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Is Iowa State a Good School for the Money?

Top 10% National Value
Unknown In-State Value
$124,869 Avg Total Cost

Iowa State University Value Report

What is an Iowa State degree worth? College Factual's value analysis compares Iowa State with other schools of similar quality to see if it's priced fairly.

Very Good Value Nationwide

Top 10% National Value
Top 5% National Quality
Bargain Price

Iowa State University is ranked #218 out of 2,223 for value nationwide.

Based on the type of quality education Iowa State University provides, we expected it to be priced higher. We consider Iowa State to be a great value, ranked #218 out of 2223 in College Factual's Best Colleges for the Money Ranking.

National Value Ranking  218 out of 2223
Great Value
National Value Score  90.27 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

SchoolTotal PriceValue Grade

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $124,869 For That Piece of Paper

The average Iowa State student's degree will cost an estimated $124,869. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $28,315 and a typical 4.41 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost$28,315
Average Years to Graduate4.41
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree$124,869

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average Iowa State student takes 4.41 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your Iowa State degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$61,965 In-State With Aid
$150,266 Avg Cost No Aid
4.41 Years to Graduate

The net price YOU pay may be very different than the typical net price.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how Iowa State value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$150,266#0F
All Students$124,869#218A
Only Students Receiving Aid$115,476#175A
In-State Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$96,755#F
All Students$71,358#F
Only Students Receiving Aid$61,965#F

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Iowa.

About 93% of Iowa State students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Iowa State financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Finance The Gap

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average Iowa State cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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