Iowa contains eighteen schools that offer social work programs. Luther College, the highest-ranking social work school in IA, has a total student population of 2,519 and is the 164th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 18 social work schools in Iowa, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Luther College comes out as the most expensive ($21,493/yr), with Divine Word College as the lowest recorded at only $5,693/yr.
Social Work students from Iowa schools who go on to become social work case managers, social workers, social scientists, health and social service managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 73,250 people working as social workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,470. Also, Community and social services employees make on average $42,750 per year and there are about 1,891,320 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Iowa alone, there are 24,380 employed community and social services employees earning an average yearly salary of $36,100. Social workers in this state earn $43,170/yr and there are 640 employed.
Also, within the social work schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from social work, 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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