Nursing Schools in Iowa

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Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, BS to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN, Nurse Practitioner, and DNP degree programs provided by accredited Iowa nursing schools and colleges.

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There are 35 colleges and universities in Iowa that offer nursing degree programs of varying degree levels. Explore nursing schools below.


Allen College

Allen College logo
Location: Waterloo, IA
Student Enrollment: 620
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

Briar Cliff University

Briar Cliff University logo
Location: Sioux City, IA
Student Enrollment: 1,316
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

Clarke University

Clarke University logo
Location: Dubuque, IA
Student Enrollment: 1,043
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Doctorate

Coe College

Coe College logo
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Student Enrollment: 1,406
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's

Des Moines Area Community College

Des Moines Area Community College logo
Location: Ankeny, IA
Student Enrollment: 22,446
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Dordt College

Dordt College logo
Location: Sioux Center, IA
Student Enrollment: 1,522
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's

Eastern Iowa Community College District

Eastern Iowa Community College District logo
Location: Davenport, IA
Student Enrollment: 7,872
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Graceland University-Lamoni

Graceland University-Lamoni logo
Location: Lamoni, IA
Student Enrollment: 2,233
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

Grand View University

Grand View University logo
Location: Des Moines, IA
Student Enrollment: 1,971
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's

Hawkeye Community College

Hawkeye Community College logo
Location: Waterloo, IA
Student Enrollment: 5,532
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Indian Hills Community College

Indian Hills Community College logo
Location: Ottumwa, IA
Student Enrollment: 4,366
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Iowa Central Community College

Iowa Central Community College logo
Location: Fort Dodge, IA
Student Enrollment: 5,712
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Iowa Lakes Community College

Iowa Lakes Community College logo
Location: Estherville, IA
Student Enrollment: 2,122
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Iowa Wesleyan University

Iowa Wesleyan University logo
Location: Mount Pleasant, IA
Student Enrollment: 521
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's

Iowa Western Community College

Iowa Western Community College logo
Location: Council Bluffs, IA
Student Enrollment: 6,081
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Kaplan University-Davenport Campus

Kaplan University-Davenport Campus logo
Location: Davenport, IA
Student Enrollment: 37,494
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College logo
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Student Enrollment: 14,233
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Luther College

Luther College logo
Location: Decorah, IA
Student Enrollment: 2,169
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's

Marshalltown Community College

Marshalltown Community College logo
Location: Marshalltown, IA
Student Enrollment: 2,006
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Mercy College of Health Sciences

Mercy College of Health Sciences logo
Location: Des Moines, IA
Student Enrollment: 771
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's

Morningside College

Morningside College logo
Location: Sioux City, IA
Student Enrollment: 2,902
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's

Mount Mercy University

Mount Mercy University logo
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Student Enrollment: 1,886
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's

North Iowa Area Community College

North Iowa Area Community College logo
Location: Mason City, IA
Student Enrollment: 3,023
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Northeast Iowa Community College

Northeast Iowa Community College logo
Location: Calmar, IA
Student Enrollment: 4,786
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Northwest Iowa Community College

Northwest Iowa Community College logo
Location: Sheldon, IA
Student Enrollment: 1,634
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Northwestern College

Northwestern College logo
Location: Orange City, IA
Student Enrollment: 1,252
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's

Saint Ambrose University

Saint Ambrose University logo
Location: Davenport, IA
Student Enrollment: 3,184
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's

Southeastern Community College

Southeastern Community College logo
Location: West Burlington, IA
Student Enrollment: 2,844
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Southwestern Community College

Southwestern Community College logo
Location: Creston, IA
Student Enrollment: 1,646
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

St Luke's College

St Luke's College logo
Location: Sioux City, IA
Student Enrollment: 260
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Associate, Bachelor's

University of Dubuque

University of Dubuque logo
Location: Dubuque, IA
Student Enrollment: 2,294
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's

University of Iowa

University of Iowa logo
Location: Iowa City, IA
Student Enrollment: 32,011
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

Upper Iowa University

Upper Iowa University logo
Location: Fayette, IA
Student Enrollment: 4,758
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's

Western Iowa Tech Community College

Western Iowa Tech Community College logo
Location: Sioux City, IA
Student Enrollment: 5,660
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

William Penn University

William Penn University logo
Location: Oskaloosa, IA
Student Enrollment: 1,487
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's

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Top Ranked Iowa Nursing Schools:


  1. University of Iowa

    Iowa City, IA
    #1


    • In-State Tuition: $8,061
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 98.00%
    • Acceptance Rate: 78%
    • Students: 30,119

  2. Mount Mercy University

    Cedar Rapids, IA
    #2


    • In-State Tuition: $26,310
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 100.00%
    • Acceptance Rate: 70%
    • Students: 1,810

  3. Coe College

    Cedar Rapids, IA
    #3


    • In-State Tuition: $35,730
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 96.00%
    • Acceptance Rate: 67%
    • Students: 1,367

  4. St. Ambrose University

    Davenport, IA
    #4


    • In-State Tuition: $26,740
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 92.00%
    • Acceptance Rate: 73%
    • Students: 3,671

  5. Luther College

    Decorah, IA
    #5


    • In-State Tuition: $37,450
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 92.00%
    • Acceptance Rate: 70%
    • Students: 2,473

  6. Grand View University

    Des Moines, IA
    #6


    • In-State Tuition: $22,708
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 92.00%
    • Acceptance Rate: 92%
    • Students: 2,232

  7. Graceland University

    Lamoni, IA
    #7


    • In-State Tuition: $23,530
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 100.00%
    • Acceptance Rate: 48%
    • Students: 2,222

  8. Northwestern College

    Orange City, IA
    #8


    • In-State Tuition: $26,764
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 82.00%
    • Acceptance Rate: 74%
    • Students: 1,241

  9. Morningside College

    Sioux City, IA
    #9


    • In-State Tuition: $25,990
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 81.00%
    • Acceptance Rate: 63%
    • Students: 2,224

  10. University of Dubuque

    Dubuque, IA
    #10


    • In-State Tuition: $24,530
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 81.00%
    • Acceptance Rate: 77%
    • Students: 2,013

  11. Clarke University

    Dubuque, IA
    #11


    • In-State Tuition: $28,000
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 70.00%
    • Acceptance Rate: 74%
    • Students: 1,191

  12. Briar Cliff University

    Sioux City, IA
    #12


    • In-State Tuition: $26,650
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 59.00%
    • Acceptance Rate: 63%
    • Students: 1,150

  13. Iowa Wesleyan College

    Mount Pleasant, IA
    #13


    • In-State Tuition: $24,300
    • Board Exam Pass Rate: 59.00%
    • Acceptance Rate: 64%
    • Students: –


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