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Largest Iowa Colleges with Most Enrollment

Iowa State University has the most students of 33,372 for academic year 2019-2020 in Iowa. University of Iowa is ranked second with 31,240 students and University of Northern Iowa follows them with 10,477 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 students by gender.
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Largest Iowa Colleges with Most Enrollment
NameTotal # of StudentsFemaleMale
1Iowa State University
Public, 4 or more yearsAmes, IA
33,37214,54018,832
2University of Iowa
Public, 4 or more yearsIowa City, IA
31,24016,73314,507
3University of Northern Iowa
Public, 4 or more yearsCedar Falls, IA
10,4776,4054,072
4Drake University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDes Moines, IA
4,8843,0391,845
5Upper Iowa University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsFayette, IA
4,2792,6631,616
6Saint Ambrose University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDavenport, IA
2,9681,7481,220
7Morningside College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSioux City, IA
2,5991,740859
8University of Dubuque
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDubuque, IA
2,3021,0801,222
9Luther College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDecorah, IA
1,9511,118833
10Grand View University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDes Moines, IA
1,8891,028861
11Maharishi University of Management
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsFairfield, IA
1,8617121,149
12Buena Vista University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsStorm Lake, IA
1,8151,233582
13Mount Mercy University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCedar Rapids, IA
1,8071,226581
14Graceland University-Lamoni
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLamoni, IA
1,7331,177556
15Grinnell College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsGrinnell, IA
1,733916817
16Dordt University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSioux Center, IA
1,547715832
17Wartburg College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsWaverly, IA
1,505821684
18Coe College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCedar Rapids, IA
1,430784646
19Loras College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDubuque, IA
1,416630786
20Northwestern College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsOrange City, IA
1,412866546