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#31 Most Popular State/Terr. for Grad Students
29 Colleges
10,332 Yearly Graduations
$45,899 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)

Iowa ranked #31 in the nation for graduate degrees with 10,332 students receiving a diploma in 2019. Graduate students from Iowa can take advantage of in-state tuition, which averages about $11,475 per year. Out-of-state graduate tuition averages $13,122. Depending on the school you go to, you may have to pay quite a bit more - or quite a bit less.

Learn more about the most popular graduate schools in the state below:

#1

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
3,367 Yearly Degrees
$11,666 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

University of Iowa was ranked the #1 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 3,367 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Iowa

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,079 $29,026
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,587 $1,587
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $648 $1,700

#2

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
1,931 Yearly Degrees
$10,990 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Iowa State University was ranked the #2 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 1,931 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Iowa State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,758 $24,720
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,232 $1,232
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $543 $1,374

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

Palmer College of Chiropractic - Davenport was ranked the #3 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 678 graduate degrees were handed out that year.

#4

Drake University

Des Moines, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
632 Yearly Degrees
$11,818 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Drake handed out 632 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #4 most popular graduate school in the state. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Drake University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,568 $11,568
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $250 $250
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $640 $640

#5

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
568 Yearly Degrees
$10,432 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

University of Northern Iowa was ranked the #5 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 568 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Northern Iowa

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,159 $21,375
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,273 $1,273
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $509 $1,091

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
477 Yearly Degrees
$28,530 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Maharishi International University was ranked the #6 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 477 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Maharishi International University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $28,000 $28,000
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $530 $530
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $500 $500

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
464 Yearly Degrees
$16,718 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 29 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine ranked #7 in terms of popularity with 464 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $16,678 $16,678
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $40 $40
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $662 $662

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
314 Yearly Degrees
$17,580 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Graceland Lamoni handed out 314 graduate degrees. This makes it the #8 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Graceland University - Lamoni

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $17,430 $17,430
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $150 $150
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $830 $830

#9

Saint Ambrose University

Davenport, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
312 Yearly Degrees
$17,740 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, St. Ambrose University handed out 312 graduate degrees. This makes it the #9 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Saint Ambrose University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $17,460 $17,460
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $280 $280
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $970 $970

#10

Morningside College

Sioux City, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
296 Yearly Degrees
$5,040 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Morningside handed out 296 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #10 most popular graduate school in the state. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Morningside College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $5,040 $5,040
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $280 $280

#11

Upper Iowa University

Fayette, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
287 Yearly Degrees
$21,060 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

UIU handed out 287 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #11 most popular graduate school in the state. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Upper Iowa University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $21,060 $21,060
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $585 $585

#12

Waldorf University

Forest City, Iowa
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
158 Yearly Degrees
$4,715 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Waldorf handed out 158 graduate degrees. This makes it the #12 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Waldorf University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $4,680 $4,680
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $35 $35

#13

University of Dubuque

Dubuque, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
143 Yearly Degrees
$13,140 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

UD handed out 143 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #13 most popular graduate school in the state. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Dubuque

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $13,140 $13,140
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $730 $730

#14

Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
137 Yearly Degrees
$10,366 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Mount Mercy handed out 137 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #14 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Mount Mercy University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,296 $10,296
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $70 $70
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $572 $572

#15

Allen College

Waterloo, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
107 Yearly Degrees
$18,382 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Allen College was ranked the #15 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 107 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Allen College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $17,040 $17,040
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,342 $1,342
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $852 $852

#16

Clarke University

Dubuque, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
89 Yearly Degrees
$10,564 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Clarke handed out 89 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #16 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Clarke University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,400 $10,400
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $164 $164
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $550 $550

#17

Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
74 Yearly Degrees
$9,594 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, BVU handed out 74 graduate degrees. This makes it the #17 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Buena Vista University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,594 $9,594
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $533 $533

#17

Briar Cliff University

Sioux City, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
74 Yearly Degrees
$10,530 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Briar Cliff handed out 74 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #17 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Briar Cliff University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,450 $9,450
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,080 $1,080
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $525 $525

#19

Northwestern College

Orange City, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
54 Yearly Degrees
$6,230 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

NWC handed out 54 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #19 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Northwestern College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $6,030 $6,030
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $200 $200
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $335 $335

#20

Grand View University

Des Moines, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
33 Yearly Degrees
$6,631 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 29 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Grand View University ranked #20 in terms of popularity with 33 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Grand View University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $6,481 $6,481
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $150 $150
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $468 $468

#21

Dordt College

Sioux Center, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
32 Yearly Degrees
$6,040 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Dordt College was ranked the #21 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 32 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Dordt College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $5,940 $5,940
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $100 $100
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $330 $330

#22

William Penn University

Oskaloosa, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
30 Yearly Degrees
$9,398 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

William Penn University handed out 30 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #22 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for William Penn University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,398 $9,398
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $480 $480

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
23 Yearly Degrees
$18,679 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Wartburg Seminary handed out 23 graduate degrees. This makes it the #23 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Wartburg Theological Seminary

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $17,900 $17,900
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $779 $779
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $895 $895

#24

Loras College

Dubuque, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
19 Yearly Degrees
$10,800 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Loras handed out 19 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #24 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Loras College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,125 $10,125
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $675 $675
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $675 $675

#25

Simpson College

Indianola, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
18 Yearly Degrees
$8,633 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 29 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Simpson College ranked #25 in terms of popularity with 18 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Simpson College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,525 $8,525
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $108 $108
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $550 $550

Other Iowa Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary 14
27 Shiloh University 1
28 Iowa Wesleyan University 0
28 Wartburg College 0

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