Quantcast

Cheapest Colleges in Iowa by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in Iowa but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Iowa for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published out of state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Iowa list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Iowa tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Iowa are listed by one year's out of state total cost list price for the 2017/2018 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Iowa? Leading the colleges list is Divine Word College in Epworth with an out of state total cost of $16,630.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

.
Iowa's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Total Cost
Out of State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$16,630
Out of State Total Cost
1) Divine Word College
Epworth, Private Not For Profit
- -
$17,310
Out of State Total Cost
2) University of Phoenix Des Moines Campus
West Des Moines, Private For Profit
- -
$18,223
Out of State Total Cost
3) Purdue Global Davenport Campus
Davenport, Private For Profit
- -
$20,300
Out of State Total Cost
4) Purdue Global Council Bluffs Campus
Council Bluffs, Private For Profit
- -
$20,312
Out of State Total Cost
5) Purdue Global Mason City Campus
Mason City, Private For Profit
- -
$20,312
Out of State Total Cost
6) Purdue Global Cedar Rapids Campus
Cedar Rapids, Private For Profit
- -
$20,312
Out of State Total Cost
7) Purdue Global Cedar Falls Campus
Cedar Falls, Private For Profit
- -
$20,312
Out of State Total Cost
8) Purdue Global Des Moines Campus
Urbandale, Private For Profit
- -
$20,546
Out of State Total Cost
9) Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport
Davenport, Private Not For Profit
- -
$22,185
Out of State Total Cost
10) AIB College of Business
Des Moines, Private Not For Profit
- -
$22,250
Out of State Total Cost
11) Hamilton Technical College
Davenport, Private For Profit
- -
$24,628
Out of State Total Cost
12) Mercy College of Health Sciences
Des Moines, Private Not For Profit
- -
$24,905
Out of State Total Cost
13) Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
Ankeny, Private Not For Profit
56 73
$26,220
Out of State Total Cost
14) Emmaus Bible College
Dubuque, Private Not For Profit
75 76
$26,707
Out of State Total Cost
15) Allen College
Waterloo, Private Not For Profit
- -
$28,922
Out of State Total Cost
16) University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Public Not For Profit
57 75
$30,387
Out of State Total Cost
17) Waldorf College
Forest City, Private For Profit
- -
$32,012
Out of State Total Cost
18) Iowa State University
Ames, Public Not For Profit
58 76
$33,176
Out of State Total Cost
19) William Penn University
Oskaloosa, Private Not For Profit
31 39
$35,930
Out of State Total Cost
20) Maharishi University of Management
Fairfield, Private Not For Profit
- -