Communications Schools In Iowa

Communications classes faculty can choose to work at one of 31 accredited communications schools in Iowa. The trends in Iowa's communications academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in communications includes communications training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. AIB College of Business

    2500 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, Iowa 50321-1799

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  2. Briar Cliff University

    3303 Rebecca St, Sioux City, Iowa 51104

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  3. Buena Vista University

    610 W 4th St, Storm Lake, Iowa 50588

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  4. Central College

    812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219

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  5. Dordt College

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

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  6. Drake University

    2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50311-4505

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  7. University of Dubuque

    2000 University Ave, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

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  8. Eastern Iowa Community College District

    306 W River Dr, Davenport, Iowa 52801-1221

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  9. Graceland University-Lamoni

    1 University Place, Lamoni, Iowa 50140

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  10. Grand View University

    1200 Grandview Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50316

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  11. Hawkeye Community College

    1501 E Orange Rd, Waterloo, Iowa 50701

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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. Iowa Western Community College

    2700 College Rd, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503-1057

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  15. University of Iowa

    101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316

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  16. Kirkwood Community College

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

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  17. Loras College

    1450 Alta Vista, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-0178

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  18. Luther College

    700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa 52101-1045

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  19. Maharishi University of Management

    1000 N 4th St, Fairfield, Iowa 52557

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  20. Morningside College

    1501 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51106-1751

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  21. Mount Mercy University

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

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  22. Ashford University

    400 N Bluff Blvd, Clinton, Iowa 52733-2967

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  23. University of Northern Iowa

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

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  24. Saint Ambrose University

    518 W Locust St, Davenport, Iowa 52803-2898

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  25. Simpson College

    701 North C St, Indianola, Iowa 50125

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  26. Southeastern Community College in West Burlington

    1500 West Agency Road, West Burlington, Iowa 52655-0180

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  27. Upper Iowa University

    605 Washington St, Fayette, Iowa 52142-1857

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  28. Waldorf College

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

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  29. Wartburg College

    100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, Iowa 50677-0903

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  30. William Penn University

    201 Trueblood Ave, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577

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  31. Kaplan University-Davenport Campus

    1801 E Kimberly Rd Ste 1, Davenport, Iowa 52807

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Communications Employment

Iowa 5,820
National 439,660

Of all of the communications professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Iowa.

Employment Growth for Communications professionals In Iowa

5,850 5,740 5,880 6,190 5,820
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Communications is a shrinking field in Iowa. There were 30 less communications professionals working in Iowa in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 1% decline in the field. This decline is slower than the change in the number of communications professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of communications professionals has shrunk by 8% from 2006 to 2010.

Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$31,790 $32,457 $33,858 $34,815 $36,827
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by communications professionals is increasing in Iowa. The mean salary for communications professionals in 2006 was $31,790 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $36,827 per year.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Iowa

10th percentile
$19,040
25th percentile
$23,788
50th percentile
$32,078
75th percentile
$43,597
90th percentile
$57,185

Thus, communications professionals' salaries grew by 14% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of communications, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid communications professionals earning 200% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Iowa state.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Iowa

Advertising
$63,042
Business
$84,753
Communications
$36,827
Creative Writing
$45,140
Fashion Marketing
$62,060
Marketing
$74,013
Public Relations
$77,140
Visual Communications
$37,130

Communications professionals in Iowa earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
6
bachelor
33
master
5
doctor
1
Certificate
3
Total48

As the number of communications professionals is decreasing in Iowa state, the number of students graduating from the 31 accredited communications schools in Iowa state is decreasing. In 2006, 787 students graduated from communications courses in Iowa. And in 2010, 738 students graduated.

This represents a 6% decrease in the number of communications degree or certificate school graduates in Iowa state. Most of these graduates, or 69%, earned a bachelor's degree in communications.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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