The Private College Difference

Choosing the right fit in a college is a priority. All of Iowa’s private colleges offer a unique learning environment along with opportunities to grow, discover and apply knowledge to the world around you.

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  • Students are two times more likely to graduate in four years at a private college than a public institution.
  • The average student-to-professor ratio at a private college is 12:1.
  • Students who attend Iowa’s private colleges engage in study abroad opportunities, hand-on classroom experiences, service learning, athletics, arts and music.
  • Iowa’s best corporations hire private college students because the concentration on the liberal arts means they embody superior problem solving skills for today’s work place.
  • Iowa’s private colleges offer the top major programs for jobs you want.
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