Online Colleges in Iowa

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In 2015, Iowa became the most recent member of the twelve state Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC). Through this Compact, students enrolled at public colleges in member states can take advantage of non-resident tuition breaks, a greater selection of courses and a simplified transfer process. This agreement, which opens so many doors for its in-state distance student, captures Iowa’s support of online education.

To date, more than 50 colleges in Iowa offer online instruction. These include a number of private colleges, as well as the two largest public schools in the state: the University of Iowa and Iowa State University.

Before we look at the best online colleges in Iowa, let’s consider how both higher education and online education are faring in the state today.