Iowa contains fifteen schools that offer childhood education programs. University of Iowa, the highest-ranking childhood education school in IA, has a total student population of 28,987 and is the 782nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 15 childhood education schools in Iowa, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Ambrose University comes out as the most expensive ($21,089/yr), with Iowa Western Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,974/yr.
Childhood Education students from Iowa schools who go on to become childhood educators, preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, special education teachers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 181,810 people working as kindergarten teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,380. 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. Kindergarten teachers in this state earn $41,920/yr and there are 1,380 employed.
Also, within the childhood education schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from childhood education, 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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