Iowa contains seven schools that offer anthropology programs. Luther College, the highest-ranking anthropology school in IA, has a total student population of 2,519 and is the 164th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 anthropology schools in Iowa, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drake University comes out as the most expensive ($23,091/yr), with University of Iowa as the lowest recorded at only $12,829/yr.
Anthropology students from Iowa schools who go on to become anthropologists, archaelogists, forensic professionals, market research analysts, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 5,570 people working as anthropologists and archeologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $57,230. Also, Forensic science technicians make on average $55,070 per year and there are about 12,870 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Iowa alone, there are 60 employed forensic science technicians earning an average yearly salary of $52,890. Anthropologists and archeologists in this state earn $46,130/yr and there are 80 employed.
Also, within the anthropology schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from anthropology, 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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