Social Work Schools In Iowa

There are 18 accredited social work schools in Iowa for faculty who teach social work classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the social work academic community in Iowa, and the future trends in social work training at the following levels:

  • Social Work Certificate
  • Associates degree in Social Work
  • Bachelors degree in Social Work
  • Masters degree in Social Work
  • PhD degree in Social Work


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. Clarke University

    1550 Clarke Dr, Dubuque, Iowa 52001-3198

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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. Graceland University-Lamoni

    1 University Place, Lamoni, Iowa 50140

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  7. Iowa Central Community College

    One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

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  8. University of Iowa

    101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316

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  9. Kirkwood Community College

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

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  10. Loras College

    1450 Alta Vista, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-0178

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  11. Luther College

    700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa 52101-1045

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  12. Mount Mercy University

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

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  13. University of Northern Iowa

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

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  14. Northwestern College in Orange City

    101 Seventh St SW, Orange City, Iowa 51041

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  15. Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar

    1625 Hwy 150, Calmar, Iowa 52132-0400

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  16. Saint Ambrose University

    518 W Locust St, Davenport, Iowa 52803-2898

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  17. Upper Iowa University

    605 Washington St, Fayette, Iowa 52142-1857

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  18. Wartburg College

    100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, Iowa 50677-0903

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Social Work Employment

Iowa 8,350
National 609,060

Of all of the social workers in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Iowa.

Employment Growth for Social workers In Iowa

7,160 7,360 8,160 8,300 8,350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of social workers is growing in Iowa. In 2010 there were 1,190 more social workers working in Iowa than there were in 2006. This represents a 17% growth in the field. This is faster than the trend for social workers around the US. Nationally, the number of social workers has grown by 10% between 2006 and 2010.

Social Work VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$36,520 $38,065 $40,090 $40,700 $40,998
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Iowa, as the number of social workers is growing, the salaries earned by social workers are increasing. In 2006 social workers made a mean salary of $36,520 per year, and in 2010 they made $40,998 per year.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Iowa

10th percentile
$25,505
25th percentile
$31,172
50th percentile
$38,982
75th percentile
$50,062
90th percentile
$59,858

Thus, social workers' salaries grew by 11% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Iowa state, within the field of social work, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid social workers earn 135% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Iowa

Human Resources
$59,207
Human Services
$36,107
Public Administration
$71,920
Public Health
$57,323
Social Work
$40,998

In Iowa, social workers make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Social Work programs available for each degree type for all schools in Iowa

associate
6
bachelor
13
master
3
doctor
1
Certificate
5
Total28

As the number of social workers is increasing in Iowa state, the number of students graduating from the 18 accredited social work schools in Iowa state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 527 social work graduates from social work courses in Iowa and in 2010 there were 410 graduates.

Thus there was a 22% percent decrease in the number of social work school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa. A majority of these graduates, or 46%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in social work.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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