Iowa Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Most Expensive Colleges in Iowa by Out of State Total Cost for 2021

Most Expensive Colleges in Iowa by Out of State Total Cost

The highest priced four year colleges in Iowa are listed by one year's out of state total cost list price for the 2018/2019 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the most expensive college in Iowa? Leading the colleges list is Grinnell College in Grinnell with an out of state total cost of $68,546.

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 Out of State Total Cost
College Out of State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 Grinnell College

Grinnell, Private Not For Profit

$68,546 88 95
#2 Coe College

Cedar Rapids, Private Not For Profit

$56,400 NA NA
#3 Cornell College

Mount Vernon, Private Not For Profit

$54,936 62 71
#4 Luther College

Decorah, Private Not For Profit

$54,870 65 88
#5 Drake University

Des Moines, Private Not For Profit

$54,788 77 85
#6 Wartburg College

Waverly, Private Not For Profit

$54,310 57 77
#7 Simpson College

Indianola, Private Not For Profit

$50,724 58 88
#8 Central College

Pella, Private Not For Profit

$50,203 60 82
#9 University of Dubuque

Dubuque, Private Not For Profit

$46,730 33 4
#10 Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, Private Not For Profit

$46,065 56 86
#11 Clarke University

Dubuque, Private Not For Profit

$46,000 52 7
#12 Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, Private Not For Profit

$45,097 52 67
#13 Loras College

Dubuque, Private Not For Profit

$44,743 45 44
#14 Saint Ambrose University

Davenport, Private Not For Profit

$44,156 62 60
#15 University of Iowa

Iowa City, Public Not For Profit

$43,919 69 80
#16 Morningside College

Sioux City, Private Not For Profit

$43,860 47 43
#17 Iowa Wesleyan College

Mount Pleasant, Private Not For Profit

$43,710 38 4
#18 Northwestern College

Orange City, Private Not For Profit

$43,150 59 65
#19 Briar Cliff University

Sioux City, Private Not For Profit

$42,906 NA NA
#20 Dordt College

Sioux Center, Private Not For Profit

$42,900 60 53
#21 Upper Iowa University

Fayette, Private Not For Profit

$41,951 45 52
#22 Grand View University

Des Moines, Private Not For Profit

$41,048 36 25
#23 Graceland University Lamoni

Lamoni, Private Not For Profit

$40,920 47 71
#24 Iowa State University

Ames, Public Not For Profit

$34,698 60 69
#25 William Penn University

Oskaloosa, Private Not For Profit

$34,450 31 12
#26 Waldorf College

Forest City, Private For Profit

$31,318 NA NA
#27 University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, Public Not For Profit

$31,282 57 35
#28 Emmaus Bible College

Dubuque, Private Not For Profit

$28,300 49 58
#29 Allen College

Waterloo, Private Not For Profit

$27,532 NA NA
#30 Mercy College of Health Sciences

Des Moines, Private Not For Profit

$25,818 NA NA
#31 Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

Ankeny, Private Not For Profit

$25,573 NA NA
#32 Maharishi University of Management

Fairfield, Private Not For Profit

$24,930 NA NA
#33 Hamilton Technical College

Davenport, Private For Profit

$22,250 NA NA
#34 AIB College of Business

Des Moines, Private Not For Profit

$22,185 NA NA
#35 Purdue Global Council Bluffs Campus

Council Bluffs, Private For Profit

$20,300 NA NA
#36 Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport

Davenport, Private Not For Profit

$19,919 NA NA
#37 Purdue Global Mason City Campus

Mason City, Private For Profit

$19,302 NA NA
#38 Purdue Global Cedar Rapids Campus

Cedar Rapids, Private For Profit

$19,302 NA NA
#39 Purdue Global Davenport Campus

Davenport, Private For Profit

$19,302 NA NA
#40 Purdue Global Cedar Falls Campus

Cedar Falls, Private For Profit

$19,302 NA NA
#41 Purdue Global Des Moines Campus

Urbandale, Private For Profit

$19,302 NA NA
#42 Divine Word College

Epworth, Private Not For Profit

$17,540 NA NA
#43 University of Phoenix Des Moines Campus

West Des Moines, Private For Profit

$17,310 NA NA