Universities & Colleges in Iowa

University (city) Total StudentsUG (in) / UG (out)G (in) / G (out)
University of Iowa (Iowa City) 30844$9270 / $28840$10300 / $27810
Iowa State University (Ames) 35714$8240 / $21630$10300 / $23690
Grinnell College (Grinnell) 1705$48410 / $48410$N/A / $N/A
Drake University (Des Moines) 4991$35020 / $35020$10300 / $10300
Mount Mercy University (Cedar Rapids) 1877$29870 / $29870$7210 / $7210
Wartburg College (Waverly) 1537$39140 / $39140$N/A / $N/A
Dordt College (Sioux Center) 1458$29870 / $29870$6180 / $6180
Cornell College (Mount Vernon) 1037$40170 / $40170$N/A / $N/A
Coe College (Cedar Rapids) 1411$41200 / $41200$N/A / $N/A
Simpson College (Indianola) 1690$36050 / $36050$7210 / $7210
Luther College (Decorah) 2337$41200 / $41200$N/A / $N/A
Central College (Pella) 1274$35020 / $35020$N/A / $N/A
University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls) 11981$8240 / $19570$10300 / $20600
Loras College (Dubuque) 1528$31930 / $31930$10300 / $10300
Iowa Wesleyan University (Mount Pleasant) 457$28840 / $28840$1030 / $1030
Northwestern College (Orange City) 1210$29870 / $29870$6180 / $6180
Clarke University (Dubuque) 1075$30900 / $30900$14420 / $14420
Waldorf College (Forest City) 2001$21630 / $21630$5150 / $5150
Upper Iowa University (Fayette) 4797$29870 / $29870$18540 / $18540
Graceland University-Lamoni (Lamoni) 2300$26780 / $26780$10300 / $10300
Emmaus Bible College (Dubuque) 247$16480 / $16480$N/A / $N/A
Grand View University (Des Moines) 1988$25750 / $25750$11330 / $11330
University of Dubuque (Dubuque) 2179$28840 / $28840$12360 / $12360
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary (Ankeny) 269$17510 / $17510$10300 / $10300
Buena Vista University (Storm Lake) 2322$32960 / $32960$9270 / $9270
Saint Ambrose University (Davenport) 3266$29870 / $29870$16480 / $16480
Morningside College (Sioux City) 2797$29870 / $29870$6180 / $6180
Briar Cliff University (Sioux City) 1149$29870 / $29870$9270 / $9270
Divine Word College (Epworth) 81$13390 / $13390$N/A / $N/A
Mercy College of Health Sciences (Des Moines) 789$17510 / $17510$N/A / $N/A
Palmer College of Chiropractic (Davenport) 2222$9270 / $9270$8240 / $8240
Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (Davenport) 45355$15450 / $15450$11330 / $11330
William Penn University (Oskaloosa) 1635$21630 / $21630$11330 / $11330
University of Phoenix-Iowa (Des Moines) 15$11330 / $11330$14420 / $14420
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus (Urbandale) 838$16480 / $16480$11330 / $11330
Allen College (Waterloo) 611$18540 / $18540$17510 / $17510
Kaplan University-Cedar Falls Campus (Cedar Falls) 354$16480 / $16480$11330 / $11330
Kaplan University-Mason City Campus (Mason City) 255$16480 / $16480$11330 / $11330
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus (Cedar Rapids) 513$16480 / $16480$11330 / $11330
Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center (Des Moines) 1603$N/A / $N/A$11330 / $11330
AIB College of Business (Des Moines) 348$16480 / $16480$N/A / $N/A
Maharishi University of Management (Fairfield) 1530$27810 / $27810$27810 / $27810
Wartburg Theological Seminary (Dubuque) 115$N/A / $N/A$17510 / $17510

*UG - Undergraduate
*G - Graduate
*in - In-state Fees
*out - Out-of-State Fees
- Recommended program (Top 250)
Located in the American heartland Iowa is named after one of the local Indian tribes that resided here. With capital Des Moines, the state is one of the safest places to live in the world.

Climate
The winter in the state is severe with around 50 days a year having thunderstorms. The winter temperature is low, and snowfall is also common. Similarly, the summer is quite harsh.

Higher Education
Iowa has some of the top ranking universities in the world with total students in the range of 100,000. The higher education system of Iowa consists of approximately 19 public and 45 private institutions. The state university rank among the US universities is 71, and this can be considered a respectable one when there is able competition to this ranking on the home turf. The other colleges and universities are also in competition with this one, and they make a healthy balance.

This state is also known for advanced degree programs such as offered engineering, journalism accounting, etc. In fact, sixteen of these programs is recognized as the Top 10 degree programs of their kind in the country. For international students, many universities in Iowa also offer ESL (English as a Second Language). This helps the students develop their English skills as they pursue their degree.

With more of an urban campus in most of the universities, the students at the universities choose to stay in dorms and makes for an international cultural extravaganza. There are a lot of scholarships, some of, which are sponsored by the common association of universities or individual universities and some external. This list does not include the general merit scholarships a non-resident gets but are quite centric to Iowa and its educational institutions.

Expense
The cost of education in Iowa is much lower than the national average. This may be due to little less ranking, but the combination of great education with an international student crowd and low expense makes this an ideal place for foreign students to pursue their higher studies. Due to the urban ambiance though the stay and other expenses match and sometimes exceed the national average by 10%. The Iowa cumulative expense ranges from $ 38000-$ 42000 whereas the national average is in the range of $50000+. This is a saving of nearly 20% if we do not consider the high cost of staying.

Economy
Iowa was dominantly an agricultural state. Manufacturing, biotechnology, insurance and financial services and some of the high ranking government services today is the main ways earning a livelihood in Iowa. In the recent times, the state has risen in developing alternative sources of energy and has done well with it. The state stands at a respectable position of 6th among the other states in the country where growth and financial strength is concerned. Among so many high profile industries it is warming to know that by another five years more than 60% jobs in the state will need a college education or the state will be obliged to import qualified hands from outside. The state has a per capita income of in the range of $32000 compared to a national average of $23000.