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Undergraduate
(in-state)
$22,339
($6,176)
Graduate
(in-state)
$14,069
($11,028)
Books & Supplies $1,138
On-Campus Living Costs $11,955
Off-Campus Living Costs $12,149

Average Costs of Attendance at Iowa Colleges

For academic year 2020-2021, the average costs of attendance (COA) is $35,433 when a student lives on campus and $35,627 when living off campus (based on out-of-state rates). The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $6,176 for Iowa residents and $22,339 for others. The average graduate school tuition & fees is $11,028 for Iowa residents and $14,069 for out of state students. The living costs besides the tuition & fees are reported as $11,955 when a student lives on campus and $12,149 when living off campus in average.
2020-2021 Average Cost of Attendance
Iowa Colleges
Living On CampusLiving Off Campus
Total$19,270 (In-State)
$35,433 (Out-of-State)
$19,464 (In-State)
$35,627 (Out-of-State)
Tuition & Fees$6,176 (In-State)
$22,339 (Out-of-State)
$6,176 (In-State)
$22,339 (Out-of-State)
Books & Supplies$1,138$1,138
Living Costs$11,955$12,149
[Chart] Average Costs of Attendance - Iowa Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2020-2021, the average undergraduate tuition & fees of Iowa colleges and universities is $6,176 for in-state students and $22,339 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition rates are increased by 1.94% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
Iowa Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
In-State$7,636$7,652 $6,063$6,176
Out-Of-State$20,174$20,591 $21,914$22,339
[Chart] Undergraduate Tuition & Fees - Iowa Colleges

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2020-2021, the average graduate tuition & fees of Iowa colleges and universities is $11,028 for in-state students and $14,069 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition rates are increased by 3.48% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Graduate Tuition & Fees
Iowa Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
In-State$10,774$11,168 $11,029$11,028
Out-Of-State$12,007$12,765 $13,596$14,069
[Chart] Graduate Tuition & Fees - Iowa Colleges

Books & Supplies Costs

For academic year 2020-2021, the average books & supplies costs of Iowa colleges and universities is $1,138. The books & supplies costs are decreased by -4.02% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Books & Supplies Costs
Iowa Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
Books & Supplies$1,229$1,233 $1,186$1,138
[Chart] Books & Supplies Costs - Iowa Colleges

Average Living Costs

For academic year 2020-2021, the average living costs of Iowa colleges and universities is $11,955 when a student lives on campus and $12,149 when living off campus. It includes the costs of room, board, and other expenses. The on-campus living costs are increased by 1.93% compared to the previous year. The off-campus living costs are increased by 0.31% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Living Costs
Iowa Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
On-Campus$11,426$11,607 $11,729$11,955
Off-Campus$11,419$11,648 $12,112$12,149
[Chart] Living Costs - Iowa Colleges