Iowa Public Colleges

List of Public Colleges and Universities in Iowa

There are 19 public colleges and universities in Iowa enrolling 155,359 students. Explore the list below to find the public college match for you. Public college tend to be larger in size and more affordable than private schools when attended by students with Iowa state residency.  Iowa is home to popular public schools like Iowa State University, University of Iowa and University of Northern Iowa.


19 results

Iowa State University
I
Ames, IA
Iowa State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 31,822enrollment
  • $16,105net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1310SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

University of Iowa
I
Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 30,318enrollment
  • $17,452net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.78Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

University of Northern Iowa
N
Cedar Falls, IA
University of Northern Iowa

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 9,507enrollment
  • $16,166net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA

Kirkwood Community College
K
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Kirkwood Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 12,277enrollment
  • $8,727net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Iowa Western Community College
I
Council Bluffs, IA
 
Iowa Western Community College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 5,791enrollment
  • $10,995net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Iowa Central Community College
I
Fort Dodge, IA
 
Iowa Central Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4,704enrollment
  • $9,931net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Des Moines Area Community College
D
Ankeny, IA
 
Des Moines Area Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 23,051enrollment
  • $9,296net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jun 8

Hawkeye Community College
H
Waterloo, IA
 
Hawkeye Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 5,042enrollment
  • $10,581net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Ellsworth Community College
E
Iowa Falls, IA
 
Ellsworth Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 731enrollment
  • $10,983net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 30

Indian Hills Community College
I
Ottumwa, IA
 
Indian Hills Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 3,279enrollment
  • $8,048net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Iowa Lakes Community College
I
Estherville, IA
 
Iowa Lakes Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,288enrollment
  • $9,804net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 12

Southeastern Community College
S
West Burlington, IA
 
Southeastern Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,260enrollment
  • $6,719net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Eastern Iowa Community College District
E
Davenport, IA
 
Eastern Iowa Community College District

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 7,081enrollment
  • $9,278net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Marshalltown Community College
M
Marshalltown, IA
 
Marshalltown Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,836enrollment
  • $7,199net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 20

Western Iowa Tech Community College
W
Sioux City, IA
 
Western Iowa Tech Community College

Public 2 Year

2 reviews

 

  • 5,360enrollment
  • $8,784net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

North Iowa Area Community College
N
Mason City, IA
 
North Iowa Area Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,681enrollment
  • $8,456net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Southwestern Community College
S
Creston, IA
 
Southwestern Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,503enrollment
  • $9,182net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Northwest Iowa Community College
N
Sheldon, IA
 
Northwest Iowa Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,666enrollment
  • $10,395net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA