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Colleges in Iowa

There are over four dozen colleges in Iowa. Is one of them right for you?

Iowa has 53 colleges and universities, including 18 public colleges and 39 private colleges. In 2020, 209,784 students were enrolled in colleges and universities in Iowa.

The University of Iowa is one of the best known and the oldest colleges in the state, and Grinnell is the most selective. See a full list of the top colleges in Iowa.

Considering colleges in Iowa?

Search all lost of all Iowa colleges below, or explore the Top 10 colleges in Iowa and Community Colleges in Iowa.

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