Fall 2017 Higher Education Profile - Iowa

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, Iowa was home to 52 regionally accredited post-secondary institutions during fall 2017. These 52 institutions enrolled 223,244 students in fall 2017: 195,043 in undergraduate programs and 28,201 in graduate programs. A total of 66,223 students attending post-secondary school in Iowa took at least one distance education course, representing 29.6 percent of the state's total student body. A total of 27,778 students were enrolled exclusively (100% online) in distance education courses with 19,701 (70.9%) of those residing in the state of Iowa.

The majority of institutions were private nonprofit: including 33 four-year schools. The state was also home to 3 four-year schools and 16 two-year schools. Students enrolled in Iowa's higher education institutions were enrolled in bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees.

52 Degree Granting Institutions

 

223,244 Students Enrolled

 

66,223 Students Enrolled in Distance Education

Serving 223,244 students in fall 2017, the 52 regionally accredited, degree granting colleges and universities of Iowa offered academic choices for all types of students. Discover where your educational journey can begin with the institutions listed below. Our college and university listings are objective and focused on helping you achieve your educational or career goals. Whether you are searching for a public or private school with on-campus or online courses and an undergraduate or graduate degree, our list of regionally accredited colleges and universities in Iowa offers a comprehensive guide to the state's higher education options.

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Regionally Accredited Public and Private Non-Profit Colleges and Universities in Iowa

Allen College
1990 Heath St
Waterloo, IA 50703-1999 
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Buena Vista University
610 W 4th St
Storm Lake, IA 50588 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Clarke University
1550 Clarke Dr
Dubuque, IA 52001-3198 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Cornell College
600 First St. SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1098 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center
3200 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Dordt College
498 4th Ave NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250-1697 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Eastern Iowa Community College District
306 W River Dr
Davenport, IA 52801-1221 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
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Emmaus Bible College
2570 Asbury Rd
Dubuque, IA 52001-3096 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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Graceland University-Lamoni
1 University Place
Lamoni, IA 50140 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Grinnell College
1121 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112-1690 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Indian Hills Community College
525 Grandview Ave
Ottumwa, IA 52501 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Iowa Lakes Community College
19 S 7th St
Estherville, IA 51334-2295 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Iowa Wesleyan University
601 N Main Street
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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Kirkwood Community College
6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2068 
Enrollment Range: 10,000 - 19,999
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Luther College
700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101-1045 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Marshalltown Community College
3700 S Center St
Marshalltown, IA 50158 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Morningside College
1501 Morningside Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106-1751 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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North Iowa Area Community College
500 College Dr
Mason City, IA 50401 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Northwest Iowa Community College
603 W Park St
Sheldon, IA 51201 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Palmer College of Chiropractic
1000 Brady St
Davenport, IA 52803-5287 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Simpson College
701 North C St
Indianola, IA 50125 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Southwestern Community College
1501 West Townline Street
Creston, IA 50801 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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University of Dubuque
2000 University Ave
Dubuque, IA 52001 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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University of Northern Iowa
1227 W 27th St
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0005 
Enrollment Range: 10,000 - 19,999
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Wartburg College
100 Wartburg Blvd.
Waverly, IA 50677-0903 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Western Iowa Tech Community College
4647 Stone Ave
Sioux City, IA 51102-5199 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
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Briar Cliff University
3303 Rebecca Street
Sioux City, IA 51104 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Central College
812 University
Pella, IA 50219 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Coe College
1220 First Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-5092 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Des Moines Area Community College
2006 Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023-3993 
Enrollment Range: 20,000 and above
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Divine Word College
102 Jacoby Dr SW
Epworth, IA 52045 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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Drake University
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Ellsworth Community College
1100 College Ave
Iowa Falls, IA 50126 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
1900 NW 4th St
Ankeny, IA 50023-2152 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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Grand View University
1200 Grandview Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Hawkeye Community College
1501 E Orange Rd
Waterloo, IA 50701 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
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Iowa Central Community College
One Triton Circle
Fort Dodge, IA 50501 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
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Iowa State University
1750 Beardshear Hall
Ames, IA 50011-2103 
Enrollment Range: 20,000 and above
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Iowa Western Community College
2700 College Rd
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-1057 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
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Loras College
1450 Alta Vista
Dubuque, IA 52004-0178 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Maharishi University of Management
1000 N 4th St
Fairfield, IA 52557 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 Sixth Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309-1239 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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Mount Mercy University
1330 Elmhurst Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-4797 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Northeast Iowa Community College
1625 Hwy 150
Calmar, IA 52132-0400 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Northwestern College
101 Seventh St SW
Orange City, IA 51041 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Saint Ambrose University
518 W Locust St
Davenport, IA 52803-2898 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Southeastern Community College
1500 West Agency Road
West Burlington, IA 52655-0180 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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St Luke's College
2720 Stone Park Blvd
Sioux City, IA 51104-0263 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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University of Iowa
101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1316 
Enrollment Range: 20,000 and above
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Upper Iowa University
605 Washington St
Fayette, IA 52142-1857 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Wartburg Theological Seminary
333 Wartburg Pl
Dubuque, IA 52003-7769 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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William Penn University
201 Trueblood Ave
Oskaloosa, IA 52577 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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