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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

In terms of yearly nursing graduations, Iowa is ranked #30 in the country with 4,496 degrees handed out in 2019. 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 5,976 students at Western Iowa Tech Community College in total, 1,792 are full-time undergraduates. 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 1,733, of which 1,032 students are undergraduates and of those, 898 are full-time. It takes the average Graceland Lamoni undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,400 during the early-career years.

#3

University of Iowa

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

There are 31,240 students at Iowa in total, 23,482 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 21,212 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Iowa is 4.3 years.

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

Roughly 47% of students at Iowa take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,373 a year. Iowa has a 2.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Iowa with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Kirkwood Community College

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

There are 13,788 students at Kirkwood Community College in total, 5,084 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,500 during the early-career years.

#5

Iowa Central Community College

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

There are 2,544 full-time undergraduates at Iowa Central Community College, and 5,237 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

59% of Iowa Central Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Iowa Central Community College is $29,600.

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

There are 6,146 full-time undergraduates at DMACC, and 23,258 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,300 during the early-career years.

#7

Iowa Western Community College

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

There are 5,977 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.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Iowa Western Community College is $27,900.

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

There are 2,894 students at North Iowa Area Community College in total, 1,389 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from North Iowa Area Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 1,128 full-time undergraduates at NICC, and 4,408 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

48% of NICC students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NICC is $28,900.

#9

Allen College

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

There are 656 students at Allen College in total, 339 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 306 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $50,000 during the early-career years.

#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

The total student population at Mercy College of Health Sciences is 795, which includes 454 full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Mercy College of Health Sciences, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

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. Mercy College of Health Sciences has a 6.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mercy College of Health Sciences is $44,300.

#12

Southeastern Community College

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

There are 1,163 full-time undergraduates at Southeastern Community College, and 2,478 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

70% of Southeastern Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,700 during the early-career years.

#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 1,442 undergraduates at Mount Mercy, of which 1,070 are full-time, and there are 1,807 students altogether. For undergraduates at Mount Mercy, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 57%. Of the accepted students, 29% are men and 71% are women.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $11,176 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,800 during the early-career years.

#14

Hawkeye Community College

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

There are 5,112 students at Hawkeye Community College in total, 2,097 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%.

Students who graduate from Hawkeye Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 4,279 students at UIU in total, 3,680 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,856 are full-time. It takes the average UIU undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 73% of students at UIU take out loans to pay for college. 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

There are 235 students at St Luke’s College in total, 123 are 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 typical student loan amount is $6,333 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from St Luke’s College is $45,300.

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 8,002, which includes 2,269 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from Eastern Iowa Community Colleges with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 615 full-time undergraduates at Northwest Iowa Community College, and 1,777 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

53% of Northwest Iowa Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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 3,612, which includes 1,869 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 typical student loan amount 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

The total student population at Briar Cliff University is 1,129, of which 872 students are undergraduates and of those, 670 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Briar Cliff is 4.2 years.

Roughly 94% of students at Briar Cliff take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,292 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.5% is very similar 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 2,968, of which 2,260 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,122 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

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

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,071 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.9% which is much lower than the average 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

There are 677 full-time undergraduates at SWCC, and 1,581 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans 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 2,599, of which 1,277 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,183 are full-time. For undergraduates at Morningside, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 55%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

78% of Morningside students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,059 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Morningside is $37,400.

#24

Clarke University

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

There are 904 students at Clarke in total, 685 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 645 are full-time. For undergraduates at Clarke, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

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.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,583 a year. Clarke has a 4.2% 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 $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

There are 718 full-time undergraduates at Marshalltown Community College, and 1,947 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

36% of Marshalltown Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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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