Iowa Open Admissions Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

Open admissions means that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. A qualifying GPA or standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) scores are not necessary for to attend these schools with open admissions policies.

How much does it cost to attend open admissions college in Iowa?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Iowa was $18,994 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $1,308 from the 2015-2016 average of $17,686 and represents a 7.4% annual increase. The list of Iowa open admissions colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 28 open admissions colleges and universities in Iowa, the most popular being Purdue Global Davenport Campus with 7,274 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $13,356. Briar Cliff University is the most expensive open admissions school in Iowa with an in-state tuition of $29,796.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Iowa colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Iowa or cheap Iowa colleges guide.

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 ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Iowa Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Briar Cliff University
Sioux City, 838 Students
$29,796 - -
Brown Mackie College Quad Cities
Bettendorf, 67 Students
$11,592 - -
Des Moines Area Community College
Ankeny, 6,430 Students
$4,680 - -
Eastern Iowa Community College District
Davenport, 2,404 Students
$5,184 - -
Ellsworth Community College
Iowa Falls, 611 Students
$4,152 - -
Emmaus Bible College
Dubuque, 219 Students
$18,400 45 71
Hamilton Technical College
Davenport, 134 Students
$14,250 - -
Hawkeye Community College
Waterloo, 2,258 Students
$5,084 - -
Indian Hills Community College
Ottumwa, 1,976 Students
$4,224 - -
Iowa Central Community College
Fort Dodge, 2,682 Students
$5,070 - -
Iowa Lakes Community College
Estherville, 994 Students
$5,728 - -
Iowa Western Community College
Council Bluffs, 2,555 Students
$5,408 - -
Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids, 5,300 Students
$4,732 - -
Marshalltown Community College
Marshalltown, 704 Students
$4,152 - -
North Iowa Area Community College
Mason City, 1,412 Students
$4,628 - -
Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar
Calmar, 1,153 Students
$5,100 - -
Northwest Iowa Community College
Sheldon, 580 Students
$5,070 - -
Purdue Global Cedar Falls Campus
Cedar Falls, 69 Students
$13,356 - -
Purdue Global Cedar Rapids Campus
Cedar Rapids, 226 Students
$13,356 - -
Purdue Global Council Bluffs Campus
Council Bluffs, 250 Students
$15,327 - -