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  Public 4-Year Institutions and Private Non-Profit 4-Year Institutions
  Average
Debt
**
Rank * Proportion
with Debt
**
Rank *
State Average $ 29,456 6 71% 3

List of Iowa Institutions


Public 4-Year Institutions

Iowa State University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 30,374
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 65%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 20%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 4,881
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 23,103
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 7,486
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 18,521
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 23%

 
University of Iowa
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 28,554
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 55%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 21%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 4,351
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 19,354
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 7,765
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 21,120
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 19%

 
University of Northern Iowa
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 23,575
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 77%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 10%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 2,440
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 10,209
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 7,350
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 18,876
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 26%

 

Private Non-Profit 4-Year Institutions

AIB College of Business
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 219
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 571
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 13,767
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 22,008
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 42%

 
Allen College
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 130
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 256
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 17,616
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 31,032
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 24%

 
Briar Cliff University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 29,487
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 86%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 5%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 198
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 851
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 24,694
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 36,500
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 35%

 
Buena Vista University
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 746
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 2,112
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 27,226
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 37,631
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 41%

 
Central College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 27,790
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 85%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 20%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 319
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,567
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 27,844
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 41,069
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 31%

 
Clarke University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 26,865
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 89%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 16%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 226
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 855
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 25,760
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 37,560
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 39%

 
Coe College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 29,500
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 80%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 14%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 275
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,312
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 32,380
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 43,550
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 26%

 
Cornell College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 27,227
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 81%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 11%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 260
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,185
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 32,920
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 44,035
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 33%

 
Divine Word College
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 5
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 122
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 11,700
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 17,395
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 29%

 
Dordt College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 21,859
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 81%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 30%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 284
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,363
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 24,300
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 35,500
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 32%

 
Drake University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 32,114
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 65%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 22%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 833
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 3,203
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 28,382
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 41,252
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 16%

 
Emmaus Bible College
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 42
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 222
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 13,470
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 20,820
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 50%

 
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 50
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 273
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 14,478
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 24,351

 
Graceland University-Lamoni
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 39,022
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 85%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 30%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 355
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,205
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 21,790
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 33,100
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 33%

 
Grand View University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 33,464
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 90%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 23%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 496
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,801
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 21,018
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 31,664
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 40%

 
Grinnell College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 16,226
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 55%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 23%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 438
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,646
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 39,810
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 51,844
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 22%

 
Iowa Wesleyan College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 32,666
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 92%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 19%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 180
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 576
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 23,160
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 34,971
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 46%

 
Loras College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 31,664
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 82%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 19%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 320
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,467
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 27,258
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 36,882
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 25%

 
Luther College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 35,619
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 78%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 29%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 582
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 2,434
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 34,885
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 45,010
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 20%

 
Maharishi University of Management
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 63
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 332
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 24,430
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 35,230
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 61%

 
Mercy College of Health Sciences
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 70
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 431
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 13,900
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 28%

 
Morningside College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 36,140
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 87%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 25%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 225
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,269
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 24,050
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 35,388
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 35%

 
Mount Mercy University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 28,900
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 78%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 16%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 430
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 914
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 24,360
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 36,322
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 29%

 
Northwestern College
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 222
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,163
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 24,630
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 37,227
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 34%

 
Palmer College of Chiropractic-Davenport
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 65
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 51
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 7,845
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 29,871
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 59%

 
Saint Ambrose University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 37,236
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 80%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 32%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 620
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 2,373
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 24,920
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 37,255
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 26%

 
Simpson College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 35,228
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 89%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 24%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 434
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,395
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 28,123
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 38,986
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 28%

 
University of Dubuque
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 347
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,524
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 22,620
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 32,050
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 45%

 
Upper Iowa University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 27,361
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 91%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 11%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 1,388
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 2,921
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 23,356
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 34,226
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 33%

 
Wartburg College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 36,567
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 76%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 31%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 383
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,735
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 30,960
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 41,510
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 25%

 
William Penn University
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 353
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,638
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 21,720
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 32,102
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 51%

 

Notes:
* State rankings are from 1 (highest) to 49 (lowest). We did not calculate state averages when the usable cases with student debt data cover less than 30 percent of bachelorís degree recipients in the Class of 2012 or when the underlying data for that state showed a change of 30 percent or more in average debt from the previous year. Such large year-to-year swings likely reflect different institutions reporting each year, reporting errors, or changes in methodology by institutions reporting the data, rather than actual changes in debt levels.
** Debt data as reported by campuses to Petersonís Undergraduate Financial Aid and Undergraduate Databases. © 2013 Petersonís, a Nelnet company. All rights reserved.
 
All data are from public and private nonprofit four-year institutions only. Some colleges did not report student debt data. Only colleges that granted bachelor's degrees and reported the percentage of graduates with debt and average debt are included in the state figures. Enrollment and tuition data are from the National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Pell Data are from the U.S. Department of Education. Student debt, Pell Grant, and other data can be compiled into sortable tables or downloaded into a spreadsheet on our College InSight web site, college-insight.org.

Calculations by the Project on Student Debt. See "Student Debt and the Class of 2012" report for details.

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