Iowa contains five schools that offer mental health programs. University of Iowa, the highest-ranking mental health school in IA, has a total student population of 28,987 and is the 782nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 mental health schools in Iowa, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Iowa Wesleyan College comes out as the most expensive ($16,951/yr), with Marshalltown Community College as the lowest recorded at only $9,405/yr.
Mental Health students from Iowa schools who go on to become psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 98,330 people working as clinical, counseling, and school psychologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $72,310. Also, Psychiatrists make on average $163,660 per year and there are about 22,210 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Iowa alone, there are 150 employed psychiatrists earning an average yearly salary of $199,050. Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in this state earn $62,300/yr and there are 790 employed.
Also, within the mental health schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from mental health, 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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