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44 SCHOOLS in IOWA

Bought in the Louisiana Purchase, Iowa was part of the first frontier, drawing settlers from the 1830s on as the land east of the Mississippi was divided up and populated. Rolling hills covered in grassy plains, natural lakes, and rivers, made Iowa perfect for farming, and even to this day, more than half of Iowa’s land is agricultural. But Iowa is far more than corn and cows, as the popular image would have it. Granted, until the 1980s, Iowa was largely corn and cows, but the farm crisis of that era forced Iowa to take a long, hard look at its future and make a change that has elevated the state into one of the most successful examples of transition from an agricultural to a modern economy.

Iowa’s robust and diverse higher education system has had a lot to do with the turnaround. From a bottomed-out economy and chronic “brain drain” in the 1980s and 90s (when young people were abandoning the state for greener financial pastures), Iowa has become one of the nation’s most business-friendly states, reduced unemployment to one of the lowest national rates, and earned a reputation as one of the safest and healthiest states in the union.

Many of Iowa’s advancements come thanks to re-envisioning its agricultural past, with institutions like Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa turning their expertise in agriculture and mechanics into world-class biotechnology, engineering, and business programs. A host of elite, high-ranked Christian liberal arts colleges like Loras College and Luther College, turn their traditional liberal arts base into modern leadership in government, business, and education. Nearly all of Iowa’s schools draw their student bodies primarily from Iowa and their Midwestern neighbors, meeting the needs of Iowa’s people and region with confidence, affordability, and excellence.

Allen College

Waterloo, IA

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Briar Cliff University

Sioux City, IA

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
73.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Buena Vista University

Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, IA

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
72.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Central College

Central College

Pella, IA

62.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Clarke University

Clarke University

Dubuque, IA

64.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
78.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Coe College

Coe College

Cedar Rapids, IA

61.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
52.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Cornell College

Cornell College

Mount Vernon, IA

63.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
55
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center

Des Moines, IA

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
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Divine Word College

Epworth, IA

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
Dordt College

Dordt College

Sioux Center, IA

63.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
58.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
drake

Drake University

Des Moines, IA

69.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
69.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Emmaus Bible College

Dubuque, IA

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
84.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

Ankeny, IA

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
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Graceland University Lamoni

Graceland University-Lamoni

Lamoni, IA

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
75.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Grand View University

Grand View University

Des Moines, IA

57.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
grinnell

Grinnell College

Grinnell, IA

76.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
75.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Hamilton Technical College

Davenport, IA

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
ISU

Iowa State University

Ames, IA

63.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51.4
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Iowa Wesleyan University 1

Iowa Wesleyan University

Mount Pleasant, IA

56.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
68.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Kaplan University-Cedar Falls Campus

Cedar Falls, IA

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS

Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus

Cedar Rapids, IA

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
58
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Kaplan University-Davenport Campus

Davenport, IA

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
77.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus

Urbandale, IA

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS

Kaplan University-Mason City Campus

Mason City, IA

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
Loras

Loras College

Dubuque, IA

67
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
64.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Luther College

Luther College

Decorah, IA

65.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
57.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Maharishi University of Management

Fairfield, IA

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
70.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Mercy College of Health Sciences

Des Moines, IA

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
56
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Morningside College

Sioux City, IA

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
73.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
mount mercy University

Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, IA

63.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Northwestern College

Northwestern College

Orange City, IA

69.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
60.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
78.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Palmer College of Chiropractic

Davenport, IA

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
72.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Saint Ambrose University

Saint Ambrose University

Davenport, IA

66.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
58.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Simpson College

Simpson College

Indianola, IA

58.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS

St Luke's College

Sioux City, IA

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
University of Dubuque

University of Dubuque

Dubuque, IA

54.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
64.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
University Iowa

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

66.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
56.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
U Northern Iowa

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

65.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS

University of Phoenix-Iowa

Des Moines, IA

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS

Upper Iowa University

Fayette, IA

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
78
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Waldorf College

Forest City, IA

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
75
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Wartburg College

Wartburg College

Waverly, IA

65
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
52.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Wartburg Theological Seminary

Dubuque, IA

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS

William Penn University

Oskaloosa, IA

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
68
STUDENT CONSENSUS