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Chemistry Schools in Iowa

In 2018-2019, 269 students earned their Chemistry degrees in IA.

In this state, Chemistry is the 52nd most popular major out of a total 264 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Chemistry Majors in Iowa

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 208
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 48
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 48
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 48
Master’s Degree 13

Gender Distribution

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

Chemistry Majors in IA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.9%
  • Black or African American: 2.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.6%
  • White: 64.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 19.3%
  • Other Races: 6.3%
Chemistry Majors in IA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Chemistry Grads in Iowa

14,890 people in the state and 1,333,980 in the nation are employed in jobs related to chemistry.

Chemistry Jobs Nationwide vs. IA

Wages for Chemistry Jobs in Iowa

In this state, chemistry grads earn an average of $74,140. Nationwide, they make an average of $83,850.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 23 colleges in Iowa that offer chemistry degrees. Learn about the most popular 13 below:

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

The full-time teacher rate is 84%. The student loan default rate of 3.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $41,200 after earning their degree at this institution.

#2

University of Iowa

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

This public school has an average net price of $15,893. Of all the students who attend this school, 92% get financial aid. The full-time teacher rate is 84%.

#3

Grinnell College

Grinnell
24 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
1,716 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1. This private institution charges an average net price of $25,358. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 86% of students receive it.

#4

Morningside College

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

The average student takes 4.30 years to complete their degree at Morningside. This private school has an average net price of $23,214. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

#5

Drake University

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

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 68% are considered full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.40%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

#6

Coe College

Cedar Rapids
12 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
1,422 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.20%. Most students complete their degree in 4.10 years.

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

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,400 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

#8

Luther College

Decorah
9 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
2,005 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.10 years to graduate. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 73%.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
11,187 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 75% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,244.

#10

Dordt College

Sioux Center
4 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
1,564 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.10%. Graduates earn an average $35,900 after graduation. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it.

#10

Northwestern College

Orange City
4 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
1,299 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. It takes the average student 4.14 years to graduate. The 2.70% student loan default rate is lower than average.

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

This private institution charges an average net price of $24,895. The student loan default rate of 5.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.

#10

Simpson College

Indianola
4 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
1,444 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $23,187. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Chemistry Careers in IA

Some of the careers chemistry majors go into include:

Job Title IA Job Growth IA Median Salary
Chemists 20% $70,730
Natural Sciences Managers 13% $117,890
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 12% $68,350
Forensic Science Technicians 11% $76,840
Physics Postsecondary Professors 11% $99,910
Chemistry Professors 8% $82,980
High School Teachers 7% $56,040

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

Major Annual Graduates in IA
Physics 132
Geological & Earth Sciences 77
Atmospheric Sciences 20
Astronomy & Astrophysics 11
General Physical Sciences 1

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