Iowa In State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Iowa by In State Tuition for 2022

Cheapest Colleges in Iowa by In State Tuition

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Iowa these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state tuition. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state tuition with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Iowa list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in Iowa are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2020/2021 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Iowa? Leading the colleges list is University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls with an in state tuition of $7,665.

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 2020/2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020/2021 academic year.

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Iowa's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
College In State Tuition Rating Value
#21 Waldorf College

Forest City, Private For Profit

$21,886 NA NA
#22 Iowa Wesleyan College

Mount Pleasant, Private Not For Profit

$24,180 27 NA
#23 William Penn University

Oskaloosa, Private Not For Profit

$26,600 NA NA
#24 Grand View University

Des Moines, Private Not For Profit

$29,076 37 27
#25 Graceland University Lamoni

Lamoni, Private Not For Profit

$30,650 52 80
#26 Briar Cliff University

Sioux City, Private Not For Profit

$31,898 NA NA
#27 Upper Iowa University

Fayette, Private Not For Profit

$31,950 44 35
#28 Dordt College

Sioux Center, Private Not For Profit

$32,240 59 57
#29 Morningside College

Sioux City, Private Not For Profit

$32,460 NA NA
#30 Saint Ambrose University

Davenport, Private Not For Profit

$32,478 58 52
#31 Northwestern College

Orange City, Private Not For Profit

$32,700 55 54
#32 Loras College

Dubuque, Private Not For Profit

$33,500 NA NA
#33 Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, Private Not For Profit

$34,506 NA NA
#34 Clarke University

Dubuque, Private Not For Profit

$34,650 58 59
#35 University of Dubuque

Dubuque, Private Not For Profit

$35,060 34 4
#36 Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, Private Not For Profit

$36,426 NA NA
#37 Simpson College

Indianola, Private Not For Profit

$41,466 56 86
#38 Wartburg College

Waverly, Private Not For Profit

$43,500 54 69
#39 Drake University

Des Moines, Private Not For Profit

$44,198 76 85
#40 Luther College

Decorah, Private Not For Profit

$45,000 66 86