Iowa Post-Secondary Institutions

 Regent Universities

--Offer several levels of degrees
(bachelor's, master's and doctorate).
--Include a liberal arts college as well
as professional colleges and graduate
--Divided into several colleges such
 as the College of Business or the
College of Education.
--Wide variety of academic programs.
--In general, universities are larger
than liberal arts colleges
(although there are smaller universities)
with larger classes.
--Classes are often taught
in a lecture format.
--Iowa State University
--University of Iowa
--University of Northern Iowa

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Private Colleges/Universities

--Offer undergraduate students
a bachelor's (four-year) or associate's
(two-year) degree. 
--Broad base of courses are available
(such as social sciences, humanities,
sciences and business).
--Courses of study begin with general
education requirements; students choose
at least one are of in-depth study as their major.
--Total enrollment is lower than at Iowa Regent Universities.
--AIB College of Business      --Iowa Wesleyan College
--Ashford University               --Kaplan University
--Briar Cliff University             --Loras College
--Buena Vista University         --Luther College
--Central College                    --Maharishi Univeristy
--Clarke College                     --Morningside College
--Coe College                         --Mount Mercy College
--Cornell College                    --Northwestern College
--Divine World College           --Simpson College
--Dordt College                       --St. Ambrose University
--Drake University                   --University of Dubuque
--Emmaus Bible College         --Upper Iowa University
--Faith Baptist Bible College   --Vennard College
--Graceland University            --Waldorf College
--Grand View College              --Wartburg College
--Grinnell College                    --William Penn University

Community Colleges

 --May offer an associate's (two-year)
degree, certificate or diploma program.
--Specialized occupational preparation.
--Many students attend before
transferring to a four-year
college or university.
--Class size is generally small
and students are able to
receive individual attention.
--An affordable option.
--Clinton C.C.                          --Marshalltown C.C.
--Des Moines Area C.C.          --Muscatine C.C.
--Ellsworth C.C.                       --North Iowa Area C.C.
--Hawkeye C.C.                       --Northeast Iowa C.C.
--Indian Hills C.C.                    --Northwest Iowa C.C.
--Iowa Central C.C.                 --Scott C.C.
--Iowa Lakes C.C.                   --Southeastern C.C.
--Iowa Western C.C.               --Southwestern C.C.
--Kirkwood C.C.                      --Western Iowa Tech C.C.

Health Profession Institutions
-- May offer several levels of degrees
(certificate, associate's, bachelor's,
master's, and doctorate).
--Programs offered may include heath care administration and management;
nursing, chiropractic and
osteopathic medicine.
--Class size varies by institution.
--Length of program varies by major.
--Allen College
--Des Moines University
--Mercy College of Health Sciences
--Palmer College of Chiropractic
--St. Luke's College
 Beauty, Barber & Massage Therapy Colleges  --American Hair Academy
--Bio-Chi Institute of Massage Therapy
--Capri College
--College of Hair Design
--Carlson College of Massage Therapy
--Dayton's School of Hair Design
--E Q School of Hair Design
--Faust Institute of Cosmetology
--Iowa School of Beauty
--Le Mars Beauty College
--LaJames International College
--LaJames College of Mason City
--The Salon Professional Academy
--Total Look School of Cosmetology