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Best Colleges in Iowa

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Institutional Characteristics

The following table compares the basic academic information between best schools in Iowa. By school type, there are 3 public and 7 private schools in best schools in Iowa. By school level, all 10 schools are 4 years or high institutes.
Academic Comparison - Best Schools In Iowa
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 Grinnell CollegeGrinnell, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
2 Drake UniversityDes Moines, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
3 Iowa State UniversityAmes, IAPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
4 Luther CollegeDecorah, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
5 University of IowaIowa City, IAPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
6 Simpson CollegeIndianola, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
7 University of Northern IowaCedar Falls, IAPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
8 Central CollegePella, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
9 Coe CollegeCedar Rapids, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
10 Wartburg CollegeWaverly, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master

Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in Iowa is $31,518 for State residents and $38,803 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 70.50% and graduation rate is 72.20%. The following table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
Key Facts Comparison Between Best Schools In Iowa
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 Grinnell College $58,648 19% 87% 9:11,493
2 Drake University $45,912 68% 78% 10:14,774
3 Iowa State University $9,634 / $25,446 88% 75% 19:131,822
4 Luther College $46,760 64% 77% 11:11,802
5 University of Iowa $9,942 / $31,905 84% 72% 16:130,318
6 Simpson College $44,030 87% 71% 11:11,267
7 University of Northern Iowa $9,053 / $19,753 79% 64% 18:19,507
8 Central College $19,250 64% 68% 11:11,120
9 Coe College $48,822 80% 62% 11:11,394
10 Wartburg College $47,500 72% 68% 11:11,563
Average$31,518 / $38,80370.50%72.20%12.70:18,506
The ranking data is provided by CollegeEvaluator. We compare the schools that ranked top 10 in Iowaand in top 500 ranking for all colleges and universities in United States.