Iowa Colleges Tuition Trends Over The Current Decade(The 2010s)

There are 93 colleges in Iowa State - 19 public and 74 private schools. The average tuition & fees of public schools are $5,493 for Iowa residents and $8,702 for others in 2017. It increase 6.50% from last year and 22.19% from 2010 cumulatively. For private schools, the average tuition & fees are $23,764 which are increased 6.41% from last year and 22.00% from 2010 cumulatively.


Tuition & Fees Trends of Iowa Colleges from 2010 to 2017

Next table and charts illustrates the tuition changes from 2010 to 2017 for Iowa colleges and universities. The costs officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education and due to the data availability, the avarage amount mainly based on 2-4 years and 4 years colleges and universities.
Undergraduate (Public) Undergraduate (Private) Graduate (Public) Graduate (Private)
For Iowa public schools, the 2017 undergraduate in-state tuition & fees are $5,493 which has increased by 24.38% over the current decade and the out-of-state cost is $8,702 which has risen by 22.19%. In average, the rate of increase in tuition is 3.17% while last year increase rate was 6.50%.
Table. Undergraduate Tuition Trends (Public Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Iowa Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
In-State Costs$4,417$4,673$4,835$4,954$5,047$5,052$5,493
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%5.81%3.46%2.45%1.88%0.10%8.74%
Cumulative Rates0.00%5.81%9.47%12.15%14.26%14.38%24.38%
Out-of-State Costs$7,122$7,478$7,708$7,952$8,114$8,171$8,702
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%5.00%3.07%3.16%2.04%0.70%6.50%
Cumulative Rates0.00%5.00%8.23%11.65%13.93%14.73%22.19%
For private schools in Iowa state, the 2017 undergraduate tuition & fees are $23,764 which has increased by 22.00% over the current decade. In average, the rate of increase in tuition is 3.14% while last year increase rate was 6.41%.
Table. Undergraduate Tuition Trends (Private Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Iowa Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Tuition & Fees$19,478$20,521$20,533$21,299$21,927$22,333$23,764
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%5.35%0.06%3.73%2.95%1.85%6.41%
Cumulative Rates0.00%5.35%5.41%9.35%12.57%14.65%22.00%
The average graduate school tuition & fees of Iowa public schools are $9,903 which has increased by 20.90% over the current decade and the out-of-state graduate cost is $23,700 which has risen by 20.65%. In average, the rate of increase in graduate tuition is 2.95% while last year increase rate was 4.01%.
Table. Graduate Tuition Trends (Public Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Iowa Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
In-State Costs$8,191$8,636$8,948$9,065$9,242$9,361$9,903
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%5.43%3.61%1.31%1.95%1.29%5.79%
Cumulative Rates0.00%5.43%9.24%10.67%12.83%14.28%20.90%
Out-of-State Costs$19,643$20,639$21,406$21,935$22,472$22,785$23,700
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%5.07%3.72%2.47%2.45%1.39%4.01%
Cumulative Rates0.00%5.07%8.97%11.66%14.40%16.00%20.65%
For private graduate schools in Iowa state, the 2017 tuition & fees are $10,118 which has increased by -17.16% over the current decade. In average, the rate of increase in graduate tuition is -2.45204% while last year increase rate was -8.42%.
Table. Graduate Tuition Trends (Private Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Iowa Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Tuition & Fees$12,215$12,069$11,477$11,518$11,234$11,049$10,118
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%-1.19%-4.90%0.36%-2.47%-1.65%-8.42%
Cumulative Rates0.00%-1.19%-6.04%-5.70%-8.03%-9.54%-17.16%
You can check the changes of other college costs including room & board costs, book & supplies, and other living expenses at Iowa college cost trends.

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