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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 $18,853 for State residents and $20,188 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 68.18% and graduation rate is 58.54%. 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 $19,512 - 100% 9:1662
Briar Cliff University $33,308 - 40% 11:11,229
Buena Vista University $36,426 57% 60% 8:11,846
Capri College-Dubuque $17,780 - 70% 8:1142
Capri College-Cedar Rapids $17,780 - 75% 13:1167
Central College $18,600 65% 67% 11:11,117
Clarke University $35,750 94% 63% 8:11,004
Coe College $47,220 63% 66% 11:11,422
Cornell College $45,914 62% 69% 12:11,028
Iowa School of Beauty-Marshalltown $17,640 - - 2:14
Des Moines Area Community College $5,100 / $10,200 - 31% 19:123,474
Divine Word College $13,780 63% 100% 4:157
Dordt University $32,820 75% 75% 14:11,564
Drake University $44,376 68% 81% 10:14,869
University of Dubuque $36,610 73% 43% 13:12,385
Ellsworth Community College $4,968 / $5,904 - 29% 19:1796
Emmaus Bible College $19,250 94% 67% 8:1238
Eastern Iowa Community College District $5,600 / $7,744 - 37% 19:17,771
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary $17,650 63% 43% 14:1353
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Storm Lake $13,450 - 73% 7:121
Graceland University-Lamoni $31,320 58% 46% 14:11,993
Grand View University $29,792 96% 55% 12:11,886
Grinnell College $56,680 23% 89% 9:11,716
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 $14,275 - 77% 10:1134
Hawkeye Community College $5,790 / $6,510 - 29% 18:15,263
American Hair Academy $17,590 - 65% 8:123
Indian Hills Community College $4,440 / $5,880 - 38% 14:13,918
Iowa Central Community College $5,700 / $8,200 - 33% 17:15,390
Iowa Lakes Community College $6,748 / $7,100 - 52% 15:12,051
UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology $4,000 - - 8:116
American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines $21,977 - 77% 8:122
Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines $17,640 - 75% 5:147
Iowa State University $9,316 / $24,504 92% 74% 19:134,992
Iowa Wesleyan University $25,280 58% 31% 10:1616
Iowa Western Community College $6,120 / $6,270 - 30% 18:15,962
University of Iowa $9,606 / $31,569 83% 72% 16:131,656
Kirkwood Community College $5,140 / $6,736 - 32% 19:113,906
La James International College-Cedar Falls $19,286 - 39% 4:117
La James International College-Johnston $19,273 - 49% 12:156
La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology $17,650 - 73% 7:149
La James International College-Ft Dodge $19,286 - 50% 8:127
Loras College $35,218 75% 67% 13:11,489
Luther College $45,610 62% 75% 11:12,005
Maharishi University of Management $16,530 81% 67% 10:11,589
Marshalltown Community College $4,968 / $5,304 - 32% 19:11,931
Mercy College of Health Sciences $18,332 98% 33% 8:1727
Morningside College $33,970 63% 62% 13:12,698
Mount Mercy University $35,506 66% 64% 15:11,835
North Iowa Area Community College $5,791 / $8,277 - 47% 22:12,995
University of Northern Iowa $8,938 / $21,222 79% 67% 18:111,187
Northwestern College $32,920 70% 68% 10:11,299
Northeast Iowa Community College $6,000 / $6,720 - 45% 13:14,449
Northwest Iowa Community College $6,390 / $6,690 - 69% 12:11,747
Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center - - - -1,549
Iowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa $17,640 - 83% 5:128
Palmer College of Chiropractic $10,439 - - 1:12,179
PCI Academy-Ames $23,624 - 59% 15:1141
Saint Ambrose University $32,758 77% 64% 11:13,045
St Luke's College $20,940 29% 100% 6:1273
La James International College-Davenport $19,286 - 49% 12:135
La James International College-Iowa City $19,273 - 52% 8:138
Simpson College $42,246 80% 72% 11:11,444
Southeastern Community College $5,910 / $6,060 - 31% 16:12,548
Southwestern Community College $6,336 / $6,560 - 49% 15:11,547
Capri College-Davenport $17,780 - 78% 11:1132
Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City $17,640 - 64% 6:144
E Q School of Hair Design $18,750 - 49% 12:158
Upper Iowa University $32,945 51% 48% 13:14,392
Waldorf University $23,088 66% 30% 23:13,150
Wartburg College $45,680 75% 62% 11:11,498
Wartburg Theological Seminary - - - -139
The Salon Professional Academy-Cedar Falls $16,900 - 68% 17:150
Western Iowa Tech Community College $4,488 / $4,512 - 40% 16:15,674
William Penn University $26,600 58% 34% 16:11,279
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 $3,749 - - 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 - 46% 11:176
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake $13,450 - 57% 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 - 100% 9:128
ITT Technical Institute-Clive - - - 9:1-
The Salon Professional Academy-Iowa City $19,361 - - 6:118
Aveda Institute-Des Moines $21,100 - 76% 15:1147
Shiloh University $5,250 33% - 2:142
Little Priest Tribal College - Ho Chunk Centre - - - --
Average$18,853 / $20,18868.18%58.54%11.83:12,870
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