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 2019-2020 tuition, fees, and room and board costs for Iowa's colleges and universities:

EICC Colleges

College Tuition & Fees Room & Board Total
Clinton Community Colleges $5,376* N/A $5,376
Muscatine Community College $5,376* $5,400 $10,776
Scott Community Colleges $5,376* N/A $5,376

Private Colleges

Private Colleges Tuition & Fees Room & Board Total
Briar Cliff+ $30,988 $9,254 $40,242
Buena Vista $35,194 $9,872 $45,066
Central $38,600 $10,280 $48,880
Clarke $33,600 $10,000 $43,600
Coe $45,230 $9,820 $55,050
Cornell $43,550 $9,760 $53,310
Dordt $31,210 $10,020 $41,230
Drake $42,694 $10,848 $53,542
Graceland $29,750 $9,100 $38,850
Grand View $27,972 $9,336 $38,014
Grinnell $53,872 $13,292 $67,164
Loras $33,500 $8,425 $41,925
Luther $43,500 $9,760 $53,260
Morningside $31,220 $9,840 $41,060
Mt Mercy $32,862 $9,915 $42,777
St Ambrose $31,532 $8,580 $40,112
Simpson $39,910 $8,820 $48,730
U of Dubuque $34,070 $10,210 $44,280
Upper IA $30,810 $9,171 $39,981
William Penn $26,100 $7,072 $33,172

Online Colleges

Online Colleges Tuition & Fees Room & Board Total
Purdue Global University $16,695 - $16,695

State Universities

State Universities Tuition & Fees Room & Board Total
Iowa State University $9,320++ $9,149 $18,469++
University of Iowa $9,830++ $11,400 $21,230++
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.

++ Amounts rounded up to first whole dollar amount.

For more information call:

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