Best Liberal Arts Colleges in Iowa

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in Iowa that offer Liberal Arts 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 38 Liberal Arts 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 Liberal Arts Colleges in Iowa for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny, IA

Des Moines Area Community College offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,707 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 1,707 Associate's degrees.

2 Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA

Kirkwood Community College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a large public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 980 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 980 Associate's degrees.

3 Eastern Iowa Community College District Davenport, IA

Eastern Iowa Community College District offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a medium sized public college in a small city. In 2015, 496 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 496 Associate's degrees.

4 Iowa Central Community College Fort Dodge, IA

Iowa Central Community College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a medium sized public college in a remote town. In 2015, 362 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 362 Associate's degrees.

5 Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs, IA

Iowa Western Community College offers 3 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a small city. In 2015, 493 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 481 Associate's degrees, and 12 Certificates degrees.

6 Southeastern Community College West Burlington, IA

Southeastern Community College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a small public college in a remote town. In 2015, 292 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 292 Associate's degrees.

7 Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa, IA

Indian Hills Community College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a medium sized public college in a remote town. In 2015, 403 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 403 Associate's degrees.

8 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 216 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 216 Bachelor's degrees.

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9 Hawkeye Community College Waterloo, IA

Hawkeye Community College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a medium sized public college in a small city. In 2015, 371 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 371 Associate's degrees.

10 North Iowa Area Community College Mason City, IA

North Iowa Area Community College offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a small public college in a remote town. In 2015, 330 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 329 Associate's degrees, and 1 Certificates degree.

Based on 4 Reviews

List of all Liberal Arts Colleges in Iowa

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Des Moines Area Community College Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny, IA
2/5
37 : 1 22,298
Kirkwood Community College Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA
2/5
30 : 1 14,368
University Logo Eastern Iowa Community College District Davenport, IA
2/5
32 : 1 8,383
Iowa Central Community College Iowa Central Community College Fort Dodge, IA
2/5
29 : 1 5,634
Iowa Western Community College Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs, IA
2/5
24 : 1 6,472
Southeastern Community College Southeastern Community College West Burlington, IA
2/5
25 : 1 2,868
Indian Hills Community College Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa, IA
2/5
21 : 1 4,773
University of Iowa University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
3/5
13 : 1 30,844
Hawkeye Community College Hawkeye Community College Waterloo, IA
2/5
23 : 1 5,370
North Iowa Area Community College North Iowa Area Community College Mason City, IA
2/5
32 : 1 2,947
Iowa Lakes Community College Iowa Lakes Community College Estherville, IA
2/5
23 : 1 2,315
Northeast Iowa Community College Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar, IA
2/5
17 : 1 4,865
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
Drake University Drake University Des Moines, IA
5/5
15 : 1 4,991
Upper Iowa University Upper Iowa University Fayette, IA
5/5
20 : 1 4,797
Western Iowa Tech Community College Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City, IA
2/5
28 : 1 6,152
University of Dubuque University of Dubuque Dubuque, IA
5/5
18 : 1 2,179
Marshalltown Community College Marshalltown Community College Marshalltown, IA
2/5
43 : 1 1,923
Clarke University Clarke University Dubuque, IA
5/5
10 : 1 1,075
Cornell College Cornell College Mount Vernon, IA
5/5
11 : 1 1,037
Simpson College Simpson College Indianola, IA
5/5
14 : 1 1,690
Waldorf College Waldorf College Forest City, IA
4/5
29 : 1 2,001
Dordt College Dordt College Sioux Center, IA
5/5
15 : 1 1,458
Grand View University Grand View University Des Moines, IA
5/5
15 : 1 1,988

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Additional Liberal Arts Degree Facts for Iowa Schools

Iowa Schools offering online Liberal Arts degrees

Online Liberal Arts degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 1,707 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Liberal Arts degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Des Moines Area Community College 0 1707 0 0 0
Kirkwood Community College 0 980 0 0 0
Eastern Iowa Community College District 0 496 0 0 0
Iowa Western Community College 5 481 0 0 0
Indian Hills Community College 0 403 0 0 0
How many Iowa schools offer online Liberal Arts degrees?
  • 3 Certificates
  • 19 Associate's
  • 7 Bachelor's

What Liberal Arts degree programs were earned in Iowa?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 25 Colleges 6,528 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 18 Colleges 462 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 4 Colleges 13 Graduates
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