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Afforable Iowa Colleges

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.

Ranked List of the Most Afforable Iowa Colleges

As an out-of-state student looking to earn a degree from an Iowa college, you may be worried about the tuition and fees being sky high. Fees outside of tuition may include room and board, food, transportation, and utility expenses, to name a few. Fortunately, Iowa is home to several colleges that offer higher education at affordable costs to non-Iowa residents. These colleges offer robust classes and degree programs, delivered by distinguished professors. To make things easier for you, we have put together a list of colleges in Iowa with the lowest out-of-state costs. Browse through the list below to discover your options!

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

Western Iowa Tech Community College

Sioux City

IA

$6,812

2 year

56.44%

$3,240

2

Marshalltown Community College

Marshalltown

IA

$9,884

2 year

53.06%

$3,912

3

Northeast Iowa Community College

Calmar

IA

$10,438

2 year

58.23%

$4,200

4

Iowa Western Community College

Council Bluffs

IA

$9,858

2 year

49.61%

$4,290

5

Ellsworth Community College

Iowa Falls

IA

$10,615

2 year

52.33%

$4,440

6

Shiloh University

Kalona

IA

N/A

4 year

N/A

$4,500

7

Southwestern Community College

Creston

IA

$8,510

2 year

55.4%

$4,650

8

Southeastern Community College

West Burlington

IA

$7,238

2 year

50.8%

$4,740

9

Hawkeye Community College

Waterloo

IA

$10,078

2 year

73.57%

$4,760

10

Northwest Iowa Community College

Sheldon

IA

$9,928

2 year

69.03%

$4,800

11

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids

IA

$11,347

2 year

57.75%

$4,900

12

Iowa Lakes Community College

Estherville

IA

$9,772

2 year

55.31%

$5,312

13

Indian Hills Community College

Ottumwa

IA

$8,317

2 year

54.18%

$5,580

14

North Iowa Area Community College

Mason City

IA

$7,593

2 year

67.13%

$5,884

15

Iowa Central Community College

Fort Dodge

IA

$7,471

2 year

54.3%

$6,435

16

Eastern Iowa Community College District

Davenport

IA

$9,126

2 year

57.58%

$6,528

17

Des Moines Area Community College

Ankeny

IA

$10,370

2 year

54.18%

$8,340

18

Palmer College of Chiropractic

Davenport

IA

N/A

4 year

N/A

$8,451

19

University of Phoenix-Iowa

Des Moines

IA

N/A

4 year

N/A

$9,480

20

Brown Mackie College-Quad Cities

Bettendorf

IA

N/A

2 year

48.39%

$11,304

21

Hamilton Technical College

Davenport

IA

N/A

4 year

N/A

$11,625

22

Vatterott College-Des Moines

Des Moines

IA

N/A

2 year

50%

$11,824

23

Divine Word College

Epworth

IA

N/A

4 year

63.64%

$12,250

24

Kaplan University-Davenport Campus

Davenport

IA

N/A

4 year

33.33%

$13,356

25

Emmaus Bible College

Dubuque

IA

N/A

4 year

85.19%

$14,600

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