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Top Ranked Universities in Iowa - Highest Total Enrollment


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Top Ranked Universities in Iowa - Highest Total Enrollment

Rank in Iowa Total Enrollment
2015 2014 School Name 2015 2014
1 1 Ashford University 58,104 77,734 (25.3%)
2 2 Kaplan University-Davenport Campus 52,407 48,865 (7.2%)
3 3 Iowa State University 32,955 30,748 (7.2%)
4 4 University of Iowa 29,748 30,129 (1.3%)
5 5 Des Moines Area Community College 20,167 23,685 (14.9%)
6 6 Kirkwood Community College 15,076 16,659 (9.5%)
7 7 University of Northern Iowa 12,159 12,273 (0.9%)
8 8 Eastern Iowa Community College District 8,694 8,474 (2.6%)
9 9 Iowa Western Community College 6,861 7,367 (6.9%)
10 10 Western Iowa Tech Community College 6,331 6,425 (1.5%)
11 12 Hawkeye Community College 5,809 5,942 (2.2%)
12 11 Iowa Central Community College 5,697 6,216 (8.3%)
13 14 Upper Iowa University 5,304 5,178 (2.4%)
14 15 Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar 5,201 5,018 (3.6%)
15 13 Drake University 5,139 5,270 (2.5%)
16 16 Indian Hills Community College 4,604 4,885 (5.8%)
17 17 Saint Ambrose University 3,607 3,671 (1.7%)
18 19 Southeastern Community College 3,225 3,112 (3.6%)
19 18 North Iowa Area Community College 3,207 3,279 (2.2%)
20 20 Iowa Lakes Community College 2,574 2,954 (12.9%)

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