Registered Institutions in Iowa

Iowa College Aid provides a list of schools below that have applied for registration in Iowa under Chapter 261B. This list includes the registration applications each school submitted which disclose information about the school, its locations, officers and programs. 

You are encouraged to request Iowa College Aid staff’s most recent detailed approval evaluation, the school’s most recent registration application, and if applicable, a separate program authorization list. You can make these requests at the following link. If you would like to receive information about multiple schools, please mention each school name in the body of your request.

Also, see the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) web page for more information and resources including a list of more than 2,000 out-of-state schools nationwide that are authorized to offer programs to Iowa residents. Note: Out-of-state SARA schools are not subject to the Commission’s registration and financial protection laws for Iowa resident students.

 

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A

Antioch School of Church Planting and Leadership Development

Antioch School applied for registration in Iowa to offer academic programs in Iowa.

  • Location in Iowa: 2400 Oakwood Rd., Ames, IA 50014 
  • Status: Registered until September 1, 2020.
    Note: Antioch submitted a timely renewal registration application and is authorized to continue operating in Iowa until Iowa College Aid is able to review its renewal application.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
  • SARA: Commission-approved to participate in SARA
Art of Education University (The)

The Art of Education University applied for registration to offer a degree program via distance education to Iowa residents. Iowa College Aid required the University to register because the administrative facility from which the University coordinates all of its operations is at a physical location in Iowa.

  • Location in Iowa: 518 Main St., Suite A, Osage, IA 50461
  • Status: Registered through October 4, 2020.
    Note: Art of Education submitted a timely renewal registration application and is authorized to continue operating in Iowa until Iowa College Aid is able to review its renewal application.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
  • SARA: Commission-approved to participate in SARA
Ashford University

Ashford University is registered in Iowa in order to offer distance education programs. Staff requires the University to register because it compensates Iowa residents to conduct instruction and operational activity on the University's behalf from Iowa locations.

Note Regarding Education Programs: None of Ashford University's education-related distance education programs qualify graduates for licensed employment as a teacher or school administrator in Iowa or any other state.

  • Location in Iowa: None
  • Status: Registered until November 20, 2019. 
    Note: Ashford University has submitted a timely renewal registration application and is authorized to continue operating in Iowa until Iowa College Aid is able to review its renewal application.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.

B

Bellevue University

Bellevue University applied for registration renewal in order to continue offering residential programs to Iowans in Sioux City, Iowa, and to operate a recruiting location in Des Moines, Iowa. The University also offers distance education programs that include a field experience that an Iowa resident student may participate in at an Iowa location.

  • Locations in Iowa:
    1111 East Army Post Rd., Des Moines, IA 50315
    4647 Stone Ave., Sioux City, IA 51106 (Western Iowa Technical Community College)
    2700 College Road, Lewis Hall #117, Council Bluffs, IA 51503 (Iowa Western Community College)
    306 W. River Drive, Davenport, IA 52801 (Scott Community College)
  • Status: Registered through November 17, 2020.
    Note: Bellevue submitted a timely renewal registration application and is authorized to continue operating in Iowa until Iowa College Aid is able to review its renewal application.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
Body Wisdom Massage Therapy School

Body Wisdom Massage Therapy School voluntarily applied for registration in Iowa in order to comply with federal regulations in 34 CFR  §  600.9, which require a school located in a State to be authorized through an action of that State as a condition of participation in the federal student aid programs.

  • Location in Iowa: 8401 Douglas Ave., Suite 2, Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Status: Registered until September 1, 2022
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
Brandman University

Brandman University applied to offer distance education programs to Iowans. Staff required the school to register because its distance education programs include structured field experiences that Iowa resident students would participate in at an Iowa location.

  • Location in Iowa: None
  • Status: Registered until August 12, 2022. 
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff’s most recent approval evaluation and/or the school’s authorized program list.
Briar Cliff University

Briar Cliff University voluntarily applied for registration in Iowa as a precursor to participation in the Iowa College Aid's interstate reciprocity agreement (SARA).

  • Location in Iowa: 3303 Rebecca St., Sioux City, IA 51104
  • Status: Registered until January 19, 2022.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
  • SARA: Commission-approved to participate in SARA

C

California State University – Northridge

California State University – Northridge sought registration to offer distance education programs in Iowa. Iowa College Aid required CSU-Northridge to register because it has a presence in Iowa: the University offers distance education programs that include a practicum that will take place at a physical location in Iowa.

  • Location in Iowa: None
  • Status: Registered in Iowa until December 1, 2020.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
Carlson College of Massage Therapy

Carlson College of Massage Therapy Carlson voluntarily requests registration renewal in Iowa in order to comply with federal regulations in 34 CFR § 600.9, which require a school located in a State to be authorized through an action of that State as a condition of participation in the federal student aid programs.

  • Location in Iowa: 11809 County Rd. X28, Anamosa, IA 52205
  • Status: Registered until October 4, 2020. 
    Note: Carlson College of Massage Therapy submitted a timely renewal registration application and is authorized to continue operating in Iowa until Iowa College Aid is able to review its renewal application.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
Carrington College

Iowa College Aid required Carrington College to apply for registration because it offers distance education programs which contain structured field experiences that an Iowa resident may participate in at an Iowa location. 

  • Location in Iowa: None
  • Status: Application pending.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Chicago School of Professional Psychology applied to offer distance education programs to Iowans. Staff required the school to register because its distance education programs include structured field experiences that Iowa resident students would participate in at an Iowa location.

  • Location in Iowa: None
  • Status: Application review pending. 
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff’s most recent approval evaluation and/or the school’s authorized program list.
Clarke University

Clarke University voluntarily applied for registration in Iowa as a precursor to participation in Iowa College Aid's interstate reciprocity agreement (SARA).

  • Location in Iowa: 1550 Clarke Dr., Dubuque, IA 52001
  • Status: Registered until June 10, 2022.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
  • SARA: Commission-approved to participate in SARA
Concordia University Irvine

Concordia University, Irvine, California, applied for registration to offer programs via distance education to Iowans. Iowa College Aid required the school to register because it has a presence in Iowa: The University offers a distance education program(s) that includes a structured field experience that an Iowa resident would participate in at an Iowa location, and compensates an Iowa resident(s) to provide instruction in its online programs remotely from an Iowa location. The university also requested authorization under its registration to recruit students distance education programs at Iowa locations.

  • Location in Iowa: None
  • Status: Registered until January 19, 2021.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.

D

DeVry University

DeVry University applied for registration in Iowa in order to offer distance education programs to Iowans. Iowa College Aid required the University to register because it employs adjunct and full-time faculty who provide instruction in the University’s online program(s) remotely from their Iowa homes or other Iowa locations. In addition, one or more of its distance education programs include a field experience that an Iowan may participate in at an Iowa location.

  • Location in Iowa: None
  • Status: Application review pending.
    Note: DeVry University submitted a timely change of ownership application and is authorized to continue operating in Iowa until Iowa College Aid is able to review the application. 
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
Drake University

Drake voluntarily applied for registration in Iowa as a precursor to participation in Iowa College Aid's interstate reciprocity agreement (SARA).

  • Location in Iowa: 2507 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311
  • Status: Registered until April 15, 2022.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
  • SARA: Commission-approved to participate in SARA

F

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

Faith Baptist voluntarily applied for registration in Iowa as a precursor to participation in Iowa College Aid's interstate reciprocity agreement (SARA).

  • Location in Iowa: 1900 NW 4th St., Ankeny, IA 50023
  • Status: Registered until March 15, 2022.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
  • SARA: Commission-approved to participate in SARA
Fuller Theological Seminary

Fuller Theological Seminary applied to offer distance education programs to Iowans. Staff required the school to register because its distance education programs include structured field experiences that Iowa resident students would participate in at an Iowa location.

  • Location in Iowa: None
  • Status: Registered until July 28, 2022
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.

G

Graceland University

Graceland University voluntarily applied for registration in Iowa as a precursor to participation in Iowa College Aid's interstate reciprocity agreement (SARA).

  • Location (main campus) in Iowa: 1 University Place, Lamoni, IA 50140
  • Status: Registered until February 26, 2022.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
  • SARA: Commission-approved to participate in SARA

L

Little Priest Tribal College

Little Priest Tribal College applied for registration in Iowa in order to provide in-person instruction in less than 50% of its associate degree programs at an Iowa location.

  • Location in Iowa: 600 4th St., Suite 229, Sioux City, IA 51101
  • Status: Registered until January 18, 2022. At this time, Iowa resident enrollment is closed at Little Priest Tribal College. Contact Iowa College Aid for further information.  
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.

M

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Iowa College Aid required Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary to register because it has a presence in Iowa: the Seminary offers a portion of a degree program via face-to-face instruction at an Iowa location. The Seminary also offers distance education programs in Iowa. 

  • Location in Iowa: 56829 U.S. Highway 30, Ames, IA 50010 (Cornerstone School of Theology)
  • Status: Registered until December 20, 2020.
    Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
Mount Mercy University

Mount Mercy University voluntarily applied for registration in Iowa as a precursor to participation in Iowa College Aid's interstate reciprocity agreement (SARA).

  • Location in Iowa: 1330 Elmhurst Dr. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
  • Status: Registered until July 22, 2022.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
  • SARA: Commission-approved to participate in SARA

N

National Louis University

National Louis University applied for registration to offer the face-to-face instructional component of a hybrid doctoral program in educational leadership of the campus of the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa. The University taught out all students in this program and ceased both instructional and operational activity in Iowa on March 7, 2020.

  • Location in Iowa: None
  • Status: Voluntarily Withdrawn as of March 7, 2020
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
Northcentral University

Northcentral University applied for registration in Iowa in order to offer distance education programs to Iowans. Iowa College Aid required the University to register because one or more of its distance education programs include a field experience that an Iowan may participate in at an Iowa location.

  • Location in Iowa: None
  • Status: Application review pending.
    Note: Northcentral University submitted a timely change of ownership application and is authorized to continue operating in Iowa until Iowa College Aid is able to review the application. 
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.

O

Orion Technical College (formerly Hamilton Technical College)

Orion Technical College voluntarily requested registration in Iowa to comply with federal regulations in 34 CFR 600.9, which require a school located in a State to be authorized through an action of that State as a condition of participation in the federal student aid program

  • Location in Iowa: 1101 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA 52807
  • Status: Registered until December 30, 2020.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.

P

Palmer College of Chiropractic

Palmer College of Chiropractic voluntarily applied for registration in Iowa as a precursor to participation in Iowa College Aid's interstate reciprocity agreement (SARA).

  • Location in Iowa: 1000 Brady St., Davenport, IA 52803
  • Status: Registered until August 5, 2022.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
  • SARA: Commission-approved to participate in SARA
Purdue University Global

On March 22, 2018, Purdue University consummated a transaction with Kaplan Higher Education that transformed the former Kaplan University into a new, public, Indiana-based institution Purdue University Global (PG). PG must register in Iowa in order to provide instruction at five campus locations, conduct operational activity at Iowa locations, and offer its distance education programs to Iowa residents. 

  • Locations in Iowa:
    2660 East 53rd Street, Suite 6/7, Davenport, IA 52807
    3165 Edgewood Pkwy., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
    4655 121st St., Urbandale, IA 50323
  • Status: Registered until March 22, 2020. 
    Note: Purdue University Global submitted a timely registration renewal application and is authorized to continue operating in Iowa until Iowa College Aid is able to review the renewal application.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.

R

Ross College

Ross College applied for registration in Iowa to offer postsecondary education programs via in person instruction at an Iowa location.

  • Location in Iowa: 1801 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA  52807
  • Status: Registered until January 31, 2019.
    Note: Ross College submitted a timely registration renewal application and is authorized to continue operating in Iowa until Iowa College Aid is able to review the renewal application. 
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Iowa College Aid required Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine to apply for registration because it compensates a party to offer a portion of its Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree program at a location in Iowa.

  • Location in Iowa: Iowa State University
  • Status: Registered until March 14, 2021. 
    Note: Ross University of Veteran Medicine submitted a timely renewal registration application and is authorized to continue operating in Iowa until Iowa College Aid is able to review its renewal application.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.

S

San Joaquin Valley College

San Joaquin Valley College sought registration to offer distance education programs in Iowa. Iowa College Aid required the College to register because it has a presence in Iowa: the College offers distance education programs that include a practicum that will take place at a physical location in Iowa.

  • Location in Iowa: None
  • Status: Registered until November 20, 2022
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
Saybrook University

Iowa College Aid required Saybrook University to apply for registration because it offers distance education programs and compensates one or more parties to provide instruction in those programs from an Iowa location.

Location in Iowa: None
Status: Application pending.
Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.

Shiloh University

Shiloh University applied for registration in  Iowa to offer academic programs in Iowa and to participate in Iowa College Aid's interstate reciprocity agreement (SARA).

  • Location in Iowa: 100 Shiloh Dr., Kalona, IA 52247 (administrative offices)
  • Status: Registered until April 11, 2021.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
  • SARA: Commission-approved to participate in SARA
South University

South University sought registration to offer distance education programs in Iowa. Iowa College Aid required the University to register because it has a presence in Iowa: the University offers distance education programs that include a practical component that will take place at a physical location in Iowa; and the University employs full-time Iowa-based faculty in its distance education programs who work remotely for the University from an Iowa location(s).

  • Location in Iowa: None
  • Status: Change of ownership application review pending.
    Note: New Iowa resident enrollment in online programs at South University is closed at this time. 
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
St. Ambrose University

St. Ambrose University voluntarily applied for registration in Iowa as a precursor to participation in Iowa College Aid's interstate reciprocity agreement (SARA).

  • Location in Iowa: 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA 52803
  • Status: Registered until May 25, 2022.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
  • SARA: Commission-approved to participate in SARA
St. Luke’s College

St. Luke’s College voluntarily applied for registration in Iowa as a precursor to participation in Iowa College Aid's interstate reciprocity agreement (SARA).

  • Location in Iowa: 2720 Stone Park Blvd., Sioux City, IA 51104
  • Status: Registered until May 6, 2022.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
  • SARA: Commission-approved to participate in SARA

U

Ultimate Medical Academy

Ultimate Medical Academy applied for registration to offer distance education programs in Iowa. Iowa College Aid required the Academy to register because certain of its distance education programs require a field experience that an Iowan may participate in at an Iowa location. In addition, the Academy sought permission to hire an Iowa-based faculty member to provide instruction in its distance education programs from an Iowa location.

  • Location in Iowa: None
  • Status: Registered until July 20, 2021. 
    Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (the University) applied for registration to offer a distance education program(s) to Iowans which contain a field experience(s) that an Iowa resident student may participate in at an Iowa location. 

  • Location in Iowa: None
  • Status: Registered until January 31, 2021.
    Note: University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences submitted a timely renewal registration application and is authorized to continue operating in Iowa until Iowa College Aid is able to review its renewal application.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
University of Southern California

The University of Southern California (USC) sought registration to offer distance education programs in Iowa. Iowa College Aid requires the University to register because it has a presence in Iowa: its distance education programs include a practicum, which will take place at a physical location(s) in Iowa (to be determined). USC subsequently submitted an application for an addendum to its registration to include a Master of Arts in a Teaching program that prepares a student for licensed employment as a teacher.

Note Regarding Teacher and School Administrator Preparation Programs: USC is authorized under its registration to offer a distance education program that prepares students for licensed employment as a teacher. However, this program does not qualify a graduate for initial licensure in Iowa. Students seeking licensure in Iowa must first be licensed as a educator in the state of California. Students seeking subsequent licensure in Iowa should contact the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners at 515.281.5849 or through their website for licensure requirements.

  • Location in Iowa: None
  • Status: Registered until October 22, 2019.
  • Note: University Southern California submitted a timely registration renewal application and is authorized to continue operating in Iowa until Iowa College Aid can review the renewal application.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.

V

Viterbo University

Viterbo University (Viterbo or the University) applied for registration to offer residential programs to Iowa residents from multiple locations in Iowa. In addition, the University maintains an administrative, recruiting, and teaching facility in West Des Moines, Iowa. Lastly, the University is offering distance education programs to Iowans which contain field work to be completed by the student at a location in Iowa.

  • Locations in Iowa:
    Great Prairie Area Education Agency, 2814 North Court St., Ottumwa, IA 52501
    Cedar Falls AEA 267, 3712 Cedar Heights Dr., Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    Cedar Rapids Educational Leadership and Support Center, 2500 Edgewood Rd. NW, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52405
    Iowa Center 4949 Westown Pkwy., Suite 195, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    Shenandoah Community School District, 100 Mustang Drive, Shenandoah, IA 51601
    Waterloo Community School District/Administrative Office, 1516 Washington St., Waterloo, IA 50702
  • Status: Registered through September 22, 2020.
    Note: Viterbo University submitted a timely renewal registration application and is authorized to continue operating in Iowa until Iowa College Aid is able to review its renewal application.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or staff's substantive change approval report.

W

Walden University

Iowa College Aid required the University to register because the school offers distance education programs that include field work that an Iowa resident will participate in at an Iowa location. In addition, the University employs Iowa residents who provide instruction and operational support for the University’s distant education programs.

  • Location in Iowa: None
  • Status: Registered until August 18, 2022.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
Waldorf University

Waldorf University is presently exempt from registration in Iowa under Iowa Code Section 261.11, subsection 1, paragraph "j". However, the school wishes to maintain voluntary registration in Iowa to comply with federal regulations in 34 CRF 600.9. These federal regulations require a school participating in the federal student aid programs to be authorized to operate, by name, as a postsecondary educational institution by an action of the State in which the school is located. Waldorf University's voluntary authorization to operate in Iowa includes programs offered at its Iowa campus and its distance education programs. 

  • Location in Iowa: 106 S. Sixth St., Forest City, IA 50436
  • Status: Registered until March 16, 2021. 
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
  • SARA: Commission-approved to participate in SARA
Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University applied for registration renewal to offer programs via in-person instruction at an Iowa location.

  • Location in Iowa: None.
  • Status: Withdrawn from Iowa at the school’s request effective with the expiration of its most recent registration term on November 18, 2019. The University is now authorized to offer distance education programs under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement.
William Penn University

William Penn voluntarily applied for registration in Iowa as a precursor to participation in Iowa College Aid's interstate reciprocity agreement (SARA).

  • Location in Iowa: 201 Trueblood Ave., Oskaloosa IA 52577
  • Status: Registered until April 27, 2022.
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization, Iowa College Aid staff's most recent approval evaluation and/or the school's authorized program list.
  • SARA: Commission-approved to participate in SARA
WyoTech

WyoTech is a two-year degree granting institution located in Laramie, Wyoming that exclusively offers programs in the automotive and diesel trades.  Staff required WyoTech to register for authorization to conduct regular in-person recruiting at locations in Iowa, which may include Iowa's secondary schools.

  • Location in Iowa: No fixed location.
  • Status: Application pending review
  • Review school documents: Click here to request the latest application for authorization.