Best Colleges in Iowa

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Attending college in Iowa doesn't come with the same bells and whistles as Los Angeles, New York City, or other big city schools. and for many students, that is the best part about it. Iowa's slower pace doesn't slow down its opportunities. With 60 colleges and universities scattered around the state, including 2 research schools, several masters universities, and 21 associates colleges. Plenty of job opportunities also await, including

Now don't think the simple Midwest life means there's nothing to do. Iowa happens to be home to plenty of great attractions, amusements, and nightlife hotspots. and trying to choose a side during the CyHawk Series is always fun. Iowa is also a political hub, where every four years, politicians come to sway voters during the Iowa Caucus. Check out the Iowa State Fair each summer in Des Moines or Decorah's Scandanavian town. When the sun sets, head over to Miyabi 9, a hip East Village sushi restaurant with a full service bar and plenty of friends to enjoy. If waving to strangers, making friends with genuinely nice people, and living large in a great educational hub sounds ideal, come visit the great state of Iowa. Wikipedia, "List of Colleges and Universities in Iowa", "Companies based in Iowa"

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Best Four Year Universities in Iowa

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa offers 497 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 9,127 students graduated with students earning 5,790 Bachelor's degrees, 1,464 Master's degrees, 1,054 Doctoral degrees, and 819 Certificates degrees.

Based on 76 Reviews
2 Luther College Decorah, IA

Luther College offers 79 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a remote town. In 2015, 728 students graduated with students earning 728 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
3 Grinnell College Grinnell, IA

Grinnell College offers 57 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a remote town. In 2015, 566 students graduated with students earning 566 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
4 Drake University Des Moines, IA

Drake University offers 135 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 1,573 students graduated with students earning 968 Bachelor's degrees, 363 Master's degrees, 219 Doctoral degrees, and 23 Certificates degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
5 Iowa State University Ames, IA

Iowa State University offers 461 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 8,144 students graduated with students earning 6,334 Bachelor's degrees, 995 Master's degrees, 511 Doctoral degrees, and 304 Certificates degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
6 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA

University of Northern Iowa offers 282 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 3,210 students graduated with students earning 2,691 Bachelor's degrees, 505 Master's degrees, and 14 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 32 Reviews
7 Morningside College Sioux City, IA

Morningside College offers 103 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a small city. In 2015, 661 students graduated with students earning 354 Bachelor's degrees, 265 Master's degrees, and 42 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
8 Graceland University-Lamoni Lamoni, IA

Graceland University-Lamoni offers 97 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a remote rural. In 2015, 914 students graduated with students earning 458 Bachelor's degrees, 407 Master's degrees, 38 Certificates degrees, and 11 Doctoral degrees.

9 Coe College Cedar Rapids, IA

Coe College offers 111 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 424 students graduated with students earning 423 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Master's degree.

10 Buena Vista University Storm Lake, IA

Buena Vista University offers 138 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a remote town. In 2015, 816 students graduated with students earning 772 Bachelor's degrees, and 44 Master's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews

Best Community Colleges in Iowa

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Iowa Central Community College Fort Dodge, IA

Iowa Central Community College offers 67 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a remote town. In 2015, 1,330 students graduated with students earning 827 Associate's degrees, and 503 Certificates degrees.

2 Iowa Lakes Community College Estherville, IA

Iowa Lakes Community College offers 88 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a remote town. In 2015, 556 students graduated with students earning 445 Associate's degrees, and 111 Certificates degrees.

3 North Iowa Area Community College Mason City, IA

North Iowa Area Community College offers 73 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a remote town. In 2015, 1,161 students graduated with students earning 657 Certificates degrees, and 504 Associate's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
4 Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA

Kirkwood Community College offers 134 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 2,655 students graduated with students earning 2,024 Associate's degrees, and 631 Certificates degrees.

5 Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny, IA

Des Moines Area Community College offers 143 Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 3,964 students graduated with students earning 2,619 Associate's degrees, and 1,345 Certificates degrees.

6 Eastern Iowa Community College District Davenport, IA

Eastern Iowa Community College District offers 112 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a small city. In 2015, 1,973 students graduated with students earning 1,034 Certificates degrees, and 939 Associate's degrees.

7 Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar, IA

Northeast Iowa Community College offers 77 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a far away rural. In 2015, 1,023 students graduated with students earning 588 Associate's degrees, and 435 Certificates degrees.

8 Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs, IA

Iowa Western Community College offers 67 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a small city. In 2015, 1,428 students graduated with students earning 923 Associate's degrees, and 505 Certificates degrees.

9 Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City, IA

Western Iowa Tech Community College offers 147 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a small city. In 2015, 2,759 students graduated with students earning 2,172 Certificates degrees, and 587 Associate's degrees.

10 Hawkeye Community College Waterloo, IA

Hawkeye Community College offers 74 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a small city. In 2015, 1,623 students graduated with students earning 919 Associate's degrees, and 704 Certificates degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Iowa University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
3/5
13 : 1 30,844
Luther College Luther College Decorah, IA
5/5
12 : 1 2,337
Grinnell College Grinnell College Grinnell, IA
5/5
9 : 1 1,705
Drake University Drake University Des Moines, IA
5/5
15 : 1 4,991
Iowa State University Iowa State University Ames, IA
2/5
22 : 1 35,714
University of Northern Iowa University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
2/5
19 : 1 11,981
Morningside College Morningside College Sioux City, IA
5/5
21 : 1 2,797
Graceland University-Lamoni Graceland University-Lamoni Lamoni, IA
5/5
25 : 1 2,300
Coe College Coe College Cedar Rapids, IA
5/5
12 : 1 1,411
Buena Vista University Buena Vista University Storm Lake, IA
5/5
12 : 1 2,322
University of Dubuque University of Dubuque Dubuque, IA
5/5
18 : 1 2,179
Cornell College Cornell College Mount Vernon, IA
5/5
11 : 1 1,037
Wartburg College Wartburg College Waverly, IA
5/5
13 : 1 1,537
Saint Ambrose University Saint Ambrose University Davenport, IA
5/5
14 : 1 3,266
Waldorf College Waldorf College Forest City, IA
4/5
29 : 1 2,001
Clarke University Clarke University Dubuque, IA
5/5
10 : 1 1,075
Central College Central College Pella, IA
5/5
12 : 1 1,274
Dordt College Dordt College Sioux Center, IA
5/5
15 : 1 1,458
Upper Iowa University Upper Iowa University Fayette, IA
5/5
20 : 1 4,797
Mount Mercy University Mount Mercy University Cedar Rapids, IA
5/5
17 : 1 1,877
Loras College Loras College Dubuque, IA
5/5
14 : 1 1,528
Briar Cliff University Briar Cliff University Sioux City, IA
5/5
17 : 1 1,149
Emmaus Bible College Emmaus Bible College Dubuque, IA
4/5
10 : 1 247
Simpson College Simpson College Indianola, IA
5/5
14 : 1 1,690
St Luke's College St Luke's College Sioux City, IA
4/5
7 : 1 244

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