The price of education: Which 4-year Iowa schools charge the highest in-state tuition?


Iowa residents attending four-year schools 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 by four-year schools 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
Waldorf University
City
2,487
$22,076
25
St Luke's College
City
274
$20,440
26
Allen College
Waterloo
622
$18,662
27
Emmaus Bible College
Dubuque
267
$18,400
28
Mercy College of Health Sciences
Moines
758
$17,952
29
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
Ankeny
356
$16,876
30
Maharishi University of Management
Fairfield
1,646
$16,530
31
Kaplan University-Mason City Campus
City
167
$14,343
32
Kaplan University-Davenport Campus
Davenport
33,287
$14,343
33
Kaplan University-Cedar Falls Campus
Falls
245
$14,343
34
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus
Rapids
470
$14,343
35
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus
Urbandale
760
$14,343
36
Hamilton Technical College
Davenport
134
$14,250
37
Divine Word College
Epworth
71
$13,160
38
University of Iowa
City
32,166
$9,267
39
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Davenport
2,237
$9,225
40
Iowa State University
Ames
36,158
$8,988
41
University of Northern Iowa
Falls
11,861
$8,938
42
Shiloh University
Kalona
53
$4,800

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Organizations in this Story

Allen College 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 Shiloh University Simpson College St Luke's College University of Dubuque University of Iowa University of Northern Iowa Upper Iowa University Waldorf University Wartburg College William Penn University

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