Iowa’s colleges and universities are helping prepare students for careers in traditional industries like agriculture as well as newer contributors to the state’s economy such as healthcare and communication technology. The college landscape includes three public universities, almost 20 community colleges, over 30 non-profit private colleges, and several career and special-focus colleges. Read on to discover more about colleges in Iowa, including essential factors to consider when choosing a school and rankings revealing the best colleges in Iowa.

Iowa College Rankings: Best of 2017

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All colleges in Iowa strive to provide the best education at the best possible price, but some do a better job than the rest. To create our ranking of Iowa colleges and universities for the 2017 school year, we evaluated institutions on characteristics such as tuition costs, average earnings for alumni, how many students receive scholarship or grant aid (and how much they receive), and student-to-teacher ratio. Explore the Iowa’s best colleges and universities below.

Rank School Name Score Tuition Fees Alumni Earnings Student/Teacher Ratio Gift Financial AidGraduation Rate Acceptance Rate # Online Programs # Total Programs Placement Services Credit for Experience
1
Western Iowa Tech Community College
99.80
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$29,800
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
46%
20% N/A 2 118 Yes Yes
2
Northwest Iowa Community College
99.75
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$38,400
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
32%
51% N/A 5 34 Yes Yes
3
Hawkeye Community College
99.39
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$34,400
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
12%
43% N/A 1 59 Yes Yes
4
North Iowa Area Community College
99.37
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$32,400
20:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
43%
38% N/A 0 67 Yes Yes
5
Kirkwood Community College
99.09
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$33,600
18:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
19%
20% N/A 3 123 No Yes
6
Des Moines Area Community College
98.95
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$34,500
20:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
11%
17% N/A 4 120 Yes Yes
7
Iowa Central Community College
98.90
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$32,700
20:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
60%
34% N/A 8 53 Yes Yes
8
Indian Hills Community College
98.72
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$31,500
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
7%
21% N/A 2 68 Yes Yes
9
Iowa Lakes Community College
98.46
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$29,700
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
47%
40% N/A 2 70 Yes Yes
10
Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar
98.21
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$31,000
14:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
12%
29% N/A 6 61 Yes Yes
11
Eastern Iowa Community College District
97.99
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$30,000
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
17%
23% N/A 6 101 Yes Yes
12
Southwestern Community College
97.26
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$30,800
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
32%
42% N/A 4 36 Yes Yes
13
Southeastern Community College
96.68
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$26,600
18:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
21%
25% N/A 1 32 Yes Yes
14
Iowa Western Community College
87.48
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$34,100
19:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
38%
18% N/A 0 50 No Yes
15
Ellsworth Community College
87.20
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$32,000
21:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
53%
21% N/A 1 29 Yes No
16
Marshalltown Community College
86.00
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$30,400
26:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
37%
24% N/A 2 44 Yes No
Rank School Name Score Tuition Fees Alumni Earnings Student/Teacher Ratio Gift Financial AidGraduation Rate Acceptance Rate # Online Programs # Total Programs Placement Services Credit for Experience
1
Allen College
99.74
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$52,400
9:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
100%
82% N/A 4 12 Yes Yes
2
Drake University
97.26
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$55,700
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
99%
72% 69% 0 92 Yes No
3
St. Ambrose University
97.10
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$44,800
11:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
100%
63% 96% 2 106 Yes Yes
4
University of Iowa
96.69
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$48,700
16:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
59%
70% 81% 5 232 Yes No
5
Iowa State University
96.53
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$47,200
19:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
75%
71% 87% 17 198 Yes No
6
Grinnell College
95.02
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$45,600
9:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
93%
90% 28% 0 26 Yes No
7
Simpson College
94.69
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$45,800
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
100%
67% 85% 0 45 Yes Yes
8
Coe College
94.55
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$43,800
11:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
99%
68% 55% 0 49 No No
9
Cornell College
94.25
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$41,900
11:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
99%
71% 74% 0 48 No No
10
Buena Vista University
93.54
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$38,100
9:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
100%
51% 68% 16 74 Yes Yes
11
Mount Mercy University
93.42
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$43,200
14:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
100%
54% 57% 2 59 Yes Yes
12
Loras College
93.14
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$41,200
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
100%
66% 95% 0 46 Yes No
13
Luther College
93.11
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$42,500
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
100%
77% 71% 0 40 No No
14
University of Northern Iowa
93.07
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$41,700
16:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
59%
66% 78% 10 172 Yes No
15
Clarke University
91.76
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$40,900
8:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
99%
63% 70% 0 34 No Yes
16
Wartburg College
91.28
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$43,200
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
97%
65% 79% 0 38 No Yes
17
Central College
91.01
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$41,200
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
100%
69% 69% 0 38 Yes No
18
Briar Cliff University
90.80
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$38,600
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
100%
43% 62% 11 45 Yes Yes
19
Grand View University
90.70
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$39,200
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
100%
49% 99% 0 43 Yes Yes
20
Dordt College
90.63
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$38,400
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
100%
65% 73% 2 99 Yes No
21
Graceland University-Lamoni
90.50
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$36,600
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
100%
50% 50% 11 48 Yes Yes
22
Morningside College
89.14
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$35,600
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
99%
59% 57% 5 54 Yes No
23
Upper Iowa University
89.08
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$40,300
18:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
90%
41% 70% 7 71 Yes Yes
24
Iowa Wesleyan University
89.00
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$34,100
10:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
99%
30% 41% 5 30 No Yes
25
Maharishi University of Management
88.53
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
N/A
11:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
94%
58% 38% 2 19 Yes No
26
Northwestern College
87.86
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$36,200
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
100%
63% 78% 1 43 Yes No
27
William Penn University
87.67
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$41,200
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
96%
31% 60% 3 29 Yes No
28
University of Dubuque
86.42
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$36,900
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
93%
36% 78% 2 43 Yes Yes
29
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
86.00
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
$$$$$
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
$28,100
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
97%
58% 67% 0 14 Yes No

Iowa College Search Tool: Research & Compare

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College Access Initiatives in Iowa

Getting a college education and starting a career may seem unattainable to students facing obstacles such as learning, social, financial or family issues. Many aren’t aware of the support and assistance available. Several federal and state programs exist to provide help, support and encouragement to those wanting a college education. Below are examples of programs in Iowa designed to make postsecondary education more accessible to all Iowa residents.

All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant

This educational grant is available qualifying students who have aged out of Iowa’s foster care system, or have been adopted from the system after the age of 16. There are other specific requirements regarding students’ foster care status. They must also be between the ages of 17 and 23, and have filled out FAFSA® and Iowa Financial Aid applications. Grant funds – up to $9,010 per year – can be used for tuition and all college related expenses, including supplies, personal living expenses, transportation, housing and meals.

PROMISE JOBS

The PROMISE JOBS program is available through the Department of Human Services and Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) and funded by the Federal TANF program. It offers family development, work training and other education services to families participating in the Family Investment Program (FIP). Participants will enter into an agreement with the state to complete specific steps towards becoming self-supported, based on the family’s needs. Some components of the agreement are education-based; participants may be eligible to receive help with education courses leading to high school diplomas, GEDs and post-secondary education programs.

Iowa Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

PLTW is a nonprofit organization that works with state leaders across the country to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills among public K-12 students. PLTW programs help prepare students for postsecondary education and careers in STEM through courses in computer science, biomedical science and engineering. Eligible students apply those credits to a STEM degree at Iowa State University or the University of Iowa.

Cost of College in Iowa

Tuition is an important consideration when deciding on colleges. The amount students pay for tuition depends on several factors, including type of school, whether a student pays in-state or out-of-state tuition, and financial aid availability. The following charts break down costs using Iowa colleges’ average tuition and fees, percentage of students receiving financial aid, and the nature and amount of that aid. One can also compare Iowa college costs to the national average.

Average Iowa Tuition & Fees at 4-Year Public Colleges

Source: CollegeBoard

% of Iowa Students Receiving Financial Aid

Source: IPEDS

Average Financial Aid Award for Iowa Students

Source: IPEDS

* Institutional aid represents grant and scholarship funds directly awarded by a postsecondary institution.

* Financial aid data represents 4-year public and private nonprofit schools only.

Most Affordable Colleges in Iowa

While tuition cost is often the standard by which colleges are rated on affordability, it isn’t the only or best metric one should consider. The following section ranks the top six most affordable colleges in Iowa using net price (cost of attendance minus financial aid received) to give a more accurate look at out-of-pocket costs and also provides a comparison to the national average.

Average
Annual Net
Price

Cost for students awarded federal financial aid, after school and government aid is deducted. At public colleges, only applies to in-state students.

Iowa College Net Price vs. National Average
IOWA $18,726 Average
Annual Net Price
$18,073

Source: College Scorecard
Note: Rankings/data represent 4-year public and private nonprofit schools only.

Top Iowa Colleges to Maximize Earnings Potential

One thing that many aspiring college students might not think about when researching colleges is alumni salaries. This is definitely something to consider, as it can give students a possible glimpse into their financial futures. The following section shows the top-six Iowa colleges with the highest paid alumni 10 years after college and compares them to national averages.

Annual
Median Earnings
10 Years
After Entering
College

Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.

Iowa Alumni Salaries vs. National Average
IOWA $41,057 Annual Median Earnings
10 Years After Entering College
$42,759

Source: College Scorecard
Note: Rankings/data represent 4-year public and private nonprofit schools only.

Which Iowa College Alums Have the Least Student Debt?

Another thing to consider when looking at the college finances is what student debt looks like for Iowa college grads. The following section ranks the six Iowa colleges producing graduates with the least amount of student debt and reveals how Iowa colleges compare to the national average.

Median
Federal Student
Loan Debt After
Graduation

Only for undergraduates who completed college; does not include Parent-PLUS loans.

Iowa College Grad Debt Vs. National Average
IOWA $23,648 Median Federal Student
Loan Debt After Graduation
$23,145

Source: College Scorecard
Note: Rankings/data represent 4-year public and private nonprofit schools only.

Iowa Living Expenses

A key piece to the college-financing puzzle is students’ cost-of-living. Students must look closely at what living expenses are like in various college towns as they can definitely impact overall college affordability. Take a look at the following table get a sense of cost-of-living in Iowa and its five largest metropolitan areas.

area composite index housing groceries utilities transportation health care misc.
Statewide Average 93% 87% 93% 96% 100% 97% 95%
Ames 93% 98% 92% 85% 101% 96% 89%
Burlington 88% 74% 92% 102% 93% 95% 90%
Cedar Rapids 95% 85% 95% 107% 97% 102% 98%
Des Moines 89% 83% 92% 91% 95% 97% 91%
Dubuque 91% 68% 97% 105% 97% 95% 101%

Source: The Council for Community and Economic Research

Why it Pays to Attend Accredited Iowa Colleges

Choosing an accredited college ensures that institution meets or exceeds specific quality standards in areas such as operations, curriculum, faculty, accountability, self-regulation and improvements. In addition to quality, accreditation comes into play when students transfer credits, or apply to graduate school, for financial aid or professional licensure. The regional accrediting body for colleges in Iowa is the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), which evaluates degree-granting colleges and universities in the North Central region of the United States. Individual programs within colleges can be accredited, as shown in the following two examples.

College City Spotlight: Des Moines & Iowa City

Des Moines
College Name School Type Annual Net Price Annual Median Earnings
10 Years After College

Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.

Des MoinesDrake University Private not-for-profit $26,045 $55,700
Drake is a private liberal arts university serving about 5,000 students near downtown Des Moines. The university has over 70 majors and a uniquely structured curriculum featuring the First-Year Seminar, Areas of Inquiry and the Senior Capstone. Students at Drake have several opportunities to work collaboratively with faculty on research and outreach projects, and can choose from over 160 student organizations. The Drake Law School and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication are popular here.
Des MoinesGrand View University Private not-for-profit $18,229 $39,200
Grand View is a private, Evangelical Lutheran Church-affiliated liberal arts university located in the heart of De Moines. The university offers about 40 majors, including an adult program with 16 evening majors. Grand View offers a flexible core curriculum focused on students' interests and specific outcomes, including career-development and community service. Popular programs at Grand View include business and accounting, nursing and education.
Des MoinesDes Moines University-College of Osteopathic Medicine Private not-for-profit N/A N/A
Des Moines University's is an osteopathic medical school and health sciences university located near downtown Des Moines. It offers several graduate programs, including Doctor of Osteopathic, Podiatric and Physical Therapy Medicine degrees, and master's degrees in physical therapy, health care administration and public health. DMU also offers research-related degrees like the Master of Science in Anatomy and Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences. Other options: online master degrees, continuing education, and professional development courses.
Iowa City

Iowa City recently ranked no. 13 on the American Institute of Economic Research's Top 75 College Cities and Towns in America list for small metro areas. Iowa City has one major public research university and a community college, but there are several other higher education options nearby. The University of Iowa has a large presence in Iowa City, contributing to the community and economy in several ways. Another fact that may be of interest to college students is that Iowa City is the only city in the United States awarded the City of Literature title by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

College Name School Type Annual Net Price Annual Median Earnings
10 Years After College

Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.

Iowa CityThe University of Iowa Public $14,379 $48,700
The University of Iowa is a large, public research university with a student population of about 32,000. There is a lot going on at UI, ranging from major research to world-class writing, visual and performing arts. Students can choose from over 200 major, minor and certificate programs, including several high-ranking graduate programs like its MD, Law, and MBA degrees. The university also offers its ever-popular Iowa Writer's Workshop, a two-year residency program in creative writing. The University of Iowa has graduate assistantships and more the 500 student organizations.

Source: College Scorecard

Other Helpful Iowa College Resources

Below are some helpful resources for potential and current students researching colleges in Iowa.

Iowa College Access Network (ICAN)

The ICAN works with Iowa public school to increase access to post-secondary education for low-income and first-generation students. The program provides advisement, planning tools, support and other resources starting in middle school, and continuing through high school and college.

Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG)

The IJAG program works with students to remove barriers that may prevent high school graduation and college access.

Iowa College Student Aid Commission

This is Iowa State’s student financial agency, with financial aid resources for students and schools. Students can learn about adult continuing education, state scholarships and grants, loan repayment programs and other college resources.

Transfer in Iowa

This website is a guide to transferring credits between Iowa’s three Regent universities and 15 community colleges, and provides resources and information on topics such as advisement, reverse-transfer credits and distance education.