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Iowa Computer Science Colleges

41 Colleges
2,192 Yearly Graduations
$89,687 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,758 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 2,192 students received a computer science degree from a college in Iowa, making it rank #24 in terms of graduations. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $22,422 per year to get their degree at a college in Iowa, while out of state students will pay an average of $24,055 per year.

About 67% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,939 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
494 Yearly Degrees
$9,320 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Iowa State University is 33,372, of which 28,294 students are undergraduates and of those, 26,713 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Iowa State is 87%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 53% of accepted students are men, and 47% are women.

50% of Iowa State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,431 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Iowa State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
394 Yearly Degrees
$16,530 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,861 students at MIU in total, 457 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 331 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $11,315 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $17,400 during the early-career years.

#3

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
242 Yearly Degrees
$5,380 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,084 full-time undergraduates at Kirkwood Community College, and 13,788 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,684 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,500 during the early-career years.

#4

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
220 Yearly Degrees
$9,606 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 31,240 students at Iowa in total, 23,482 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 21,212 are full-time. It takes the average Iowa undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,373 a year. Iowa has a 2.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Iowa with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
154 Yearly Degrees
$4,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,146 full-time undergraduates at DMACC, and 23,258 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 44% of students at DMACC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,301 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,300 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
61 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,792 full-time undergraduates at Western Iowa Tech Community College, and 5,976 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

83% of Western Iowa Tech Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,302 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,900 during the early-career years.

#7

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
57 Yearly Degrees
$8,938 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,953 undergraduates at UNI, of which 8,228 are full-time, and there are 10,477 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNI is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,005 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UNI with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Grinnell College

Grinnell, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
56 Yearly Degrees
$54,354 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,700 full-time undergraduates at Grinnell, and 1,733 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Grinnell is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 29%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,229 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Grinnell with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Drake University

Des Moines, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
41 Yearly Degrees
$42,840 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,884 students at Drake in total, 2,954 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,830 are full-time. It takes the average Drake undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Roughly 56% of students at Drake take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,516 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Drake with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $46,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Simpson College

Indianola, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
36 Yearly Degrees
$40,666 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,307 undergraduates at Simpson College, of which 1,161 are full-time, and there are 1,355 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Simpson College is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Around 51% of accepted students are men, and 49% are women.

72% of Simpson College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,019 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,800 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
34 Yearly Degrees
$4,320 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,612 students at IHCC in total, 1,869 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

55% of IHCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,321 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,700 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
34 Yearly Degrees
$5,376 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,269 full-time undergraduates at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, and 8,002 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

31% of Eastern Iowa Community Colleges students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,689 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Eastern Iowa Community Colleges with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Saint Ambrose University

Davenport, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
32 Yearly Degrees
$31,812 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Saint Ambrose University is 2,968, of which 2,260 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,122 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,071 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,800 during the early-career years.

#14

Luther College

Decorah, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
31 Yearly Degrees
$44,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,930 full-time undergraduates at Luther, and 1,951 students altogether. For undergraduates at Luther, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 65% of students at Luther take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,788 a year. Luther has a 2.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,800 during the early-career years.

#15

Iowa Central Community College

Fort Dodge, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
29 Yearly Degrees
$5,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Iowa Central Community College is 5,237, which includes 2,544 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

59% of Iowa Central Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,153 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,600 during the early-career years.

#15

Hawkeye Community College

Waterloo, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
29 Yearly Degrees
$5,624 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,097 full-time undergraduates at Hawkeye Community College, and 5,112 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 54% of students at Hawkeye Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,283 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hawkeye Community College is $31,200.

#17

University of Dubuque

Dubuque, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
27 Yearly Degrees
$35,570 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,900 undergraduates at UD, of which 1,554 are full-time, and there are 2,302 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UD is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Of the accepted students, 61% are men and 39% are women.

Roughly 83% of students at UD take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $11,881 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UD is $34,100.

#17

Southeastern Community College

West Burlington, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
27 Yearly Degrees
$5,670 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,163 full-time undergraduates at Southeastern Community College, and 2,478 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

70% of Southeastern Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,950 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,700 during the early-career years.

#17

Iowa Western Community College

Council Bluffs, Iowa
Public Public vs. Private
27 Yearly Degrees
$6,240 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Iowa Western Community College is 5,977, which includes 2,555 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

74% of Iowa Western Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,566 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Iowa Western Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Central College

Pella, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
18 Yearly Degrees
$38,600 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Central College is 1,163, which includes 1,120 full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Central, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 70% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

84% of Central students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,564 a year. Central has a 2.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,600 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
18 Yearly Degrees
$5,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,581 students at SWCC in total, 677 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,046 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,500 during the early-career years.

#22

Grand View University

Des Moines, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
17 Yearly Degrees
$28,678 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Grand View University is 1,889, of which 1,800 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,591 are full-time. It takes the average Grand View University undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Roughly 73% of students at Grand View University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,341 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Grand View University is $37,600.

#23

Cornell College

Mount Vernon, Iowa
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
15 Yearly Degrees
$43,976 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,020 students at Cornell College in total, 1,017 are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Cornell College is 4.0 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Roughly 61% of students at Cornell College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,471 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,600 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
11 Yearly Degrees
$5,940 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,408 students at NICC in total, 1,128 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,776 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NICC is $28,900.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
10 Yearly Degrees
$30,420 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,032 undergraduates at Graceland Lamoni, of which 898 are full-time, and there are 1,733 students altogether. It takes the average Graceland Lamoni undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Approximately 87% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,277 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Graceland Lamoni is $33,400.

Other Iowa Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
27 Mount Mercy University 8
28 Buena Vista University 7
28 Clarke University 7
30 Coe College 6
30 Wartburg College 6
30 Marshalltown Community College 6
33 Upper Iowa University 5
33 William Penn University 5
33 Northwestern College 5
36 Dordt College 4
37 Loras College 3
37 Morningside College 3
37 Emmaus Bible College 3
40 Iowa Lakes Community College 0
40 Briar Cliff University 0

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