Fashion Schools In Iowa

In Iowa, there are 5 accredited schools where fashion classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the fashion academic community in Iowa, and the future trends in fashion training at the following levels:

  • Fashion Certificate
  • Associates degree in Fashion
  • Bachelors degree in Fashion


  1. Des Moines Area Community College

    2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, Iowa 50023-3993

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Ellsworth Community College

    1100 College Ave, Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Iowa State University

    3410 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2030

    97 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Kirkwood Community College

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Marshalltown Community College

    3700 S Center St, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Fashion Employment

Iowa 50,420
National 4,625,040

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

Employment Growth for Fashion professionals In Iowa

52,020 52,400 53,660 52,720 50,420
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Fashion is a shrinking field in Iowa. 1,600 less fashion professionals were working in Iowa in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of fashion has shrunk by 3% in Iowa. This is slower than the trend for fashion professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of fashion professionals has shrunk by 6% between 2006 and 2010.

Fashion VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$38,370 $40,016 $42,558 $42,431 $45,843
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of fashion professionals is declining, the salaries paid to fashion professionals are increasing in Iowa. Fashion professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $38,370 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $45,843 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Fashion professionals in Iowa

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25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a 16% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of fashion, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid fashion professionals earning 169% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Iowa state.

Average Salaries for Fashion professionals and related professions in Iowa

Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited fashion schools in Iowa is decreasing. In 2006, 141 students graduated from fashion courses in Iowa. And in 2010, 112 students graduated.

Thus there was a 21% percent decrease in the number of fashion school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa. 50% of these graduates received a associate's degree in fashion.

Fashion Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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