Iowa Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Iowa by Out of State Tuition for 2022

Cheapest Colleges in Iowa by Out of State Tuition

If you're looking for an affordable university in Iowa but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Iowa for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 out of 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 out of state tuition list price for the 2020/2021 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Iowa? Leading the colleges list is Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport in Davenport with an out of state tuition of $9,120.

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 Out of State Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating Value
#1 Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport

Davenport, Private Not For Profit

$9,120 NA NA
#2 University of Phoenix Des Moines Campus

West Des Moines, Private For Profit

$9,480 NA NA
#3 Purdue Global Mason City Campus

Mason City, Private For Profit

$13,356 NA NA
#4 Purdue Global Cedar Rapids Campus

Cedar Rapids, Private For Profit

$13,356 NA NA
#5 Purdue Global Davenport Campus

Davenport, Private For Profit

$13,356 NA NA
#6 Purdue Global Cedar Falls Campus

Cedar Falls, Private For Profit

$13,356 NA NA
#7 Purdue Global Des Moines Campus

Urbandale, Private For Profit

$13,356 NA NA
#8 Divine Word College

Epworth, Private Not For Profit

$13,600 NA NA
#9 Hamilton Technical College

Davenport, Private For Profit

$14,250 NA NA
#10 AIB College of Business

Des Moines, Private Not For Profit

$15,300 NA NA
#11 Purdue Global Council Bluffs Campus

Council Bluffs, Private For Profit

$15,327 NA NA
#12 Maharishi University of Management

Fairfield, Private Not For Profit

$16,000 NA NA
#13 Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

Ankeny, Private Not For Profit

$16,990 44 45
#14 Allen College

Waterloo, Private Not For Profit

$17,864 NA NA
#15 Mercy College of Health Sciences

Des Moines, Private Not For Profit

$18,332 58 27
#16 Central College

Pella, Private Not For Profit

$18,600 59 98
#17 Emmaus Bible College

Dubuque, Private Not For Profit

$19,250 52 71
#18 University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, Public Not For Profit

$19,949 59 40
#19 Waldorf College

Forest City, Private For Profit

$21,886 NA NA
#20 Iowa State University

Ames, Public Not For Profit

$23,230 61 71