# Iowa Colleges

In 2018, 56,521 students received a degree from a college in Iowa, making it rank #25 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $19,304 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $20,529 a year.

An estimated 69% of college students in Iowa take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,895 per year.

## Most Popular Schools in Iowa

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

There are 28,743 full-time undergraduates at Iowa State, and 36,158 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Iowa State is 87%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 53% are men and 47% are women.

50% of Iowa State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,431 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Iowa State is $41,200.

The total student population at University of Iowa is 32,166, of which 21,222 students are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Iowa is 86%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,373 a year. Iowa has a 2.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,200 during the early-career years.

There are 33,287 students at Kaplan University - Davenport Campus in total, 3,127 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 25% of students at Kaplan University - Davenport Campus take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,848 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Kaplan University - Davenport Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 11,861 students at UNI in total, 9,100 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at UNI, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Roughly 58% of students at UNI take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,005 a year. UNI has a 3.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,100 during the early-career years.

There are 22,982 students at DMACC in total, 6,476 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

44% of DMACC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,301 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,300 during the early-career years.

There are 5,510 full-time undergraduates at Kirkwood Community College, and 14,049 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 51% of students at Kirkwood Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,684 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Kirkwood Community College is $29,500.

There are 4,904 students at Drake in total, 2,955 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Drake. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 56% of students at Drake take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,516 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $46,800 during the early-career years.

There are 4,943 students at UIU in total, 2,107 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at UIU, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Around 57% of accepted students are men, and 43% are women.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,083 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UIU is $38,400.

The total student population at Saint Ambrose University is 3,114, of which 2,215 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average St. Ambrose University undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 74% of students at St. Ambrose University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,071 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from St. Ambrose University is $38,800.

There are 2,487 students at Waldorf in total, 1,482 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Waldorf is 4.7 years.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 63% are men and 37% are women.

Roughly 65% of students at Waldorf take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,085 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,200 during the early-career years.

There are 1,982 students at BVU in total, 1,522 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at BVU, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Around 60% of accepted students are men, and 40% are women.

Roughly 85% of students at BVU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,942 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,500 during the early-career years.

There are 7,666 students at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges in total, 2,421 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 31% of students at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,689 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Eastern Iowa Community Colleges with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,656 full-time undergraduates at Iowa Western Community College, and 6,080 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 74% of students at Iowa Western Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,566 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Iowa Western Community College is $27,900.

The total student population at Iowa Central Community College is 5,788, of which 2,842 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,153 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Iowa Central Community College is $29,600.

There are 2,525 full-time undergraduates at Hawkeye Community College, and 5,605 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,283 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,200 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Indian Hills Community College is 4,090, of which 2,147 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 55% of students at IHCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,321 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,700 during the early-career years.

There are 2,237 students at Palmer College of Chiropractic - Davenport in total, 39 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 1 to 1.

Roughly 100% of students at Palmer College of Chiropractic - Davenport take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,500 a year. Palmer College of Chiropractic - Davenport has a 1.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Palmer College of Chiropractic - Davenport with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,262 students at Graceland Lamoni in total, 1,061 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Graceland Lamoni, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Roughly 87% of students at Graceland Lamoni take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,277 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Graceland Lamoni with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,252 full-time undergraduates at Morningside, and 2,788 students altogether. It takes the average Morningside undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 55% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

78% of Morningside students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,059 a year. Morningside has a 4.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Morningside with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,709 full-time undergraduates at UD Iowa, and 2,366 students altogether. For undergraduates at UD Iowa, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Of the accepted students, 61% are men and 39% are women.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $11,881 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UD Iowa with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,083 full-time undergraduates at Mount Mercy, and 1,848 students altogether. For undergraduates at Mount Mercy, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. Around 29% of accepted students are men, and 71% are women.

Roughly 80% of students at Mount Mercy take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $11,176 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mount Mercy is $42,800.

The total student population at Luther College is 2,053, of which 2,014 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Luther undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

65% of Luther students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,788 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,800 during the early-career years.

There are 1,646 students at MUM in total, 261 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at MUM, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 76% of students at MUM take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $11,315 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $17,400 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Grand View University is 1,836, of which 1,574 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Grand View University, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Roughly 73% of students at Grand View University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,341 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Grand View University is $37,600.

There are 1,898 full-time undergraduates at Western Iowa Tech Community College, and 5,731 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 83% of students at Western Iowa Tech Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,302 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Western Iowa Tech Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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