# Iowa Colleges

In 2019, 57,004 students received a degree from a college in Iowa, making it rank #30 in terms of graduations. Iowa colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $19,932 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $21,283 per year.

About 72% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,844 per year.

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There are 28,743 full-time undergraduates at Iowa State, and 36,158 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Iowa State is 4.5 years.

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

Roughly 50% of students at Iowa State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,431 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,200 during the early-career years.

There are 21,222 full-time undergraduates at Iowa, and 32,166 students altogether. For undergraduates at Iowa, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

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

47% of Iowa students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,373 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

The total student population at Des Moines Area Community College is 22,982, of which 6,476 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,301 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from DMACC is $29,300.

There are 11,861 students at UNI in total, 9,100 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UNI undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 41% of accepted students 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. The student loan default rate of 2.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

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

83% of Western Iowa Tech Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,302 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,900 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Upper Iowa University is 4,943, of which 2,107 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UIU is 4.4 years.

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

73% of UIU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,083 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

There are 2,955 full-time undergraduates at Drake, and 4,904 students altogether. It takes the average Drake undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

56% of Drake students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,516 a year. Drake has a 2.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Drake with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $46,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,689 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is $26,200.

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

74% of Iowa Western Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,566 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,900 during the early-career years.

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 22.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,600 during the early-career years.

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

54% of Hawkeye Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,283 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hawkeye Community College is $31,200.

The total student population at Waldorf University is 2,487, of which 1,482 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Waldorf undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

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

65% of Waldorf students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,085 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Waldorf is $32,200.

There are 4,090 students at IHCC in total, 2,147 of which 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 average amount of student loans is $5,321 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from IHCC is $27,700.

There are 3,114 students at St. Ambrose University in total, 2,215 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at St. Ambrose University is 4.2 years.

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

74% of St. Ambrose University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,071 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,800 during the early-career years.

The total student population at North Iowa Area Community College is 2,947, of which 1,346 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

81% of North Iowa Area Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,683 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from North Iowa Area Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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.

100% of Palmer College of Chiropractic - Davenport students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,500 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Palmer College of Chiropractic - Davenport is $34,700.

The total student population at Northeast Iowa Community College is 4,536, of which 1,217 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 48% of students at NICC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,776 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,900 during the early-career years.

There are 1,522 full-time undergraduates at BVU, and 1,982 students altogether. For undergraduates at BVU, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Around 60% of accepted students are men, and 40% are women.

85% of BVU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,942 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

There are 2,262 students at Graceland Lamoni in total, 1,061 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Graceland Lamoni is 4.5 years.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

87% of Graceland Lamoni students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,277 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Graceland Lamoni is $33,400.

There are 1,212 full-time undergraduates at Southeastern Community College, and 2,658 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,950 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southeastern Community College is $25,700.

There are 2,788 students at Morningside in total, 1,252 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 55% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students 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 3.7% 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 $37,400 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Mount Mercy University is 1,848, of which 1,083 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 57%. Of the accepted students, 29% are men and 71% are women.

Roughly 80% of students at Mount Mercy take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%!

Students who graduate from Mount Mercy with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 261 full-time undergraduates at MUM, and 1,646 students altogether. It takes the average MUM undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% 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 5.9% 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.

There are 2,014 full-time undergraduates at Luther, and 2,053 students altogether. For undergraduates at Luther, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 2.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Luther with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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