Iowa In State Tuition Ranking

The Most Expensive Colleges in Iowa by In State Tuition for 2021

Most Expensive Colleges in Iowa by In State Tuition

The highest priced four year colleges in Iowa are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2018/2019 school year.

What is the most expensive college in Iowa? Leading the colleges list is Grinnell College in Grinnell with an in state tuition of $53,872.

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 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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Iowa's Most Expensive Colleges by In State Tuition
College In State Tuition Rating Value
#1 Grinnell College

Grinnell, Private Not For Profit

$53,872 88 95
#2 Coe College

Cedar Rapids, Private Not For Profit

$45,230 NA NA
#3 Cornell College

Mount Vernon, Private Not For Profit

$43,550 62 71
#4 Luther College

Decorah, Private Not For Profit

$43,500 65 88
#5 Drake University

Des Moines, Private Not For Profit

$42,694 77 85
#6 Wartburg College

Waverly, Private Not For Profit

$41,830 57 77
#7 Simpson College

Indianola, Private Not For Profit

$39,910 58 88
#8 Central College

Pella, Private Not For Profit

$38,600 60 82
#9 Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, Private Not For Profit

$35,194 56 86
#10 University of Dubuque

Dubuque, Private Not For Profit

$34,070 33 4
#11 Clarke University

Dubuque, Private Not For Profit

$33,600 52 7
#12 Loras College

Dubuque, Private Not For Profit

$33,500 45 44
#13 Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, Private Not For Profit

$32,862 52 67
#14 Northwestern College

Orange City, Private Not For Profit

$32,100 59 65
#15 Saint Ambrose University

Davenport, Private Not For Profit

$31,532 62 60
#16 Morningside College

Sioux City, Private Not For Profit

$31,220 47 43
#17 Dordt College

Sioux Center, Private Not For Profit

$31,210 60 53
#18 Briar Cliff University

Sioux City, Private Not For Profit

$30,988 NA NA
#19 Upper Iowa University

Fayette, Private Not For Profit

$30,810 45 52
#20 Grand View University

Des Moines, Private Not For Profit

$29,792 36 25
#21 Graceland University Lamoni

Lamoni, Private Not For Profit

$29,750 47 71
#22 William Penn University

Oskaloosa, Private Not For Profit

$26,100 31 12
#23 Iowa Wesleyan College

Mount Pleasant, Private Not For Profit

$24,424 38 4
#24 Waldorf College

Forest City, Private For Profit

$21,196 NA NA
#25 Emmaus Bible College

Dubuque, Private Not For Profit

$18,950 49 58
#26 Mercy College of Health Sciences

Des Moines, Private Not For Profit

$18,150 NA NA
#27 Allen College

Waterloo, Private Not For Profit

$17,612 NA NA
#28 Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

Ankeny, Private Not For Profit

$16,680 NA NA
#29 Maharishi University of Management

Fairfield, Private Not For Profit

$16,000 NA NA
#30 Purdue Global Council Bluffs Campus

Council Bluffs, Private For Profit

$15,327 NA NA
#31 AIB College of Business

Des Moines, Private Not For Profit

$15,300 NA NA
#32 Hamilton Technical College

Davenport, Private For Profit

$14,250 NA NA
#33 Purdue Global Mason City Campus

Mason City, Private For Profit

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

Cedar Rapids, Private For Profit

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

Davenport, Private For Profit

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

Cedar Falls, Private For Profit

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

Urbandale, Private For Profit

$13,356 NA NA
#38 Divine Word College

Epworth, Private Not For Profit

$13,260 NA NA
#39 University of Phoenix Des Moines Campus

West Des Moines, Private For Profit

$9,480 NA NA
#40 Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport

Davenport, Private Not For Profit

$9,120 NA NA
#41 University of Iowa

Iowa City, Public Not For Profit

$8,073 69 80
#42 Iowa State University

Ames, Public Not For Profit

$8,042 60 69
#43 University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, Public Not For Profit

$7,665 57 35