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Most Expensive Colleges in Iowa by In State Total Cost

The highest priced four year colleges in Iowa are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2016/2017 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the most expensive college in Iowa? Leading the colleges list is Grinnell College in Grinnell with an in state total cost of $61,638.

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.

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Iowa's Most Expensive Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$61,638
In State Total Cost
1) Grinnell College
Grinnell, Private Not For Profit
96 74
$50,820
In State Total Cost
2) Coe College
Cedar Rapids, Private Not For Profit
73 69
$49,964
In State Total Cost
3) Cornell College
Mount Vernon, Private Not For Profit
71 67
$49,580
In State Total Cost
4) Luther College
Decorah, Private Not For Profit
73 64
$48,940
In State Total Cost
5) Wartburg College
Waverly, Private Not For Profit
63 64
$46,156
In State Total Cost
6) Drake University
Des Moines, Private Not For Profit
76 64
$45,845
In State Total Cost
7) Central College
Pella, Private Not For Profit
65 65
$45,092
In State Total Cost
8) Simpson College
Indianola, Private Not For Profit
55 61
$42,513
In State Total Cost
9) Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, Private Not For Profit
49 60
$41,300
In State Total Cost
10) Clarke University
Dubuque, Private Not For Profit
54 56
$40,325
In State Total Cost
11) Loras College
Dubuque, Private Not For Profit
45 56
$40,219
In State Total Cost
12) Saint Ambrose University
Davenport, Private Not For Profit
53 54
$39,876
In State Total Cost
13) Mount Mercy University
Cedar Rapids, Private Not For Profit
51 60
$39,700
In State Total Cost
14) Northwestern College
Orange City, Private Not For Profit
66 67
$39,537
In State Total Cost
15) Morningside College
Sioux City, Private Not For Profit
67 69
$39,000
In State Total Cost
16) Dordt College
Sioux Center, Private Not For Profit
67 64
$38,715
In State Total Cost
17) Briar Cliff University
Sioux City, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$38,710
In State Total Cost
18) University of Dubuque
Dubuque, Private Not For Profit
30 29
$38,570
In State Total Cost
19) Upper Iowa University
Fayette, Private Not For Profit
36 51
$36,480
In State Total Cost
20) Graceland University Lamoni
Lamoni, Private Not For Profit
58 69