Nancy Williams, president; Des Moines 50321;

American Institute of Business (AIB) is a coeducational, nonprofit, two-year college of business located in Des Moines. Founded in 1921, the college's mission has always been to make it possible for students to earn an education that will enable them to seek careers in the business community.

Students have a choice of 23 different majors in six principal fields: business administration, accounting, computers, court reporting, administrative assistant, travel and tourism. Graduates of the eight-quarter programs are awarded the Associate of Business degree, while graduates of the four-quarter programs are awarded AIB diplomas. In addition, AIB has a partnership with Graceland College for students wishing to earn a bachelor of arts degree.

AIB is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle St, Suite 2400, Chicago, 60602. The court reporting course at AIB is approved by the National Court Reporters Association (NSRA), Vienna, Virginia. The college offers both day and continuing education classes and has a student body of approximately 1,000. The college is located on a 20-acre campus at Fleur Drive and Bell Avenue. Buildings include the Keith Fenton Administration Building; Wells Hall classroom building; Fenton, Merk, and Dalton Hall residence halls; the Academic Center; Library; Court Reporting Center; Student Center; Alumni Hall; Davidson Hall; Alpha Iota Sorority House; Phi Theta Pi Fraternity House; and Activities Center. The apartment-style residence halls provide housing for over 600 men and women students, including married students and single parents.

AIB is on the quarter system, with academic terms beginning each September, November, March, and June.


Sister Margaret Wick, president; Sioux City 51104; 712/279-5321; 1/800/662-3303

Briar Cliff College, founded in 1930 by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Family, is a fully accredited, four-year, Catholic, coeducational, liberal arts college. With an enrollment of 1,000 students, the college offers over 24 different majors and pre-professional concentration areas to focus studies on. Each area offers its own unique experiences which could include internships anywhere across Iowa, the United States or around the world.

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Bachelor of Social Work degrees are conferred as well as two-year Associate of Arts degrees in two areas. Teachers are trained for certification in both the elementary and secondary levels.

Briar Cliff's academic program gives broad exposure to the liberal arts. Its size provides students the opportunity to try out many different areas of interest before declaring a major. Student/faculty ratio is 12:1.

The academic year consists of three 10-week terms, September through May, and two five-week summer sessions. Briar Cliff also offers a full range of continuing education programs during the day, evenings, and weekends.


Frederick Moore, president; Storm Lake 50588; 712/749-2400; 1/800/383-9600

Buena Vista University in Storm Lake is a leading New American College dedicated to building leaders. BVU provides a high quality value-added education for students interested in outstanding career preparation with a strong liberal arts foundation.

Situated on the north shore of beautiful Storm Lake, BVU is a private, four-year coeducational institution, affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). While the main campus is in Storm Lake, 17 branch campuses are locate din communities throughout Iowa, including Cherokee, Creston, Council Bluffs, Denison, Emmetsburg, Estherville, Fort Dodge, Iowa Falls, Jefferson, Le Mars, Mason City, Marshalltown, Osceola, Red Oak, Spencer, Spirit Lake and Ottumwa. These sites provide educational opportunities for place-bound learners in Iowa and surrounding states.

Founded in 1891, BVU's current enrollment is at an all-time high, with 1,386 students at the main campus and 1,360 students at the branch campuses. Buena Vista University offers undergraduate students more than 35 majors and pre-professional programs in 15 areas of study within five schools: Business; Communication & Arts; Education; Science; and Social Science, Philosophy & Religion. Academic sessions at BVU are based on a 4-1-4 system, with a fall term, January Interim and a spring term. Graduate students pursue a master of science degree in education.



Dr. David Roe, president; Pella 50219; 515/628-9000

Central College is a four-year, coeducational, liberal arts college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, and located, since its founding in 1853, in Pella. About 1,300 students come from 40 states and 19 foreign countries. The college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and the National Association of Schools of Music.

Academically, the college offers 32 different major fields of study and pre-professional programs in law, engineering and medicine. Central has been a leader in developing study programs abroad with international studies available in English in England, Wales, the Netherlands, and Mexico. Foreign language programs are centered in Paris, Vienna, and Granada. Several thousand students from some 500 other colleges and universities have studied abroad with Central College since the mid-1960's.

Located on 130 acres containing 35 major buildings, the Pella campus has undergone dramatic changes in recent years. In the last two years the Weller Center for Business and International Studies, Schipper Fitness Center and Central Market have been constructed.


Sister Catherine Dunn, BVM, Ph.D., president; Dubuque 52001-3198; 319/588-6405

Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke College is a growing, four-year, catholic, coeducational, liberal arts college known for superb teaching and academics. Clarke's enrollment has increased 59 percent over the past 11 years to reach almost 1,300 students.

A faculty-to-student ratio of 14 to 1 guarantees personal attention from faculty who challenge students to achieve. Academic offerings include more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs and four graduate degree programs. Clarke also offers an evening degree program designed for working adults, the TimeSaver Adult Degree Program.

Clarke's student-athletes compete in both the NAIA and the NCAA, Division III in men's and women's alpine ski racing, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, tennis and volleyball; in men's baseball; and women's softball.

Clarke is recognized nationally as a leader. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Clarke college to its top tier of Midwestern liberal arts colleges. Clarke has also been named to Peterson's Competitive Colleges and all five editions of Barron's Best Buys in College Education. Clarke is accredited by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges, the National Association of Schools of Music, the National League of Nursing, the Council on Social Work Education, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the American Physical Therapy Association.

Located near the Mississippi River in Dubuque, Clarke's 55-acre campus is a blend of historic buildings and new, state-of-the-art facilities. Clarke College, building on the history and tradition of the BVMs, will enter the 21st century as a distinguished, student-centered, Catholic, liberal arts college recognized throughout the United States for graduating students prepared academically, morally and spiritually to become leaders in a rapidly changing workplace and an evolving, diverse society.



James Phifer, president; Cedar Rapids 52402;

Founded in 1851, Coe College is a coeducational, privately supported, residential liberal arts college with an enrollment of about 1,200 students representing 34 states and 18 foreign countries. The faculty includes 85 full-time professionals, 92% of whom have the highest degree attainable in their field.

Coe offers the Bachelor of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Music degree, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, and the Masters of Arts in Teaching. Students normally enroll in programs are supplemented by diverse off-campus learning experiences in Cedar Rapids, Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago, and internationally, through programs sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest in thirteen different countries.

Coe College has historic ties to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). One of 250 colleges in the nation and only four colleges in Iowa to have a Phi Beta Kappa Chapter, Coe is included in Barron's 300 Best Buys in College Education and Peterson's Competitive Colleges.


A charter member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Coe is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the American Chemical Society, the National Association Schools of Music, the National League of Nursing, and the Iowa Department of Education. Coe graduates are eligible for membership in Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Mortar Board.

Coe College assists families in meeting their educational costs through both need and merit-based awards. The average aid package for 1997-98 was $14,645. Merit only awards ranged from $1,500 to full-tuition. One of 250 colleges in the nation and only four colleges in Iowa to have a Phi Beta Kappa Chapter, Coe is included in Barron's 300 Best Buys in College Education and Peterson's Competitive Colleges, and Princeton Review's Best 331 Colleges.



Leslie H. Garner, Jr., PhD, president; Mount Vernon 52314-1098; 319/895-4000

Cornell College is unique in U.S. higher education the combination of these five points of distinction: (1) Liberal arts in a small-school setting: Faculty/student ratio is 1:13. Most classes are capped at 25 students. Average class size is 15. Among more than 3,600 colleges and universities in the U.S., Cornell is one of only 255 with an active chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the most select honorary society in the U.S. Ninety-four percent of Cornell's tenure-track faculty hod the highest degree awarded in their fields. Cornell ranks fifth in the nation among Division III schools with 25 NCAA Postgraduate Scholars, a scholarship for combined academic and athletic achievement.

(2) An active residential community. Cornell is a residential college with an enrollment of 1,024 students from 40 states and 10 foreign countries. Twenty-six percent are from Iowa. Students choose from nearly 100 clubs, 19 intercollegiate sports, and 31 intramural sports. There are 12 nontraditional Greek groups and a national service fraternity. Cornell is affiliated with the United Methodist Church but doe not require courses in religion or acts of worship. It provides opportunities for religious nurture in many denominations. Cornell holds lectures, recitals and concerts, art openings, plays, an opera workshop, and athletic events annually; The Anderson Geology Museum, Armstrong Gallery, and Commons Gallery are open free to the public.

(3) The One-Course-At-A-Time framework: Cornell initiated One-Course-At-A-Time in 1978. Students study a single subject for a 3 1/2 week term. There are nine terms offered each year with about 60 courses offered each term. Although more high schools are using block scheduling, only two other colleges in the United States offer similar calendars. It offers uncommon focus and flexibility and intensifies the academic experience and opens an array of education opportunities. Under the One-Course-At-A-Time calendar, four-day breaks between terms provide frequent and extended opportunities for social, cultural, and recreational programs.

(4) An emphasis on leadership and service: More than 75 percent of the students participate in volunteer projects. Annual New Student Orientation Service Day and All-Campus Service Day contribute more than 3,500 volunteer hours to agencies an organizations in the area. Cornell's Leadership Office offers a progressive four-year program.

(5) Pride of place: Founded in 1853, Cornell's beautiful, wooded hilltop setting is the only campus in the country listed entirely on the National Register of Historic Places. The campus covers 129 acres with 41 buildings, with virtually all of them connected to the computer network. Cornell College was the first college west of the Mississippi to grant women the same rights as men and the first in Iowa to confer a baccalaureate degree on a woman (in 1858). Mount Vernon features National Historic Districts, a vibrant uptown business community, and easy accessibility to entertainment, culture, and shopping in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.


Rev. Michael Hutchins, SVD, president; Epworth 52405; 319/876-3353

Divine Word College is a Catholic, liberal arts college seminary accredited by the North Central Accrediting Association. The seminary is dedicated to educating men who are exploring a life as a religious priest or brother with the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) or diocesan clergy. A Bachelor of Arts degree is offered in one of two major fields: philosophy and cross-cultural studies. A two-year Associate of Arts degree with a concentration in cross-cultural studies is also offered. Minority and foreign students make up 94 percent of the student body. The College is owned and operated by the Society of the Divine Word, a worldwide Catholic, missionary organization.



Dr. Carl Zylstra, president, Sioux Center 51250; 712/722-3771

Dordt College is a fully accredited liberal arts college enrolling over 1400 students from more than 30 states, a number of Canadian provinces, and a dozen other countries. Based upon the conviction that all of life belongs to God, education at Dordt is characterized by personal attention and commitment to service. Dordt's bachelor's degree offerings include accredited programs in social work and engineering, plus education, business, agriculture, and some 35 other majors. The college also offers a number of two-year programs and a master's in education (K-12). The college has a full-time faculty of over 75, more than 70% have the highest degree in their teaching area. Dordt's 7:1 student-to-computer ration allows students easy access to the full range of networked information technology. Associated with the Christian Reformed Church, Dordt welcomes all students interested in a Christ-centered education.


David Maxwell, Ph.D., president; Des Moines 50311; 515/271-2011, 1-800-44-Drake

Drake University is a private, coeducational institution situated on a 120-acre campus in Des Moines, Iowa's capital. It offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and many graduate programs in its six colleges and schools - Arts and Sciences, including Fine Arts; Business and Public Administration; Education; Journalism and Mass Communication; Pharmacy and Health Sciences; and Law. The University blends a focus on the liberal arts and sciences with outstanding professional programs, providing students an educational experience balanced between the theoretical and practical.

A Drake degree fosters success. During the past five years, 95 percent of all Drake graduates found employment in their chosen fields or entered the graduate schools of their choice after receiving their degrees. With a student-faculty ratio of 12 to 1 and full range of academic programs, Drake is large enough to offer extensive educational and leadership opportunities but small enough to ensure a personal and caring learning environment.

Drake faculty are experts and scholars in their disciplines, but their top priority is teaching. Even introductory courses are taught by senior faculty, and no classes at Drake are taught by graduate assistants. Approximately 93 percent of the University's faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.

Drake students learn from each other, too. The University's approximately 3,100 full-time undergraduates and 1,750 graduate and law students come from 46 states and 50 countries, and they're highly involved in Drake's more than 100 campus organizations and in the community.

Drake students learn to use the tools of technology to their advantage. Every residence hall room at Drake is equipped with two ports of access to Drake's telecommunications system, which connects students and faculty to each other and to national and international information networks such as the Internet.

Facilities are top-notch at Drake. The university recently completed a $38 million campus building program that added a new state-of-the-art pharmacy and science center, law library, athletics and recreation facility, an indoor-outdoor tennis center, and renovated facilities in the sciences, fine arts and libraries.

A cultural asset to Des Moines and Iowa, Drake offers a wealth of fine arts activities, from theater performances to music to art exhibits; speeches and appearances by internationally known experts on a variety of topics; and NCAA Division I athletic events, highlighted by men's and women's basketball. Every spring Drake hosts the famous Drake Relays, which attracts many of the world's finest track and field athletes. The campus and the entire city celebrate with numerous activities during Drake Relays Week.

Drake University also has an excellent academic reputation. In its prestigious rankings of colleges and universities, U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks Drake University as one of the top universities in the Midwest. Drake tied for first in the region in academic reputation in the U.S. News rankings. In addition, both Peterson's Guide to Competitive Colleges and Barron's 300 Best Buys in College Education rate Drake as one of today's best values in higher education.



Richard W. Houg, B.S., president; Ankeny 50021; 515/964-0601

Faith Baptist Bible College and Seminary is a coeducational institution located in the heart of the Midwest. Its emphasis is on the Bible with programs in theology, local church ministries, Christian school education, missions, sacred music, pastoral training, and secretarial training. A graduate division, named Faith Baptist Theological Seminary, was started in 1986. This graduate division offers a one-year or three-year master's program. It is accredited with the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges, approved by the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches and was accredited with North Central Association in 1996. Faith Baptist Bible College had its beginning in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1921, and was then known as Omaha Bible Institute. The school moved to Ankeny, Iowa in 1967, and the name Faith Baptist Bible College was chosen. The student body numbers approximately 400. Degrees offered include Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Master of Divinity.


William T. Higdon, president; Lamoni 50140; 515/784-5000

Graceland College was founded in 1895 in Lamoni, Iowa, by the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Its high academic rating and low total cost have earned Graceland a spot in The Student Guide to America's 100 Best College Buys, since 1997. Graceland College is also named in America's Best Christian Colleges for 1999.

The main campus in Lamoni, Iowa, covers 170 acres and contains more than 20 buildings. Health care programs are based in Independence, Missouri, in the new 53,000 square-foot facility of the Graceland College Independence Campus dedicated in March of 1999.

Graceland is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools as a baccalaureate degree-granting institution. Curricula are offered in over 50 degrees, leading to the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, or Master of Science in Nursing Degree. A Master of Arts in Education will be offered in 1999.

Graceland's Outreach Program allows students to earn their BSN or MSN through directed home study, on-campus residencies and clinical work.

The Shaw Center serves as the regional cultural center where the annual Performing Arts Series, as well as various student productions, are held.

Graceland and four regional community colleges have become partners offering a two plus two program in business, education and information technology. Alumni from Southwestern Community College, Creston, Iowa; American Institute of Business, Des Moines, Iowa; Indian Hills Community College, Centerville, Iowa; and North Central Missouri College, Trenton, Missouri, can earn a baccalaureate degree through Graceland.

Graceland College's fall 1998 enrollment was approximately 1,423 students from 27 countries.


Robert L. Vogel, interim president; Des Moines 50316; 515/263-2800

Grand View College is a coeducational, liberal arts college offering four-year and two-year degree programs at its 25 acre campus in Des Moines. Founded in 1896, the college is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Basic to Grand View's philosophy of education is a close student-faculty relationship and preparation for life in service to humanity.

The college operates on a 4-4-1-1-1 calendar including three one-month sessions in May, June, and July. Weekend/evening college courses are offered at the home campus, the Camp Dodge Center in Johnston, and Grand View West at Valley High School.

Programs leading to a baccalaureate degree including accounting, applied mathematics, biology, business administration, computer science, creative and performing arts, criminal justice, elementary education, English, graphic design, graphic journalism, human services, individualized major, information systems, journalism, liberal arts, mass communication, nursing (BSN with NLN accreditation), organizational and technical studies, physical science, political studies, psychology, radio-tv, religion, secondary education and visual arts. The associate degree is offered in the humanities, social studies and natural sciences. Current enrollment is approximately 1,400 students.



Russell K. Osgood, president; Grinnell 50112-0810; 515/269-3000

Grinnell College was founded in 1846, the same year that Iowa became a state. Established as Iowa College at Davenport, by the "Iowa Band" of young Congregationalist ministers, the college moved to Grinnell in 1859. The first black to graduate from a college west of the Mississippi earned his B.A. at Grinnell in 1871. Grinnell was also among the first colleges to enroll women on an equal basis as men.

Grinnell is a privately-endowed, residential, coeducational, liberal arts college, and is consistently rated as being among the nation's best such institutions. Its 1,300 students come from almost every state and nearly 42 countries. The faculty-to-student ratio is 1:10, and class sizes are small. The curriculum, emphasizing the liberal arts and sciences, provides pre-professional preparation for medicine, business, dentistry, law, engineering, theology, government service, and teaching. Grinnell's distinguished leaders and scholars and an exchange program with Nanjing University in which Grinnell graduates teach English to Chinese high-school students and a Nanjing faculty member teaches in Grinnell's Cowles-Kruidenier Chinese Studies program. The college's Rosenfield Public Affairs Program has received national renown for its distinguished visiting political leaders and scholars.

Grinnell's 95-acre campus includes 57 buildings, of which 15 are residence halls and 10 acre classroom buildings. The college also owns a 365-acre environmental resource area, with a field laboratory and shuttle vans. Grinnell is at the vanguard of computer use in the liberal arts, using four VAX central processing units, with access to 600 terminals, personal computers, and work stations located throughout the campus. The Grant O. Gale Observatory, called the best small telescope in the country, features a 24-inch reflecting telescope with powerful computer facilities and sophisticated instrumentation.


James Halseth, president; Mt. Pleasant 52641-1398; 319/385-8021

Iowa Wesleyan College, founded in 1842, is a fully accredited, coeducational liberal arts college which maintains a close relationship with the United Methodist Church.

While the historical strength of the college provides a firm foundation, the current academic program, called Real World Learning, was developed to prepare students for the changing demands of today's marketplace.

Real World Learning offers each student the distinct advantage of earning field experience in his or her major, completing a service learning project and learning life skills throughout the curriculum.

New in the fall of 1996, all entering students earn academic credit for field experience in their major. Examples of the hands-on professional career work include internships, nursing clinicals, student teaching and problem-solving in the workplace.

For nearly 30 years, every Iowa Wesleyan College student has completed a service learning project, volunteering their energies to various community organizations. An oral presentation and written paper round out the requirements of the program. Iowa Wesleyan's Responsible Social Involvement program instills in students the positive effects that result from helping others.

Real World Learning also promotes the importance of Life Skills - communication, problem solving, valuing and social effectiveness - by teaching these skills in every course. The Life Skills are designed to prepare students to be critical thinkers with strong value systems who can work and serve effectively in the community. Iowa Wesleyan enrolls approximately 800 full and part time students.



Joachim W. Froehlich, Ph.D., president; Dubuque 52004-0178; 319/588-7100

Loras College, a private, Catholic, coeducational liberal arts college, is nestled on a 60-acre campus atop one of the Mississippi River's highest bluffs in historic Dubuque. The college, which was founded in 1839 by Bishop Mathia Loras, is the oldest in Iowa. As the Archdiocesan College of Dubuque, Loras is one of only 12 Archdiocesan colleges in the United States.

Loras offers 54 majors in 22 academic departments and degrees in BA, BS, BM, MA, MM and associate of arts and science, as well as numerous pre-professional programs. Eighty percent of Loras' 115 full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field. Student enrollment is approximately 1, 800, from 32 states and 16 countries. Loras, a member of the NCAA Division III and Iowa Athletic Conference, fields 21 intercollegiate sports. The Wahlert Memorial Library is the 3rd largest private collection in Iowa, serves as a repository for State of Iowa and federal documents, and houses the Center for Dubuque Area History.



Richard C. Hemp, president; Decorah 52101-1045; 319/387-2000

Luther College, affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, was founded in 1861 by Norwegian immigrants. A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Luther is one of the outstanding liberal arts colleges in the Midwest.

Luther offers more than 60 majors and pre-professional and certificate programs leading to the bachelor of arts degree. Eighty-five percent of the college's 180 full-time faculty hold earned doctorates or terminal degrees.

Thirty-seven states and 38 countries are represented in the 2,742 member student body; co-curricular activities include 13 music ensembles and 19 intercollegiate sports for men and women. The scenic Decorah campus, with the Upper Iowa River running adjacent to a portion of its 800 acres, rivals any in the region.



Dr. Bevan Morris, president; 1000 North Fourth Street, DB 1155, Fairfield 52557; 515/472-1110, FAX 515/472-1179;

Maharshi University of Management was founded in 1971 by Maharshi Mahesh Yogi to make education complete, so that every student enjoys great success and fulfillment in life. The University is a non sectarian coeducational institution accredited through the doctoral level by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in a broad range of disciplines - in the sciences, applied sciences, humanities, arts, business, and government.

Students have come from almost every state and from more than 90 countries, with approximately half the student body from outside the U.S., representing nearly every culture, race, and religion in the world. The University has a positive, nourishing, and remarkably peaceful campus atmosphere, virtually free of crime, drugs, and other problems that plague other campuses.

Maharshi University of Management combines the best of modern education with a systematic technology for developing students' full creative potential. This is the Transcendental Mediation and Tm-Sidhi programs- simple, natural, effortless procedures that develop students' intelligence, creativity, moral maturity, field independence, and self-esteem. By systematically developing the knower, this approach enhances student learning to the maximum. More than 600 scientific research studies conducted at more than 200 universities and research institutions in 30 countries, and published in more than 100 leading scientific and scholarly journals, have objectively confirmed the unique effectiveness of this approach.

The University is respected for its excellence in education, its healthy and harmonious environment, and its high quality of student life, It is also a leader in scientific research. It's Institute of Health and Aging Studies has received nearly $8 million in grant funding, much from the National Institutes of Health, to investigate the beneficial effect of the Transcendental Meditation Program on hypertension and cancer, and its research publications have been the subject of more than 1,000 media reports since 1997. Altogether the University has received 170 grants totaling $22.8 million.

Students enjoy a curriculum that offers the wholeness of knowledge in every class, relating every part of the discipline to the deepest level of students own intelligence. The University's graduates are successful in careers in business, education, the arts, and the sciences, and they rate the value of the education they received 3-4 times more highly than graduates of other universities.



John C. Reynders, president; Sioux City 51106; 712/274-5000

A coeducational, liberal arts college, Morningside was founded in 1894 by the United Methodist Church. In 1914, Morningside was joined by Charles City College, which moved to Sioux City. Today, the college has more than 1,200 full and part-time students and a full-time faculty of 76. The college maintains close ties with the United Methodist Church but all major religions are represented on campus.

Morningside offers 46 major fields of study in 21 academic departments and grants the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, and Master of Arts in Teaching. While the curriculum is essentially liberal arts in character, professional training is given in business administration, computer science, teaching, nursing, and music. Pre-professional education is also offered in engineering, law, medicine, theology, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy and veterinary medicine.

Morningside College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Board of Nursing, National League for Nursing, National Association of Schools of Music, and University Senate of the United Methodist Church.


Robert W. Pearce, Ph.D., president; Cedar Rapids 52402; 319/363-8213

Mount Mercy College is a four-year, coeducational institution located in Cedar Rapids. It is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and is recognized by the Iowa Department of Education for teacher certification in early childhood, elementary, and secondary education. The college has also received accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education and for the baccalaureate degree program in nursing from the National League for Nursing and the Iowa Board of Nursing. It is approved by the Council on Education of the American Medical Association for medical technology graduates. Mount Mercy confers the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Applied Arts, and Bachelor of Applied Science degrees. Major fields of study include: accounting, art, biology, administrative management, computer science, criminal justice administration, education, English, history, marketing, mathematics, medical technology, music, nursing, political science, public relations, psychology, religious studies, social work, sociology, and speech-drama. About 1,200 students attend Mount Mercy. Scholarships, grants, loans and employment are available to students who enroll at least on a halftime basis and special grants are offered to part time students.


Dr. James J. Ross, president; Clinton 52732;

Mount St. Clare College is a four-year, coeducational, Franciscan liberal arts college in Clinton, Iowa. The College was founded by the Sisters of St. Francis in 1918, and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Iowa Department of Education.

The College offers bachelors degrees in accounting, business administration, clinical cytotechnology, computer information systems, elementary education, general studies, liberal arts, and social science.

Concentrations in the liberal arts program are: environmental studies, fine arts, human behavior, humanities, journalism, music, science, and social science.

Optional concentrations in business are: communication, environmental studies, finance, health care management, human resource management, and marketing.

The College is noted for its tradition of excellence, service, openness, and caring. Its small faculty to student ration enables faculty members to give personalized attention to its students.

The College has a varied program of extracurricular activities, among them 15 sports: men's baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, and track, and women's basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, and track.

Mount St. Clare has an aggressive financial aid program. The college holds an annual scholarship competition in February to award scholarships up to full tuition in 12 academic areas.



Vacant, president; Orange City 51041; 712/737-7000

Northwestern is a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. It is a four-year, residential, coeducational institution offering 30 majors, career concentrations in 10 fields and pre-professional programs in 19 fields including dentistry, engineering, law, medicine and nursing. The college is accredited by the North Central Association and the Council on Social Work Education, and approved by the Iowa Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education for teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The college has a cooperative arrangement with hospitals for training medical technologists. Its many off-campus programs include environmental research in Michigan, metropolitan and American studies in Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., and overseas opportunities. Students come from most states in the nation and from numerous foreign countries. More than half of Northwestern's campus has been built or renovated in the past dozen years.


Gary Riekeman, D.C., president; Davenport 52803; 1/800/722-2586

Palmer College of Chiropractic, the founding college of the chiropractic profession, is known worldwide as a leader in chiropractic education, research, and care. The college was established in 1897 by Daniel David Palmer who discovered the principle and formulated the hypothesis upon which the chiropractic profession is based.

Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Council on Chiropractic Education, Palmer College is a nonprofit institution offering a 10-trimester course of study leading to the Doctor of Chiropractic degree. The college also offers a Bachelor of Science degree in general science, as well as a Master of Science degree in anatomy. Certification in chiropractic technology is also available through the School of Chiropractic Technology located on the Palmer campus.

Student enrollment as of the fall trimester 1998 was 1,851 with students coming to the college from all 50 states and 20 foreign countries.

Palmer College of Chiropractic is part of the Palmer Chiropractic University system, which also includes Palmer College of Chiropractic West located in San Jose, California.


R. Kevin La Gree, J.D., M. Div., president; Indianola 50125-1297; 515/961-1566

Simpson is an independent, Methodist-related, coeducational, four-year college of liberal arts and science. Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Simpson offers the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees. The college operates on the 4-4-1 academic calendar. With a total enrollment of 1,992 in the fall of 1998, and a faculty-to-student ratio of 1:13, students receive the individual attention necessary for full development.

Founded in 1860, the college has 32 major buildings on campus. Simpson annually hosts the Des Moines Metro Opera, and the United Methodist School for Ministry.


Dr. Edward J. Rogalski, president; Davenport 52803; 319/333-6000

St. Ambrose University - a coeducational, independent, diocesan-related university with an enrollment of approximately 2,819 - offers bachelor's, master's and doctor's degrees through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Human Services. Undergraduate programs include 67 major fields of study, 23 of these in education. Graduate programs are offered in accounting, criminal justice, pastoral studies, special education, social work, business administration, and health care administration. Health sciences programs include a master's in Occupational Therapy degree program, a master's in Physical Therapy, and Bachelor's in Athletic Training.

St. Ambrose University is accredited at the undergraduate and graduate levels by the North

Central Association of Colleges and Schools (since 1927) and the Iowa Department of Education. Special accreditations are also held by the Occupational Therapy program (American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.), Physical Therapy program (American Physical Therapy Association), and the College of Business (Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs). It holds membership in the American Council on Education, the Association of Catholic Colleges for Teacher Education, the Council of Independent Colleges, the Association for Continuing Higher Education, the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.


Jeffrey Bullock, president; Dubuque 52001-5099; 319/589-3000

The University of Dubuque is composed of four schools: the School of Business and Computer Information Systems, the School of Liberal Arts and Science, the School of Professional Programs, and the School of Theology. The School of Theology houses a graduate theological seminary, and all four schools are related to the Presbyterian Church, USA. Undergraduate and graduate enrollment is approximately 1,000 students. Providing a curriculum based on the traditional liberal arts and practical applied studies, the University offers A.A., B.A., B.B.A., B.S., and M.B.A. degrees.

The UD Seminary emphasizes parish ministry, field experience and Native American

and rural ministry programs. It offers D. Min; M. Div. and M.A.R. degrees. All four UD schools have a strong international emphasis with students from over 25 countries on campus. The University is located at 2000 University Avenue in Dubuque. The associate degree is offered in the humanities, social studies, and the natural sciences.


Richard M. Ryan, Jr., D.Sc., president; Des Moines 50312; 515/271-1400

The University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences has trained health care professionals and provided patient care in the Des Moines area since 1898. A leader in osteopathic medical education, the university's College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery is the nations's second oldest and second largest osteopathic medical school.

Primarily a graduate-level institution, the university offers five degree programs in the medical and health sciences. The College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery offers a four-year program that leads to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree. The College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery offers a four-year program that leads to the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) degrees. The College of Health Sciences offers a two-year, entry-level program in physical therapy that leads to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree; a two-year Physician Assistant program that leads to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree; and the full or part-time Health Care Administration Program which awards the M.S. degree.

In addition to education programs, the university provides a full range of medical services through its on-campus Tower Medical Clinic, one family practice clinic and two podiatric clinics. Total enrollment is 1,350 for the 1998-1999 academic year.


Ralph McKay, president; Fayette 52142; 319/425-5200;

Upper Iowa University, founded in 1857, is a private, independent, liberal arts university with eleven locations in five states. Upper Iowa offers strong programs in education, the sciences, and business. The university is on the semester schedule, with two eight-week "mini-terms" each semester and a three-week January interim, allowing students to concentrate on two courses at a time. Marketing, management, social science, and biology/conservation are among the undergraduate programs available. A 3-year accelerated degree program is available for academically talented, high-achieving individuals.

In addition, the university offers a Master's Degree in Business Leadership. An outstanding faculty offers higher education in a coeducational, non-denominational environment. Upper Iowa's total enrollment of 4,311 includes the following: students on the Fayette Campus; students enrolled in off-campus centers in Des Moines, Manchester and Waterloo (Iowa), in Madison, Milwaukee, Prairie du Chien, Wausau and Janesville (Wisconsin), at Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth (Kansas), Fort Polk, (Louisiana), and students enrolled in a worldwide external degree program. The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


Dr. W. Edward Rickman, president; University Park 52595; 515/673-8391

Vennard College is a non-denominational Bible College located on an 80-acre campus in University Park, Iowa accredited by the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges.

Vennard College offers the Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in: Business/Human Resource Management, Counseling, Elementary and Secondary Education, and Christian Ministries (concentrations in Pastoral Ministries, Youth Ministries, Urban Ministries, world Missions, Christian Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies. One-year certificate programs include: Bible/Theology, Christian Ministries, and Life Foundations.

The college's curriculum is comprised of Bible/Theology, professional and general education courses Its programs are planned for those preparing for careers in church-related or service-related vocations.

Vennard College has a faculty of 9 and a student body of about 65 students.


Tom Jolivette, president; Forest City 50436;

Founded in 1903, Waldorf College is a Lutheran-related residential college of liberal arts and sciences. Most of the 650 students are enrolled in the junior college program and intend to transfer upon completion of the associate degree. The College also offers innovative three-year bachelor of arts degree programs in communication, business, management information systems, and humanities.

The College has received national attention for its Honors College and Academic Achievement Center, and almost every year one of its students receives some kind of prestigious national academic recognition.


Jack R. Ohle, president; Waverly 50677-0903; 319/352-8200

Wartburg College, founded in 1852, is a four-year, coeducational liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Its enrollment of 1,550 includes students from approximately 27 states and 30 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.

Wartburg is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the Council on Social Work Education, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the National Association of Schools of Music, and the National Association for Music Therapy. The college has approximately 90 full-time faculty members and a student-faculty ratio of 14:1.

Wartburg awards Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Music Education degrees. It offers more than 30 academic majors, plus several pre-professional and cooperative programs. The Wartburg social work program, established in 1945, was the first undergraduate social work program in the state. Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa to offer a major in music therapy.

The 4-4-1 academic calendar includes a May term that provides unique opportunities for off-campus study, internships, and field experiences. The college's global and multi-cultural studies program offers cultural immersion and study programs throughout the world. Through the Wartburg West program, students can spend a term in Denver, Colorado, where they participate in an internship and explore urban life and issues through academic course work. The Wartburg Institute for Leadership Education cultivates students' gifts and talents for leadership through academic courses, mentoring relationships, and community partnerships.


Wartburg is consistently included among the nation's most select colleges by Peterson's Competitive Colleges and is listed among the top 160 national liberal art colleges in U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Colleges" survey. It also is cited in the John Templeton Honor Roll for Character Building Colleges, Peterson's Top Colleges for Science and Barron's Best Buys in College Education.

The number of Wartburg graduates who have found jobs or been accepted into graduate and professional schools within seven months of graduation has averaged 96 percent over the past six years.

At the center of Wartburg's 187-acre campus stands Old Main, built in 1880, renovated in 1986, and now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Buildings constructed since 1990 include the Fine Arts Center, the Wartburg Chapel, Grossmann Hall, the Classroom/Technology Center and the Vogel Library. An extensive skyway system connects the Student Union to many campus buildings.


Roger W. Fjeld, Ph. D., president; Dubuque 52003; 319/589-0200

Wartburg Theological Seminary, 333 Wartburg Place, Dubuque, established in 1854, is a school for the education and training of men and women for the ministry in the church. Offering a three-year course in Biblical and theological studies beyond the level of college graduation and one year of practical training in the field, it confers the degree: Master of Divinity. It also offers three two-year Masters degrees: Master of Arts, Master of Theology Development and Evangelism and Master of Sacred Theology. It is accredited by the American Association of Theological Schools and the North Central Association. It is owned and operated by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has a student body of 180 and a faculty of 16.


Thomas F.Boyd, president; Oskaloosa 52577;

William Penn is a four-year, coeducational, Quaker, liberal arts college firmly rooted in leadership development. The College serves students in their academic, personal, and spiritual development.

William Penn College's goal is to provide students with experience that will prepare them to make significant contributions to their chosen field and communities. This leadership focus is augmented by related emphasis on ethical practice, a commitment to service, and lifelong learning. The sum of these emphases is addressed through academic course work, activity participation opportunities, and social experiences.

The college has special strengths in teacher education, applied arts and technology, social and behavioral sciences, life and health sciences, and business administration. Additionally, William Penn's College for Working Adults offers a degree completion program on its main and West Des Moines campuses leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Business.

Fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, William Penn College was founded in 1873 by the Iowa Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers).