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Iowa Colleges with the Largest Online Students

Iowa State University has the most online students of 28,334 for academic year 2020-2021 in Iowa. The number only includes students enrolled exclusively in online programs and does not include students taking some online courses. University of Iowa is ranked second with 15,854 online students and Upper Iowa University follows them with 28,334 online 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 most online students by enrolled status. You may want to check colleges having the smallest online student population in Iowa.
Iowa Colleges with the Largest Online Students
NameTotal # of StudentsEnrolled Exclusively Online ProgramsEnrolld in Some Online CoursesNot in Online Courses
1Iowa State University
Public, four-yearsAmes, IA
31,8224,28924,0453,488
2University of Iowa
Public, four-yearsIowa City, IA
30,3183,17512,67914,464
3Upper Iowa University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsFayette, IA
3,6102,278402930
4Drake University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsDes Moines, IA
4,7741,4302,842502
5Morningside College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSioux City, IA
2,4111,23601,175
6Buena Vista University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsStorm Lake, IA
1,8631,003148712
7Maharishi International University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsFairfield, IA
2,015954390671
8University of Northern Iowa
Public, four-yearsCedar Falls, IA
9,5079096,9491,649
9Graceland University-Lamoni
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLamoni, IA
1,517567130820
10Northwestern College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsOrange City, IA
1,496470218808
11Mount Mercy University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsCedar Rapids, IA
1,7053522261,127
12Dordt University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSioux Center, IA
1,6623023371,023
13Briar Cliff University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSioux City, IA
1,076277449350
14William Penn University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsOskaloosa, IA
1,350238229883
15Grand View University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsDes Moines, IA
1,8741534861,235
16Saint Ambrose University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsDavenport, IA
3,003144512,808
17Cornell College *
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsMount Vernon, IA
1,0021438590
18Iowa Wesleyan University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsMount Pleasant, IA
70488180436
19Simpson College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsIndianola, IA
1,26779101,178
20Wartburg College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsWaverly, IA
1,56356979528
* Online completely college that all programs are offered online exclusively.