Iowa contains ten schools that offer child development programs. Iowa Lakes Community College, the highest-ranking child development school in IA, has a total student population of 3,201 and is the 3732nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 child development 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 Development students from Iowa schools who go on to become child development specialists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 277,670 people working as child, family, and school social workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,540. Also, Preschool teachers make on average $27,450 per year and there are about 389,660 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Iowa alone, there are 3,530 employed preschool teachers earning an average yearly salary of $26,460. Child, family, and school social workers in this state earn $39,360/yr and there are 4,460 employed.
Also, within the child development schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from child development, 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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