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Population Comparison Between Iowa Colleges

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Total Student Population Comparison

The total student population of Colleges in Iowa is 209,553 with 115,452 female students and 94,101 male students. This enrollment statistics is based on the latest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2020-2021. The following table compares the student population for both undergraduate and graduate schools between Colleges in Iowa.
Among the Colleges in Iowa, Iowa State University has the most enrolled students of 31,822, while Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City has the least number of students of 11 for both in graduate and undergraduate programs.
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Student Population Comparison Between Colleges In Iowa
NameTotalMenWomen
Allen College67869 609
Briar Cliff University1,076448 628
Buena Vista University1,863596 1,267
Capri College-Dubuque1376 131
Capri College-Cedar Rapids1337 126
Central College1,120585 535
Clarke University855372 483
Coe College1,394622 772
Cornell College1,002515 487
Des Moines Area Community College23,0519,836 13,215
Divine Word College6935 34
Dordt University1,662846 816
Drake University4,7741,808 2,966
University of Dubuque2,1801,197 983
Ellsworth Community College731351 380
Emmaus Bible College19495 99
Eastern Iowa Community College District7,0812,815 4,266
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary504249 255
Graceland University-Lamoni1,517508 1,009
Grand View University1,874835 1,039
Grinnell College1,493697 796
Hamilton Technical College12047 73
Hawkeye Community College5,0422,138 2,904
American Hair Academy201 19
Indian Hills Community College3,2791,569 1,710
Iowa Central Community College4,7042,287 2,417
Iowa Lakes Community College2,2881,055 1,233
UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology152 13
Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines894 85
Iowa State University31,82217,669 14,153
Iowa Wesleyan University704377 327
Iowa Western Community College5,7912,457 3,334
University of Iowa30,31813,791 16,527
Kirkwood Community College12,2775,348 6,929
La James International College-Cedar Falls18- 18
La James International College-Johnston543 51
La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology543 51
La James International College-Ft Dodge22- 22
Loras College1,404765 639
Luther College1,802750 1,052
Maharishi International University2,0151,086 929
Marshalltown Community College1,836776 1,060
Mercy College of Health Sciences869122 747
Morningside College2,411809 1,602
Mount Mercy University1,705536 1,169
North Iowa Area Community College2,6811,199 1,482
University of Northern Iowa9,5073,668 5,839
Northwestern College1,496607 889
Northeast Iowa Community College4,1621,633 2,529
Northwest Iowa Community College1,666719 947
Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center1,559775 784
Iowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa13- 13
Palmer College of Chiropractic2,1781,220 958
PCI Academy-Ames1391 138
Saint Ambrose University3,0031,220 1,783
St Luke's College21116 195
La James International College-Davenport603 57
Simpson College1,267603 664
Southeastern Community College2,260890 1,370
Southwestern Community College1,503582 921
Capri College-Davenport1285 123
Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City11- 11
E Q School of Hair Design484 44
Upper Iowa University3,6101,378 2,232
Waldorf University3,0251,826 1,199
Wartburg College1,563724 839
Wartburg Theological Seminary20373 130
The Salon Professional Academy-Cedar Falls9762 35
Western Iowa Tech Community College5,3602,028 3,332
William Penn University1,350724 626
Mercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic Technology225 17
Ross College-Quad Cities625 57
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake121 11
Carlson College of Massage Therapy274 23
Aveda Institute-Des Moines1733 170
Shiloh University4933 16
PCI Academy-Iowa City613 58
Total209,553 94,101115,452
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Undergraduate Student Population

The total undergraduate population of Colleges in Iowa is 181,526 with 99,542 female students and 81,984 male students. The following table compares 2020-2021 undergraduate enrollment between Colleges in Iowa.
Among the Colleges in Iowa, Iowa State University has the most enrolled undergraduate students of 26,843, while Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City has the least number of undergraduate students of 11.
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Undergraduate Student Population Comparison Between Colleges In Iowa
NameTotalMenWomen
Allen College37441 333
Briar Cliff University817371 446
Buena Vista University1,456526 930
Capri College-Dubuque1376 131
Capri College-Cedar Rapids1337 126
Central College1,120585 535
Clarke University659322 337
Coe College1,394622 772
Cornell College999514 485
Des Moines Area Community College23,0519,836 13,215
Divine Word College6935 34
Dordt University1,436750 686
Drake University2,8481,171 1,677
University of Dubuque1,7781,028 750
Ellsworth Community College731351 380
Emmaus Bible College19495 99
Eastern Iowa Community College District7,0812,815 4,266
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary432186 246
Graceland University-Lamoni959421 538
Grand View University1,694774 920
Grinnell College1,493697 796
Hamilton Technical College12047 73
Hawkeye Community College5,0422,138 2,904
American Hair Academy201 19
Indian Hills Community College3,2791,569 1,710
Iowa Central Community College4,7042,287 2,417
Iowa Lakes Community College2,2881,055 1,233
UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology152 13
Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines894 85
Iowa State University26,84315,170 11,673
Iowa Wesleyan University651349 302
Iowa Western Community College5,7912,457 3,334
University of Iowa22,30410,091 12,213
Kirkwood Community College12,2775,348 6,929
La James International College-Cedar Falls18- 18
La James International College-Johnston543 51
La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology543 51
La James International College-Ft Dodge22- 22
Loras College1,314735 579
Luther College1,802750 1,052
Maharishi International University541134 407
Marshalltown Community College1,836776 1,060
Mercy College of Health Sciences869122 747
Morningside College1,281629 652
Mount Mercy University1,381441 940
North Iowa Area Community College2,6811,199 1,482
University of Northern Iowa8,2893,301 4,988
Northwestern College1,069517 552
Northeast Iowa Community College4,1621,633 2,529
Northwest Iowa Community College1,666719 947
Iowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa13- 13
Palmer College of Chiropractic3419 15
PCI Academy-Ames1391 138
Saint Ambrose University2,3051,015 1,290
St Luke's College21116 195
La James International College-Davenport603 57
Simpson College1,225588 637
Southeastern Community College2,260890 1,370
Southwestern Community College1,503582 921
Capri College-Davenport1285 123
Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City11- 11
E Q School of Hair Design484 44
Upper Iowa University3,0771,187 1,890
Waldorf University2,5231,512 1,011
Wartburg College1,562724 838
The Salon Professional Academy-Cedar Falls9762 35
Western Iowa Tech Community College5,3602,028 3,332
William Penn University1,276683 593
Mercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic Technology225 17
Ross College-Quad Cities625 57
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake121 11
Carlson College of Massage Therapy274 23
Aveda Institute-Des Moines1733 170
Shiloh University2011 9
PCI Academy-Iowa City613 58
Total181,52681,98499,542
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Graduate Student Population

The total graduate population of Colleges in Iowa is 181,526 with 99,542 female students and 81,984 male students. The following table compares 2019-2020 graduate enrollment between Colleges in Iowa.
Among the Colleges in Iowa, Iowa State University has the most enrolled graduate students of 26,843, while Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City has the least number of graduate students of 11.
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Graduate Student Population Comparison Between Colleges In Iowa
NameTotalMenWomen
Allen College37441 333
Briar Cliff University817371 446
Buena Vista University1,456526 930
Capri College-Dubuque1376 131
Capri College-Cedar Rapids1337 126
Central College1,120585 535
Clarke University659322 337
Coe College1,394622 772
Cornell College999514 485
Des Moines Area Community College23,0519,836 13,215
Divine Word College6935 34
Dordt University1,436750 686
Drake University2,8481,171 1,677
University of Dubuque1,7781,028 750
Ellsworth Community College731351 380
Emmaus Bible College19495 99
Eastern Iowa Community College District7,0812,815 4,266
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary432186 246
Graceland University-Lamoni959421 538
Grand View University1,694774 920
Grinnell College1,493697 796
Hamilton Technical College12047 73
Hawkeye Community College5,0422,138 2,904
American Hair Academy201 19
Indian Hills Community College3,2791,569 1,710
Iowa Central Community College4,7042,287 2,417
Iowa Lakes Community College2,2881,055 1,233
UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology152 13
Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines894 85
Iowa State University26,84315,170 11,673
Iowa Wesleyan University651349 302
Iowa Western Community College5,7912,457 3,334
University of Iowa22,30410,091 12,213
Kirkwood Community College12,2775,348 6,929
La James International College-Cedar Falls18- 18
La James International College-Johnston543 51
La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology543 51
La James International College-Ft Dodge22- 22
Loras College1,314735 579
Luther College1,802750 1,052
Maharishi International University541134 407
Marshalltown Community College1,836776 1,060
Mercy College of Health Sciences869122 747
Morningside College1,281629 652
Mount Mercy University1,381441 940
North Iowa Area Community College2,6811,199 1,482
University of Northern Iowa8,2893,301 4,988
Northwestern College1,069517 552
Northeast Iowa Community College4,1621,633 2,529
Northwest Iowa Community College1,666719 947
Iowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa13- 13
Palmer College of Chiropractic3419 15
PCI Academy-Ames1391 138
Saint Ambrose University2,3051,015 1,290
St Luke's College21116 195
La James International College-Davenport603 57
Simpson College1,225588 637
Southeastern Community College2,260890 1,370
Southwestern Community College1,503582 921
Capri College-Davenport1285 123
Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City11- 11
E Q School of Hair Design484 44
Upper Iowa University3,0771,187 1,890
Waldorf University2,5231,512 1,011
Wartburg College1,562724 838
The Salon Professional Academy-Cedar Falls9762 35
Western Iowa Tech Community College5,3602,028 3,332
William Penn University1,276683 593
Mercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic Technology225 17
Ross College-Quad Cities625 57
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake121 11
Carlson College of Massage Therapy274 23
Aveda Institute-Des Moines1733 170
Shiloh University2011 9
PCI Academy-Iowa City613 58
Total181,52681,98499,542
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Distance Learning (Online Class) Enrollment

The following table compares 2019-2020 distance learning enrollment for both undergraduate and graduate programs between Colleges in Iowa. In undergraduate programs, out of total 176,191 students, 40,326 students (22.89%) have taken courses only through distance learning and 74,547 students (42.31%) have learned from at least one online course. For graduate schools, out of total 25,880 students, 9,917 students (38.32%) have taken courses only through distance learning and 4,964 students (19.18%) have learned from at least one online course.
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Online Course (Distance Learning) Population Comparison Between Colleges In Iowa
NameUndergraduateGraduate
TotalOnline ExclusivelySome Online ClassesTotalOnline ExclusivelySome Online Classes
Allen College374 20
(5.35%)
257
(68.72%)
304 23
(7.57%)
215
(70.72%)
Briar Cliff University817 111
(13.59%)
449
(54.96%)
259 166
(64.09%)
-
Buena Vista University1,456 691
(47.46%)
115
(7.90%)
407 312
(76.66%)
33
(8.11%)
Capri College-DubuqueCapri College-Dubuque does not offer online courses.
Capri College-Cedar RapidsCapri College-Cedar Rapids does not offer online courses.
Central College1,120 - -No Graduate Level Courses Offered
Clarke University659 35
(5.31%)
33
(5.01%)
196 10
(5.10%)
4
(2.04%)
Coe CollegeCoe College does not offer online courses.
Cornell CollegeCornell College does not offer online courses.
Des Moines Area Community College23,051 11,414
(49.52%)
3,198
(13.87%)
No Graduate Level Courses Offered
Divine Word CollegeDivine Word College does not offer online courses.
Dordt University1,436 78
(5.43%)
335
(23.33%)
226 224
(99.12%)
2
(0.88%)
Drake University2,848 620
(21.77%)
2,114
(74.23%)
1,926 810
(42.06%)
728
(37.80%)
University of Dubuque1,778 - 328
(18.45%)
402 23
(5.72%)
85
(21.14%)
Ellsworth Community College731 104
(14.23%)
385
(52.67%)
No Graduate Level Courses Offered
Emmaus Bible College194 22
(11.34%)
15
(7.73%)
No Graduate Level Courses Offered
Eastern Iowa Community College District7,081 2,154
(30.42%)
2,180
(30.79%)
No Graduate Level Courses Offered
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary432 152
(35.19%)
98
(22.69%)
72 33
(45.83%)
14
(19.44%)
Graceland University-Lamoni959 49
(5.11%)
90
(9.38%)
558 518
(92.83%)
40
(7.17%)
Grand View University1,694 60
(3.54%)
419
(24.73%)
180 93
(51.67%)
67
(37.22%)
Grinnell CollegeGrinnell College does not offer online courses.
Hamilton Technical CollegeHamilton Technical College does not offer online courses.
Hawkeye Community College5,042 840
(16.66%)
1,230
(24.40%)
No Graduate Level Courses Offered
American Hair AcademyAmerican Hair Academy does not offer online courses.
Indian Hills Community College3,279 473
(14.43%)
692
(21.10%)
No Graduate Level Courses Offered
Iowa Central Community College4,704 662
(14.07%)
881
(18.73%)
No Graduate Level Courses Offered
Iowa Lakes Community College2,288 203
(8.87%)
834
(36.45%)
No Graduate Level Courses Offered
UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology15 - 10
(66.67%)
No Graduate Level Courses Offered
Iowa School of Beauty-Des MoinesIowa School of Beauty-Des Moines does not offer online courses.
Iowa State University26,843 3,160
(11.77%)
22,481
(83.75%)
4,979 1,129
(22.68%)
1,564
(31.41%)
Iowa Wesleyan University651 45
(6.91%)
170
(26.11%)
53 43
(81.13%)
10
(18.87%)
Iowa Western Community College5,791 3,390
(58.54%)
938
(16.20%)
No Graduate Level Courses Offered
University of Iowa22,304 902
(4.04%)
12,289
(55.10%)
8,014 2,273
(28.36%)
390
(4.87%)
Kirkwood Community College12,277 4,594
(37.42%)
5,954
(48.50%)
No Graduate Level Courses Offered
La James International College-Cedar Falls18 - -No Graduate Level Courses Offered
La James International College-Johnston54 - -No Graduate Level Courses Offered
La James College of Hairstyling and CosmetologyLa James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology does not offer online courses.
La James International College-Ft Dodge22 - -No Graduate Level Courses Offered
Loras College1,314 5
(0.38%)
852
(64.84%)
90 13
(14.44%)
27
(30.00%)
Luther College1,802 - 1,802
(100.00%)
No Graduate Level Courses Offered
Maharishi International University541 201
(37.15%)
-1,474 753
(51.09%)
390
(26.46%)
Marshalltown Community College1,836 383
(20.86%)
1,008
(54.90%)
No Graduate Level Courses Offered
Mercy College of Health Sciences869 210
(24.17%)
494
(56.85%)
No Graduate Level Courses Offered
Morningside College1,281 106
(8.27%)
-1,130 1,130
(100.00%)
-
Mount Mercy University1,381 190
(13.76%)
188
(13.61%)
324 162
(50.00%)
38
(11.73%)
North Iowa Area Community College2,681 432
(16.11%)
2,249
(83.89%)
No Graduate Level Courses Offered
University of Northern Iowa8,289 444
(5.36%)
6,603
(79.66%)
1,218 465
(38.18%)
346
(28.41%)
Northwestern College1,069 67
(6.27%)
218
(20.39%)
427 403
(94.38%)
-
Northeast Iowa Community College4,162 969
(23.28%)
1,338
(32.15%)
No Graduate Level Courses Offered
Northwest Iowa Community College1,666 749
(44.96%)
385
(23.11%)
No Graduate Level Courses Offered
Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical CenterNo Undergraduate Level Courses Offered1,559 194
(12.44%)
800
(51.31%)
Iowa School of Beauty-OttumwaIowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa does not offer online courses.
Palmer College of ChiropracticPalmer College of Chiropractic does not offer online courses.
PCI Academy-AmesPCI Academy-Ames does not offer online courses.
Saint Ambrose University2,305 44
(1.91%)
44
(1.91%)
698 100
(14.33%)
7
(1.00%)
St Luke's College211 73
(34.60%)
32
(15.17%)
No Graduate Level Courses Offered
La James International College-Davenport60 - -No Graduate Level Courses Offered
Simpson College1,225 63
(5.14%)
10
(0.82%)
42 16
(38.10%)
-
Southeastern Community College2,260 428
(18.94%)
690
(30.53%)
No Graduate Level Courses Offered
Southwestern Community College1,503 555
(36.93%)
423
(28.14%)
No Graduate Level Courses Offered
Capri College-DavenportCapri College-Davenport does not offer online courses.
Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux CityIowa School of Beauty-Sioux City does not offer online courses.
E Q School of Hair DesignE Q School of Hair Design does not offer online courses.
Upper Iowa University3,077 1,801
(58.53%)
387
(12.58%)
533 477
(89.49%)
15
(2.81%)
Waldorf University2,523 1,841
(72.97%)
-502 502
(100.00%)
-
Wartburg College1,562 56
(3.59%)
978
(62.61%)
1 - 1
(100.00%)
Wartburg Theological SeminaryNo Undergraduate Level Courses Offered203 - 183
(90.15%)
The Salon Professional Academy-Cedar FallsThe Salon Professional Academy-Cedar Falls does not offer online courses.
Western Iowa Tech Community College5,360 1,688
(31.49%)
1,127
(21.03%)
No Graduate Level Courses Offered
William Penn University1,276 222
(17.40%)
224
(17.55%)
74 16
(21.62%)
5
(6.76%)
Mercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic TechnologyMercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic Technology does not offer online courses.
Ross College-Quad CitiesRoss College-Quad Cities does not offer online courses.
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit LakeFaust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake does not offer online courses.
Carlson College of Massage TherapyCarlson College of Massage Therapy does not offer online courses.
Aveda Institute-Des MoinesAveda Institute-Des Moines does not offer online courses.
Shiloh University20 20
(100.00%)
-29 29
(100.00%)
-
PCI Academy-Iowa CityPCI Academy-Iowa City does not offer online courses.
Average176,191 40,326
(22.89%)
74,547
(42.31%)
25,880 9,917
(38.32%)
4,964
(19.18%)
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