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 2018-2019 tuition, fees, and room and board costs for Iowa's colleges and universities:

EICC Colleges

College Tuition & Fees Room & Board Total
Clinton Community Colleges $5,148* N/A $5,148
Muscatine Community College $5,148* $5,400 $10,584
Scott Community Colleges $5,148* N/A $5,148

Private Colleges

Private Colleges Tuition & Fees Room & Board Total
Briar Cliff+ $30,819 $11,752 $42,571
Buena Vista $32,270 $9,538 $46,808
Central $37,295 $10,280 $47,575
Clarke $33,036 $12,824 $45,860
Coe $44,050 $9,480 $53,530
Cornell $42,300 $9,384 $51,684
Dordt $30,896 $13,064 $43,960
Drake $41,650 $10,158 $51,808
Graceland $29,240 $8,760 $38,000
Grand View $27,518 $8,988 $36,506
Grinnell $52,392 $12,810 $65,202
Loras $34,184 $8,275 $42,459
Luther $42,290 $9,460 $51,570
Maharishi $27,530 $11,200 $38,730
Morningside $30,030 $9,610 $39,640
Mt Mercy $31,998 $9,534 $41,532
St Ambrose $30,908 $13,860 $44,768
Simpson $39,144 $8,380 $47,524
U of Dubuque $30,756 $10,755 $41,511
Upper IA $30,450 $4,560 $35,010
William Penn $25,600 $6,952 $32,552

Technical Schools

Technical Schools Tuition & Fees Room & Board Total
Kaplan University $14,201 - $14,201

State Universities

State Universities Tuition & Fees Room & Board Total
Iowa State University $9,900++ $8,720 $18,620++
University of Iowa $9,500++ $11,172 $20,672++
University of Northern Iowa $9,107++ $11,185 $20,992++


*Annual tuition and fees based on 32 credit hours per year for Iowa residents. Annual out-of-state tuition is $7,280 for 32 credit hours per year. Subject to change.

++ Amounts rounded up to first whole dollar amount.

For more information call:

  • Clinton Community College, 563-244-7007
  • Muscatine Community College, 563-288-6012
  • Scott Community College, 563-441-4007