Most Affordable Colleges for Iowa Residents for 2019

HINTS
State of Iowa
Middle Class Affordability Rankings™
Which colleges are most affordable for Iowa residents? The answer may surprise you.

These rankings of the most affordable colleges for Iowa residents are based on the estimated net price for a "typical" middle class family living in the state of Iowa.

Note: Net price is the actual cost of the school paid by the student and family, after factoring in merit and grant aid from the college federal programs and work study. The net prices displayed in these rankings are College Raptor's estimates.
"Typical" Middle Class Family
Used in the net price estimates shown below
Number in Family
4
Number In College
1
Total Income
$80,000
Total Assets
$50,000


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Rank College Name Typical Net Price Sticker Price % Savings # Undergrads Est. Median SAT Acceptance Rate
1 Grinnell College $8,700 Image $67,200 87% 1,712 1,435 28.87%
2 Emmaus Bible College $12,400 Image $31,300 60% 267 1,133 57.51%
3 Iowa State University $14,000 Image $20,600 32% 30,571 1,223 89.34%
4 Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary $15,400 Image $28,100 45% 300 1,120 60%
4 University of Northern Iowa $15,400 Image $19,900 23% 9,961 1,170 80.83%
6 William Penn University $18,900 Image $37,900 50% 1,282 970 53.79%
7 Maharishi University of Management $19,400 Image $39,700 51% 324 1,089 88.89%
8 Loras College $20,300 Image $46,700 57% 1,397 1,144 95.09%
9 Iowa Wesleyan University $21,400 Image $36,100 41% 628 1,000 50.01%
10 University of Dubuque $21,800 Image $43,800 50% 1,958 1,000 74.16%
11 Northwestern College $22,000 Image $45,000 51% 1,041 1,179 68.1%
12 Coe College $22,400 Image $59,100 62% 1,394 1,218 56.24%
13 Morningside College $22,700 Image $45,400 50% 1,322 1,125 55.18%
14 Cornell College $22,900 Image $57,900 60% 1,009 1,247 65.03%
15 Central College $23,000 Image $50,800 55% 1,237 1,165 70.09%
16 Dordt College $23,200 Image $46,200 50% 1,448 1,214 72.07%
17 Briar Cliff University $23,300 Image $40,400 42% 945 1,070 58.34%
18 Graceland University-Lamoni $23,400 Image $37,000 37% 1,403 1,030 56.14%
19 Upper Iowa University $23,700 Image $41,700 43% 4,271 1,045 55.58%
20 Buena Vista University $23,800 Image $33,900 30% 1,804 1,085 63.85%
21 Wartburg College $24,200 Image $51,900 53% 1,527 1,169 76.9%
22 Saint Ambrose University $24,500 Image $47,300 48% 2,368 1,165 60.81%
22 University of Iowa $24,500 Image $24,500 0% 24,503 1,234 86.04%
24 Clarke University $25,700 Image $48,500 47% 768 1,125 63.19%
24 Luther College $25,700 Image $57,800 56% 2,053 1,224 65.09%
26 Grand View University $26,300 Image $38,900 32% 1,788 1,050 92.68%
27 Simpson College $26,600 Image $50,500 47% 1,432 1,179 83.86%
28 Mount Mercy University $30,300 Image $48,800 38% 1,517 1,085 57.24%
29 Drake University $33,600 Image $53,100 37% 3,098 1,284 68.8%
School data from 2016-2017
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