 79% 65% 18:111,187
Northwestern College $32,300 70% 69% 10:11,299
Northeast Iowa Community College
$5,940 / $6,660 - 46% 13:14,449
Northwest Iowa Community College
$6,240 / $6,540 - 65% 12:11,747
Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center
- - - -1,549
Iowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa
$17,640 - 73% 5:128
Palmer College of Chiropractic
$10,439 - 67% 1:12,179
PCI Academy-Ames
$23,624 - 67% 15:1141
Saint Ambrose University
$31,812 77% 67% 11:13,045
St Luke's College
$20,440 29% 57% 6:1273
La James International College-Davenport
$19,283 - 52% 12:135
La James International College-Iowa City
$19,270 - 58% 8:138
Simpson College
$40,666 80% 70% 11:11,444
Southeastern Community College
$5,670 / $5,820 - 37% 16:12,548
Southwestern Community College
$6,112 / $6,336 - 50% 15:11,547
Capri College-Davenport
$17,780 - 58% 11:1132
Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City
$17,640 - 75% 6:144
E Q School of Hair Design
$18,995 - 57% 12:158
Upper Iowa University
$31,685 51% 43% 13:14,392
Waldorf University
$22,352 66% 29% 23:13,150
Wartburg College
$43,930 75% 67% 11:11,498
Wartburg Theological Seminary
- - - -139
The Salon Professional Academy-Cedar Falls
$16,900 - 58% 17:150
Western Iowa Tech Community College
$4,368 / $4,392 - 36% 16:15,674
William Penn University $26,100 58% 35% 16:11,279
Purdue University Global-Davenport $14,263 / $14,343 - 48% 20:130,512
Purdue University Global-Cedar Falls $15,352 / $14,343 - 27% 20:1149
Mercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic Technology
$3,749 - - 12:122
Purdue University Global-Des Moines $15,352 / $14,343 - 30% 20:1760
Vatterott College-Des Moines $11,982 - - 7:134
Ross College-Quad Cities $15,990 - 36% 11:176
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake
$13,450 - 100% 3:17
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 - 95% 9:128
ITT Technical Institute-Clive - - - 9:1-
The Salon Professional Academy-Iowa City $19,361 - - 6:118
Aveda Institute-Des Moines $21,100 - 81% 15:1147
Shiloh University $5,250 33% - 2:142
Little Priest Tribal College - Ho Chunk Centre - - - --
Average$18,820 / $20,15068.18%57.10%11.83:12,870
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