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


Iowa residents attending four-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Shiloh University, University of Northern Iowa and Iowa State University, 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 lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Shiloh University
Kalona
53
$4,800
2
University of Northern Iowa
Falls
11,861
$8,938
3
Iowa State University
Ames
36,158
$8,988
4
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Davenport
2,237
$9,225
5
University of Iowa
City
32,166
$9,267
6
Divine Word College
Epworth
71
$13,160
7
Hamilton Technical College
Davenport
134
$14,250
8
Kaplan University-Mason City Campus
City
167
$14,343
9
Kaplan University-Davenport Campus
Davenport
33,287
$14,343
10
Kaplan University-Cedar Falls Campus
Falls
245
$14,343
11
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus
Rapids
470
$14,343
12
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus
Urbandale
760
$14,343
13
Maharishi University of Management
Fairfield
1,646
$16,530
14
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
Ankeny
356
$16,876
15
Mercy College of Health Sciences
Moines
758
$17,952
16
Emmaus Bible College
Dubuque
267
$18,400
17
Allen College
Waterloo
622
$18,662
18
St Luke's College
City
274
$20,440
19
Waldorf University
City
2,487
$22,076
20
Iowa Wesleyan University
Pleasant
629
$24,600
21
William Penn University
Oskaloosa
1,339
$25,600
22
Grand View University
Moines
1,836
$27,608
23
Graceland University-Lamoni
Lamoni
2,262
$29,240
24
Upper Iowa University
Fayette
4,943
$30,450
25
Dordt College
Center
1,533
$30,840
26
Saint Ambrose University
Davenport
3,114
$30,894
27
Briar Cliff University
City
1,186
$30,970
28
Northwestern College
City
1,243
$31,100
29
Morningside College
City
2,788
$31,530
30
Mount Mercy University
Rapids
1,848
$31,998
31
Clarke University
Dubuque
1,039
$33,350
32
Buena Vista University
Lake
1,982
$34,004
33
University of Dubuque
Dubuque
2,366
$34,110
34
Loras College
Dubuque
1,467
$34,184
35
Central College
Pella
1,237
$37,296
36
Simpson College
Indianola
1,479
$39,144
37
Wartburg College
Waverly
1,527
$41,280
38
Drake University
Moines
4,904
$41,396
39
Luther College
Decorah
2,053
$42,290
40
Cornell College
Vernon
1,009
$42,299
41
Coe College
Rapids
1,394
$44,050
42
Grinnell College
Grinnell
1,712
$52,392

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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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