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Iowa Business Colleges

46 Colleges
10,715 Yearly Graduations
$86,178 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,097 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly business graduations, Iowa is ranked #29 in the country with 10,715 degrees handed out in 2019. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Iowa is $21,545 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $23,160 a year.

An estimated 66% of college students in Iowa take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,774 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
2,478 Yearly Degrees
$9,606 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 31,240 students at Iowa in total, 23,482 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 21,212 are full-time. 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 student loan default rate of 2.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#2

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
1,881 Yearly Degrees
$9,320 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 28,294 undergraduates at Iowa State, of which 26,713 are full-time, and there are 33,372 students altogether. For undergraduates at Iowa State, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

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

Roughly 50% of students at Iowa State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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.

#3

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
757 Yearly Degrees
$8,938 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Northern Iowa is 10,477, of which 8,953 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,228 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNI is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,005 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNI is $38,100.

#4

Upper Iowa University

Fayette, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
668 Yearly Degrees
$31,685 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,279 students at UIU in total, 3,680 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,856 are full-time. It takes the average UIU undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 57% 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 8.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,400 during the early-career years.

#5

Drake University

Des Moines, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
449 Yearly Degrees
$42,840 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Drake University is 4,884, of which 2,954 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,830 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Drake is 4.1 years.

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

Roughly 56% of students at Drake take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,516 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 Drake with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $46,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
430 Yearly Degrees
$4,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,146 full-time undergraduates at DMACC, and 23,258 students altogether. 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 17.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from DMACC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Waldorf University

Forest City, Iowa
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
356 Yearly Degrees
$22,352 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Waldorf University is 3,071, of which 2,552 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,619 are full-time. 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.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%!

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

#8

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
276 Yearly Degrees
$5,380 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,084 full-time undergraduates at Kirkwood Community College, and 13,788 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,500 during the early-career years.

#9

Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
263 Yearly Degrees
$33,862 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mount Mercy University is 1,807, of which 1,442 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,070 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Mount Mercy is 4.3 years.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. 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 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.

#10

Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
260 Yearly Degrees
$35,194 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Buena Vista University is 1,815, of which 1,478 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,257 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

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.

#11

Saint Ambrose University

Davenport, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
254 Yearly Degrees
$31,812 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,968 students at St. Ambrose University in total, 2,260 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,122 are full-time. It takes the average St. Ambrose University undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. 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 typical student loan amount is $9,071 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#12

University of Dubuque

Dubuque, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
216 Yearly Degrees
$35,570 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,302 students at UD in total, 1,900 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,554 are full-time. It takes the average UD undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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.

Roughly 83% of students at UD take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $11,881 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,100 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
162 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,976 students at Western Iowa Tech Community College in total, 1,792 are full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans 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.

#14

Grand View University

Des Moines, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
161 Yearly Degrees
$28,678 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Grand View University is 1,889, of which 1,800 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,591 are full-time. 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.

73% of Grand View University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,341 a year. Grand View University has a 6.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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

#15

Loras College

Dubuque, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
134 Yearly Degrees
$35,218 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,333 undergraduates at Loras, of which 1,264 are full-time, and there are 1,416 students altogether. For undergraduates at Loras, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 57% of accepted students are men, and 43% are women.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,390 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,300 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
125 Yearly Degrees
$5,376 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,269 full-time undergraduates at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, and 8,002 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,200 during the early-career years.

#17

Simpson College

Indianola, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
110 Yearly Degrees
$40,666 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,355 students at Simpson College in total, 1,307 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,161 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Simpson College is 4.2 years.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Around 51% of accepted students are men, and 49% are women.

72% of Simpson College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,019 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Simpson College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Hawkeye Community College

Waterloo, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
109 Yearly Degrees
$5,624 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Hawkeye Community College is 5,112, which includes 2,097 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%.

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

#19

Coe College

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
108 Yearly Degrees
$45,580 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,430 students at Coe in total, 1,381 are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Coe undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Roughly 75% of students at Coe take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,893 a year. Coe has a 2.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
108 Yearly Degrees
$16,530 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,861 students at MIU in total, 457 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 331 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at MIU is 4.3 years.

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

Roughly 76% of students at MIU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $11,315 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MIU is $17,400.

#21

Iowa Central Community College

Fort Dodge, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
106 Yearly Degrees
$5,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,544 full-time undergraduates at Iowa Central Community College, and 5,237 students altogether. 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%.

Students who graduate from Iowa Central Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Iowa Western Community College

Council Bluffs, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
105 Yearly Degrees
$6,240 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,977 students at Iowa Western Community College in total, 2,555 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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

#23

William Penn University

Oskaloosa, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
95 Yearly Degrees
$26,100 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at William Penn University is 1,258, of which 1,195 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,091 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. Around 69% of accepted students are men, and 31% are women.

Approximately 94% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,816 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,900 during the early-career years.

#24

Wartburg College

Waverly, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
90 Yearly Degrees
$43,930 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,505 students at Wartburg in total, 1,462 are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Wartburg undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 73% of students at Wartburg take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,211 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Wartburg with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Morningside College

Sioux City, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
88 Yearly Degrees
$32,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Morningside College is 2,599, of which 1,277 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,183 are full-time. It takes the average Morningside undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 55%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

78% of Morningside students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,059 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Morningside is $37,400.

Other Iowa Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
28 Graceland University - Lamoni 86
29 Northeast Iowa Community College 74
30 Briar Cliff University 73
31 Northwestern College 67
31 North Iowa Area Community College 67
33 Central College 60
34 Clarke University 47
35 Indian Hills Community College 44
36 Iowa Lakes Community College 41
37 Grinnell College 33
38 Southwestern Community College 27
38 Northwest Iowa Community College 27
40 Cornell College 26
40 Southeastern Community College 26
42 Iowa Wesleyan University 22
43 Marshalltown Community College 10
44 Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary 9
45 Ellsworth Community College 6
46 Emmaus Bible College 5

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