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Iowa Colleges with Lowest Enrollment Rate

This page lists the schools having low yield) 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.
Iowa Wesleyan University, has the lowest yield rate of 7.13% for academic year 2019-2020 in Iowa. Coe College is positioned second with 8.05% yield and Saint Ambrose University follows them with 13%. Next table shows the schools that have low 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 highest yield rates in Iowa.
Iowa Colleges with Lowest Enrollment Rate (2020)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1Iowa Wesleyan University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMount Pleasant, IA
7.13% 3,658 2,133 152 58.31%
2Coe College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCedar Rapids, IA
8.05% 7,431 4,706 379 63.33%
3Saint Ambrose University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDavenport, IA
12.74% 4,877 3,745 477 76.79%
4Wartburg College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsWaverly, IA
13.18% 4,018 3,019 398 75.14%
5Graceland University-Lamoni
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLamoni, IA
13.21% 2,514 1,461 193 58.11%
6Clarke University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDubuque, IA
13.29% 1,074 1,008 134 93.85%
7Cornell College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMount Vernon, IA
14.02% 3,118 1,926 270 61.77%
8Morningside College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSioux City, IA
15.56% 3,739 2,359 367 63.09%
9Drake University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDes Moines, IA
16.65% 6,944 4,697 782 67.64%
10Buena Vista University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsStorm Lake, IA
19.09% 2,101 1,205 230 57.35%