Why Private Colleges Matter
- Graduate in four years
- Better student-to-professor ratio
- Colleges’ business partnerships make job placement more successful
- Employers seek liberal arts graduates
Why Choose An Iowa Private College?
One of the most important aspects of college is making decisions for yourself. Instead of just getting a class schedule handed to you, you decide whether you’re going to focus on science and math, or languages and history, or philosophy and the arts. And instead of having to go only to the school in the district where you live, you get to decide what college has the learning environment that best suits you. For example, maybe you know you learn better in a smaller class so you really get to know your fellow students. Maybe you know it’s best if your classes are small enough that your professors actually have time to talk to you one-on-one about the course material after class.
Iowa’s private, non-profit colleges offer just those kinds of options for you. There are 25 private, non-profit colleges and universities in Iowa where you can find the courses you’re really interested in and, just as importantly, are the right sized environment where you get the one-on-one interaction with students and faculty that are so critical to success. Iowa’s private colleges and universities have student-to-faculty ratios as low as 12-1, so you never have to feel like you’re getting lost in the crowd.
Iowa’s private colleges and universities also work hard to help you manage the financial realities of paying for college. Every year, they provide more than a half-billion (yes, billion with a b) dollars in financial aid. That’s actual financial aid grants, not loans. And, if you’re an Iowa student who qualifies, the State of Iowa also provides a $6,000 annual grant to attend an Iowa private college or university. More than 10,000 students qualify for that grant every year.
So, college is about you making choices. And Iowa’s private, non-profit colleges and universities have those options you’re looking for.