Small Business Schools In Iowa

There are 7 accredited small business schools in Iowa for faculty who teach small business classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in small business in the state of Iowa, which encompasses small business training at the following levels:

  • Small Business Certificate
  • Associates degree in Small Business
  • Bachelors degree in Small Business
  • Masters degree in Small Business
  • PhD degree in Small Business


  1. Buena Vista University

    610 W 4th St, Storm Lake, Iowa 50588

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Des Moines Area Community College

    2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, Iowa 50023-3993

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Drake University

    2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50311-4505

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

    101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Kirkwood Community College

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. North Iowa Area Community College

    500 College Dr, Mason City, Iowa 50401

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. University of Phoenix-Des Moines Campus

    6600 Westown Pkwy, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266-7724

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Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Small Business Employment

Iowa 12,340
National 1,708,080

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

Employment Growth for Small business professionals In Iowa

10,560 9,080 9,620 10,710 12,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Small Business is a growing field in Iowa. There were 1,780 more small business professionals working in Iowa in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 17% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the national trend for small business professionals which shows a 3% increase in the number of small business professionals working around the nation.

Small Business VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$86,300 $92,640 $96,160 $100,210 $100,300
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Small Business
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to small business professionals are growing in Iowa. In 2006 small business professionals made a mean salary of $86,300 per year, and in 2010 they made $100,300 per year.

Salary percentiles for Small business professionals in Iowa

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25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a 14% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Iowa, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of small business. The pay differential between the highest paid small business professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 253%

Average Salaries for Small business professionals and related professions in Iowa

Business Administration
Business Management
Forensic Accounting
Human Resources
International Business
Project Management
Property Management
Restaurant Management
Risk Management
Small Business

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

Educational Trends

Small Business programs available for each degree type for all schools in Iowa


The number of students graduating from the 7 accredited small business schools in Iowa is increasing. In 2006 there were 82 small business graduates from small business courses in Iowa and in 2010 there were 387 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of small business school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa by 372%. 45% of these graduates received an undergraduate certificate in small business.

Small Business Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of small business faculty in Iowa, growth in the field of small business academia and small business faculty salaries in Iowa. If you are involved in teaching small business courses to students at the certificate in small business, associates degree in small business, bachelors degree in small business, masters degree in small business, and doctoral degree in small business levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of small business in Iowa. A summary of what your peers have told us up until now will be available once you submit your information.

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