Iowa Community Colleges By Tuition Cost

  • For Iowa community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,714 per year for in-state students and $5,619 for out-of-state students (2020).
  • For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,502 per year.
  • The community college with the highest tuition in Iowa is Waldorf College, with a tuition of $20,316.
  • The community college with the lowest tuition is Northeast Iowa Community College: Calmar & Peosta, with a tuition of $3,060.

Iowa Community Colleges By Tuition Cost (2020)

  • College Tuition Location
  • Rank: #11.$3,060
    1625 Hwy 150
    Calmar IA  52132
    (833)642-2338
  • Rank: #22.
    Marshalltown Community College
    Public
    $4,416
    3700 S Center St
    Marshalltown IA  50158
    (641)752-7106
  • Rank: #33.
    Kirkwood Community College
    Public
    $4,480
    6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
    Cedar Rapids IA  52406
    (319)398-5411
  • Rank: #44.
    Iowa Western Community College
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    Public
    $4,635
    2700 College Rd
    Council Bluffs IA  51503
    (712)325-3200
  • Rank: #55.
    Indian Hills Community College
    Public
    $4,650
    525 Grandview Ave
    Ottumwa IA  52501
    (641)683-5111
  • Rank: #66.
    Southeastern Community College
    Public
    $4,665
    1500 West Agency Road
    West Burlington IA  52655
    (319)752-2731
  • Rank: #77.
    Ellsworth Community College
    Public
    $4,680
    1100 College Ave
    Iowa Falls IA  50126
    (800)322-9235
  • Rank: #88.$4,905
    1501 W. Townline Street
    Creston IA  50801
    (641)782-7081
  • Rank: #99.$5,655
    603 W Park St
    Sheldon IA  51201
    (712)324-5061
  • Rank: #1010.$5,684
    500 College Dr
    Mason City IA  50401
    (641)423-1264
  • Rank: #1111.
    Iowa Lakes Community College
    Public
    $5,692
    19 S 7th St
    Estherville IA  51334
    (712)362-2601
  • Rank: #1212.
    Iowa Central Community College
    Public
    $5,783
    One Triton Circle
    Fort Dodge IA  50501
    (515)576-7201
  • Rank: #1313.$5,865
    101 W. Third St.
    Davenport IA  52801
    (563)336-3300
  • Rank: #1414.
    Brown Mackie College-Quad Cities
    Private, for profit
    $12,123
    2119 Kimberly Rd.
    Bettendorf IA  52722
    (563)344-1500
  • Rank: #1515.
    Kaplan University-Davenport Campus
    Private, for profit
    $13,956
    1801 East Kimberly Road
    Davenport IA  52807
    (866)527-5268
  • Rank: #16-1916.-19.
    Kaplan University-Cedar Falls Campus
    Private, for profit
    $15,352
    7009 Nordic Drive
    Cedar Falls IA  50613
    (319)277-0220
  • Rank: #16-1916.-19.
    Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus
    Private, for profit
    $15,352
    4655 121st Street
    Urbandale IA  50323
    (515)727-2100
  • Rank: #16-1916.-19.$15,352
    Plaza West 2570 4th Street SW
    Mason City IA  50401
    (641)423-2530
  • Rank: #16-1916.-19.
    Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus
    Private, for profit
    $15,352
    3165 Edgewood Parkway SW
    Cedar Rapids IA  52404
    (319)363-0481
  • Rank: #2020.
    St Luke's College
    Private, non-profit
    $18,820
    2720 Stone Park Blvd
    Sioux City IA  51104
    (712)279-3149
  • Rank: #2121.
    Waldorf College
    Private, for profit
    $20,316
    106 S Sixth St
    Forest City IA  50436
    (641)585-2450
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