Engineering Schools In Iowa

Engineering classes faculty can choose to work at one of 14 accredited engineering schools in Iowa. The trends in Iowa's engineering academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in engineering includes engineering training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Des Moines Area Community College

    2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, Iowa 50023-3993

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  2. Dordt College

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

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  3. Indian Hills Community College

    525 Grandview, Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

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  4. Iowa Central Community College

    One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

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  5. Iowa Lakes Community College

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

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  6. Iowa State University

    3410 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2030

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  7. University of Iowa

    101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316

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  8. Kirkwood Community College

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

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  9. Loras College

    1450 Alta Vista, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-0178

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  10. Morningside College

    1501 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51106-1751

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  11. University of Northern Iowa

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

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  12. Saint Ambrose University

    518 W Locust St, Davenport, Iowa 52803-2898

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  13. Wartburg College

    100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, Iowa 50677-0903

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  14. William Penn University

    201 Trueblood Ave, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Engineering Employment

Iowa 11,870
National 1,704,460

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

Employment Growth for Engineering professionals In Iowa

11,960 13,230 13,070 12,940 9,780
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Iowa, the field of engineering is shrinking. 2,180 less engineering professionals were working in Iowa in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of engineering professionals has shrunk by 18%. This is slower than the trend for engineering professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of engineering professionals has shrunk by 23% between 2006 and 2010.

Engineering VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$57,321 $64,126 $61,093 $66,887 $65,968
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Engineering
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to engineering professionals are growing in Iowa. Engineering professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $57,321 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $65,968 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Engineering professionals in Iowa

10th percentile
$42,318
25th percentile
$51,777
50th percentile
$63,304
75th percentile
$79,139
90th percentile
$94,944

This represents a growth in salaries of 13%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Iowa state, within the field of engineering, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid engineering professionals earn 124% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Engineering professionals and related professions in Iowa

Biomedical Engineering
$71,510
Civil Engineering
$55,780
Computer Engineering
$80,407
Electrical Engineering
$63,095
Engineering
$66,435
Mechanical Engineering
$57,608
Software Engineering
$67,115

In Iowa, engineering professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
5
bachelor
31
master
17
doctor
17
Certificate
5
Total75

As the number of engineering professionals is decreasing in Iowa state, the number of students graduating from the 14 accredited engineering schools in Iowa state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 1,658 engineering graduates from engineering courses in Iowa and in 2010 there were 1,460 graduates.

Thus there was a 12% percent decrease in the number of engineering school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa. Most of these graduates, or 41%, earned an bachelor's degree in engineering.

Engineering Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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