The price of education: Which 2-year Iowa schools charge the highest in-state tuition?


Iowa residents attending two-year schools pay the highest in-state tuition at PCI Academy-Ames, American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines and Aveda Institute-Des Moines, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported by two-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
PCI Academy-Ames
Ames
95
$22,604
2
American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines
Moines
26
$21,977
3
Aveda Institute-Des Moines
Moines
138
$21,100
4
E Q School of Hair Design
Bluffs
48
$18,850
5
La James International College-Iowa City
City
45
$18,660
6
La James International College-Davenport
Davenport
80
$18,660
7
La James International College-Ft Dodge
Dodge
40
$18,660
8
La James International College-Cedar Falls
Falls
25
$18,660
9
La James International College-Johnston
Johnston
73
$18,660
10
Capri College-Davenport
Davenport
128
$17,780
11
Capri College-Dubuque
Dubuque
167
$17,780
12
Capri College-Cedar Rapids
Rapids
145
$17,780
13
La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology
City
52
$17,650
14
Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City
City
43
$17,640
15
Iowa School of Beauty-Marshalltown
Marshalltown
6
$17,640
16
Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines
Moines
45
$17,640
17
Iowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa
Ottumwa
53
$17,640
18
American Hair Academy
Pleasant
24
$17,590
19
The Salon Professional Academy
Falls
48
$16,000
20
Ross College-Quad Cities
Bettendorf
73
$15,740
21
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake
Lake
11
$13,450
22
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Storm Lake
Lake
25
$13,450
23
Carlson College of Massage Therapy
Anamosa
45
$9,500
24
Iowa Lakes Community College
Estherville
2,011
$6,460
25
Northwest Iowa Community College
Sheldon
1,646
$6,120
26
Iowa Western Community College
Bluffs
6,080
$5,952
27
Southwestern Community College
Creston
1,574
$5,888
28
Northeast Iowa Community College
Calmar
4,536
$5,820
29
Southeastern Community College
Burlington
2,658
$5,580
30
Iowa Central Community College
Dodge
5,788
$5,490
31
North Iowa Area Community College
City
2,947
$5,408
32
Hawkeye Community College
Waterloo
5,605
$5,311
33
Eastern Iowa Community College District
Davenport
7,666
$5,184
34
Kirkwood Community College
Rapids
14,049
$4,832
35
Ellsworth Community College
Falls
851
$4,776
36
Marshalltown Community College
Marshalltown
2,028
$4,776
37
Des Moines Area Community College
Ankeny
22,982
$4,680
38
Western Iowa Tech Community College
City
5,731
$4,272
39
Indian Hills Community College
Ottumwa
4,090
$4,224


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Organizations in this Story

American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines American Hair Academy Aveda Institute-Des Moines Capri College-Cedar Rapids Capri College-Davenport Capri College-Dubuque Carlson College of Massage Therapy Des Moines Area Community College E Q School of Hair Design Eastern Iowa Community College District Ellsworth Community College Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Storm Lake 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 Western Community College 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 Marshalltown Community College North Iowa Area Community College Northeast Iowa Community College Northwest Iowa Community College PCI Academy-Ames Ross College-Quad Cities Southeastern Community College Southwestern Community College The Salon Professional Academy Western Iowa Tech Community College

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