Chemistry Schools In Iowa

Iowa has 23 accredited chemistry schools where chemistry faculty who teach chemistry classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the chemistry academic community in Iowa, and the future trends in chemistry training at the following levels:

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


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. Dordt College

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

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  8. Drake University

    2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50311-4505

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  9. Graceland University-Lamoni

    1 University Place, Lamoni, Iowa 50140

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  10. Grinnell College

    1121 Park Street, Grinnell, Iowa 50112-1690

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  11. Iowa Central Community College

    One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

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  12. Iowa State University

    3410 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2030

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  13. Iowa Wesleyan College

    601 N Main Street, Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641

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  14. University of Iowa

    101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  15. Loras College

    1450 Alta Vista, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-0178

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  16. Luther College

    700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa 52101-1045

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  17. Morningside College

    1501 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51106-1751

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  18. University of Northern Iowa

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

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  19. Northwestern College in Orange City

    101 Seventh St SW, Orange City, Iowa 51041

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  20. Saint Ambrose University

    518 W Locust St, Davenport, Iowa 52803-2898

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  21. Simpson College

    701 North C St, Indianola, Iowa 50125

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  22. Upper Iowa University

    605 Washington St, Fayette, Iowa 52142-1857

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  23. Wartburg College

    100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, Iowa 50677-0903

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Chemistry Employment

Iowa 2,320
National 212,310

Approximately 1% of the country's chemistry professionals work in Iowa state.

Employment Growth for Chemistry professionals In Iowa

2,110 2,090 2,360 2,420 2,320
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Chemistry is a growing field in Iowa. In 2010 there were 210 more chemistry professionals working in Iowa than there were in 2006. This represents a 10% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the national trend for chemistry professionals which shows a 5% decrease in the number of chemistry professionals working around the nation.

Chemistry VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$43,175 $44,590 $45,775 $46,225 $46,978
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Chemistry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of chemistry professionals is growing, the salaries paid to chemistry professionals are increasing in Iowa. In 2006 chemistry professionals made a mean salary of $43,175 per year, and in 2010 they made $46,978 per year.

Salary percentiles for Chemistry professionals in Iowa

10th percentile
$31,278
25th percentile
$36,335
50th percentile
$44,812
75th percentile
$56,952
90th percentile
$66,118

This represents a growth in salaries of 8%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 111% pay differential between the highest paid chemistry professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of chemistry in Iowa.

Average Salaries for Chemistry professionals and related professions in Iowa

Biochemistry
$63,000
Biology
$61,680
Chemistry
$46,978

In Iowa, chemistry professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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

associate
1
bachelor
25
master
4
doctor
6
Certificate
1
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The number of students graduating from the 23 accredited chemistry schools in Iowa is decreasing. In 2006 there were 177 chemistry graduates from chemistry courses in Iowa and in 2010 there were 136 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of chemistry school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa by 23%. Most of these graduates, or 68%, earned an bachelor's degree in chemistry.

Chemistry Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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