Gerontology Schools In Iowa

There are 3 accredited gerontology schools in Iowa for faculty who teach gerontology classes to choose from. The trends in Iowa's gerontology academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in gerontology includes gerontology training at the following levels:

  • Gerontology Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Gerontology


  1. University of Iowa

    101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Northern Iowa

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center

    3200 Grand Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50312

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Gerontology Employment

Iowa 42,490
National 3,420,460

Of all of the gerontology professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Iowa state.

Employment Growth for Gerontology professionals In Iowa

40,700 39,390 40,230 40,830 42,490
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Iowa, the field of gerontology is growing. 1,790 more gerontology professionals were working in Iowa in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of gerontology professionals has grown by 4%. This growth is slower than the national trend for gerontology professionals which shows a 10% increase in the number of gerontology professionals working around the nation.

Gerontology VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$59,383 $60,910 $59,186 $63,006 $60,694
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Gerontology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Iowa, as the number of gerontology professionals is growing, the salaries earned by gerontology professionals are increasing. Gerontology professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $59,383 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $60,694 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Gerontology professionals in Iowa

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This represents a growth in salaries of 2%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 139% pay differential between the highest paid gerontology professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of gerontology in Iowa.

Average Salaries for Gerontology professionals and related professions in Iowa


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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited gerontology schools in Iowa is increasing. In 2006, 5 students graduated from gerontology courses in Iowa. And in 2010, 25 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of gerontology school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa by 400%. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned a undergraduate certificate in gerontology.

Gerontology Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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