Iowa Trucking Schools

About Trucking Schools in Iowa
Total Schools:
22
Undergraduate Programs:
16
Graduate Programs:
3
Average Acceptance Rate:
65%
Average Tuition Cost:
$9,293
Average Loan Amount:
$6,165
Average Scholarship Award:
$4,337
Average Classroom Size:
21 Students

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Attending a diesel technology or trucking program in Iowa can help you jump start your career in a growing, in-demand field. There are 17 schools in Iowa that offer diesel technology or trucking programs. The overall average cost of tuition in Iowa is $5,101, which is partially offset by an average scholarship award of $1,576.

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Since you are studying a field in the trucking industry, you can apply for many different scholarships through the Iowa Motor Truck Association. This local group awards scholarships like the Harold Dickey Scholarship, Darryl Mason Scholarship, and the Bob Bannister Memorial Scholarship.

Comparing Truck Driving Schools in Iowa

In addition to tuition and financial aid, you may want to think about how much time you'll be spending in school. There are often multiple program lengths within the same field of study. At , you can complete a diesel technology certificate in two semesters or Associate's degree in two full years.

Generally speaking, truck driving programs are much shorter than diesel technology programs. If you work traditional daytime hours, you can look for a program that has night or weekend classes. is one Iowa school that has more flexible course offerings. All of their truck driving programs include 216 hour of classroom and driving instruction. You can either go to class Monday through Friday and graduate in six weeks or attend class on the weekends and graduate in nine weeks. The weekend courses include Saturday and Sunday courses.

Life on the Road in Iowa

One of the biggest questions you may ask when you start a new job is "How much money can I earn?"

Below you can find a graph outlining Iowa trucking and diesel mechanic salaries compared to the nationwide average. All data was retrieved from (2015).





You can work in several different settings when you earn your trucking degree or certificate. There may be openings with trucking companies, repair shops, or leasing centers. Major employers in Iowa include Viessman Trucking, C.R. England, and MCT Transportation LLC. The job lookout is strong for these careers. Between 2012 and 2022, there may be a in demand for truck drivers and an in demand for diesel mechanics.

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(Pella,
IA)
• Small Campus
• Suburban Setting
$29,060 Tuition Cost
$15,469 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Ankeny,
IA)
• Offers Diesel Mechanic Programs
• Large Campus
• Suburban Setting
$3,990 Tuition Cost
$1,113 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
Des Moines CC Transportation Institute
(Ankeny,
IA)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
(Davenport,
IA)
• Offers Diesel Mechanic Programs, • Offers Truck Driving Programs
• Medium Campus
• Urban Setting
$3,936 Tuition Cost
$1,720 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Lamoni,
IA)
• Small Campus
• Rural Setting
$22,330 Tuition Cost
$15,179 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Waterloo,
IA)
• Offers Diesel Mechanic Programs, • Offers Truck Driving Programs
• Medium Campus
• Urban Setting
$3,836 Tuition Cost
$1,101 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Ottumwa,
IA)
• Offers Diesel Mechanic Programs, • Offers Truck Driving Programs
• Small Campus
• Rural Setting
$3,456 Tuition Cost
$3,452 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Fort Dodge,
IA)
• Offers Diesel Mechanic Programs
• Medium Campus
• Rural Setting
$3,960 Tuition Cost
$1,339 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Ames,
IA)
• Large Campus
• Urban Setting
$6,648 Tuition Cost
$5,505 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Council Bluffs,
IA)
• Offers Diesel Mechanic Programs
• Medium Campus
• Urban Setting
$3,870 Tuition Cost
$2,835 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Cedar Rapids,
IA)
• Offers Diesel Mechanic Programs
• Large Campus
• Urban Setting
$3,990 Tuition Cost
$2,122 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
Kirkwood Community College Truck Driver Training
(Cedar Rapids,
IA)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
(Sioux City,
IA)
• Small Campus
• Urban Setting
$23,780 Tuition Cost
$12,007 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
MTA - Burlington
(Burlington,
IA)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
(Calmar,
IA)
• Offers Diesel Mechanic Programs
• Medium Campus
• Rural Setting
$4,800 Tuition Cost
$739 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Sheldon,
IA)
• Offers Diesel Mechanic Programs
• Small Campus
• Rural Setting
$4,140 Tuition Cost
$1,122 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Ames,
IA)
• Small Campus
• Urban Setting
$1,948 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
Ruan Transportation
(Des Moines,
IA)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Scott CC Truck Driver Trg.
(Bettendorf,
IA)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Southeastern Community College
(Burlington,
IA)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
(Des Moines,
IA)
• Offers Diesel Mechanic Programs
• Small Campus
• Urban Setting
$11,580 Tuition Cost
$218 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Sioux City,
IA)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
• Medium Campus
• Urban Setting
$3,072 Tuition Cost
$3,523 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards