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Nursing Schools in Iowa

433 Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Nursing is the 3rd most popular major out of a total 174 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Iowa

Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 307
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 76
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 76
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 76
Post-Master’s Certificate 50
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 50

Gender Distribution

In Iowa, a nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Nursing Majors in IA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in Iowa is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.1%
  • Black or African American: 4.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.2%
  • White: 82.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.9%
  • Other Races: 7.4%
Nursing Majors in IA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Iowa

In this state, there are 43,350 people employed in jobs related to a nursing degree, compared to 3,609,760 nationwide.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. IA

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Iowa

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $85,800, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 8 colleges in Iowa that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 8 below:

214 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
1,993 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. 100% of students get financical aid. The student loan default rate is 9.80% which is lower than average.

#2

Allen College

Waterloo
86 Degrees in Major Awarded
662 Total Students

The 0.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. 8 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 49% of the teachers are full time.

#3

University of Iowa

Iowa City
60 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
31,656 Total Students

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. It takes the average student 4.33 years to graduate. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,893.

#4

Morningside College

Sioux City
27 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
2,698 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.70%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $37,400 a year. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#5

Clarke University

Dubuque
20 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
1,004 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $37,200 after graduation. The 4.20% student loan default rate is lower than average. 8 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
1,229 Total Students

100% of students get financical aid. The average student takes 4.19 years to complete their degree at Briar Cliff. This private school has an average net price of $18,336.

#7

Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids
9 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
1,835 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $20,988. Graduates earn an average $42,800 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
3,045 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $24,895. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. The student loan default rate is 5.90% which is lower than average.

Nursing Careers in IA

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title IA Job Growth IA Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 33% $104,640
Nursing Instructors and Professors 24% $71,380
Medical and Health Services Managers 19% $77,120
Registered Nurses 14% $58,170
Nurse Anesthetists 8% $193,490

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in IA
Chiropractic 678
Rehabilitation Professions 273
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 234
Osteopathic Medicine 219
Public Health 191
Allied Health Professions 163
Dietetics & Nutrition Services 151
Veterinary Medicine 151

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