Iowa contains seven schools that offer special education programs. Dordt College, the highest-ranking special education school in IA, has a total student population of 1,322 and is the 295th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 special education schools in Iowa, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Ambrose University comes out as the most expensive ($21,089/yr), with University of Iowa as the lowest recorded at only $12,829/yr.
Special Education students from Iowa schools who go on to become special education teachers, special education educators, special educators, sign language interpreters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 146,240 people working as special education teachers, secondary school alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $56,420. Also, Special education teachers, middle school make on average $54,750 per year and there are about 102,490 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Iowa alone, there are 710 employed special education teachers, middle school earning an average yearly salary of $44,260. Special education teachers, secondary school in this state earn $42,050/yr and there are 1,850 employed.
Also, within the special education schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from special education, 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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