Iowa contains two schools that offer landscaping programs. Kirkwood Community College, the highest-ranking landscaping school in IA, has a total student population of 17,841 and is the 4708th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 landscaping 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.
Landscaping students from Iowa schools who go on to become landscapers, landscape architects, landscape designers, landscape supervisors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 859,960 people working as landscaping and groundskeeping workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $25,340. Also, Grounds maintenance workers make on average $28,400 per year and there are about 12,840 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Iowa alone, there are 120 employed grounds maintenance workers earning an average yearly salary of $27,650. Landscaping and groundskeeping workers in this state earn $24,260/yr and there are 8,060 employed.
Also, within the landscaping schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from landscaping, 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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