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Most Favored Iowa Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate

This page lists the most favored (higher yield) schools in Iowa. The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is the percent of students who choose to enroll after having been offered admission. Higher yield means that more admitted students are finally enrolled into the school.
Maharishi University of Management, has the highest yield rate of 51.16% for academic year 2019-2020 in Iowa. University of Northern Iowa is positioned second with 39.42% yield and William Penn University follows them with 38%. Next table shows the schools that have high yield rates with admission statistics and acceptance rates. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. You may want to check colleges having the lowest yield rates in Iowa.
Most Favored Iowa Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate (2020)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1Maharishi University of Management
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsFairfield, IA
51.16% 53 43 22 81.13%
2University of Northern Iowa
Public, 4 or more yearsCedar Falls, IA
39.42% 4,701 3,716 1,465 79.05%
3William Penn University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsOskaloosa, IA
38.49% 1,620 943 363 58.21%
4Iowa State University
Public, 4 or more yearsAmes, IA
33.32% 18,246 16,796 5,597 92.05%
5Dordt University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSioux Center, IA
33.27% 1,426 1,076 358 75.46%
6Northwestern College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsOrange City, IA
31.64% 1,332 926 293 69.52%
7Loras College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDubuque, IA
29.03% 1,491 1,123 326 75.32%
8Mount Mercy University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCedar Rapids, IA
28.22% 1,176 776 219 65.99%
9University of Dubuque
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDubuque, IA
25.85% 2,054 1,493 386 72.69%
10Upper Iowa University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsFayette, IA
25.54% 1,443 740 189 51.28%