Iowa contains six schools that offer gerontology programs. Buena Vista University, the highest-ranking gerontology school in IA, has a total student population of 2,647 and is the 472nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 gerontology schools in Iowa, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Palmer College of Chiropractic comes out as the most expensive ($31,132/yr), with University of Iowa as the lowest recorded at only $12,829/yr.
Gerontology students from Iowa schools who go on to become gerontologists, physicians, clinical dietitians, medical staff physicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,308,380 people working as life, physical, and social science employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,660. Also, Rehabilitation counselors make on average $34,710 per year and there are about 112,690 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Iowa alone, there are 2,510 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average yearly salary of $29,660. Life, physical, and social science employees in this state earn $53,460/yr and there are 13,780 employed.
Also, within the gerontology schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from gerontology, 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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