Iowa contains five schools that offer corrections programs. University of Iowa, the highest-ranking corrections school in IA, has a total student population of 28,987 and is the 782nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 corrections schools in Iowa, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan University comes out as the most expensive ($23,227/yr), with Kirkwood Community College as the lowest recorded at only $11,037/yr.
Corrections students from Iowa schools who go on to become correctional counselors, corrections officers, jailers, probation officers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 455,350 people working as correctional officers and jailers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $42,610. Also, Mental health and substance abuse social workers make on average $41,350 per year and there are about 127,140 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Iowa alone, there are 1,810 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average yearly salary of $37,310. Correctional officers and jailers in this state earn $42,090/yr and there are 3,240 employed.
Also, within the corrections schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from corrections, 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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