The price of education: Which Iowa schools charge the highest in-state tuition?


Iowa residents pay the highest in-state tuition at Grinnell College, Coe College and Luther College, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2017-18 academic year reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the highest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2017-18 tuition
1
Grinnell College
Grinnell
1,699
$50,714
2
Coe College
Rapids
1,406
$42,430
3
Luther College
Decorah
2,169
$41,020
4
Cornell College
Vernon
978
$40,880
5
Wartburg College
Waverly
1,482
$39,730
6
Drake University
Moines
5,001
$39,062
7
Simpson College
Indianola
1,608
$37,663
8
Central College
Pella
1,248
$35,930
9
Loras College
Dubuque
1,524
$32,886
10
Buena Vista University
Lake
2,114
$32,854
11
Clarke University
Dubuque
1,043
$31,950
12
Mount Mercy University
Rapids
1,886
$30,582
13
Morningside College
City
2,902
$30,490
14
Northwestern College
City
1,252
$30,200
15
Saint Ambrose University
Davenport
3,184
$30,016
16
Dordt College
Center
1,522
$30,000
17
Briar Cliff University
City
1,316
$29,786
18
University of Dubuque
Dubuque
2,294
$29,710
19
Upper Iowa University
Fayette
4,758
$29,600
20
Graceland University-Lamoni
Lamoni
2,233
$28,110
21
Maharishi University of Management
Fairfield
1,689
$27,530
22
Grand View University
Moines
1,971
$26,516
23
William Penn University
Oskaloosa
1,487
$25,000
24
Iowa Wesleyan University
Pleasant
521
$24,600
25
American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines
Moines
24
$21,977
26
Waldorf University
City
2,227
$21,664
27
PCI Academy-Ames
Ames
102
$21,193
28
Aveda Institute-Des Moines
Moines
153
$21,100
29
St Luke's College
City
260
$20,440
30
The Salon Professional Academy
City
32
$19,361
31
E Q School of Hair Design
Bluffs
41
$18,850
32
La James International College-Iowa City
City
47
$18,660
33
La James International College-Davenport
Davenport
86
$18,660
34
La James International College-Ft Dodge
Dodge
51
$18,660
35
La James International College-Cedar Falls
Falls
43
$18,660
36
La James International College-Johnston
Johnston
94
$18,660
37
Allen College
Waterloo
620
$18,226
38
La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology
City
79
$17,650
39
Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City
City
24
$17,640
40
Iowa School of Beauty-Marshalltown
Marshalltown
6
$17,640
41
Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines
Moines
87
$17,640
42
Iowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa
Ottumwa
57
$17,640
43
Mercy College of Health Sciences
Moines
771
$17,600
44
American Hair Academy
Pleasant
28
$17,590
45
Emmaus Bible College
Dubuque
256
$17,520
46
Capri College-Davenport
Davenport
155
$17,280
47
Capri College-Dubuque
Dubuque
204
$17,280
48
Capri College-Cedar Rapids
Rapids
143
$17,280
49
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
Ankeny
274
$16,766
50
Ross College-Quad Cities
Bettendorf
158
$15,740
51
Kaplan University-Mason City Campus
City
212
$15,352
52
Kaplan University-Cedar Falls Campus
Falls
277
$15,352
53
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus
Rapids
489
$15,352
54
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus
Urbandale
837
$15,352
55
Kaplan University-Davenport Campus
Davenport
37,494
$14,263
56
Hamilton Technical College
Davenport
163
$14,250
57
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake
Lake
11
$13,450
58
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Storm Lake
Lake
18
$13,450
59
Divine Word College
Epworth
64
$12,850
60
Vatterott College-Des Moines
Moines
102
$11,982
61
Carlson College of Massage Therapy
Anamosa
51
$9,300
62
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Davenport
2,245
$9,096
63
University of Iowa
City
32,011
$8,965
64
University of Northern Iowa
Falls
11,905
$8,699
65
Iowa State University
Ames
36,350
$8,636
66
Iowa Lakes Community College
Estherville
2,122
$6,236
67
Northwest Iowa Community College
Sheldon
1,634
$5,910
68
Iowa Western Community College
Bluffs
6,081
$5,664
69
Southwestern Community College
Creston
1,646
$5,664
70
Southeastern Community College
Burlington
2,844
$5,400
71
Iowa Central Community College
Dodge
5,712
$5,340
72
North Iowa Area Community College
City
3,023
$5,213
73
Northeast Iowa Community College
Calmar
4,786
$5,180
74
Hawkeye Community College
Waterloo
5,532
$5,042
75
Eastern Iowa Community College District
Davenport
7,872
$4,960
76
Ellsworth Community College
Falls
846
$4,656
77
Marshalltown Community College
Marshalltown
2,006
$4,656
78
Kirkwood Community College
Rapids
14,233
$4,586
79
Des Moines Area Community College
Ankeny
22,446
$4,530
80
Shiloh University
Kalona
59
$4,510
81
Western Iowa Tech Community College
City
5,660
$4,200
82
Indian Hills Community College
Ottumwa
4,366
$4,080

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Allen College American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines American Hair Academy Aveda Institute-Des Moines Briar Cliff University Buena Vista University Capri College-Cedar Rapids Capri College-Davenport Capri College-Dubuque Carlson College of Massage Therapy Central College Clarke University Coe College Cornell College Des Moines Area Community College Divine Word College Dordt College Drake University E Q School of Hair Design Eastern Iowa Community College District Ellsworth Community College Emmaus Bible College Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Storm Lake Graceland University-Lamoni Grand View University Grinnell College Hamilton Technical College Hawkeye Community College Indian Hills Community College Iowa Central Community College Iowa Lakes Community College Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines Iowa School of Beauty-Marshalltown Iowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City Iowa State University Iowa Wesleyan University Iowa Western Community College Kaplan University-Cedar Falls Campus Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus Kaplan University-Davenport Campus Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus Kaplan University-Mason City Campus Kirkwood Community College La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology La James International College-Cedar Falls La James International College-Davenport La James International College-Ft Dodge La James International College-Iowa City La James International College-Johnston Loras College Luther College Maharishi University of Management Marshalltown Community College Mercy College of Health Sciences Morningside College Mount Mercy University North Iowa Area Community College Northeast Iowa Community College Northwest Iowa Community College Northwestern College (IA) Palmer College of Chiropractic PCI Academy-Ames Ross College-Quad Cities Saint Ambrose University Shiloh University Simpson College Southeastern Community College Southwestern Community College St Luke's College The Salon Professional Academy University of Dubuque University of Iowa University of Northern Iowa Upper Iowa University Vatterott College-Des Moines Waldorf University Wartburg College Western Iowa Tech Community College William Penn University

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