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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 2015-2016 tuition, fees, and room and board costs for Iowa's colleges and universities:

College Tuition & Fees Room & Board Total
Clinton Community Colleges $ 4,480* N/A $4,480
Muscatine Community College $ 4,480* $4,570** $8,954
Scott Community Colleges $ 4,480* N/A $4,480
 
Private Colleges
Ashford+ $19,200 $7,800 (2014-2015) $27,000
Briar Cliff+ $27,910 $8,304 $36,214
Buena Vista $31,318 $9,046 $40,364
Central $33,345 $9,980 $43,325
Clarke $29,000 $9,940 $38,940
Coe $38,750 $8,840 $47,590
Cornell $38,475 $9,300 (2014-2015) $47,775
Dordt+ $28,280 $8,350 $36,630
Drake $33,696 $9,596 $43,292
Graceland $25,420 NA in Iowa $25,420
Grand View $23,864 $8,366 $32,230
Grinnell $46,990 $11,408 $58,398
Loras $29,729 $8,353 $38,082
Luther $38,940 $7,650 $46,590
Maharishi+ $24,000 NZ $24,000
Morningside $27,365 $8,250 $35,615
Mt Mercy $28,226 $8,600 $36,826
St Ambrose $27,712 $7,130 $34,842
Simpson $34,175 $7,963 $42,138
U of Dubuque $27,896 $8,850 $36,746
Upper IA $28,073 $11,778 $39,851
Waldorf+ $20,884 $6,994 $27,878
William Penn+ $23,930 $6,544 $30,474
 
Technical Schools
American Institute of Business+ $13,740 $5,263 $19,003
Kaplan University+ $25,000 - $25,000+
 
State Universities
Iowa State University $8,000 $7,830 $15,830
University of Iowa $8,104 $9,728 $17,832
University of Northern Iowa $7,817 $8,320 $16,137


*Annual tuition and fees based on 32 credit hours per year for Iowa residents. Annual out-of-state tuition is $5,182.00 for 32 credit hours per year. Subject to change.

**Student-based housing is available at Muscatine. 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 2013-2014 academic year

For more information call:

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