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 2020-2021 tuition, fees, and room and board costs for Iowa's colleges and universities:

EICC Colleges

College Tuition & Fees Room & Board Total
Clinton Community College $5,600* N/A $5,376
Muscatine Community College $5,600* $5,400 $11,000
Scott Community College $5,600* N/A $5,376

Private Colleges

Private Colleges Tuition & Fees Room & Board Total
Briar Cliff $31,988 $9,390 $41,378
Buena Vista $36,426 $10,218 $46,644
Central College $18,600 $10,280 $28,880
Clarke University $34,650 $10,200‬ $44, 850
Coe College $46,870 $10,174 $57,044
Cornell College $45,288 $10,150‬ $55,438
Dordt University $32,240 $9,335‬ $41,575
Drake $44,188 $11,152 $55,340‬
Graceland University $30,650 $9,440 $40,090
Grand View University $29,076 $9,704 $38,780
Grinnell University $56,188 $13,864 $70,052
Loras College $33,500 $8,600 $42,100‬
Luther College $45,000 $10,110‬ $55,110
Morningside College $32,460 $10,110‬ $42,570
Mt. Mercy $34,506 $10,112 $44,618
St. Ambrose University $32,478 $11,860‬ $44,338‬
Simpson College $41,466 $9,282 $50,748
University of Dubuque $34,070 $10,210 $44,280
Upper IA University $31,950 $9,426 $41,376
William Penn University $26,600 $7,176‬ $33,776‬

State Universities

State Universities Tuition & Fees Room & Board Total
Iowa State University $8,042 $9,613 $17,655
University of Iowa $8,072 $11,590 $19,662
University of Northern Iowa $7,665 $9,160 $16,825


*Annual tuition based on 32 credit hours per year for Iowa residents. Annual out-of-state tuition is $7,520 for 32 credit hours per year. Subject to change.

For more information call:

  • Clinton Community College, 563-244-7000
  • Muscatine Community College, 563-288-6000
  • Scott Community College, 563-441-4000