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11 Astronomy students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

An Astronomy & Astrophysics major is the 208th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Astronomy & Astrophysics Majors in Iowa

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 9
Master’s Degree 1
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1

Gender Distribution

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

Astronomy & Astrophysics Majors in IA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Black or African American: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.0%
  • White: 81.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 18.2%
  • Other Races: 0.0%
Astronomy & Astrophysics Majors in IA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Astronomy & Astrophysics Grads in Iowa

620 people in the state and 104,790 in the nation are employed in jobs related to astronomy.

Astronomy & Astrophysics Jobs Nationwide vs. IA

Wages for Astronomy & Astrophysics Jobs in Iowa

Astronomy grads earn an average of $111,510 in the state and $111,090 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 3 colleges in Iowa that offer astronomy degrees. Learn about the most popular 3 below:


University of Iowa

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

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.50%. This public school has an average net price of $15,893.


Drake University

Des Moines
3 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
4,869 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $46,800 a year. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 68% are considered full time.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
34,992 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $41,200 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 84%. It takes the average student 4.46 years to graduate.

Astronomy & Astrophysics Careers in IA

Some of the careers astronomy majors go into include:

Job Title IA Job Growth IA Median Salary
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professors 17% $89,270
Natural Sciences Managers 13% $117,890
Physics Postsecondary Professors 11% $99,910

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

Major Annual Graduates in IA
Chemistry 269
Physics 132
Geological & Earth Sciences 77
Atmospheric Sciences 20
General Physical Sciences 1

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