Wrap Up Iowa Private College Week With Profiles On All 25 Participating Colleges

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Today marks the conclusion of Iowa Private College Week, highlighting Iowa’s private colleges and universities and the benefits that these schools offer prospective students, including smaller class sizes and enrollments compared to larger public universities, as well school-based grants that can supplement other scholarships and state grants when considering financial aid.

To help understand both what colleges offer and the cost of those schools, Iowa College Aid publishes the annual “Your Course” guide, featuring profiles of every college in Iowa, including student enrollment numbers and tuition, boarding and supply cost estimates provided by each school. Coinciding with Iowa Private College Week, we are highlighting the profiles of participating schools and giving an early look at some of the college profiles featured in the upcoming “Your Course to College Guide” for the 2015-16 school year. To see the previous schools featured, check out our blog posts from Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday .

For more information on Iowa Private College Week, visit their website. For more information on “Your Course to College” and other student/parent resources available from Iowa College Aid, visit their website.

St. Ambrose University
Enrollment: 3,500
Tuition & Fees: $28,380
On-Campus Room & Board: $9,000 (varies)
Est. Books and Supplies: $500
Highest Offering or Degree: Doctorate
Types of Programs: Engineering, Nursing, Teacher Education, Physician Assistant, Engineering, Occupational Therapy, Business, Physical Therapy, Pre-Law, Graphic Design, Speech-Language Pathology
About the School: Rated among the top universities in the region by two national ranking publications, St. Ambrose University is a coeducational, liberal arts university affiliated with the Diocese of Davenport. Students received more than $34 million in financial aid last year and the new BEE Finished in Four Years Plan guarantees timely degree completion. Maintaining an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio, St. Ambrose offers 60 undergraduate majors, 12 master’s and two doctoral programs. No classes are taught by graduate assistants. In addition to strong academics and a growing study-abroad program, students enjoy a dynamic campus that features some of the nicest residence halls in the Midwest, a wide range of varsity and intramural sports, more than 80 student clubs and organizations — and a reputation for amazing personal attention.

St. Luke’s College
Enrollment: 246
Tuition & Fees: $19,250
Est. Off-Campus Room & Board: $7,947
Est. Books and Supplies: $1,199
Highest Offering or Degree: Baccalaureate
Types of Programs: Health Science, Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care and Clinical Lab Sciences
About the School: St. Luke’s College has a 113-year history of educating health care professionals with bachelor’s degree programs in nursing and health science; associate degree programs in nursing, radiologic technology and respiratory care; certificate programs in medical laboratory science, phlebotomy and clinical pastoral education; and advanced specialty programs in CT, MRI, sonography and mammography. Located on the campus of UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s, the College provides programs with experience-based clinical learning in a hospital environment.  The curriculum is designed with a foundation in the biological, physical and social sciences, integrated with theory and experience in the clinical lab setting.  The College emphasizes hands-on, patient care learning.  Student involvement with patient care begins early in the first year of study

University of Dubuque
Enrollment: 2,200 total, 1,800 undergraduate
Tuition & Fees: $27,896
On-Campus Room & Board: $9,070
Est. Books and Supplies: $950
Highest Offering or Degree: Doctorate
Types of Programs: Accounting; Aviation; Biology; Business; Computer Graphics & Interactive Media; Health, Wellness & Sport; Nursing; Philosophy; Psychology; Religious  Studies; Sociology; Speech Communication
About the School: The University of Dubuque is a private, coeducational professional university with a focus in the liberal arts. Our commitment to nurturing the mind, body and spirit, as well as encouraging students to explore their fullest potential, is part of a rich Christian heritage that dates back to the University’s founding in 1852. We strive to balance the cultural and spiritual values within traditional higher education with excellent professional preparation in programs planned for 21st century needs and opportunities – all linked with informed and inspired uses of technology. The University’s program leadership in Aviation, Business, Computer Graphics/Interactive Media, Education, Environmental Science and Nursing is nationally recognized. Our welcoming interfaith community of students comes from across the country and around the globe.

Wartburg College
Enrollment: 1,661
Tuition & Fees: $37,190
On-Campus Room & Board: $9,010
Est. Books and Supplies: $1,100
Highest Offering or Degree: Baccalaureate
Types of Programs: Liberal Arts and General, Teacher Preparation
About the School: Wartburg is a private, Lutheran, liberal arts college with an enrollment of 1,661 students, including 166 international students from 68 countries. Dedicated to challenging and nurturing students for lives of leadership and service, the College is characterized by vigorous academic expectations within an environment of strong personal support. A Wartburg education emphasizes undergraduate research; experiential learning through practicums, internships and cultural immersions; leadership development through workshops, mentoring, class work and community partnerships; as well as a focus on ethics, values and multicultural and global experiences. May Term, part of Wartburg’s 4-4-1 academic calendar, gives students unique opportunities for study abroad or participation in field experiences and internships. Notably, 98 percent of Wartburg graduates are placed in jobs or graduate schools within six months of graduation.

Enrollment: 1,793
Tuition & Fees: $23,930
On-Campus Room & Board: $6,544
Est. Books and Supplies: $1,198
Highest Offering or Degree: Master’s
Types of Programs: Liberal Arts, Nursing, Pre-Professional, Teacher Preparation
About the School: William Penn University offers a quality liberal arts education that is firmly rooted in leadership development. Professors who care about your personal goals, combined with opportunities for campus and community involvement, build an educational foundation that will prepare you for success!
Founded by Quaker pioneers, William Penn University embraces traditional values of integrity, simplicity, compassion, ethical practice, acceptance, tolerance and service. It is also one of the most diverse campuses in Iowa, with students from 43 states and 10 countries.


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