Biology Schools In Iowa

There are 36 accredited biology schools in Iowa for faculty who teach biology classes to choose from. The trends in Iowa's biology academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in biology includes biology training at the following levels:

  • Biology Certificate
  • Associates degree in Biology
  • Bachelors degree in Biology
  • Masters degree in Biology
  • PhD degree in Biology


Schools

  1. Briar Cliff University

    3303 Rebecca St, Sioux City, Iowa 51104

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  2. Buena Vista University

    610 W 4th St, Storm Lake, Iowa 50588

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  3. Central College

    812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219

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  4. Clarke University

    1550 Clarke Dr, Dubuque, Iowa 52001-3198

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  5. Coe College

    1220 First Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402-5092

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  6. Cornell College

    600 First St. SW, Mount Vernon, Iowa 52314-1098

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  7. Des Moines Area Community College

    2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, Iowa 50023-3993

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  8. Dordt College

    498 4th Ave NE, Sioux Center, Iowa 51250-1697

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  9. Drake University

    2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50311-4505

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  10. University of Dubuque

    2000 University Ave, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

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  11. Ellsworth Community College

    1100 College Ave, Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126

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  12. Graceland University-Lamoni

    1 University Place, Lamoni, Iowa 50140

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  13. Grand View University

    1200 Grandview Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50316

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  14. Grinnell College

    1121 Park Street, Grinnell, Iowa 50112-1690

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  15. Indian Hills Community College

    525 Grandview, Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

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  16. Iowa State University

    3410 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2030

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  17. Iowa Wesleyan College

    601 N Main Street, Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641

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  18. University of Iowa

    101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316

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  19. Kirkwood Community College

    6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406-2068

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  20. Loras College

    1450 Alta Vista, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-0178

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  21. Luther College

    700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa 52101-1045

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  22. Morningside College

    1501 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51106-1751

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  23. Mount Mercy University

    1330 Elmhurst Dr NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402-4797

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  24. Ashford University

    400 N Bluff Blvd, Clinton, Iowa 52733-2967

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  25. University of Northern Iowa

    1222 W 27th St, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0005

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  26. Northwestern College in Orange City

    101 Seventh St SW, Orange City, Iowa 51041

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  27. Northwest Iowa Community College

    603 W Park St, Sheldon, Iowa 51201

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  28. Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center

    3200 Grand Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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  29. Palmer College of Chiropractic

    1000 Brady St, Davenport, Iowa 52803-5287

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  30. Saint Ambrose University

    518 W Locust St, Davenport, Iowa 52803-2898

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  31. Simpson College

    701 North C St, Indianola, Iowa 50125

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  32. Upper Iowa University

    605 Washington St, Fayette, Iowa 52142-1857

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  33. Waldorf College

    106 S Sixth St, Forest City, Iowa 50436-1713

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  34. Wartburg College

    100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, Iowa 50677-0903

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  35. Western Iowa Tech Community College

    4647 Stone Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51102-5199

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  36. William Penn University

    201 Trueblood Ave, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Biology Employment

Iowa 3,740
National 232,950

Approximately 2% of the country's biology professionals work in Iowa state.

Employment Growth for Biology professionals In Iowa

2,190 2,790 3,230 3,650 3,740
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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In Iowa, biology is a growing field. There were 1,550 more biology professionals working in Iowa in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 71% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the national trend for biology professionals which shows a 6% increase in the number of biology professionals working around the nation.

Biology VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$54,048 $49,220 $52,508 $62,077 $61,680
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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The amount earned by biology professionals is increasing in Iowa. The mean salary for biology professionals in 2006 was $54,048 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $61,680 per year.

Salary percentiles for Biology professionals in Iowa

10th percentile
$34,597
25th percentile
$46,548
50th percentile
$59,583
75th percentile
$74,508
90th percentile
$88,450

Thus, biology professionals' salaries grew by 12% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Iowa state, within the field of biology, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid biology professionals earn 156% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Biology professionals and related professions in Iowa

Biochemistry
$63,000
Biology
$61,680
Biomedical Engineering
$71,510
Chemistry
$46,978

Biology professionals in Iowa earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Biology programs available for each degree type for all schools in Iowa

associate
6
bachelor
45
master
12
doctor
10
Certificate
7
Total80

As the number of biology professionals is increasing in Iowa state, the number of students graduating from the 36 accredited biology schools in Iowa state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 840 biology graduates from biology courses in Iowa and in 2010 there were 1,043 graduates.

This represents a 24% increase in the number of biology degree or certificate school graduates in Iowa state. Most of these graduates, or 56%, earned an bachelor's degree in biology.

Biology Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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