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# Iowa Trade Schools

In 2021, 8,115 students received a trade school degree from a college in Iowa, making it rank #33 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Iowa is $20,021 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $21,585 a year.

An estimated 66% of college students in Iowa take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,908 per year.

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There are 23,051 students at DMACC in total, 5,703 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at DMACC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,717 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from DMACC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,819 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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The total student population at Western Iowa Tech Community College is 5,360, which includes 1,707 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,727 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Western Iowa Tech Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,898 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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The total student population at Kirkwood Community College is 12,277, which includes 4,304 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,669 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,078 during the early-career years.

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There are 2,331 full-time undergraduates at Iowa Western Community College, and 5,791 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

72% of Iowa Western Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,902 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,974 during the early-career years.

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The total student population at Eastern Iowa Community College District is 7,081, which includes 2,423 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 23% of students at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,344 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,230 during the early-career years.

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The total student population at Iowa Central Community College is 4,704, which includes 2,341 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

67% of Iowa Central Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,164 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Iowa Central Community College is $34,431.

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There are 3,279 students at IHCC in total, 1,734 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 50% of students at IHCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,499 a year. IHCC has a 3.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,973 during the early-career years.

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There are 5,042 students at Hawkeye Community College in total, 1,994 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

47% of Hawkeye Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,966 a year. Hawkeye Community College has a 2.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Hawkeye Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,020 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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There are 1,285 full-time undergraduates at North Iowa Area Community College, and 2,681 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 36% of students at North Iowa Area Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,931 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from North Iowa Area Community College is $34,792.

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There are 2,260 students at Southeastern Community College in total, 1,099 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

27% of Southeastern Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,637 a year. Southeastern Community College has a 3.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southeastern Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,419 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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There are 4,162 students at NICC in total, 1,036 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

26% of NICC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,914 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,188 during the early-career years.

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There are 604 full-time undergraduates at Northwest Iowa Community College, and 1,666 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 33% of students at Northwest Iowa Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,459 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Northwest Iowa Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,956 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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There are 678 full-time undergraduates at Marshalltown Community College, and 1,836 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,992 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,011 during the early-career years.

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There are 621 full-time undergraduates at SWCC, and 1,503 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

50% of SWCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,636 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SWCC is $32,649.

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There are 3,025 students at Waldorf in total, 2,523 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,578 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Waldorf is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Around 71% of accepted students are men, and 29% are women.

83% of Waldorf students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,857 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Waldorf is $43,178.

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There are 173 students at Aveda Institute - Des Moines in total, 173 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,105 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Aveda Institute - Des Moines is $33,331.

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There are 26,843 undergraduates at Iowa State, of which 25,271 are full-time, and there are 31,822 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Iowa State. The freshman retention rate is 88%.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 51% are men and 49% are women.

Roughly 48% of students at Iowa State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,684 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $51,327 during the early-career years.

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The total student population at Hamilton Technical College is 120, which includes 120 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 77% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,337 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Hamilton Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,020 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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The total student population at PCI Academy-Ames is 139, which includes 18 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at PCI Academy-Ames. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

25% of PCI Academy-Ames students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,500 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,422 during the early-career years.

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There are 869 students at Mercy College of Health Sciences in total, 516 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Around 13% of accepted students are men, and 87% are women.

Roughly 69% of students at Mercy College of Health Sciences take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,425 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $52,289 during the early-career years.

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There are 128 students at Capri College, Davenport in total, 128 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,324 a year.

Students who graduate from Capri College, Davenport with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,967 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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There are 137 students at Capri College, Dubuque in total, 137 are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Capri College, Dubuque. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,471 a year. Capri College, Dubuque has a 1.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Capri College, Dubuque is $23,942.

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There are 9,507 students at UNI in total, 8,289 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,632 are full-time. For undergraduates at UNI, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,417 a year. UNI has a 1.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UNI with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,621 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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There are 844 full-time undergraduates at Iowa Lakes Community College, and 2,288 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

40% of Iowa Lakes Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,282 a year. Iowa Lakes Community College has a 5.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Iowa Lakes Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,448 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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There are 133 full-time undergraduates at Capri College, Cedar Rapids, and 133 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Capri College, Cedar Rapids. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

Roughly 92% of students at Capri College, Cedar Rapids take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,928 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Capri College, Cedar Rapids is $25,763.

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