Iowa Colleges Summary
Iowa has more than 90 colleges and adult education institutions. More than 7.8% of Iowa's population attends one of these schools -- only 4 states score higher on this metric. Residing in dorm rooms is relatively popular in Iowa, as it is one of onle 14 states with more than 28% of its students in dorms.
For-profit schools are popular in Iowa -- it is one of only 5 states with more than 11% of its student population in such schools. Correspondingly, Iowa is only one of 13 states with less than 70% of its students in public schools.
Grinell College is a highly selective school with 25% of its students scoring 1490 or higher on their SATs. Seven Iowa colleges have more than 10,000 students. Particularly notable is Des Moines Area Community College which has about 16,000 students, though about 7,000 of these are part-timers.
Two colleges have more than 20,000 students, University of Iowa, and Iowa State University. There are a number of smaller adult education schools, including 12 with fewer than 100 students.
The Iowa Department of Education contact information is:
Iowa Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
400 East 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146