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35 Colleges
4,496 Yearly Graduations
$71,775 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,156 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Iowa ranked #30 in the nation for nursing degrees handed out in 2019. Around 4,496 students received some type of diploma that year. Iowa colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $17,944 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $19,282 per year.

About 68% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,539 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Public Public vs. Private
576 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,746 full-time undergraduates at Western Iowa Tech Community College, and 5,674 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,302 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Western Iowa Tech Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
316 Yearly Degrees
$30,420 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Graceland University - Lamoni is 1,993, of which 1,181 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,023 are full-time. It takes the average Graceland Lamoni undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Roughly 87% of students at Graceland Lamoni take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,277 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Graceland Lamoni with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
284 Yearly Degrees
$9,606 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 23,989 undergraduates at Iowa, of which 21,690 are full-time, and there are 31,656 students altogether. Iowa has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

47% of Iowa students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,373 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,200 during the early-career years.

#4

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
278 Yearly Degrees
$5,380 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Kirkwood Community College is 13,906, which includes 5,300 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 51% of students at Kirkwood Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,684 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Kirkwood Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Iowa Central Community College

Fort Dodge, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
274 Yearly Degrees
$5,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,390 students at Iowa Central Community College in total, 2,682 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,153 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,600 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
255 Yearly Degrees
$4,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 23,474 students at DMACC in total, 6,430 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 44% of students at DMACC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,301 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from DMACC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Iowa Western Community College

Council Bluffs, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
235 Yearly Degrees
$6,240 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,962 students at Iowa Western Community College in total, 2,555 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

74% of Iowa Western Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,566 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,900 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
231 Yearly Degrees
$5,603 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,412 full-time undergraduates at North Iowa Area Community College, and 2,995 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

81% of North Iowa Area Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,683 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from North Iowa Area Community College is $28,500.

Public Public vs. Private
215 Yearly Degrees
$5,940 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northeast Iowa Community College is 4,449, which includes 1,153 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,776 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NICC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Allen College

Waterloo, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
215 Yearly Degrees
$19,052 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Allen College is 662, of which 342 students are undergraduates and of those, 303 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Allen College has a 0.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Allen College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $50,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Mercy College of Health Sciences

Des Moines, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
173 Yearly Degrees
$18,150 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 415 full-time undergraduates at Mercy College of Health Sciences, and 727 students altogether. It takes the average Mercy College of Health Sciences undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 9% of accepted students are men, and 91% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,811 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,300 during the early-career years.

#12

Southeastern Community College

West Burlington, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
131 Yearly Degrees
$5,670 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,175 full-time undergraduates at Southeastern Community College, and 2,548 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 70% of students at Southeastern Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,950 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southeastern Community College is $25,700.

#13

Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
126 Yearly Degrees
$33,862 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,501 undergraduates at Mount Mercy, of which 1,074 are full-time, and there are 1,835 students altogether. For undergraduates at Mount Mercy, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 29% are men and 71% are women.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $11,176 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Mount Mercy with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Hawkeye Community College

Waterloo, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
119 Yearly Degrees
$5,624 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,263 students at Hawkeye Community College in total, 2,258 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,283 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,200 during the early-career years.

#15

Upper Iowa University

Fayette, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
99 Yearly Degrees
$31,685 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,392 students at UIU in total, 3,741 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,939 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Of the accepted students, 57% are men and 43% are women.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,083 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UIU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

St Luke's College

Sioux City, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
96 Yearly Degrees
$20,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at St Luke’s College is 273, which includes 129 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

About 27% of students who apply get accepted. Around 25% of accepted students are men, and 75% are women.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,333 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $45,300 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
93 Yearly Degrees
$5,376 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Eastern Iowa Community College District is 7,771, which includes 2,404 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

31% of Eastern Iowa Community Colleges students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,689 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is $26,200.

Public Public vs. Private
86 Yearly Degrees
$6,240 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 580 full-time undergraduates at Northwest Iowa Community College, and 1,747 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 53% of students at Northwest Iowa Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,116 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Northwest Iowa Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
85 Yearly Degrees
$4,320 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Indian Hills Community College is 3,918, which includes 1,976 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,321 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from IHCC is $27,700.

#20

Briar Cliff University

Sioux City, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
75 Yearly Degrees
$32,202 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,229 students at Briar Cliff in total, 976 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 731 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Briar Cliff is 4.2 years.

Approximately 94% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,292 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Briar Cliff with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Saint Ambrose University

Davenport, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
73 Yearly Degrees
$31,812 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Saint Ambrose University is 3,045, of which 2,309 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,140 are full-time. For undergraduates at St. Ambrose University, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,071 a year. St. Ambrose University has a 5.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,800 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
73 Yearly Degrees
$5,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southwestern Community College is 1,547, which includes 683 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,046 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,500 during the early-career years.

#23

Morningside College

Sioux City, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
57 Yearly Degrees
$32,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Morningside College is 2,698, of which 1,282 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,212 are full-time. For undergraduates at Morningside, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 55% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,059 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,400 during the early-career years.

#24

Clarke University

Dubuque, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
50 Yearly Degrees
$34,670 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Clarke University is 1,004, of which 744 students are undergraduates and of those, 711 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

100% of Clarke students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,583 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,200 during the early-career years.

#24

Marshalltown Community College

Marshalltown, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
50 Yearly Degrees
$4,896 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Marshalltown Community College is 1,931, which includes 704 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,416 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Marshalltown Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Iowa Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Grand View University 44
27 Luther College 34
28 Ellsworth Community College 31
29 Northwestern College 29
30 Dordt College 21
31 Iowa Lakes Community College 20
32 Coe College 18
33 University of Dubuque 14
33 William Penn University 14
35 Iowa Wesleyan University 6

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