State institution: These 4-year Iowa schools attract the most in-state students


Kaplan University-Cedar Falls Campus, Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus and Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus enrolled the most in-state students of all four-year Iowa schools, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of fall 2017 data.

The analysis is based on data reported annually to the U.S. Department of Education.

Iowa 4-year schools attracting the most in-state students

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
In-state students (%)
Out-of-state students (%)
Foreign countries (%)
Unknown (%)
1
Kaplan University-Cedar Falls Campus
Falls
214
100%
0%
0%
0%
2
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus
Rapids
419
100%
0%
0%
0%
3
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus
Urbandale
657
100%
0%
0%
0%
4
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Davenport
41
100%
0%
0%
0%
5
Mercy College of Health Sciences
Moines
758
97%
3%
0%
0%
6
University of Northern Iowa
Falls
9,961
91%
8%
1%
0%
7
Kaplan University-Mason City Campus
City
133
80%
20%
0%
0%
8
Grand View University
Moines
1,788
78%
18%
4%
0%
9
St Luke's College
City
274
75%
25%
0%
0%
10
Mount Mercy University
Rapids
1,517
73%
22%
0%
6%
11
Simpson College
Indianola
1,432
72%
28%
0%
0%
12
Buena Vista University
Lake
1,804
67%
30%
3%
1%
13
Hamilton Technical College
Davenport
134
66%
34%
0%
0%
14
Central College
Pella
1,237
65%
35%
0%
0%
15
Wartburg College
Waverly
1,527
61%
31%
8%
0%
16
Iowa State University
Ames
30,571
53%
41%
5%
0%
17
Morningside College
City
1,322
51%
44%
5%
0%
18
University of Iowa
City
24,503
50%
42%
8%
0%
19
Briar Cliff University
City
945
46%
47%
7%
0%
20
Northwestern College
City
1,041
46%
50%
3%
0%
21
Clarke University
Dubuque
768
45%
55%
0%
0%
22
Emmaus Bible College
Dubuque
267
45%
51%
4%
0%
23
Dordt College
Center
1,448
39%
53%
8%
0%
24
Coe College
Rapids
1,394
38%
59%
3%
0%
25
Upper Iowa University
Fayette
4,271
38%
59%
2%
0%
26
Loras College
Dubuque
1,397
36%
63%
1%
0%
27
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
Ankeny
300
32%
50%
0%
18%
28
William Penn University
Oskaloosa
1,282
32%
65%
3%
0%
29
Saint Ambrose University
Davenport
2,368
29%
69%
0%
2%
30
Drake University
Moines
3,098
28%
70%
2%
0%
31
Divine Word College
Epworth
71
25%
25%
50%
0%
32
University of Dubuque
Dubuque
1,958
24%
69%
3%
3%
33
Luther College
Decorah
2,053
23%
70%
8%
0%
34
Graceland University-Lamoni
Lamoni
1,403
20%
76%
1%
3%
35
Cornell College
Vernon
1,009
17%
74%
0%
9%
36
Waldorf University
City
2,126
16%
76%
7%
1%
37
Iowa Wesleyan University
Pleasant
628
15%
67%
18%
0%
38
Maharishi University of Management
Fairfield
324
14%
76%
10%
0%
39
Grinnell College
Grinnell
1,712
9%
65%
23%
2%
40
Kaplan University-Davenport Campus
Davenport
25,488
1%
99%
0%
0%


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Briar Cliff University Buena Vista University Central College Clarke University Coe College Cornell College Divine Word College Dordt College Drake University Emmaus Bible College Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary Graceland University-Lamoni Grand View University Grinnell College Hamilton Technical College Iowa State University Iowa Wesleyan University Kaplan University-Cedar Falls Campus Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus Kaplan University-Davenport Campus Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus Kaplan University-Mason City Campus Loras College Luther College Maharishi University of Management Mercy College of Health Sciences Morningside College Mount Mercy University Northwestern College (IA) Palmer College of Chiropractic Saint Ambrose University Simpson College St Luke's College University of Dubuque University of Iowa University of Northern Iowa Waldorf University Wartburg College William Penn University

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