Iowa contains two schools that offer landscape architecture programs. Kirkwood Community College, the highest-ranking landscape architecture school in IA, has a total student population of 17,841 and is the 4708th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 landscape architecture schools in Iowa, only 1 has 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.
Landscape Architecture students from Iowa schools who go on to become landscape architects, landscape designers, landscapers, landscape supervisors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 18,940 people working as landscape architects alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,910. Also, Landscaping and groundskeeping workers make on average $25,340 per year and there are about 859,960 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Iowa alone, there are 8,060 employed landscaping and groundskeeping workers earning an average yearly salary of $24,260. Landscape architects in this state earn $62,150/yr and there are 120 employed.
Also, within the landscape architecture schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from landscape architecture, 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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