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Nursing Schools in Iowa

2,922 Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Nursing major is the 1st most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Iowa

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,230
Associate’s Degree 1,181
Master’s Degree 307
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 78
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 78
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: 1.8%
  • Black or African American: 4.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.9%
  • White: 82.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.0%
  • Other Races: 5.6%
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 35 colleges in Iowa that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

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

In their early career, Graceland Lamoni grads earn an average salary of $33,400. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $18,693. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.80%.

#2

University of Iowa

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

In their early career, Iowa grads earn an average salary of $42,200. 92% of students get financical aid. The student loan default rate is 2.50% which is lower than average.

#3

Allen College

Waterloo
215 Degrees in Major Awarded
662 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $50,000 after earning their degree at this institution. 8 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate is 0.80% which is lower than average.

173 Degrees in Major Awarded
727 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $44,300 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 47%. The average student takes 4.00 years to complete their degree at Mercy College of Health Sciences.

162 Degrees in Major Awarded
23,474 Total Students

A typical student attending DMACC will pay a net price of $10,084. 72% of students get financical aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $29,300 a year.

138 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,906 Total Students

A typical student attending Kirkwood Community College will pay a net price of $10,271. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 99% are considered full time. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#7

Mount Mercy University

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

The 3.50% student loan default rate is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $42,800 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid.

125 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,962 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $10,995. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. 93% of students get financical aid.

119 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,263 Total Students

81% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

99 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
4,392 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $21,526. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid.

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
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,574
Allied Health Professions 1,074
Chiropractic 678
Allied Health Services 593
Health/Medical Admin Services 433
Dental Support Services 334
Rehabilitation Professions 291
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 270

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