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Tuition Comparison Between Iowa Colleges

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Cost of Attendance (COA)

The following table compares the 2021 costs of attendance between Colleges in Iowa. For state residents, the average COA is $19,270 when living on campus and $19,464 when living off campus. For out-of-state students, the average COA is $34,996 when living on campus and $35,191 when living off campus. The COA includes tuition, fees, books & supplies, room & board costs, and other living expenses.
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2021 Cost Of Attendance Comparison Between Colleges In Iowa
NameTuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
Allen College$19,512 $1,200 - $12,216
Briar Cliff University$33,308 $1,320 $13,262 $12,580
Buena Vista University$36,426 $1,190 $11,957 $13,737
Central College$18,600 $1,323 $13,396 $13,396
Clarke University$35,750 $1,330 $13,560 $13,560
Coe College$47,220 $1,000 $12,844 $12,844
Cornell College$45,914 $1,200 $13,403 $13,403
Des Moines Area Community College$5,100$10,200 $870 $8,930 $11,680
Divine Word College$13,780 $300 $6,900 $6,900
Dordt University$32,820 $1,130 $13,970 $15,400
Drake University$44,376 $1,100 $14,852 $14,852
University of Dubuque$36,610 $950 $11,400 $14,000
Ellsworth Community College$4,968$5,904 $1,300 $12,000 $12,000
Emmaus Bible College$19,250 $600 $10,500 $6,330
Eastern Iowa Community College District$5,600$7,744 $1,600 $10,458 $13,554
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary$17,650 $1,323 $10,226 $10,226
Graceland University-Lamoni$31,320 $1,320 $12,520 $12,520
Grand View University$29,792 $836 $12,820 $13,560
Grinnell College$56,680 $900 $16,064 -
Hamilton Technical College$14,275 - - $13,100
Hawkeye Community College$5,790$6,510 $1,324 - $12,269
Indian Hills Community College$4,440$5,880 $1,200 $8,334 $10,857
Iowa Central Community College$5,700$8,200 $1,509 $10,175 $10,526
Iowa Lakes Community College$6,748$7,100 $1,412 $10,848 $15,164
UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology$4,000 - - -
Iowa State University$9,316$24,504 $1,001 $11,623 $11,623
Iowa Wesleyan University$25,280 $1,000 $14,510 $9,500
Iowa Western Community College$6,120$6,270 $1,400 $12,894 $12,457
University of Iowa$9,606$31,569 $950 $14,820 $13,300
Kirkwood Community College$5,140$6,736 $1,000 - $10,093
Loras College$35,218 $1,100 $10,611 $10,611
Luther College$45,610 $1,040 $13,125 $13,161
Maharishi University of Management$16,530 $1,000 $11,200 $11,200
Marshalltown Community College$4,968$5,304 $1,379 $11,170 $14,088
Mercy College of Health Sciences$18,332 $1,620 - $12,210
Morningside College$33,970 $1,300 $12,910 $12,910
Mount Mercy University$35,506 $1,320 $14,092 $13,760
North Iowa Area Community College$5,791$8,277 $1,034 $9,993 $9,180
University of Northern Iowa$8,938$21,222 $800 $11,556 $11,556
Northwestern College$32,920 $1,200 $12,780 $12,580
Northeast Iowa Community College$6,000$6,720 $1,400 - $12,748
Northwest Iowa Community College$6,390$6,690 $1,312 $10,812 $12,820
Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center$18,967 - - -
Palmer College of Chiropractic$10,439 $60 - -
Saint Ambrose University$32,758 $1,320 $14,636 $16,854
St Luke's College$20,940 $1,253 - $11,465
Simpson College$42,246 $1,170 $12,546 $11,346
Southeastern Community College$5,910$6,060 $1,294 $11,912 $11,747
Southwestern Community College$6,336$6,560 $1,337 $8,960 $10,163
Upper Iowa University$32,945 $1,590 $12,457 $12,457
Waldorf University$23,088 $1,368 $11,089 $11,089
Wartburg College$45,680 $1,100 $10,892 $10,892
Wartburg Theological Seminary$19,184 - - -
Western Iowa Tech Community College$4,488$4,512 $1,320 $11,225 $11,226
William Penn University$26,600 $1,300 $11,800 $11,800
Mercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic Technology$3,749 $130 - -
Shiloh University$5,250 $1,000 - $12,113
Average$6,176$21,903$1,138$11,955$12,149
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Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The following table compares 2020-2021 undergraduate tuition & fees between Colleges in Iowa. The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $6,176 for in-state students and $22,339 for out-of-state students. The 2020-2021 undergraduate tuition & fees of Colleges in Iowa are increased by 0.42% compared to the previous year.
Among the Colleges in Iowa, Grinnell College requires the most expensive tuition & fees of $56,188 and Mercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic Technology has the lowest tuition & fees of $3,750 for undergraduate programs.
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Undergraduate Tuition & Fess Comparison Between Colleges In Iowa
Name2019-20202020-2021
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Allen College$19,052$19,512
Briar Cliff University$32,202$33,308
Buena Vista University$35,194$36,426
Central College$38,600$18,600
Clarke University$34,670$35,750
Coe College$45,580$47,220
Cornell College$43,976$45,914
Des Moines Area Community College$4,800$9,600$5,100$10,200
Divine Word College$13,440$13,780
Dordt University$31,770$32,820
Drake University$42,840$44,376
University of Dubuque$35,570$36,610
Ellsworth Community College$4,896$5,832$4,968$5,904
Emmaus Bible College$18,950$19,250
Eastern Iowa Community College District$5,376$7,520$5,600$7,744
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary$17,298$17,650
Graceland University-Lamoni$30,420$31,320
Grand View University$28,678$29,792
Grinnell College$54,354$56,680
Hamilton Technical College$14,250$14,275
Hawkeye Community College$5,624$6,334$5,790$6,510
Indian Hills Community College$4,320$5,760$4,440$5,880
Iowa Central Community College$5,700$8,200$5,700$8,200
Iowa Lakes Community College$6,588$6,940$6,748$7,100
Iowa State University$9,320$24,508$9,316$24,504
Iowa Wesleyan University$31,530$25,280
Iowa Western Community College$6,240$6,400$6,120$6,270
University of Iowa$9,606$31,569$9,606$31,569
Kirkwood Community College$5,380$6,970$5,140$6,736
Loras College$35,218$35,218
Luther College$44,070$45,610
Maharishi University of Management$16,530$16,530
Marshalltown Community College$4,896$5,232$4,968$5,304
Mercy College of Health Sciences$18,150$18,332
Morningside College$32,720$33,970
Mount Mercy University$33,862$35,506
North Iowa Area Community College$5,603$7,999$5,791$8,277
University of Northern Iowa$8,938$21,222$8,938$21,222
Northwestern College$32,300$32,920
Northeast Iowa Community College$5,940$6,660$6,000$6,720
Northwest Iowa Community College$6,240$6,540$6,390$6,690
Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical CenterThis school does not have undergraduate programs.
Palmer College of Chiropractic$10,500$10,439
Saint Ambrose University$31,812$32,758
St Luke's College$20,440$20,940
Simpson College$40,666$42,246
Southeastern Community College$5,670$5,820$5,910$6,060
Southwestern Community College$5,700$5,910$6,336$6,560
Upper Iowa University$31,685$32,945
Waldorf University$22,352$23,088
Wartburg College$43,930$45,680
Wartburg Theological SeminaryThis school does not have undergraduate programs.
Western Iowa Tech Community College$4,368$4,392$4,488$4,512
William Penn University$26,100$26,600
Mercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic Technology$3,880$3,749
Shiloh University$5,250$5,250
Average$6,063$22,245$6,176$22,339
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Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table compares 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees between Colleges in Iowa. The average graduate tuition & fees is $11,028 for state residents and $14,082 for out-of-state students. The 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees of Colleges in Iowa are increased by 3.58% compared to the previous year.
Among the Colleges in Iowa, Maharishi University of Management requires the most expensive graduate tuition & fees of $29,000 and Shiloh University has the lowest graduate tuition & fees of $3,420.
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Graduate Tuition & Fess Comparison Between Colleges In Iowa
Name2019-20202020-2021
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Allen College$18,382$18,700
Briar Cliff University$10,530$10,530
Buena Vista University$9,594$9,936
Central CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
Clarke University$10,564$12,119
Coe CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
Cornell CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
Des Moines Area Community CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
Divine Word CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
Dordt University$6,040$9,400
Drake University$11,818$11,932
University of Dubuque$13,140$13,140
Ellsworth Community CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
Emmaus Bible CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
Eastern Iowa Community College DistrictThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary$8,018$8,260
Graceland University-Lamoni$17,580$17,647
Grand View University$6,631$9,170
Grinnell CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
Hamilton Technical CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
Hawkeye Community CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
Indian Hills Community CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
Iowa Central Community CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
Iowa Lakes Community CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
Iowa State University$10,990$25,952$10,986$25,948
Iowa Wesleyan University$5,940$6,600
Iowa Western Community CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
University of Iowa$11,666$30,613$11,666$27,613
Kirkwood Community CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
Loras College$10,800$10,820
Luther CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
Maharishi University of Management$28,530$29,530
Marshalltown Community CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
Mercy College of Health SciencesThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
Morningside College$5,040$5,400
Mount Mercy University$10,366$10,870
North Iowa Area Community CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
University of Northern Iowa$10,432$22,648$10,432$22,648
Northwestern College$6,230$6,340
Northeast Iowa Community CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
Northwest Iowa Community CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center$16,718$18,967
Palmer College of ChiropracticThe graduate tuition information is not available.
Saint Ambrose University$17,740$18,150
St Luke's CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
Simpson College$8,633$8,868
Southeastern Community CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
Southwestern Community CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
Upper Iowa University$21,060$19,152
Waldorf University$4,715$4,775
Wartburg College$21,900$24,680
Wartburg Theological Seminary$18,679$19,184
Western Iowa Tech Community CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
William Penn University$9,398$10,500
Mercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic TechnologyThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
Shiloh University$3,420$3,420
Average$11,029$13,596$11,028$14,082
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Room & Board, Other Living Expenses

The following table compares living costs including room, board, and other expenses between Colleges in Iowa. Each cost is in average and may vary by room types, meal plan, and other living styles. For academic year 2020-2021, the average living costs of Colleges in Iowa is $11,955 when a student lives on campus and $12,149 when living off campus.
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Living Costs Comparison Between Colleges In Iowa
NameOn-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther ExpensesOther Expenses (living with family)
Allen College -- $7,280$4,936-
Briar Cliff University $9,522$3,740 $8,840$3,740-
Buena Vista University $9,537$2,420 $7,244$6,493-
Central College $10,280$3,116 $10,280$3,116-
Clarke University $10,200$3,360 $10,200$3,360-
Coe College $10,174$2,670 $10,174$2,670-
Cornell College $10,150$3,253 $10,150$3,253-
Des Moines Area Community College $7,276$1,654 $7,746$3,934-
Divine Word College $3,900$3,000 $3,900$3,000-
Dordt University $10,470$3,500 $11,000$4,400-
Drake University $11,152$3,700 $11,152$3,700-
University of Dubuque $10,500$900 $10,210$3,790-
Ellsworth Community College $7,000$5,000 $7,000$5,000-
Emmaus Bible College $8,850$1,650 $4,950$1,380-
Eastern Iowa Community College District $6,480$3,978 $7,290$6,264-
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary $7,110$3,116 $7,110$3,116-
Graceland University-Lamoni $9,400$3,120 $9,400$3,120-
Grand View University $9,920$2,900 $9,920$3,640-
Grinnell College $13,864$2,200 ---
Hamilton Technical College -- $8,000$5,100-
Hawkeye Community College -- $8,942$3,327-
Indian Hills Community College $4,830$3,504 $7,353$3,504-
Iowa Central Community College $7,050$3,125 $7,050$3,476-
Iowa Lakes Community College $7,060$3,788 $11,376$3,788-
Iowa State University $9,193$2,430 $9,193$2,430-
Iowa Wesleyan University $11,010$3,500 $6,000$3,500-
Iowa Western Community College $8,750$4,144 $8,313$4,144-
University of Iowa $11,590$3,230 $9,576$3,724-
Kirkwood Community College -- $6,570$3,523-
Loras College $8,600$2,011 $8,600$2,011-
Luther College $10,110$3,015 $10,110$3,051-
Maharishi University of Management $7,400$3,800 $7,400$3,800-
Marshalltown Community College $7,690$3,480 $10,608$3,480-
Mercy College of Health Sciences -- $6,300$5,910-
Morningside College $10,110$2,800 $10,110$2,800-
Mount Mercy University $10,112$3,980 $7,300$6,460-
North Iowa Area Community College $7,342$2,651 $5,393$3,787-
University of Northern Iowa $9,160$2,396 $9,160$2,396-
Northwestern College $9,800$2,980 $9,600$2,980-
Northeast Iowa Community College -- $8,000$4,748-
Northwest Iowa Community College $6,282$4,530 $7,390$5,430-
Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center -- ---
Palmer College of Chiropractic -- ---
Saint Ambrose University $11,354$3,282 $10,260$6,594-
St Luke's College -- $8,180$3,285-
Simpson College $9,282$3,264 $7,108$4,238-
Southeastern Community College $8,940$2,972 $8,820$2,927-
Southwestern Community College $8,460$500 $8,460$1,703-
Upper Iowa University $9,105$3,352 $9,105$3,352-
Waldorf University $7,866$3,223 $7,866$3,223-
Wartburg College $9,592$1,300 $9,592$1,300-
Wartburg Theological Seminary -- ---
Western Iowa Tech Community College $6,290$4,935 $6,291$4,935-
William Penn University $7,176$4,624 $6,430$5,370-
Mercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic Technology -- ---
Shiloh University -- $9,567$2,546-
Average$8,862 $3,093$8,390 $3,760-
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