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Nursing Schools in Iowa

In 2018-2019, 2,922 students earned their Nursing degrees in IA.

In terms of popularity, Nursing is the 3rd most popular major in the state out of a total 264 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
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

It takes the average student 4.48 years to graduate. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

#2

University of Iowa

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

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 92% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 84%.

#3

Allen College

Waterloo
215 Degrees in Major Awarded
662 Total Students

49% of the teachers are full time. 8 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate of 0.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

173 Degrees in Major Awarded
727 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $44,300 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. This private institution charges an average net price of $19,941.

162 Degrees in Major Awarded
23,474 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 72% of students receive it. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $10,084. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

138 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,906 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 85% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 99% are considered full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $10,271.

#7

Mount Mercy University

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

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $42,800 a year. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The average student takes 4.32 years to complete their degree at Mount Mercy.

125 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,962 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 93% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

119 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,263 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $11,886. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $31,200 after earning their degree at this institution.

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

It takes the average student 4.40 years to graduate. An average student at UIU will pay a net price of $21,526. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

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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