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Smallest Iowa Colleges with Least Enrollment

Iowa Wesleyan University has the least students of 704 for academic year 2020-2021 in Iowa. Clarke University is ranked second with 855 students and Cornell College follows them with 1,002 students. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. Next table shows the schools that have least students by gender.
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Smallest Iowa Colleges with Least Enrollment
NameTotal # of StudentsFemaleMale
1Iowa Wesleyan University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMount Pleasant, IA
704327377
2Clarke University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDubuque, IA
855483372
3Cornell College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMount Vernon, IA
1,002487515
4Briar Cliff University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSioux City, IA
1,076628448
5Central College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPella, IA
1,120535585
6Simpson College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsIndianola, IA
1,267664603
7William Penn University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsOskaloosa, IA
1,350626724
8Coe College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCedar Rapids, IA
1,394772622
9Loras College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDubuque, IA
1,404639765
10Grinnell College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsGrinnell, IA
1,493796697
11Northwestern College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsOrange City, IA
1,496889607
12Graceland University-Lamoni
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLamoni, IA
1,5171,009508
13Wartburg College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsWaverly, IA
1,563839724
14Dordt University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSioux Center, IA
1,662816846
15Mount Mercy University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCedar Rapids, IA
1,7051,169536
16Luther College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDecorah, IA
1,8021,052750
17Buena Vista University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsStorm Lake, IA
1,8631,267596
18Grand View University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDes Moines, IA
1,8741,039835
19Maharishi University of Management
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsFairfield, IA
2,0159291,086
20University of Dubuque
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDubuque, IA
2,1809831,197