Iowa contains two schools that offer library science programs. University of Iowa, the highest-ranking library science school in IA, has a total student population of 28,987 and is the 782nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 library science schools in Iowa, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Northern Iowa comes out as the most expensive ($13,286/yr), with University of Iowa as the lowest recorded at only $12,829/yr.
Library Science students from Iowa schools who go on to become library science professors, librarians, library scientistss, library and information science professors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 3,940 people working as library science teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,270. Also, Library technicians make on average $31,060 per year and there are about 111,390 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Iowa alone, there are 2,100 employed library technicians earning an average yearly salary of $24,860. Library science teachers in this state earn $61,860/yr and there are 30 employed.
Also, within the library science schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from library science, 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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