Iowa contains three schools that offer allied health programs. Palmer College of Chiropractic, the highest-ranking allied health school in IA, has a total student population of 2,094 and is the 893rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 allied health schools in Iowa, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Palmer College of Chiropractic comes out as the most expensive ($31,132/yr), with Mercy College of Health Sciences as the lowest recorded at only $16,028/yr.
Allied Health students from Iowa schools who go on to become allied health professionals, physicians, nurses, forensic nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 271,710 people working as medical and health services managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,970. Also, Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists make on average $72,310 per year and there are about 98,330 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Iowa alone, there are 790 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average yearly salary of $62,300. Medical and health services managers in this state earn $77,630/yr and there are 3,880 employed.
Also, within the allied health schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from allied health, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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