Iowa contains nine schools that offer carpentry programs. Northwest Iowa Community College, the highest-ranking carpentry school in IA, has a total student population of 1,615 and is the 2503rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 carpentry schools in Iowa, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kirkwood Community College comes out as the most expensive ($11,037/yr), with Southwestern Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,608/yr.
Carpentry students from Iowa schools who go on to become carpenters, construction managers, construction workers, construction engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 743,760 people working as carpenters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,640. Also, Construction laborers make on average $33,190 per year and there are about 856,440 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Iowa alone, there are 8,500 employed construction laborers earning an average yearly salary of $31,170. Carpenters in this state earn $36,560/yr and there are 8,550 employed.
Also, within the carpentry schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from carpentry, 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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