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

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            Other Colleges & Universities in Iowa

            Allen College
            Waterloo, Iowa www.allencollege.edu
            Briar Cliff University
            Sioux City, Iowa www.briarcliff.edu
            Buena Vista University
            Storm Lake, Iowa www.bvu.edu
            Central College
            Pella, Iowa www.central.edu
            Clarke College
            Dubuque, Iowa www.clarke.edu
            Coe College
            Cedar Rapids, Iowa www.coe.edu
            Cornell College
            Mount Vernon, Iowa www.cornellcollege.edu
            Des Moines Area Community College
            Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, Des Moines, Iowa www.dmacc.edu
            Divine Word College
            Epworth, Iowa www.dwci.edu
            Dordt College
            Sioux Center, Iowa www.dordt.edu
            Drake University
            Des Moines, Iowa www.drake.edu
            Eastern Iowa Community College District
            Davenport, IA
            Ellsworth Community College
            Iowa Falls, IA www.iavalley.edu/ecc/
            Emmaus Bible College
            Dubuque, Iowa www.emmaus.edu
            Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
            Ankeny, Iowa www.faith.edu/
            Graceland University
            Independence, MIssouri; also Lamoni, Iowa www.graceland.edu
            Grand View College
            Des Moines, Iowa www.gvc.edu
            Grinnell College
            Grinnell, Iowa www.grinnell.edu
            Hawkeye Community College
            Waterloo, Iowa www.hawkeyecollege.edu
            Indian Hills Community College
            Ottumwa, Iowa www.indianhills.edu
            Iowa Central Community College
            Fort Dodge, Iowa www.iowacentral.edu
            Iowa Lakes Community College
            Emmetsburg, Estherville, Algona, Spencer, Spirit Lake, Iowa www.iowalakes.edu
            Iowa State University
            Ames, Iowa www.iastate.edu
            Iowa Wesleyan College
            Mount Pleasant, Iowa www.iwc.edu
            Iowa Western Community College
            Council Bluffs, Iowa www.iwcc.edu
            Kirkwood Community College
            Cedar Rapids, Iowa www.kirkwood.edu
            Loras College
            Dubuque, Iowa www.loras.edu
            Luther College
            Decorah, Iowa www.luther.edu
            Maharishi University of Management
            Fairfield, Iowa www.mum.edu
            Marshalltown Community College
            Marshalltown, Iowa www.iavalley.edu/mcc/
            Morningside College
            Sioux City, Iowa www.morningside.edu
            Mount Mercy College
            Cedar Rapids, Iowa www.mtmercy.edu
            North Iowa Area Community College
            Mason City, Iowa www.niacc.edu
            Northeast Iowa Community College
            Calmar, Peosta, New Hampton, Cresco, Manchester, Dubuque, Oelwein, Iowa www.nicc.edu
            Northwest Iowa Community College
            Sheldon, Iowa www.nwicc.edu
            Northwestern College of Iowa
            Orange City, Iowa www.nwciowa.edu
            Palmer College of Chiropractic
            Davenport, Iowa; also San Jose, CA and Port Orange, FL www.palmer.edu
            Saint Ambrose University
            Davenport, Iowa www.sau.edu
            Simpson College
            Indianola, Iowa www.simpson.edu
            Southeastern Iowa Community College
            West Burlington, Keokuk, Fort Madison, Mount Pleasant, Iowa www.scciowa.edu
            Southwestern Community College
            Creston, Osceola, Red Oak, Iowa www.swcciowa.edu
            University of Dubuque
            Dubuque, Iowa www.dbq.edu
            University of Iowa
            Iowa City, Iowa www.uiowa.edu
            University of Northern Iowa
            Cedar Falls, Iowa www.uni.edu
            Upper Iowa University
            Fayette, Iowa www.uiu.edu
            Vennard College
            University Park, Iowa www.vennard.edu
            Waldorf College
            Forest City, Iowa www.waldorf.edu
            Wartburg College
            Waverly www.wartburg.edu
            Western Iowa Tech Community College
            Sioux City, Ida Grove, Le Mars, Denison, Mapleton, Cherokee, Iowa www.witcc.edu
            William Penn University
            Oskaloosa, Iowa www.wmpenn.edu
            Iowa Valley Community College District
            Wartburg Theological Seminary