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 2014-2015 tuition, fees, and room and board costs for Iowa's colleges and universities:

College Tuition & Fees Room & Board Total
Clinton Community Colleges $ 4,384* N/A $4,384
Muscatine Community College $ 4,384* $4,570** $8,954
Scott Community Colleges $ 4,384* $4,041** $8,425
 
Private Colleges
Ashford+ $17,080 $7,800 $24.580
Briar Cliff+ $27,212 $8,196 $35.188
Buena Vista $30,406 $8,782 $39.188
Central $32,124 $9,980 $42.104
Clarke $28,900 $8,700 $37.600
Coe $37,320 $8,230 $45.550
Cornell $37,500 $9,300 $46.800
Dordt+ $26,540 $7,620 $34.160
Drake $32,246 $9,270 $41.516
Graceland $24,290 $8,060 $32.980
Grand View $23,246 $7,800 $31.046
Grinnell $45,217 $10,997 $56.214
Loras $29,729 $8,353 $38.082
Luther $38,370 $8,090 $46.460
Maharishi+ $24,000 $9,000 $33.000
Morningside $27,365 $8,250 $35.615
Mt Mercy $27,010 $6,322 $33.332
St Ambrose $37,525 $9,000 $46.525
Simpson $31,935 $9,523 $41.458
U of Dubuque $25,520 $8410 $33.930
Upper IA $26,834 $10,658 $37.492
Waldorf+ $20,316 $6,856 $27.172
William Penn+ $23,210 $5,472 $28.682
 
Technical Schools
American Institute of Busines+s $13,740 $5,263 $19,003
Kaplan University+ $25,000 - $25,000+
 
State Universities
Iowa State University $7,900 $7,830 $15,730
University of Iowa $11,150 $9,714 $20,864
University of Northern Iowa $7,749 $8,066 $15,815


*Annual tuition and fees based on 32 credit hours per year for Iowa residents. Annual out-of-state tuition is $6,432.00 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 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