Iowa Liberal Arts Colleges

There are 21 liberalarts colleges located throughout Iowa (2 public colleges and 19 private colleges), serving 114,887 students.
Loras College Photo - Athletic and Wellness Ctr
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Mount Mercy University Photo - Mount Mercy welcomes students of all beliefs and strives to enhance the surrounding community through living out the call to serve wherever human neeed exists.
Northwestern College (Orange City) Photo - Northwestern College athletes have captured six national championships in the last seven years, including the NAIA title in women's basketball in 2008.
Iowa Wesleyan College Photo
Cornell College Photo - Located in the town of Mount Vernon, the entire campus of Cornell College is listed on the National Historic Registrar.
Buena Vista University Photo - If you're looking for a college where what you learn excites you, where your curiosity comes alive, and every day is filled with a new discovery about the world, about life, about yourself. Find out more about BVU!
Central College Photo - Newly renovated Vermeer Science Center is home to the natural sciences and computer sciences where students learn through hands-on research with faculty.
Graceland University-Lamoni Photo - College is about learning, growing, and working together. It's about classes, and fun. Graceland students often say "coming to Graceland was the best decision" they ever made.
Wartburg College Photo - The Wartburg Chapel is one of the signature buildings on the Wartburg campus. It is flanked by the Classroom Technology Center and Bachman Fine Arts Center. All academic buildings on the campus are connected through a skyway system.
Coe College Photo - A snapshot of Coe's Christmas Convocation with the concert chior.
Luther College Photo - True Student-Athletes While Luther has won a staggering 229 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) titles and produced 312 All-Americans, our student-athletes have also earned 38 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships, 56 CoSIDA Academic All-American awards, and 1,673 IIAC All-Academic Team honors. Athletics at Luther support and strengthen our academic program.
Simpson College Photo

Iowa Liberal Arts College by County:

# Students
  Cedar Rapids
Coe College
(Private not-for-profit)
  Cedar Rapids
Mount Mercy University
(Private not-for-profit)
Ashford University
(Private for-profit)
Luther College
(Private, non-profit)
  Des Moines
Grand View University
(Private not-for-profit)
Clarke University
(Private, non-profit)
Loras College
(Private not-for-profit)
Upper Iowa University
(Private not-for-profit)
Grinnell College
(Private not-for-profit)
Simpson College
(Private, non-profit)
Graceland University-lamoni
(Private not-for-profit)
  Mount Pleasant
Iowa Wesleyan College
(Private, non-profit)
  Mount Vernon
Cornell College
(Private not-for-profit)
  Orange City
Northwestern College (orange City)
(Private not-for-profit)
William Penn University
(Private not-for-profit)
Central College
(Private not-for-profit)
  Sioux City
Morningside College
(Private not-for-profit)
  Sioux City
  Storm Lake
Buena Vista University
(Private not-for-profit)
Wartburg College
(Private not-for-profit)

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