Political Science Schools In Iowa

Political Science classes faculty can choose to work at one of 20 accredited political science schools in Iowa. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the political science academic community in Iowa, and the future trends in political science training at the following levels:

  • Political Science Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Political Science
  • Masters degree in Political Science
  • PhD degree in Political Science


Schools

  1. Briar Cliff University

    3303 Rebecca St, Sioux City, Iowa 51104

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  2. Buena Vista University

    610 W 4th St, Storm Lake, Iowa 50588

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  3. Central College

    812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219

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  4. Coe College

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

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  5. Cornell College

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

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  6. Dordt College

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

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  7. Drake University

    2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50311-4505

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  8. Grand View University

    1200 Grandview Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50316

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  9. Grinnell College

    1121 Park Street, Grinnell, Iowa 50112-1690

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  10. Iowa State University

    3410 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2030

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  11. University of Iowa

    101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316

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  12. Loras College

    1450 Alta Vista, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-0178

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  13. Luther College

    700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa 52101-1045

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  14. Morningside College

    1501 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51106-1751

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  15. Mount Mercy University

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

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  16. University of Northern Iowa

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

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  17. Northwestern College in Orange City

    101 Seventh St SW, Orange City, Iowa 51041

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  18. Saint Ambrose University

    518 W Locust St, Davenport, Iowa 52803-2898

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  19. Simpson College

    701 North C St, Indianola, Iowa 50125

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  20. Wartburg College

    100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, Iowa 50677-0903

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Political Science Employment

Iowa 130
National 20,400

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

Employment Growth for Political science professionals In Iowa

150 170 160 150 130
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Iowa, the field of political science is shrinking. There were 20 less political science professionals working in Iowa in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of political science has shrunk by 13% in Iowa. This decline is slower than the change in the number of political science professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of political science professionals has grown by 14% from 2006 to 2010.

Political Science VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$62,930 $68,020 $74,900 $77,240 $76,640
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Political Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of political science professionals is declining, the salaries paid to political science professionals are increasing in Iowa. In 2006 political science professionals made a mean salary of $62,930 per year, and in 2010 they made $76,640 per year.

Salary percentiles for Political science professionals in Iowa

10th percentile
$36,780
25th percentile
$56,720
50th percentile
$71,440
75th percentile
$95,920
90th percentile
$127,370

This represents a growth in salaries of 18%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Iowa state, within the field of political science, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid political science professionals earn 246% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Political science professionals and related professions in Iowa

Communications
$36,827
International Business
$78,600
Political Science
$76,640
Public Administration
$71,920

In Iowa, political science professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Political Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Iowa

associate
0
bachelor
22
master
2
doctor
1
Certificate
1
Total26

The number of students graduating from the 20 accredited political science schools in Iowa is decreasing. In Iowa, there were 476 graduates in 2006. And there were 436 graduates from political science courses in 2010.

This represents a 8% decrease in the number of political science degree or certificate school graduates in Iowa state. 85% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in political science.

Political Science Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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