Iowa contains fifteen schools that offer early childhood education programs. University of Iowa, the highest-ranking early 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 early 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.
Early Childhood Education students from Iowa schools who go on to become early childhood educators, preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, early childhood teachers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,140 people working as education administrators, preschool and child care center/program alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,170. Also, Elementary school teachers make on average $53,150 per year and there are about 1,544,300 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Iowa alone, there are 18,450 employed elementary school teachers earning an average yearly salary of $41,720. Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program in this state earn $33,550/yr and there are 720 employed.
Also, within the early childhood education schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from early 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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