Dare to Compare

With planning and some mindful decisions, college really can be affordable. At Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community colleges, an investment in a college education can positively change your life AND create more opportunities for your future career success. Our tuition is the lowest in the state of Iowa, plus we offer scholarships, grants and loans. You can also improve your 'personal economy' by living at home instead of paying expensive room and board.

Compare for yourself: Here's a list of the 2012-2013 tuition, fees, and room and board costs for Iowa's colleges and universities:

College Tuition & Fees Room & Board Total
Clinton Community Colleges $ 4,199* N/A $4,199
Muscatine Community College $ 4,199* $4,370** $8,569
Scott Community Colleges $ 4,199* $4,041** $8,240
 
Private Colleges
Ashford $16,295 $6,200 $22,295
Briar Cliff $25,642 $7,222 $32,864
Buena Vista $28,314 $8,180 $36,494
Central $28,941 $10,193 $39,134
Clarke $38,100 $7,860 $45,960
Coe $34,220 $7,700 $41,920
Cornell $35,200 $8,410 $43,610
Dordt $25,520 $7,230 $32,750
Drake $29,410 $8,826 $38,236
Graceland $22,700 $7,560 $30,260
Grand View $21,796 $7,600 $29,396
Grinnell $41,004 $9,614 $50,614
Kaplan University $23,455 ---- 23.455
Loras $28,165 $7,650 $35,815
Luther $35,950 $6,220 $42,170
Maharishi $26,000 $8,900 $34,900
Morningside $25,180 $7,620 $32,800
Mt Mercy $25,400 $6,030 $31,430
St Ambrose $26,528 $5,260 $31,788
Simpson $28,974 $9,523 $38,497
U of Dubuque $23,085 $7,580 $30,665
Upper IA $24,440 $7,360 $31,800
Waldorf $19,820 $6,688 $26,508
William Penn $21,790 $5,322 $27,112
 
Technical Schools
American Institute of Business $13,740 $5,263 $19,003
 
State Universities
Iowa State University $7,726 $7,721 $15,447
University of Iowa $8,057 $9,170 $17,227
University of Northern Iowa $7,635 $7,597 $15,232


*Annual tuition and fees based on 32 credit hours per year for Iowa residents. Annual out-of-state tuition is $6,297.60 for 32 credit hours per year. Subject to change.

**Student-based housing is available at Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges. Amount shown total room cost for fall and spring semesters; board not available. Note that cost for housing is higher with selection of certain accommodation options. Subject to change.

For more information call:

Clinton Community College (563) 244-7007
Muscatine Community College (563) 288-6012
Scott Community College (563) 441-4007