Law Schools In Iowa

Iowa has 36 accredited law schools where law faculty who teach law classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the law academic community in Iowa, and the future trends in law training at the following levels:

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


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. Des Moines Area Community College

    2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, Iowa 50023-3993

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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. Ellsworth Community College

    1100 College Ave, Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126

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  9. Eastern Iowa Community College District

    306 W River Dr, Davenport, Iowa 52801-1221

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  10. Graceland University-Lamoni

    1 University Place, Lamoni, Iowa 50140

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  11. Grand View University

    1200 Grandview Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50316

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  12. Kaplan University-Mason City Campus

    Plaza West 2570 4th Street SW, Mason City, Iowa 50401

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  13. Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus

    3165 Edgewood Parkway SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

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  14. Hawkeye Community College

    1501 E Orange Rd, Waterloo, Iowa 50701

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  15. Indian Hills Community College

    525 Grandview, Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

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  16. Iowa Central Community College

    One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

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  17. Iowa Lakes Community College

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

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  18. Iowa Wesleyan College

    601 N Main Street, Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641

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  19. University of Iowa

    101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316

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  20. Kirkwood Community College

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

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  21. Loras College

    1450 Alta Vista, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-0178

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  22. Marshalltown Community College

    3700 S Center St, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

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  23. Mount Mercy University

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

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  24. Ashford University

    400 N Bluff Blvd, Clinton, Iowa 52733-2967

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  25. North Iowa Area Community College

    500 College Dr, Mason City, Iowa 50401

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  26. Saint Ambrose University

    518 W Locust St, Davenport, Iowa 52803-2898

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  27. Simpson College

    701 North C St, Indianola, Iowa 50125

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  28. Southeastern Community College in West Burlington

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

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  29. Upper Iowa University

    605 Washington St, Fayette, Iowa 52142-1857

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  30. Western Iowa Tech Community College

    4647 Stone Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51102-5199

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  31. Kaplan University-Davenport Campus

    1801 E Kimberly Rd Ste 1, Davenport, Iowa 52807

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  32. Kaplan University-Cedar Falls Campus

    7009 Nordic Drive, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

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  33. Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus

    4655 121st Street, Urbandale, Iowa 50323

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  34. Kaplan University-Council Bluffs Campus

    1751 Madison Avenue, Suite 750, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503-5289

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  35. ITT Technical Institute_??_??_Clive

    1860 NW 118th St, Ste 110, Clive, Iowa 50325

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  36. ITT Technical Institute_??_??_Cedar Rapids

    3735 Queen Ct SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Law Employment

Iowa 13,840
National 2,096,250

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

Employment Growth for Law professionals In Iowa

14,230 13,910 13,540 13,450 13,840
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Iowa, law is a shrinking field. 390 less law professionals were working in Iowa in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Iowa, this field has shrunk by 3% in four years. This decline is slower than the change in the number of law professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of law professionals has grown by 3% from 2006 to 2010.

Law VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$51,406 $53,787 $52,117 $53,126 $48,684
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Law
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of law professionals is declining, the salaries paid to law professionals are decreasing in Iowa. The mean salary for law professionals in 2006 was $51,406 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $48,684 per year.

Salary percentiles for Law professionals in Iowa

10th percentile
$28,862
25th percentile
$37,091
50th percentile
$44,701
75th percentile
$60,945
90th percentile
$77,189

This represents a 6% decline in salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. Within the field of law, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid law professionals earning 107% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Iowa state.

Average Salaries for Law professionals and related professions in Iowa

Court Reporter
$57,820
Criminal Justice
$37,640
Criminology
$63,300
Forensic Accounting
$56,383
Forensic Science
$57,740
Homeland Security
$39,343
Law
$48,684
Paralegal
$38,145
Public Administration
$71,920

In Iowa, law professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
31
bachelor
31
master
4
doctor
3
Certificate
8
Total77

As the number of law professionals is decreasing in Iowa state, the number of students graduating from the 36 accredited law schools in Iowa state is increasing. In 2006, 3,941 students graduated from law courses in Iowa. And in 2010, 4,112 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of law school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa by 4%. 40% of these graduates received a associate's degree in law.

Law Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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