Iowa contains six schools that offer nursing assistant programs. Mercy College of Health Sciences, the highest-ranking nursing assistant school in IA, has a total student population of 793 and is the 1687th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 nursing assistant schools in Iowa, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan University comes out as the most expensive ($23,227/yr), with North Iowa Area Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,300/yr.
Nursing Assistant students from Iowa schools who go on to become nursing assistants, medical assistants, medical office assistants, physician assistants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,438,010 people working as nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $24,980. Also, Physical therapist aides make on average $24,990 per year and there are about 44,160 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Iowa alone, there are 560 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $25,660. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this state earn $23,940/yr and there are 21,220 employed.
Also, within the nursing assistant schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from nursing assistant, 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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