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Cheapest Colleges in Iowa

Find and compare Iowa colleges and universities with our free search tool! CollegeStats helps you sort the Iowa college list by tuition, total price and other statistics.

Which Iowa Colleges are the Cheapest?

If you're an in-state student, it will be to your advantage to know what your options are when it comes to low-tuition colleges in Iowa. Saving money wherever and whenever possible is a great practice to have because expenses can really add up quickly. Some of these expenses to keep in mind include food, housing, transportation, utilities, and more. In-state students can take advantage of some of the state's schools that offer quality education at affordable tuition rates to in-state students. Start saving money on tuition by checking out our list of Iowa's colleges with the lowest in-state tuition rates below.

Rank School Name City State Net Cost School Level Retention Rate In-State Cost
1

Western Iowa Tech Community College

Sioux City

IA

$6,812

2 year

56.44%

$3,216

2

Marshalltown Community College

Marshalltown

IA

$9,884

2 year

53.06%

$3,672

3

Ellsworth Community College

Iowa Falls

IA

$10,615

2 year

52.33%

$3,672

4

Indian Hills Community College

Ottumwa

IA

$8,317

2 year

54.18%

$3,720

5

North Iowa Area Community College

Mason City

IA

$7,593

2 year

67.13%

$3,923

6

Hawkeye Community College

Waterloo

IA

$10,078

2 year

73.57%

$4,060

7

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids

IA

$11,347

2 year

57.75%

$4,060

8

Iowa Western Community College

Council Bluffs

IA

$9,858

2 year

49.61%

$4,140

9

Des Moines Area Community College

Ankeny

IA

$10,370

2 year

54.18%

$4,170

10

Northeast Iowa Community College

Calmar

IA

$10,438

2 year

58.23%

$4,200

11

Iowa Central Community College

Fort Dodge

IA

$7,471

2 year

54.3%

$4,290

12

Eastern Iowa Community College District

Davenport

IA

$9,126

2 year

57.58%

$4,384

13

Northwest Iowa Community College

Sheldon

IA

$9,928

2 year

69.03%

$4,410

14

Southwestern Community College

Creston

IA

$8,510

2 year

55.4%

$4,440

15

Shiloh University

Kalona

IA

N/A

4 year

N/A

$4,500

16

Southeastern Community College

West Burlington

IA

$7,238

2 year

50.8%

$4,590

17

Iowa Lakes Community College

Estherville

IA

$9,772

2 year

55.31%

$4,960

18

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls

IA

$14,026

4 year

84.82%

$6,648

19

Iowa State University

Ames

IA

$13,899

4 year

86.39%

$6,648

20

University of Iowa

Iowa City

IA

$14,315

4 year

86.11%

$6,678

21

Palmer College of Chiropractic

Davenport

IA

N/A

4 year

N/A

$8,451

22

University of Phoenix-Iowa

Des Moines

IA

N/A

4 year

N/A

$9,480

23

Brown Mackie College-Quad Cities

Bettendorf

IA

N/A

2 year

48.39%

$11,304

24

Hamilton Technical College

Davenport

IA

N/A

4 year

N/A

$11,625

25

Vatterott College-Des Moines

Des Moines

IA

N/A

2 year

50%

$11,824

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