Best Iowa State Colleges Tuition Comparison

In Iowa State, there are 95 colleges and universities - 19 public and 76 private schools. Among them 93 schools have undergraduate programs and 33 schools offers graduate programs. You can list all Iowa schools and analyze Iowa tuition statistics for those schools. Belwo we introduce best colleges in Iowa State where Grinnell College is ranked top and Drake University is positioned on second place.

Next table shows general academic characteristics of the best iowa state schools. You can see the full information of each school by following link on the school's name.
Table. Iowa State College Overview
NameLocationTypeAcceptance RatesPopulation
Grinnell College Grinnell, IA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 35% 1,705
Drake University Des Moines, IA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 66% 4,991
University of Iowa Iowa City, IA Public, Four or more years 80% 30,844
Iowa State University Ames, IA Public, Four or more years 83% 35,714
Coe College Cedar Rapids, IA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 62% 1,411
Cornell College Mount Vernon, IA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 64% 1,037
Luther College Decorah, IA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 72% 2,337

Best Iowa State Tuition Comparison

Below, we summarize and compare the tuition and other costs at best Iowa State colleges. Tuition is an amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per term, per course, or per credit. In-state tuition rate applies to students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements and out-of-tuition rate is for students who do not meet the ins-state residency requirements. The required fee is a fixed sum charged to students for items not covered by tuition. The book and supplies is the estimated average cost of books and supplies for a typical student for an entire academic year (or program).

You can see more comprehensive tuition comparison between the best Iowa State schools at best Iowa State schools tuition comparing page.

Tuition and Fees - Undergraduate

Next table summarizes the 2015 undergraduate tuition and fees between the schools.
Table. Best Iowa State - Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
In-StateOut-Of-State
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesTuition & FeesBooks & Supplies
Grinnell College $45,217$900 $45,217$900
Drake University $33,550$1,100 $33,550$1,100
University of Iowa $6,678$1,240 $26,464$1,240
Iowa State University $6,648$1,034 $19,768$1,034
Coe College $36,990$1,000 $36,990$1,000
Cornell College $37,275$1,164 $37,275$1,164
Luther College $38,170$1,040 $38,170$1,040

Tuition and Fees - Graduate

Next table summarizes graduate tuition and fees charged to students who holds a bachelor's or first-professional degree, or equivalent, and is taking courses at the post-baccalaureate level. These students may or may not be enrolled in graduate programs.
Table. Best Iowa State - Graduate School Tuition and Fees
In-StateOut-Of-State
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesTuition & FeesBooks & Supplies
Grinnell College -$900 -$900
Drake University $9,970$1,100 $9,970$1,100
University of Iowa $9,693$1,240 $26,871$1,240
Iowa State University $9,172$1,034 $22,096$1,034
Coe College $37,320$1,000 $37,320$1,000
Cornell College -$1,164 -$1,164
Luther College -$1,040 -$1,040

Living Cost

Next table shows the living costs including room & board charge and other expenses. Room charge is for an academic year for rooming accommodations for a typical student sharing a room with one other student and board charge is for meals, for a specified number of meals per week. Other expenses include the money (estimated by the financial aid office) needed by a student to cover expenses such as laundry, transportation, entertainment, and furnishings.
Table. Best Iowa State - Living Costs
On CampusOff Campus
(without family)
Off Campus
(with family)
Room and BoardOther ExpensesRoom and BoardOther ExpensesOther Expenses
Grinnell College $10,997$1,800 -- -
Drake University $9,596$3,700 $9,596$3,700 $3,700
University of Iowa $9,728$1,938 $8,588$3,192 $3,192
Iowa State University $8,070$2,430 $8,070$2,430 $2,430
Coe College $8,230$2,670 $8,230$2,670 $2,670
Cornell College $8,500$3,361 $8,500$3,361 $3,361
Luther College $7,350$3,015 $7,350$3,015 $3,015

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