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 2016-2017 tuition, fees, and room and board costs for Iowa's colleges and universities:

College Tuition & Fees Room & Board Total
Clinton Community Colleges $ 4,768 N/A $4,768
Muscatine Community College $ 4,768* $5,000 $9,768
Scott Community Colleges $ 4,768* N/A $4,768
 
Private Colleges
Ashford+ $15,546 - Online Only NA $15,546+
Briar Cliff+ $28,890 $8,367 $37,257
Buena Vista $32,257 $9,308 $41,575
Central+ $34,612 $9,980 $44,592
Clarke $30,900 $9,200 $40,100
Coe $41,000 $8,820 $49,820
Cornell $39,900 $8,900 $48,800
Dordt+ $29,130 $8,730 $37,860
Drake $35,206 $9,850 $45,056
Graceland $33,696 $8,280 $35,290
Grand View $25,862 $8,046 $33,908
Grinnell $48,401 $11,834 $60,235
Loras $31,525 $7,700+ $39,225+
Luther $40,040 $8,500 $48,540
Maharishi+ $26,630 $7,400 $34,030
Morningside $29,165 $9,196 $38,361
Mt Mercy $29,696 $8,900 $38,596
St Ambrose $29,430 $7,790 $37,220
Simpson $35,876 $8,672 $44,548
U of Dubuque $28,873 $8,820 $37,693
Upper IA $29,369 $8,297 $37,666
William Penn+ $30,192 $6,800 $36,192
 
Technical Schools
Kaplan University+ $33,756 - $33,756
 
State Universities
Iowa State University $8,080 $8,070 $16,150
University of Iowa $8,185 $9,800 $17,986
University of Northern Iowa $8,059 $8,629 $16,688


*Annual tuition and fees based on 32 credit hours per year for Iowa residents. Annual out-of-state tuition is $6,912.00 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
 
+ Tuition figures listed are from the 2016-2017 academic year

For more information call:

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