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Iowa State Tuition & Fees Report

Inexpensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Expensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does Iowa State University Cost?

Is what Iowa State University charges for in-state and out-of-state tuition and fee reasonable when compared to nation, state and regional averages? Find out here. In this Iowa State cost report, you'll find:

How Much Does Iowa State Charge for Tuition?

$9,634 In-State Tuition & Fees
$25,446 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

In 2020-2021, the average out-of-state tuition and fees at Iowa State University ran about $25,446 per year for students working on an undergraduate degree. In-state undergraduates received a discount for tuition and fees at the school and only had to pay $9,634 per year.


These tuition and fees costs include one year of academic instruction, but do not cover room and board.

Keep in mind a lot of students have financial aid and scholarships that decrease the cost of college.

How much does Iowa State University cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do Iowa State Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

Nationwide, out-of-state students pay, on average, $19,933 per year in tuition and fees to attend college. At $25,446 a year, the average out-of-state tuition at Iowa State University was high when compared to the national average.

Undergraduates who attend school in the same state they live in pay around $16,784 in yearly tuition and fees. Iowa State only charges $9,634 a year in for in-state undergraduates, making it relatively inexpensive when compared to the national average.

Take a look at the following chart to see how Iowa State University compares to other schools in terms of tuition and fees.

NationwidePlains StatesIowa
Out-of-State Tuition & FeesExpensiveExpensiveExpensive
In-State Tuition & FeesInexpensiveInexpensiveInexpensive

Note that a school may appear to be more expensive than another school when you look at tuition and fees alone, but it may actually be a better deal when you factor in financial aid packages. For more details on that, see: Iowa State University Financial Aid.

Iowa State Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

2.35% In-State Tuition Increase
2.87% Out-of-State Tuition Increase
$41,821 Est. 4-Year Cost

With an average annual growth rate of 2.35% for the past five years, Iowa residents could expect to pay $10,093 this year if the percentage growth remains the same.

If the in-state Iowa State tuition and fees growth rate stays consistent, two years of study could cost $20,424, and four years would cost $41,821.

During the same time period, tuition and fees for out-of-state students have increased by 2.87%. Out-of-state students will be charged approximately $26,926 in this academic year if the costs keep going up at the same rate.

This would result in a total cost of $54,623 for two years and $112,422 for four years.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at Iowa State.


Factor Cost Increases Into Your Budget

Take note of just how much the tuition and fees are increasing yearlyl. At a log of colleges students will end up paying more for their final year of school than they did for their first.

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