Private Colleges in Iowa

The 2022 Directory of Iowa Private Colleges and Costs

Iowa Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend private college in Iowa?   The average annual in-state four year, not for profit private college tuition in Iowa was $30,514 for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is a change of ($356) from the 2019-2020 average of $30,870 and represents a -1.15% annual decline. The list of Iowa private colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 43 private 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. Grinnell College is the most expensive private school in Iowa with an in-state tuition of $56,188.

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.

<Academic 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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Explore Iowa Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Luther College

Decorah, Iowa

$45,000 66 86
Maharishi University of Management

Fairfield, Iowa

$16,000 NA NA
Mercy College of Health Sciences

Des Moines, Iowa

$18,332 58 27
Morningside College

Sioux City, Iowa

$32,460 NA NA
Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

$34,506 NA NA
Northwestern College

Orange City, Iowa

$32,700 55 54
Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport

Davenport, Iowa

$9,120 NA NA
Purdue Global Cedar Falls Campus

Cedar Falls, Iowa

$13,356 NA NA
Purdue Global Cedar Rapids Campus

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

$13,356 NA NA
Purdue Global Council Bluffs Campus

Council Bluffs, Iowa

$15,327 NA NA
Purdue Global Davenport Campus

Davenport, Iowa

$13,356 NA NA
Purdue Global Des Moines Campus

Urbandale, Iowa

$13,356 NA NA
Purdue Global Mason City Campus

Mason City, Iowa

$13,356 NA NA
Saint Ambrose University

Davenport, Iowa

$32,478 58 52
Simpson College

Indianola, Iowa

$41,466 56 86
St Luke's College

Sioux City, Iowa

$19,440 NA NA
University of Dubuque

Dubuque, Iowa

$35,060 34 4
University of Phoenix Des Moines Campus

West Des Moines, Iowa

$9,480 NA NA
Upper Iowa University

Fayette, Iowa

$31,950 44 35
Vatterott College Des Moines

Des Moines, Iowa

$11,119 NA NA