Iowa contains ten schools that offer child care programs. Iowa Lakes Community College, the highest-ranking child care school in IA, has a total student population of 3,201 and is the 3732nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 child care 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 Iowa Western Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,974/yr.
Child Care students from Iowa schools who go on to become child care professionals, child care workers, nannies, day care specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 595,650 people working as child care workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $20,940. Also, Child, family, and school social workers make on average $43,540 per year and there are about 277,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Iowa alone, there are 4,460 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average yearly salary of $39,360. Child care workers in this state earn $19,210/yr and there are 8,400 employed.
Also, within the child care schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from child care, 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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