Obtaining Student Records for Closed Institutions in Iowa

Iowa Code Section 264.1 requires that the trustees or officers of any institution of higher learning, whether incorporated or not, upon going out of existence or ceasing to function as an educational institution must transfer to the office of the registrar of the University of Iowa complete records of all grades attained by its students.

University of Iowa Archives

The following institutions are listed with the University of Iowa archives:

  • AIB College of Business, Des Moines
  • Amity College, College Springs, Page County
  • Cherokee Junior College, Cherokee
  • Grundy College, Grundy Center
  • Iowa Lutheran School of Nursing, Des Moines
  • Iowa Methodist School of Nursing, Des Moines
  • Jenny Edmonson School of Nursing (3-year program)*
  • Keokuk College, Keokuk
  • Marycrest University, Davenport
  • Midwestern College, Denison
  • Open Bible College, Des Moines
  • Ottumwa Heights College, Ottumwa
  • Parsons College, Fairfield
  • Perry Junior College, Perry
  • Sioux Empire College, Hawarden
  • Spencer College, Spencer
  • Tabor College, Tabor
  • Tabor Junior College, Tabor
  • Total Look School of Cosmetology & Massage Therapy 
    Note: The Iowa Board of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences requires a school that closes to provide for retention of student transcripts of hours for two years. Thus, any former student that needs a transcript must make a request before January 2, 2020. 
  • Trinity College, Sioux City
  • Vennard College, University Park
  • Washington Junior College, Washington
  • Westmar College, Le Mars

*Graduates of the Jenny Edmonson School of Nursing 2-year program should refer to information below, in the Schools not in the University of Iowa Archives section.

University of Iowa student records contact:
Office of the Registrar
University of Iowa
1 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, IA  52242

Schools not in the University of Iowa Archives

To request transcripts for:
  • American Institute of Commerce
  • Business Institute of Technology
  • Hamilton Business College
  • Kaplan College (only campuses absorbed by Kaplan University)
  • Kaplan University
  • Quest College

Contact information:

Registrar's office
Purdue University Global

To request transcripts for:
  • Brown Mackie (for Iowa locations only)

Contact information:

Lori Payne
Ross Education – Quad Cities
Education Support Coordinator
(563) 344-1500

To request transcripts for:
  • Business and Banking Institute
  • Vatterott College Des Moines
  • Vatterott College Online Programs

Request Transcripts

To request transcripts for:
  • East West Massage Integrative Healing Arts and Massage Therapy School

Contact information:

Heather Weber
East West Massage Integrative Healing Arts and Massage Therapy School
Iowa City, IA 
(319) 541-3573

To request transcripts for:
  • Franciscan University of the Prairies/ Mount St. Clare College
  • Ashford University Clinton, IA

Contact information: 

Click here for procedural information about ordering transcripts through Parchment.

To request transcripts for:
  • Iowa College of Natural Health

Contact information:

Andrew Oswald
Iowa School of Beauty
3305 70th St.
Urbandale, IA 50322
(515) 318-5013

To request transcripts for:
  • ITT Technical Institute

Request Transcripts

To request transcripts for:
  • Jenny Edmonson School of Nursing 2-year program offered by Nebraska Methodist College

Contact information:

Nebraska Methodist College
Registrar's Office
720 North 87th St.
Omaha, NE 64114

To request transcripts for:
  • LeMars Beauty College

Contact information:

Mr. Todd Anderson
128 Central Avenue, SE
LeMars, IA 51031

To request transcripts for:
  • Lincoln Technical Institute (Des Moines)

Contact information:

Ms. Jaime Antell
Education Coordinator
Lincoln Technical Institute
9191 Torresdale Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19136

To request transcripts for:
  • National Education Center (NEC)
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT)
  • West Des Moines Technical Institute

Contact information:

National Education Center
NEC Records Coordinator
Cengage Learning
10650 Toebben Drive
Independence, KY 41051
(859) 525-2230 ext 74351  

To request transcripts for:
  • Northwest School of Taxidermy

Contact information:

Matuska Taxidermy Supply Company
3735 Hwy 71
Spirit Lake, IA  51360
Fax: 712-336-2069

To request transcripts for:
  • Nurse Aide Education of Iowa

Contact information:

Nurse Aide Education
351 Radio Park Drive Ste 200
Richmond, KY 40475

To request transcripts for:
  • St. Joseph Mercy School of Nursing (at Marian Health Center)

Contact information:

Mercy Medical Center Sioux City
Jenny Phillips
(712) 279-2507

To request transcripts for:
  • Tri-State Learning Center

Contact information:

Tri-State Nursing
3100 S. Lakeport St.
Sioux City, IA 51106