Counseling Schools In Iowa

Counseling classes faculty can choose to work at one of 10 accredited counseling schools in Iowa. The trends in Iowa's counseling academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in counseling includes counseling training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Buena Vista University

    610 W 4th St, Storm Lake, Iowa 50588

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  2. Drake University

    2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50311-4505

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  3. Emmaus Bible College

    2570 Asbury Rd, Dubuque, Iowa 52001-3096

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  4. Graceland University-Lamoni

    1 University Place, Lamoni, Iowa 50140

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  5. Iowa Lakes Community College

    19 S 7th St, Estherville, Iowa 51334-2295

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  6. University of Iowa

    101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316

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  7. Morningside College

    1501 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51106-1751

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  8. University of Northern Iowa

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

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  9. Saint Ambrose University

    518 W Locust St, Davenport, Iowa 52803-2898

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  10. Southeastern Community College in West Burlington

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

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Counseling Employment

Iowa 7,220
National 653,240

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

Employment Growth for Counseling professionals In Iowa

6,890 7,240 7,040 7,510 6,550
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of counseling professionals is shrinking in Iowa. In Iowa, 340 less counseling professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of counseling professionals has shrunk by 5%. This decline is faster than the change in the number of counseling professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of counseling professionals has shrunk by 2% from 2006 to 2010.

Counseling VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$37,560 $37,492 $39,345 $41,640 $43,354
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to counseling professionals are growing in Iowa. Counseling professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $37,560 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $43,354 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in Iowa

10th percentile
$26,134
25th percentile
$31,484
50th percentile
$40,464
75th percentile
$51,056
90th percentile
$67,250

Thus, there was a 13% growth in counseling professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Iowa, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of counseling. The pay differential between the highest paid counseling professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 157%

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in Iowa

Christian Counseling
$43,132
Clinical Psychology
$54,902
Counseling
$42,638
Forensic Psychology
$71,840
School Psychology
$66,190
Sociology
$80,580
Sports Psychology
$66,190

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
2
bachelor
3
master
10
doctor
4
Certificate
1
Total20

As the number of counseling professionals is decreasing in Iowa state, the number of students graduating from the 10 accredited counseling schools in Iowa state is decreasing. In 2006, 179 students graduated from counseling courses in Iowa. And in 2010, 154 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of counseling school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa by 14%. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned an master's degree in counseling.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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