Iowa Average Net Price Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Iowa by Average Net Price for 2022

Cheapest Colleges in Iowa by Average Net Price

The lowest 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. AIB College of Business leads the list with a $12,440 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 2019/2020 academic year.

Iowa's Cheapest Colleges by Average Net Price
College Net Price Discount
#1 AIB College of Business

Des Moines, Private Not For Profit

$12,440 44%
#2 Maharishi University of Management

Fairfield, Private Not For Profit

$13,802 45%
#3 Emmaus Bible College

Dubuque, Private Not For Profit

$15,696 45%
#4 Iowa State University

Ames, Public Not For Profit

$16,105 17%
#5 University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, Public Not For Profit

$16,166 14%
#6 Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

Ankeny, Private Not For Profit

$16,896 35%
#7 University of Iowa

Iowa City, Public Not For Profit

$17,452 21%
#8 Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, Private Not For Profit

$18,300 61%
#9 Graceland University Lamoni

Lamoni, Private Not For Profit

$18,434 56%
#10 Grand View University

Des Moines, Private Not For Profit

$19,423 52%
#11 Hamilton Technical College

Davenport, Private For Profit

$20,105 10%
#12 Waldorf College

Forest City, Private For Profit

$20,345 37%
#13 Simpson College

Indianola, Private Not For Profit

$20,457 61%
#14 Coe College

Cedar Rapids, Private Not For Profit

$21,155 64%
#15 William Penn University

Oskaloosa, Private Not For Profit

$21,256 39%
#16 Mercy College of Health Sciences

Des Moines, Private Not For Profit

$21,339 19%
#17 Central College

Pella, Private Not For Profit

$21,690 28%
#18 Morningside College

Sioux City, Private Not For Profit

$22,146 51%
#19 Briar Cliff University

Sioux City, Private Not For Profit

$22,233 50%
#20 Loras College

Dubuque, Private Not For Profit

$22,418 50%
#21 Upper Iowa University

Fayette, Private Not For Profit

$23,187 47%
#22 Wartburg College

Waverly, Private Not For Profit

$23,248 59%
#23 Northwestern College

Orange City, Private Not For Profit

$24,513 44%
#24 Cornell College

Mount Vernon, Private Not For Profit

$25,028 56%
#25 Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, Private Not For Profit

$25,182 46%
#26 Luther College

Decorah, Private Not For Profit

$25,291 55%
#27 Clarke University

Dubuque, Private Not For Profit

$25,756 46%
#28 Dordt College

Sioux Center, Private Not For Profit

$25,982 42%
#29 Saint Ambrose University

Davenport, Private Not For Profit

$26,497 42%
#30 University of Dubuque

Dubuque, Private Not For Profit

$27,043 44%
#31 Drake University

Des Moines, Private Not For Profit

$30,321 46%
#32 Iowa Wesleyan College

Mount Pleasant, Private Not For Profit

$31,813 15%
#33 Grinnell College

Grinnell, Private Not For Profit

$32,091 55%