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 Cornell College, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the highest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Grinnell College
Grinnell
1,712
$52,392
2
Coe College
Rapids
1,394
$44,050
3
Cornell College
Vernon
1,009
$42,299
4
Luther College
Decorah
2,053
$42,290
5
Drake University
Moines
4,904
$41,396
6
Wartburg College
Waverly
1,527
$41,280
7
Simpson College
Indianola
1,479
$39,144
8
Central College
Pella
1,237
$37,296
9
Loras College
Dubuque
1,467
$34,184
10
University of Dubuque
Dubuque
2,366
$34,110
11
Buena Vista University
Lake
1,982
$34,004
12
Clarke University
Dubuque
1,039
$33,350
13
Mount Mercy University
Rapids
1,848
$31,998
14
Morningside College
City
2,788
$31,530
15
Northwestern College
City
1,243
$31,100
16
Briar Cliff University
City
1,186
$30,970
17
Saint Ambrose University
Davenport
3,114
$30,894
18
Dordt College
Center
1,533
$30,840
19
Upper Iowa University
Fayette
4,943
$30,450
20
Graceland University-Lamoni
Lamoni
2,262
$29,240
21
Grand View University
Moines
1,836
$27,608
22
William Penn University
Oskaloosa
1,339
$25,600
23
Iowa Wesleyan University
Pleasant
629
$24,600
24
PCI Academy-Ames
Ames
95
$22,604
25
Waldorf University
City
2,487
$22,076
26
American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines
Moines
26
$21,977
27
Aveda Institute-Des Moines
Moines
138
$21,100
28
St Luke's College
City
274
$20,440
29
E Q School of Hair Design
Bluffs
48
$18,850
30
Allen College
Waterloo
622
$18,662
31
La James International College-Iowa City
City
45
$18,660
32
La James International College-Davenport
Davenport
80
$18,660
33
La James International College-Ft Dodge
Dodge
40
$18,660
34
La James International College-Cedar Falls
Falls
25
$18,660
35
La James International College-Johnston
Johnston
73
$18,660
36
Emmaus Bible College
Dubuque
267
$18,400
37
Mercy College of Health Sciences
Moines
758
$17,952
38
Capri College-Davenport
Davenport
128
$17,780
39
Capri College-Dubuque
Dubuque
167
$17,780
40
Capri College-Cedar Rapids
Rapids
145
$17,780
41
La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology
City
52
$17,650
42
Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City
City
43
$17,640
43
Iowa School of Beauty-Marshalltown
Marshalltown
6
$17,640
44
Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines
Moines
45
$17,640
45
Iowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa
Ottumwa
53
$17,640
46
American Hair Academy
Pleasant
24
$17,590
47
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
Ankeny
356
$16,876
48
Maharishi University of Management
Fairfield
1,646
$16,530
49
The Salon Professional Academy
Falls
48
$16,000
50
Ross College-Quad Cities
Bettendorf
73
$15,740
51
Kaplan University-Mason City Campus
City
167
$14,343
52
Kaplan University-Davenport Campus
Davenport
33,287
$14,343
53
Kaplan University-Cedar Falls Campus
Falls
245
$14,343
54
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus
Rapids
470
$14,343
55
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus
Urbandale
760
$14,343
56
Hamilton Technical College
Davenport
134
$14,250
57
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake
Lake
11
$13,450
58
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Storm Lake
Lake
25
$13,450
59
Divine Word College
Epworth
71
$13,160
60
Carlson College of Massage Therapy
Anamosa
45
$9,500
61
University of Iowa
City
32,166
$9,267
62
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Davenport
2,237
$9,225
63
Iowa State University
Ames
36,158
$8,988
64
University of Northern Iowa
Falls
11,861
$8,938
65
Iowa Lakes Community College
Estherville
2,011
$6,460
66
Northwest Iowa Community College
Sheldon
1,646
$6,120
67
Iowa Western Community College
Bluffs
6,080
$5,952
68
Southwestern Community College
Creston
1,574
$5,888
69
Northeast Iowa Community College
Calmar
4,536
$5,820
70
Southeastern Community College
Burlington
2,658
$5,580
71
Iowa Central Community College
Dodge
5,788
$5,490
72
North Iowa Area Community College
City
2,947
$5,408
73
Hawkeye Community College
Waterloo
5,605
$5,311
74
Eastern Iowa Community College District
Davenport
7,666
$5,184
75
Kirkwood Community College
Rapids
14,049
$4,832
76
Shiloh University
Kalona
53
$4,800
77
Ellsworth Community College
Falls
851
$4,776
78
Marshalltown Community College
Marshalltown
2,028
$4,776
79
Des Moines Area Community College
Ankeny
22,982
$4,680
80
Western Iowa Tech Community College
City
5,731
$4,272
81
Indian Hills Community College
Ottumwa
4,090
$4,224

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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 Waldorf University Wartburg College Western Iowa Tech Community College William Penn University

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