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Iowa Healthcare Colleges

64 Colleges
9,962 Yearly Graduations
$77,118 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,118 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Iowa ranked #32 in the nation for healthcare degrees handed out in 2019. Around 9,962 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $19,280 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $20,796 a year.

An estimated 71% of college students in Iowa take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,779 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
1,142 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. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Iowa is 4.3 years.

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

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%!

Students who graduate from Iowa with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
850 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.

83% of Western Iowa Tech Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
681 Yearly Degrees
$10,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 29 undergraduates at Palmer College of Chiropractic - Davenport, of which 28 are full-time, and there are 2,194 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 1 to 1.

Roughly 100% of students at Palmer College of Chiropractic - Davenport take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,500 a year. Palmer College of Chiropractic - Davenport has a 1.2% 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 $34,700 during the early-career years.

#4

Kirkwood Community College

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

The total student population at Kirkwood Community College is 13,788, which includes 5,084 full-time undergraduates. 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%.

Students who graduate from Kirkwood Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 23,258 students at DMACC in total, 6,146 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 44% of students at DMACC take out loans to pay for college. 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.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
446 Yearly Degrees

The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

#7

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
395 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. The freshman retention rate at Iowa State is 87%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,431 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Iowa State is $41,200.

#8

Iowa Central Community College

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

There are 5,237 students at Iowa Central Community College in total, 2,544 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

59% of Iowa Central Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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.

#9

Iowa Western Community College

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

The total student population at Iowa Western Community College is 5,977, which includes 2,555 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%.

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

Public Public vs. Private
335 Yearly Degrees
$5,603 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,389 full-time undergraduates at North Iowa Area Community College, and 2,894 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 81% of students at North Iowa Area Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,500 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
324 Yearly Degrees
$30,420 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Graceland University - Lamoni is 1,733, of which 1,032 students are undergraduates and of those, 898 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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. The student loan default rate of 9.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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

Public Public vs. Private
297 Yearly Degrees
$5,940 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northeast Iowa Community College is 4,408, which includes 1,128 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from NICC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
286 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%.

Students who graduate from Eastern Iowa Community Colleges with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Allen College

Waterloo, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
270 Yearly Degrees
$19,052 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Allen College is 656, of which 339 students are undergraduates and of those, 306 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Allen College has a 0.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Allen College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $50,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Hawkeye Community College

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

There are 2,097 full-time undergraduates at Hawkeye Community College, and 5,112 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

#16

Mercy College of Health Sciences

Des Moines, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
256 Yearly Degrees
$18,150 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 454 full-time undergraduates at Mercy College of Health Sciences, and 795 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 9% are men and 91% are women.

Roughly 71% of students at Mercy College of Health Sciences take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,811 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,300 during the early-career years.

#17

Saint Ambrose University

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

The total student population at Saint Ambrose University is 2,968, of which 2,260 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,122 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at St. Ambrose University is 4.2 years.

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

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,071 a year. St. Ambrose University has a 5.9% 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 St. Ambrose University is $38,800.

#18

Southeastern Community College

West Burlington, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
198 Yearly Degrees
$5,670 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,478 students at Southeastern Community College in total, 1,163 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 70% of students at Southeastern Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,700 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
195 Yearly Degrees
$4,320 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,612 students at IHCC in total, 1,869 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,700 during the early-career years.

#20

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
179 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. 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. UNI has a 2.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UNI with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Drake University

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

There are 4,884 students at Drake in total, 2,954 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,830 are full-time. For undergraduates at Drake, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

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 average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $46,800 during the early-career years.

#22

Mount Mercy University

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

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

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. Mount Mercy has a 3.5% 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 $42,800 during the early-career years.

#23

Upper Iowa University

Fayette, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
143 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. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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.

#24

St Luke's College

Sioux City, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
135 Yearly Degrees
$20,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 123 full-time undergraduates at St Luke’s College, and 235 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

About 27% of students who apply get accepted. Around 25% of accepted students are men, and 75% are women.

Roughly 100% of students at St Luke’s College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,333 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $45,300 during the early-career years.

#25

Briar Cliff University

Sioux City, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
108 Yearly Degrees
$32,202 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Briar Cliff University is 1,129, of which 872 students are undergraduates and of those, 670 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 94% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,292 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Briar Cliff with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Iowa Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Northwest Iowa Community College 105
27 Clarke University 87
28 Southwestern Community College 73
29 Marshalltown Community College 59
30 Morningside College 57
31 University of Dubuque 55
32 Grand View University 54
33 Luther College 51
34 Ross College-Quad Cities 44
35 Iowa Lakes Community College 42
36 Hamilton Technical College 41
37 Waldorf University 38
38 Northwestern College 33
39 Ellsworth Community College 31
40 Carlson College of Massage Therapy 23
40 Coe College 23
42 PCI Academy-Ames 22
43 Dordt College 21
44 Simpson College 18
45 Maharishi International University 16
46 William Penn University 14
46 Capri College, Cedar Rapids 14
48 Capri College, Dubuque 13
49 Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines 12
50 Capri College, Davenport 11
50 Mercy-St Luke’s School of Radiologic Technology 11
52 Wartburg College 10
53 Loras College 9
54 UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology 8
55 Central College 7
56 Iowa Wesleyan University 6
56 La James International College-Davenport 6
58 La James International College-Johnston 4
58 La James International College-Cedar Falls 4
58 La James International College-Ft Dodge 4
61 La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology 3
62 Buena Vista University 2
62 La James International College-Iowa City 2
62 Aveda Institute - Des Moines 2

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