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Undergraduate
(in-state)
$22,975
($6,259)
Graduate
(in-state)
$14,430
($11,346)
Books & Supplies $1,182
On-Campus Living Costs $12,264
Off-Campus Living Costs $12,504

Average Costs of Attendance at Iowa Colleges

For academic year 2021-2022, the average costs of attendance (COA) is $36,421 when a student lives on campus and $36,661 when living off campus (based on out-of-state rates). The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $6,259 for Iowa residents and $22,975 for others. The average graduate school tuition & fees is $11,346 for Iowa residents and $14,430 for out of state students. The living costs besides the tuition & fees are reported as $12,264 when a student lives on campus and $12,504 when living off campus in average.
2021-2022 Average Cost of Attendance
Iowa Colleges
Living On CampusLiving Off Campus
Total$19,706 (In-State)
$36,421 (Out-of-State)
$19,945 (In-State)
$36,661 (Out-of-State)
Tuition & Fees$6,259 (In-State)
$22,975 (Out-of-State)
$6,259 (In-State)
$22,975 (Out-of-State)
Books & Supplies$1,182$1,182
Living Costs$12,264$12,504
[Chart] Average Costs of Attendance - Iowa Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2021-2022, the average undergraduate tuition & fees of Iowa colleges and universities is $6,259 for in-state students and $22,975 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition rates are increased by 4.51% compared to the previous year.
2021-2022 Average Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
Iowa Colleges and Universities
2019202020212022
In-State$7,652$6,063 $6,154$6,259
Out-Of-State$20,591$21,914 $21,984$22,975
[Chart] Undergraduate Tuition & Fees - Iowa Colleges

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate tuition & fees of Iowa colleges and universities is $11,346 for in-state students and $14,430 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition rates are increased by 2.56% compared to the previous year.
2021-2022 Average Graduate Tuition & Fees
Iowa Colleges and Universities
2019202020212022
In-State$11,168$11,029 $11,028$11,346
Out-Of-State$12,765$13,596 $14,069$14,430
[Chart] Graduate Tuition & Fees - Iowa Colleges

Books & Supplies Costs

For academic year 2021-2022, the average books & supplies costs of Iowa colleges and universities is $1,182. The books & supplies costs are increased by 0.25% compared to the previous year.
2021-2022 Average Books & Supplies Costs
Iowa Colleges and Universities
2019202020212022
Books & Supplies$1,233$1,186 $1,179$1,182
[Chart] Books & Supplies Costs - Iowa Colleges

Average Living Costs

For academic year 2021-2022, the average living costs of Iowa colleges and universities is $12,264 when a student lives on campus and $12,504 when living off campus. It includes the costs of room, board, and other expenses. The on-campus living costs are increased by 2.58% compared to the previous year. The off-campus living costs are increased by 2.92% compared to the previous year.
2021-2022 Average Living Costs
Iowa Colleges and Universities
2019202020212022
On-Campus$11,607$11,729 $11,955$12,264
Off-Campus$11,648$12,112 $12,149$12,504
[Chart] Living Costs - Iowa Colleges