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


Iowa residents attending two-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Indian Hills Community College, Western Iowa Tech Community College and Des Moines Area Community College, 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 lowest in-state tuition?

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


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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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