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Largest Iowa Colleges with Most Enrollment

Iowa State University has the most students of 31,822 for academic year 2020-2021 in Iowa. University of Iowa is ranked second with 30,318 students and University of Northern Iowa follows them with 9,507 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, four-yearsAmes, IA
31,82214,15317,669
2University of Iowa
Public, four-yearsIowa City, IA
30,31816,52713,791
3University of Northern Iowa
Public, four-yearsCedar Falls, IA
9,5075,8393,668
4Drake University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsDes Moines, IA
4,7742,9661,808
5Upper Iowa University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsFayette, IA
3,6102,2321,378
6Saint Ambrose University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsDavenport, IA
3,0031,7831,220
7Morningside College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSioux City, IA
2,4111,602809
8University of Dubuque
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsDubuque, IA
2,1809831,197
9Maharishi International University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsFairfield, IA
2,0159291,086
10Grand View University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsDes Moines, IA
1,8741,039835
11Buena Vista University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsStorm Lake, IA
1,8631,267596
12Luther College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsDecorah, IA
1,8021,052750
13Mount Mercy University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsCedar Rapids, IA
1,7051,169536
14Dordt University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSioux Center, IA
1,662816846
15Wartburg College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsWaverly, IA
1,563839724
16Graceland University-Lamoni
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLamoni, IA
1,5171,009508
17Northwestern College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsOrange City, IA
1,496889607
18Grinnell College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsGrinnell, IA
1,493796697
19Loras College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsDubuque, IA
1,404639765
20Coe College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsCedar Rapids, IA
1,394772622