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Best Value Colleges in Iowa by Academic Quality per Dollar

These are the Iowa schools which appear on CollegeCalc's Best Value Colleges in America ranking and represent the colleges providing the finest education balanced against an affordable average net price. The best value in Iowa ranking goes to Grinnell College with a 96th percentile national academic rank for a comparatively affordable $24,896 average net price.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Iowa's Best Value Colleges by Academic Quality per Dollar
Average Net Price College Rating $Value
$24,896
Average Net Price
1) Grinnell College
Grinnell, Private Not For Profit
96 74
$22,121
Average Net Price
2) Coe College
Cedar Rapids, Private Not For Profit
73 69
$23,492
Average Net Price
3) Cornell College
Mount Vernon, Private Not For Profit
71 67
$27,052
Average Net Price
4) Drake University
Des Moines, Private Not For Profit
76 64
$25,645
Average Net Price
5) Luther College
Decorah, Private Not For Profit
73 64
$24,187
Average Net Price
6) Dordt College
Sioux Center, Private Not For Profit
67 64
$17,482
Average Net Price
7) Emmaus Bible College
Dubuque, Private Not For Profit
76 77
$21,390
Average Net Price
8) Northwestern College
Orange City, Private Not For Profit
66 67