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Most Expensive Colleges in Iowa by In State Tuition

The highest priced four year colleges in Iowa are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2016/2017 school year.

What is the most expensive college in Iowa? Leading the colleges list is Grinnell College in Grinnell with an in state tuition of $48,322.

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 Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$48,322
In State Tuition
1) Grinnell College
Grinnell, Private Not For Profit
96 74
$40,670
In State Tuition
2) Coe College
Cedar Rapids, Private Not For Profit
73 69
$39,760
In State Tuition
3) Luther College
Decorah, Private Not For Profit
73 64
$39,675
In State Tuition
4) Cornell College
Mount Vernon, Private Not For Profit
71 67
$37,400
In State Tuition
5) Wartburg College
Waverly, Private Not For Profit
63 64
$35,209
In State Tuition
6) Simpson College
Indianola, Private Not For Profit
55 61
$35,060
In State Tuition
7) Drake University
Des Moines, Private Not For Profit
76 64
$34,612
In State Tuition
8) Central College
Pella, Private Not For Profit
65 65
$32,210
In State Tuition
9) Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, Private Not For Profit
49 60
$30,065
In State Tuition
10) Loras College
Dubuque, Private Not For Profit
45 56
$29,900
In State Tuition
11) Clarke University
Dubuque, Private Not For Profit
54 56
$29,496
In State Tuition
12) Mount Mercy University
Cedar Rapids, Private Not For Profit
51 60
$29,300
In State Tuition
13) Northwestern College
Orange City, Private Not For Profit
66 67
$28,870
In State Tuition
14) Saint Ambrose University
Davenport, Private Not For Profit
53 54
$28,630
In State Tuition
15) Dordt College
Sioux Center, Private Not For Profit
67 64
$28,140
In State Tuition
16) Upper Iowa University
Fayette, Private Not For Profit
36 51
$27,684
In State Tuition
17) Briar Cliff University
Sioux City, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$27,620
In State Tuition
18) Morningside College
Sioux City, Private Not For Profit
67 69
$27,400
In State Tuition
19) University of Dubuque
Dubuque, Private Not For Profit
30 29
$27,000
In State Tuition
20) Maharishi University of Management
Fairfield, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a