The Best Value Colleges in Iowa by Academic Quality per Dollar for 2023
These are the Iowa schools which appear on CollegeCalc's Best Value Colleges in America ranking and represent the colleges providing the finest education balanced against an affordable average net price. The best value in Iowa ranking goes to Grinnell College with a 88th percentile national academic rank for a comparatively affordable $32,091 average net price.
Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. 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 2021/2022 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021/2022 academic year.
#1 Grinnell College
Grinnell, Private Not For Profit
#2 Drake University
Des Moines, Private Not For Profit
#3 University of Iowa
Iowa City, Public Not For Profit