Iowa Colleges and Universities

There are numerous colleges and universities based in Iowa. These degree-granting institutions include public, private not-for-profit, and private for-profit schools. They might be trade, two-year or four-year schools. The list below provides links to each institution.

Iowa's Public Universities

Iowa State University
Ames
University of Iowa
Iowa City
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls

Iowa's Private Nonprofit Colleges & Universities

Briar Cliff University
​Sioux City
Faith Baptist Bible College
Ankeny
Mount Mercy University
​Cedar Rapids
Buena Vista University
​Storm Lake
Graceland University
​Lamoni
Northwestern College
​Orange City
Central College
Pella
Grand View University
Des Moines
Shiloh University
Kalona
Clarke University
Dubuque
Grinnell College
Grinnell
Simpson College
Indianola
Coe College
Cedar Rapids
Inste Bible College
Ankeny
St. Ambrose University
Davenport
Cornell College
Mt. Vernon
Iowa Wesleyan College
Mt. Pleasant
University of Dubuque
Dubuque
Divine Word College
Epworth
Loras College
Dubuque
Upper Iowa University
Fayette
Dordt University
Sioux Center
Luther College
Decorah
Wartburg College
Waverly
Drake University
Des Moines
Maharishi University of Management
Fairfield
William Penn University
Oskaloosa
Emmaus Bible College
Dubuque
Morningside College
Sioux City
 

Iowa's Private For-Profit Colleges & Universities

Hamilton Technical College
Davenport
Waldorf University
Forest City
Art of Education University (The)
Osage

Iowa's Community Colleges

Clinton Community College
Clinton
Iowa Lakes Community College
Estherville
Northeast Iowa Community College
Calmar & Peosta
Des Moines Area Community College
Ankeny
Iowa Western Community College
Council Bluffs
Northwest Iowa Community College
Sheldon
Ellsworth Community College
Iowa Falls
Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids
Scott Community College
Bettendorf
Hawkeye Community College
Waterloo
Marshalltown Community College
Marshalltown
Southeastern Community College
West Burlington
Indian Hills Community College
Ottumwa
Muscatine Community College
Muscatine
Southwestern Community College
Creston
Iowa Central Community College
Fort Dodge
North Iowa Area Community College
Mason City
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Sioux City

Iowa's Nursing & Health Care Colleges

Allen College
Waterloo
Mercy College of Health Sciences
Des Moines
St. Luke's College
Sioux City
Des Moines University
Des Moines
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Davenport
 

College Scorecard

The U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard lets you search colleges and universities in Iowa to find the major and degree you want, sorted by cost, graduation rate, exam scores, and more.

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