Liberal Arts Schools In Iowa

Liberal Arts classes faculty can choose to work at one of 45 accredited liberal arts schools in Iowa. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in liberal arts in the state of Iowa, which encompasses liberal arts training at the following levels:

  • Liberal Arts Certificate
  • Associates degree in Liberal Arts
  • Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts
  • Masters degree in Liberal Arts
  • PhD degree in Liberal Arts


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. Central College

    812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219

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  4. Clarke University

    1550 Clarke Dr, Dubuque, Iowa 52001-3198

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  5. Coe College

    1220 First Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402-5092

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  6. Cornell College

    600 First St. SW, Mount Vernon, Iowa 52314-1098

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  7. Des Moines Area Community College

    2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, Iowa 50023-3993

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  8. Divine Word College

    102 Jacoby Dr SW, Epworth, Iowa 52045

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  9. Dordt College

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

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  10. Drake University

    2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50311-4505

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  11. University of Dubuque

    2000 University Ave, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

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  12. Ellsworth Community College

    1100 College Ave, Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126

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  13. Eastern Iowa Community College District

    306 W River Dr, Davenport, Iowa 52801-1221

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  14. Graceland University-Lamoni

    1 University Place, Lamoni, Iowa 50140

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  15. Grand View University

    1200 Grandview Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50316

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  16. Grinnell College

    1121 Park Street, Grinnell, Iowa 50112-1690

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  17. Hawkeye Community College

    1501 E Orange Rd, Waterloo, Iowa 50701

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  18. Indian Hills Community College

    525 Grandview, Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

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  19. Iowa Central Community College

    One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

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  20. Iowa Lakes Community College

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

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  21. Iowa State University

    3410 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2030

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  22. Iowa Western Community College

    2700 College Rd, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503-1057

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  23. University of Iowa

    101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316

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  24. Kirkwood Community College

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

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  25. Loras College

    1450 Alta Vista, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-0178

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  26. Luther College

    700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa 52101-1045

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  27. Maharishi University of Management

    1000 N 4th St, Fairfield, Iowa 52557

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  28. Marshalltown Community College

    3700 S Center St, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

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  29. Morningside College

    1501 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51106-1751

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  30. Mount Mercy University

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

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  31. Ashford University

    400 N Bluff Blvd, Clinton, Iowa 52733-2967

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  32. North Iowa Area Community College

    500 College Dr, Mason City, Iowa 50401

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  33. University of Northern Iowa

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

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  34. Northwestern College in Orange City

    101 Seventh St SW, Orange City, Iowa 51041

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  35. Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar

    1625 Hwy 150, Calmar, Iowa 52132-0400

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  36. Northwest Iowa Community College

    603 W Park St, Sheldon, Iowa 51201

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  37. Saint Ambrose University

    518 W Locust St, Davenport, Iowa 52803-2898

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  38. Simpson College

    701 North C St, Indianola, Iowa 50125

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  39. Southeastern Community College in West Burlington

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

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  40. Southwestern Community College in Creston

    1501 W. Townline Street, Creston, Iowa 50801

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  41. Upper Iowa University

    605 Washington St, Fayette, Iowa 52142-1857

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  42. Waldorf College

    106 S Sixth St, Forest City, Iowa 50436-1713

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  43. Wartburg College

    100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, Iowa 50677-0903

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  44. Western Iowa Tech Community College

    4647 Stone Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51102-5199

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  45. William Penn University

    201 Trueblood Ave, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577

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Cities

  1. Liberal Arts Schools in Dubuque, IA3 Schools
  2. Liberal Arts Schools in Des Moines, IA3 Schools
  3. Liberal Arts Schools in Cedar Rapids, IA3 Schools
  4. Liberal Arts Schools in Sioux City, IA3 Schools
  5. Liberal Arts Schools in Davenport, IA2 Schools
  6. Liberal Arts Schools in Iowa Falls, IA1 Schools
  7. Liberal Arts Schools in Estherville, IA1 Schools
  8. Liberal Arts Schools in Lamoni, IA1 Schools
  9. Liberal Arts Schools in Council Bluffs, IA1 Schools
  10. Liberal Arts Schools in Marshalltown, IA1 Schools
  11. Liberal Arts Schools in Pella, IA1 Schools
  12. Liberal Arts Schools in Epworth, IA1 Schools
  13. Liberal Arts Schools in Decorah, IA1 Schools
  14. Liberal Arts Schools in Mason City, IA1 Schools
  15. Liberal Arts Schools in Calmar, IA1 Schools
  16. Liberal Arts Schools in Forest City, IA1 Schools
  17. Liberal Arts Schools in Fayette, IA1 Schools
  18. Liberal Arts Schools in Fort Dodge, IA1 Schools
  19. Liberal Arts Schools in Iowa City, IA1 Schools
  20. Liberal Arts Schools in Cedar Falls, IA1 Schools
  21. Liberal Arts Schools in Mount Vernon, IA1 Schools
  22. Liberal Arts Schools in Waverly, IA1 Schools
  23. Liberal Arts Schools in Waterloo, IA1 Schools
  24. Liberal Arts Schools in Ottumwa, IA1 Schools
  25. Liberal Arts Schools in Creston, IA1 Schools
  26. Liberal Arts Schools in Fairfield, IA1 Schools
  27. Liberal Arts Schools in Ames, IA1 Schools
  28. Liberal Arts Schools in Orange City, IA1 Schools
  29. Liberal Arts Schools in Oskaloosa, IA1 Schools
  30. Liberal Arts Schools in Ankeny, IA1 Schools
  31. Liberal Arts Schools in West Burlington, IA1 Schools
  32. Liberal Arts Schools in Grinnell, IA1 Schools
  33. Liberal Arts Schools in Sheldon, IA1 Schools
  34. Liberal Arts Schools in Clinton, IA1 Schools
  35. Liberal Arts Schools in Indianola, IA1 Schools
  36. Liberal Arts Schools in Sioux Center, IA1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Liberal Arts Employment

Iowa 620
National 69,880

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

Employment Growth for Liberal arts professionals In Iowa

670 750 680 650 620
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Iowa, the field of liberal arts is shrinking. In 2010 there were 50 less liberal arts professionals working in Iowa than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of liberal arts has shrunk by 7% in Iowa. This decline is slower than the change in the number of liberal arts professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of liberal arts professionals has grown by 18% from 2006 to 2010.

Liberal Arts VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$57,250 $61,700 $64,090 $65,570 $66,570
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to liberal arts professionals are growing in Iowa. In 2006 liberal arts professionals made a mean salary of $57,250 per year, and in 2010 they made $66,570 per year.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in Iowa

10th percentile
$35,850
25th percentile
$49,040
50th percentile
$63,340
75th percentile
$77,250
90th percentile
$106,870

This represents a 14% growth in 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 liberal arts. The pay differential between the highest paid liberal arts professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 198%

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in Iowa

English
$47,513
History
$42,980
Liberal Arts
$66,570
Math
$82,907
Music
$21,175

In Iowa, liberal arts professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts programs available for each degree type for all schools in Iowa

associate
29
bachelor
43
master
2
doctor
2
Certificate
4
Total80

The number of students graduating from the 45 accredited liberal arts schools in Iowa is increasing. In 2006, 5,657 students graduated from liberal arts courses in Iowa. And in 2010, 6,567 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of liberal arts school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa by 16%. A majority of these graduates, or 54%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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