Public Health Schools In Iowa

There are 4 accredited public health schools in Iowa for faculty who teach public health classes to choose from. The trends in Iowa's public health academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in public health includes public health training at the following levels:

  • Public Health Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Public Health
  • Masters degree in Public Health
  • PhD degree in Public Health


  1. Iowa Wesleyan College

    601 N Main Street, Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Iowa

    101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316

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

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. 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 Public Health Employment

Iowa 5,850
National 484,220

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

Employment Growth for Public health professionals In Iowa

5,920 5,930 5,870 5,610 5,850
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Iowa, the field of public health is shrinking. There were 70 less public health professionals working in Iowa in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of public health has shrunk by 1% in Iowa. This is slower than the trend for public health professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of public health professionals has grown by 19% between 2006 and 2010.

Public Health VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$46,367 $50,370 $52,933 $55,380 $57,323
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to public health professionals are growing in Iowa. In 2006 public health professionals made a mean salary of $46,367 per year, and in 2010 they made $57,323 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public health professionals in Iowa

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This represents a 19% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Iowa state, within the field of public health, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid public health professionals earn 127% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Public health professionals and related professions in Iowa

Emergency Management
Health Science
Healthcare Administration
Healthcare Management
Political Science
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

In Iowa, public health professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Public Health programs available for each degree type for all schools in Iowa


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited public health schools in Iowa is decreasing. In Iowa, there were 128 graduates in 2006. And there were 95 graduates from public health courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of public health school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa by 26%. 41% of these graduates received a doctor's degree in public health.

Public Health Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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