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# Iowa Trade Schools

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, Iowa is ranked #33 in the country with 8,708 degrees handed out in 2019. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Iowa is $18,228 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $19,787 a year.

An estimated 67% of college students in Iowa take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,146 per year.

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## Most Popular Trade Schools in Iowa

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There are 5,360 students at Western Iowa Tech Community College in total, 1,707 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,972 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Western Iowa Tech Community College is $26,900.

The total student population at Des Moines Area Community College is 23,051, which includes 5,703 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 35% of students at DMACC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,627 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from DMACC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 12,277 students at Kirkwood Community College in total, 4,304 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 46% of students at Kirkwood Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,686 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Kirkwood Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 7,081 students at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges in total, 2,423 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

29% of Eastern Iowa Community Colleges students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,683 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Eastern Iowa Community Colleges with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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 18 to 1.

62% of Iowa Western Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,769 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Iowa Western Community College is $27,900.

There are 4,704 students at Iowa Central Community College in total, 2,341 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 54% of students at Iowa Central Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,372 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Iowa Central Community College is $29,600.

The total student population at Indian Hills Community College is 3,279, which includes 1,734 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,824 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from IHCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,681 students at North Iowa Area Community College in total, 1,285 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 39% of students at North Iowa Area Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,294 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from North Iowa Area Community College is $28,500.

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.

Approximately 38% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,733 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NICC is $28,900.

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 17 to 1.

48% of Hawkeye Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,002 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,200 during the early-career years.

There are 1,099 full-time undergraduates at Southeastern Community College, and 2,260 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 33% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,253 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,700 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Northwest Iowa Community College is 1,666, which includes 604 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 39% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,013 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,000 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Waldorf University is 3,025, of which 2,523 students 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 61%. Around 63% of accepted students are men, and 37% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,969 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Waldorf is $32,200.

The total student population at Marshalltown Community College is 1,836, which includes 678 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

29% of Marshalltown Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,579 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Marshalltown Community College is $25,700.

There are 1,503 students at SWCC in total, 621 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

57% of SWCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,265 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SWCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at University of Northern Iowa is 9,507, of which 8,289 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,632 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at UNI is 86%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,948 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,100 during the early-career years.

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 89%.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Around 53% of accepted students are men, and 47% are women.

51% of Iowa State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,003 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,200 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Aveda Institute - Des Moines is 173, which includes 173 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,869 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

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 15 to 1.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,751 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Iowa Lakes Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 137 full-time undergraduates at Capri College, Dubuque, and 137 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

95% of Capri College, Dubuque students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,012 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Capri College, Dubuque with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Capri College, Cedar Rapids is 133, which includes 133 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

84% of Capri College, Cedar Rapids students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,093 a year. Capri College, Cedar Rapids has a 6.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Capri College, Cedar Rapids with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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 13 to 1.

Approximately 82% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,639 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,500 during the early-career years.

There are 128 full-time undergraduates at Capri College, Davenport, and 128 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 78% of students at Capri College, Davenport take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,193 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,400 during the early-career years.

There are 139 students at PCI Academy-Ames in total, 18 are full-time undergraduates. PCI Academy-Ames has a freshman retention rate of 88%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Approximately 25% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,417 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from PCI Academy-Ames with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Mercy College of Health Sciences is 869, which includes 516 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 14% are men and 86% are women.

64% of Mercy College of Health Sciences students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $12,130 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Mercy College of Health Sciences with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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