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2021 Best Affordable Colleges in Iowa for Students from Kuwait

2 Colleges
$28,160 Avg Tuition & Fees*
46% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

It's not easy to decide which college to attend when there are so many options available for international students. At College Factual, we're committed to helping you make that decision by providing information such as that found in our Best Value Colleges for Kuwaiti Students in Iowa ranking.

Our analysis looked at 2 schools in Iowa to determine which ones were the best for Kuwaiti students in Iowa. Our ranking methodology focuses on a number of different objective factors - such as the overall value of the school, number of total international students at the school, and the percentage of international students on campus - to make this determination.

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Top Value Colleges in Iowa for Students from Kuwait

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa

Our analysis found Iowa State University to be the best affordable school for Kuwaiti students in Iowa in this year’s ranking. Iowa State University is a large public school located in Ames, Iowa that handed out 7,380 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 10.5% are international. Students studying at Iowa State come from such countries as China, India, and Malaysia. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Iowa State is about $24,508 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $25,952 a year in average tuition and fees.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#2

Saint Ambrose University

Davenport, Iowa

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend Saint Ambrose University. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. Located in Davenport, Iowa, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 612 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 4.4% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at St. Ambrose University come from such countries as Saudi Arabia, India, and United Kingdom. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at St. Ambrose University runs, on average, about $31,812. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $17,740 per year.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 2 schools only.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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