College Education In Iowa: With more than 60 public and private colleges and universities, in addition to many different technical and vocational schools, Iowa is a wonderful place to seek higher education. Major colleges and universities in Iowa are concentrated in and around the large cities of Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Sioux City, while small towns including Fort Dodge and Waterloo are home to some smaller, independent colleges.
Iowa Colleges In the Rankings: U.S. News and World Report rankings: National Rankings – University of Iowa (#66), Iowa State University (#89); Liberal Arts Rankings – Grinnell College (#14), Cornell College (#88), Luther College (#88).
A Closer Look at Iowa Education: Iowa is considered one of the safest states in which to live and its population is among the most literate and best educated. As is typical of the Midwest, Iowa is home to many colleges and universities that were founded by various churches.
Did You Know? Both the University of Iowa and Iowa State University are major research institutions and members of the prestigious Association of American Universities.