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Undergraduate
(in-state)
$21,914
($6,063)
Graduate
(in-state)
$13,596
($11,029)
Books & Supplies $1,186
On-Campus Living Costs $11,729
Off-Campus Living Costs $12,112

Average Costs of Attendance at Iowa Colleges

For academic year 2019-2020, the average costs of attendance (COA) is $34,828 when a student lives on campus and $35,211 when living off campus (based on out-of-state rates). The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $6,063 for Iowa residents and $21,914 for others. The average graduate school tuition & fees is $11,029 for Iowa residents and $13,596 for out of state students. The living costs besides the tuition & fees are reported as $11,729 when a student lives on campus and $12,112 when living off campus in average.
2019-2020 Average Cost of Attendance
Iowa Colleges
Living On CampusLiving Off Campus
Total$18,978 (In-State)
$34,828 (Out-of-State)
$19,361 (In-State)
$35,211 (Out-of-State)
Tuition & Fees$6,063 (In-State)
$21,914 (Out-of-State)
$6,063 (In-State)
$21,914 (Out-of-State)
Books & Supplies$1,186$1,186
Living Costs$11,729$12,112
[Chart] Average Costs of Attendance - Iowa Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2019-2020, the average undergraduate tuition & fees of Iowa colleges and universities is $6,063 for in-state students and $21,914 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition rates are increased by 6.42% compared to the previous year.
2019-2020 Average Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
Iowa Colleges and Universities
2017201820192020
In-State$7,505$7,636 $7,652$6,063
Out-Of-State$19,443$20,174 $20,591$21,914
[Chart] Undergraduate Tuition & Fees - Iowa Colleges

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2019-2020, the average graduate tuition & fees of Iowa colleges and universities is $11,029 for in-state students and $13,596 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition rates are increased by 6.51% compared to the previous year.
2019-2020 Average Graduate Tuition & Fees
Iowa Colleges and Universities
2017201820192020
In-State$10,074$10,774 $11,168$11,029
Out-Of-State$11,248$12,007 $12,765$13,596
[Chart] Graduate Tuition & Fees - Iowa Colleges

Books & Supplies Costs

For academic year 2019-2020, the average books & supplies costs of Iowa colleges and universities is $1,186. The books & supplies costs are decreased by -3.79% compared to the previous year.
2019-2020 Average Books & Supplies Costs
Iowa Colleges and Universities
2017201820192020
Books & Supplies$1,199$1,229 $1,233$1,186
[Chart] Books & Supplies Costs - Iowa Colleges

Average Living Costs

For academic year 2019-2020, the average living costs of Iowa colleges and universities is $11,729 when a student lives on campus and $12,112 when living off campus. It includes the costs of room, board, and other expenses. The on-campus living costs are increased by 1.05% compared to the previous year. The off-campus living costs are increased by 3.98% compared to the previous year.
2019-2020 Average Living Costs
Iowa Colleges and Universities
2017201820192020
On-Campus$11,265$11,426 $11,607$11,729
Off-Campus$11,110$11,419 $11,648$12,112
[Chart] Living Costs - Iowa Colleges