Iowa Average Net Price Ranking

The Most Expensive Colleges in Iowa by Average Net Price for 2021

Most Expensive Colleges in Iowa by Average Net Price

The highest net price colleges in Iowa are ranked by the average net price paid. Net price is the average cost paid as determined by tuition minus scholarship and grant financial aid and grant financial aid and may be a more accurate estimation of real life costs than published tuition. Discount from list price represents the effective percent discount from published costs that students averaged. Please note that net price varies on a student by student basis based on finanical situation and no financial aid is guaranteed. Clarke University leads the list with a $34,424 average annual net price paid in 2014-2015.

Net price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Iowa's Most Expensive Colleges by Average Net Price
College Net Price Discount
#1 Clarke University

Dubuque, Private Not For Profit

$34,424 25%
#2 Drake University

Des Moines, Private Not For Profit

$30,265 45%
#3 Grinnell College

Grinnell, Private Not For Profit

$29,404 57%
#4 Cornell College

Mount Vernon, Private Not For Profit

$28,566 48%
#5 Iowa Wesleyan College

Mount Pleasant, Private Not For Profit

$27,540 27%
#6 Dordt College

Sioux Center, Private Not For Profit

$26,570 38%
#7 Saint Ambrose University

Davenport, Private Not For Profit

$26,561 40%
#8 University of Dubuque

Dubuque, Private Not For Profit

$26,193 44%
#9 Northwestern College

Orange City, Private Not For Profit

$24,085 44%
#10 Luther College

Decorah, Private Not For Profit

$23,805 57%
#11 Central College

Pella, Private Not For Profit

$23,343 54%
#12 Morningside College

Sioux City, Private Not For Profit

$22,831 48%
#13 Wartburg College

Waverly, Private Not For Profit

$22,363 59%
#14 Loras College

Dubuque, Private Not For Profit

$21,751 51%
#15 Coe College

Cedar Rapids, Private Not For Profit

$21,081 63%
#16 Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, Private Not For Profit

$20,977 53%
#17 William Penn University

Oskaloosa, Private Not For Profit

$20,640 40%
#18 Upper Iowa University

Fayette, Private Not For Profit

$20,511 51%
#19 Briar Cliff University

Sioux City, Private Not For Profit

$20,437 52%
#20 Mercy College of Health Sciences

Des Moines, Private Not For Profit

$20,368 21%
#21 Simpson College

Indianola, Private Not For Profit

$20,145 60%
#22 Hamilton Technical College

Davenport, Private For Profit

$20,036 10%
#23 Waldorf College

Forest City, Private For Profit

$19,435 38%
#24 Grand View University

Des Moines, Private Not For Profit

$19,035 54%
#25 Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, Private Not For Profit

$18,449 60%
#26 Graceland University Lamoni

Lamoni, Private Not For Profit

$17,952 56%
#27 University of Iowa

Iowa City, Public Not For Profit

$17,008 23%
#28 Emmaus Bible College

Dubuque, Private Not For Profit

$15,966 44%
#29 University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, Public Not For Profit

$15,760 17%
#30 Iowa State University

Ames, Public Not For Profit

$15,195 22%
#31 Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

Ankeny, Private Not For Profit

$15,151 41%
#32 Maharishi University of Management

Fairfield, Private Not For Profit

$13,341 46%
#33 AIB College of Business

Des Moines, Private Not For Profit

$12,440 44%
#34 Divine Word College

Epworth, Private Not For Profit

$1,585 91%