Colleges and Universities in Iowa

Iowa Colleges and Universities

Colleges and Universities in Iowa

While agriculture and food manufacturing are both vitally important to Iowa's economy, the state is also a hotbed for biosciences, information technology, financial services, and renewable energy innovation and production. The state is home to more than 20 private colleges and universities and its public system comprises three different universities. Additionally, more than a dozen variant community colleges are available. Innovative and unique programs include the University of Iowa's Virtual Soldier Research Program, which creates interactive, predictive human models to observe, evaluate and tweak human interactions with new equipment and technology, and Iowa State's Virtual Reality Applications Center, which studies the continued interaction between humans and artificial environments.

Planning your career in Iowa

Major employers in Iowa include Principal Financial and Rockwell Collins, which supplies aircraft to the military and Qwest Communications, which provides telecommunications services. Demand for accountants and auditors, elementary school teachers and registered nurses is particularly strong. According to 2010 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual wages for these and other in-demand careers were:

  1. Accountants and auditors: $60,840
  2. Computer systems analysts: $71,050
  3. Elementary school teachers: $44,040
  4. General and operations managers: $100,030
  5. Physicians and surgeons: $188,450
  6. Registered nurses: $51,900

With an unemployment rate of 6.0 percent, Iowa could be a great place to stay and discover your educational and career path.


See also: Iowa Vocational Schools and Career Training

Other Colleges & Universities in Iowa

Allen College
Waterloo, Iowa
Briar Cliff University
Sioux City, Iowa
Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, Iowa
Central College
Pella, Iowa
Clarke College
Dubuque, Iowa
Coe College
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Cornell College
Mount Vernon, Iowa
Des Moines Area Community College
Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, Des Moines, Iowa
Divine Word College
Epworth, Iowa
Dordt College
Sioux Center, Iowa
Drake University
Des Moines, Iowa
Eastern Iowa Community College District
Davenport, IA
Ellsworth Community College
Iowa Falls, IA
Emmaus Bible College
Dubuque, Iowa
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
Ankeny, Iowa
Graceland University
Independence, MIssouri; also Lamoni, Iowa
Grand View College
Des Moines, Iowa
Grinnell College
Grinnell, Iowa
Hawkeye Community College
Waterloo, Iowa
Indian Hills Community College
Ottumwa, Iowa
Iowa Central Community College
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Iowa Lakes Community College
Emmetsburg, Estherville, Algona, Spencer, Spirit Lake, Iowa
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
Iowa Wesleyan College
Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Iowa Western Community College
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Loras College
Dubuque, Iowa
Luther College
Decorah, Iowa
Maharishi University of Management
Fairfield, Iowa
Marshalltown Community College
Marshalltown, Iowa
Morningside College
Sioux City, Iowa
Mount Mercy College
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
North Iowa Area Community College
Mason City, Iowa
Northeast Iowa Community College
Calmar, Peosta, New Hampton, Cresco, Manchester, Dubuque, Oelwein, Iowa
Northwest Iowa Community College
Sheldon, Iowa
Northwestern College of Iowa
Orange City, Iowa
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Davenport, Iowa; also San Jose, CA and Port Orange, FL
Saint Ambrose University
Davenport, Iowa
Simpson College
Indianola, Iowa
Southeastern Iowa Community College
West Burlington, Keokuk, Fort Madison, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Southwestern Community College
Creston, Osceola, Red Oak, Iowa
University of Dubuque
Dubuque, Iowa
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Upper Iowa University
Fayette, Iowa
Vennard College
University Park, Iowa
Waldorf College
Forest City, Iowa
Wartburg College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Sioux City, Ida Grove, Le Mars, Denison, Mapleton, Cherokee, Iowa
William Penn University
Oskaloosa, Iowa
Iowa Valley Community College District
Wartburg Theological Seminary