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# Iowa Trade Schools

Iowa ranked #33 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2021. Around 8,115 students received some type of diploma that year. 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.

About 66% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,908 per year.

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## Most Popular Trade Schools in Iowa

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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.

30% of DMACC students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,819 during the early-career years.

There are 1,707 full-time undergraduates at Western Iowa Tech Community College, and 5,360 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

75% of Western Iowa Tech Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

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.

Roughly 41% of students at Kirkwood Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,669 a year. Kirkwood Community College has a 2.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Kirkwood Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,078 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Iowa Western Community College is 5,791, which includes 2,331 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 72% of students at Iowa Western Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,902 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Iowa Western Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,974 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,423 full-time undergraduates at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, and 7,081 students altogether. 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%!

Students who graduate from Eastern Iowa Community Colleges with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,230 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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.

67% of Iowa Central Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,164 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,431 during the early-career years.

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.

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.

The total student population at Hawkeye Community College is 5,042, which includes 1,994 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 typical student loan amount is $4,966 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hawkeye Community College is $36,020.

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.

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,792 during the early-career years.

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.

Roughly 27% of students at Southeastern Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southeastern Community College is $30,419.

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

Roughly 26% of students at NICC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,914 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NICC is $36,188.

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.

33% of Northwest Iowa Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northwest Iowa Community College is $43,956.

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

24% of Marshalltown Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

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.

Roughly 50% of students at SWCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,636 a year. SWCC has a 3.6% 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 $32,649 during the early-career years.

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.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,178 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Aveda Institute - Des Moines is 173, which includes 173 full-time undergraduates. Aveda Institute - Des Moines has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

74% of Aveda Institute - Des Moines students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,105 a year.

Students who graduate from Aveda Institute - Des Moines with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,331 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Iowa State University is 31,822, of which 26,843 students are undergraduates and of those, 25,271 are full-time. For undergraduates at Iowa State, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

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

48% of Iowa State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,684 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

There are 120 full-time undergraduates at Hamilton Technical College, and 120 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 77% of students at Hamilton Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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.

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%.

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

Students who graduate from PCI Academy-Ames with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,422 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

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

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

Students who graduate from Mercy College of Health Sciences with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $52,289 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Capri College, Davenport is 128, which includes 128 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 average amount of student loans 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.

The total student population at Capri College, Dubuque is 137, which includes 137 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Capri College, Dubuque. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

Roughly 68% of students at Capri College, Dubuque take out loans to pay for college. 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.

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

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

Roughly 47% of students at UNI take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,417 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,621 during the early-career years.

There are 2,288 students at Iowa Lakes Community College in total, 844 are full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount is $5,282 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.0% which is much lower than the average 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.

There are 133 students at Capri College, Cedar Rapids in total, 133 are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Capri College, Cedar Rapids is 100%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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

Students who graduate from Capri College, Cedar Rapids with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,763 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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