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The following table compares the basic academic information between Colleges in Iowa. By school type, there are 24 public and 64 private schools in Colleges in Iowa. By school level, there are 44 four years (or high) schools , 43 2-4 years schools and 1 less than 2 years schools.
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Academic Comparison - Colleges In Iowa
NameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
Allen CollegeWaterloo, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Briar Cliff UniversitySioux City, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Buena Vista UniversityStorm Lake, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-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), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
Clarke UniversityDubuque, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Coe CollegeCedar Rapids, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
Cornell CollegeMount Vernon, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-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), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor
Dordt UniversitySioux Center, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master
Drake UniversityDes Moines, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of DubuqueDubuque, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Ellsworth Community CollegeIowa Falls, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Emmaus Bible CollegeDubuque, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-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), four-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), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Grand View UniversityDes Moines, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Grinnell CollegeGrinnell, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
Purdue University Global-Mason CityMason City, IAPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Purdue University Global-Cedar RapidsCedar Rapids, IAPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Hamilton Technical CollegeDavenport, IAPrivate (for-profit), four-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, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Iowa Wesleyan UniversityMount Pleasant, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Iowa Western Community CollegeCouncil Bluffs, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
University of IowaIowa City, IAPublic, four-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), four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Luther CollegeDecorah, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
Maharishi International UniversityFairfield, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-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), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
Morningside CollegeSioux City, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Mount Mercy UniversityCedar Rapids, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
North Iowa Area Community CollegeMason City, IAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
University of Northern IowaCedar Falls, IAPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
Northwestern CollegeOrange City, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-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), four-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), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
PCI Academy-AmesAmes, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Saint Ambrose UniversityDavenport, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
St Luke's CollegeSioux City, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-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), four-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), four-yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Waldorf UniversityForest City, IAPrivate (for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master
Wartburg CollegeWaverly, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
Wartburg Theological SeminaryDubuque, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-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), four-yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master
Purdue University Global-DavenportDavenport, IAPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Purdue University Global-Cedar FallsCedar Falls, IAPublic, four-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, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
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-
Carlson College of Massage TherapyAnamosa, IAPrivate (for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
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), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
PCI Academy-Iowa CityIowa City, IAPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree granting-
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of Colleges in Iowa is $19,102 for State residents and $20,842 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 76.21% 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% 100% 11:1678
Briar Cliff University $33,998 - 50% 11:11,076
Buena Vista University $37,518 66% 62% 10:11,863
Capri College-Dubuque $17,780 - 77% 9:1137
Capri College-Cedar Rapids $17,780 - 68% 10:1133
Central College $19,250 75% 68% 11:11,120
Clarke University $36,870 89% 66% 8:1855
Coe College $48,822 73% 62% 12:11,394
Cornell College $47,726 81% 67% 12:11,002
Iowa School of Beauty-Marshalltown $17,640 - - 2:14
Des Moines Area Community College $5,220 / $10,440 - 31% 20:123,051
Divine Word College $14,200 100% 50% 5:169
Dordt University $34,170 73% 66% 14:11,662
Drake University $45,912 69% 78% 10:14,774
University of Dubuque $36,010 76% 46% 15:12,180
Ellsworth Community College $5,040 / $6,048 - 34% 16:1731
Emmaus Bible College $19,550 99% 83% 7:1194
Eastern Iowa Community College District $4,296 / $5,904 - 39% 25:17,081
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary $18,180 56% 52% 15:1504
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Storm Lake $13,450 - 73% 7:121
Graceland University-Lamoni $31,920 67% 41% 14:11,517
Grand View University $30,864 100% 56% 12:11,874
Grinnell College $58,648 11% 87% 8:11,493
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% 13:1120
Hawkeye Community College $5,977 / $6,524 - 25% 17:15,042
American Hair Academy $17,590 - 79% 10:120
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% 6:189
Iowa State University $9,634 / $25,446 91% 75% 18:131,822
Iowa Wesleyan University $33,650 82% 30% 12:1704
Iowa Western Community College $6,330 / $6,480 - 27% 18:15,791
University of Iowa $9,942 / $31,905 86% 72% 16:130,318
Kirkwood Community College $5,308 / $7,072 - 33% 18:112,277
La James International College-Cedar Falls $19,286 - 56% 18:118
La James International College-Johnston $19,286 - 59% 18:154
La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology $19,650 - 73% 7:154
La James International College-Ft Dodge $19,286 - 50% 11:122
Loras College $35,268 72% 70% 12:11,404
Luther College $46,760 76% 77% 11:11,802
Maharishi International University $16,530 95% 43% 12:12,015
Marshalltown Community College $5,040 / $5,448 - 35% 17:11,836
Mercy College of Health Sciences $19,754 97% 51% 8:1869
Morningside College $35,270 74% 60% 13:12,411
Mount Mercy University $36,540 81% 57% 14:11,705
North Iowa Area Community College $5,971 / $8,547 - 52% 22:12,681
University of Northern Iowa $9,053 / $19,753 86% 64% 17:19,507
Northwestern College $33,590 83% 69% 11:11,496
Northeast Iowa Community College $6,120 / $6,840 - 47% 12:14,162
Northwest Iowa Community College $6,540 / $6,840 - 61% 13:11,666
Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center - - - -1,559
Iowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa $17,640 - 31% 5:113
Palmer College of Chiropractic $10,665 - - 6:12,178
PCI Academy-Ames $24,988 - 68% 15:1139
Saint Ambrose University $33,570 72% 64% 12:13,003
St Luke's College $20,940 59% 100% 5:1211
La James International College-Davenport $19,286 - 65% 20:160
La James International College-Iowa City $19,273 - 65% 8:138
Simpson College $44,030 91% 71% 11:11,267
Southeastern Community College $6,090 / $6,240 - 33% 15:12,260
Southwestern Community College $6,560 / $6,784 - 48% 14:11,503
Capri College-Davenport $17,780 - 80% 11:1128
Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City $17,640 - 63% 7:111
E Q School of Hair Design $18,800 - 45% 12:148
Upper Iowa University $33,609 65% 27% 11:13,610
Waldorf University $23,666 72% 52% 25:13,025
Wartburg College $47,500 83% 68% 12:11,563
Wartburg Theological Seminary - - - -203
The Salon Professional Academy-Cedar Falls $16,900 - 60% 18:197
Western Iowa Tech Community College $4,802 / $4,826 - 39% 16:15,360
William Penn University $27,200 58% 37% 15:11,350
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
Ross College-Quad Cities $15,990 - 50% 9:162
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake $13,450 - 80% 3:112
Total Look School of Cosmetology & Massage Therapy - - 50% 3:18
Carlson College of Massage Therapy $8,750 - 67% 7:127
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
PCI Academy-Iowa City - - - --
Average$19,102 / $20,84276.21%58.16%12.53:12,777
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