Best Nursing Colleges in Iowa

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We have created a 2019 ranking of the best colleges in Iowa that offer Nursing degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 40 Nursing schools located within Iowa. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Nursing Colleges in Iowa for 2019

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

University of Iowa offers 25 Nursing Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 212 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 155 Bachelor's degrees, 49 Doctoral degrees, 7 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificates degree.

Based on 76 Reviews
2 Graceland University-Lamoni Lamoni, IA

Graceland University-Lamoni offers 7 Nursing Degree programs. It's a small private university in a remote rural. In 2015, 286 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 157 Master's degrees, 96 Bachelor's degrees, 22 Certificates degrees, and 11 Doctoral degrees.

3 Allen College Waterloo, IA

Allen College offers 14 Nursing Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a small city. In 2015, 224 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 162 Bachelor's degrees, 56 Master's degrees, 5 Certificates degrees, and 1 Doctoral degree.

4 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA

University of Northern Iowa offers 1 Nursing Degree program. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 6 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 6 Master's degrees.

Based on 32 Reviews
5 Mercy College of Health Sciences Des Moines, IA

Mercy College of Health Sciences offers 6 Nursing Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 247 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 148 Associate's degrees, 65 Bachelor's degrees, and 34 Certificates degrees.

6 Luther College Decorah, IA

Luther College offers 1 Nursing Degree program. It's a small private university in a remote town. In 2015, 26 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 26 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
7 St Luke's College Sioux City, IA

St Luke's College offers 2 Nursing Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a small city. In 2015, 69 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 63 Associate's degrees, and 6 Bachelor's degrees.

8 Saint Ambrose University Davenport, IA

Saint Ambrose University offers 2 Nursing Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a small city. In 2015, 64 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 64 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
9 Morningside College Sioux City, IA

Morningside College offers 2 Nursing Degree programs. It's a small private university in a small city. In 2015, 74 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 42 Certificates degrees, and 32 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
10 Iowa Central Community College Fort Dodge, IA

Iowa Central Community College offers 5 Nursing Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a remote town. In 2015, 270 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 192 Certificates degrees, and 78 Associate's 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
Graceland University-Lamoni Graceland University-Lamoni Lamoni, IA
5/5
25 : 1 2,300
Allen College Allen College Waterloo, IA
4/5
12 : 1 611
University of Northern Iowa University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
2/5
19 : 1 11,981
Mercy College of Health Sciences Mercy College of Health Sciences Des Moines, IA
4/5
13 : 1 789
Luther College Luther College Decorah, IA
5/5
12 : 1 2,337
St Luke's College St Luke's College Sioux City, IA
4/5
7 : 1 244
Saint Ambrose University Saint Ambrose University Davenport, IA
5/5
14 : 1 3,266
Morningside College Morningside College Sioux City, IA
5/5
21 : 1 2,797
Iowa Central Community College Iowa Central Community College Fort Dodge, IA
2/5
29 : 1 5,634
Kaplan University-Davenport Campus Kaplan University-Davenport Campus Davenport, IA
3/5
43 : 1 45,355
Clarke University Clarke University Dubuque, IA
5/5
10 : 1 1,075
Iowa Lakes Community College Iowa Lakes Community College Estherville, IA
2/5
23 : 1 2,315
University of Dubuque University of Dubuque Dubuque, IA
5/5
18 : 1 2,179
Des Moines Area Community College Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny, IA
2/5
37 : 1 22,298
Indian Hills Community College Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa, IA
2/5
21 : 1 4,773
Kirkwood Community College Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA
2/5
30 : 1 14,368
Coe College Coe College Cedar Rapids, IA
5/5
12 : 1 1,411
North Iowa Area Community College North Iowa Area Community College Mason City, IA
2/5
32 : 1 2,947
University Logo Eastern Iowa Community College District Davenport, IA
2/5
32 : 1 8,383
Western Iowa Tech Community College Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City, IA
2/5
28 : 1 6,152
Northeast Iowa Community College Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar, IA
2/5
17 : 1 4,865
Mount Mercy University Mount Mercy University Cedar Rapids, IA
5/5
17 : 1 1,877
Iowa Western Community College Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs, IA
2/5
24 : 1 6,472
Dordt College Dordt College Sioux Center, IA
5/5
15 : 1 1,458

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