Sociology Schools In Iowa

There are 24 accredited sociology schools in Iowa for faculty who teach sociology classes to choose from. The trends in Iowa's sociology academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in sociology includes sociology training at the following levels:

  • Sociology Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Sociology
  • Masters degree in Sociology
  • PhD degree in Sociology


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. University of Dubuque

    2000 University Ave, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

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  9. Graceland University-Lamoni

    1 University Place, Lamoni, Iowa 50140

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  10. Grinnell College

    1121 Park Street, Grinnell, Iowa 50112-1690

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  11. Iowa State University

    3410 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2030

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  12. Iowa Wesleyan College

    601 N Main Street, Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641

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  13. University of Iowa

    101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316

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  14. Loras College

    1450 Alta Vista, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-0178

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  15. Luther College

    700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa 52101-1045

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  16. Mount Mercy University

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

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  17. Ashford University

    400 N Bluff Blvd, Clinton, Iowa 52733-2967

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  18. University of Northern Iowa

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

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  19. Northwestern College in Orange City

    101 Seventh St SW, Orange City, Iowa 51041

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  20. Saint Ambrose University

    518 W Locust St, Davenport, Iowa 52803-2898

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  21. Simpson College

    701 North C St, Indianola, Iowa 50125

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  22. Upper Iowa University

    605 Washington St, Fayette, Iowa 52142-1857

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  23. Wartburg College

    100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, Iowa 50677-0903

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  24. William Penn University

    201 Trueblood Ave, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Sociology Employment

Iowa 310
National 21,140

Of all of the sociology professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Iowa.

Employment Growth for Sociology professionals In Iowa

180 240 240 370 310
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Iowa, sociology is a growing field. In 2010 there were 130 more sociology professionals working in Iowa than there were in 2006. Thus, in Iowa, this field has grown by 72% in four years. This is faster than the trend for sociology professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of sociology professionals has grown by 8% between 2006 and 2010.

Sociology VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$58,330 $66,330 $72,770 $81,540 $80,580
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Sociology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to sociology professionals are growing in Iowa. Sociology professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $58,330 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $80,580 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Sociology professionals in Iowa

10th percentile
$42,860
25th percentile
$62,510
50th percentile
$78,870
75th percentile
$98,090
90th percentile
$128,480

This represents a growth in salaries of 28%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 200% pay differential between the highest paid sociology professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of sociology in Iowa.

Average Salaries for Sociology professionals and related professions in Iowa

Counseling
$42,638
Criminology
$63,300
Forensic Psychology
$71,840
Mental Health
$34,700
Psychology
$71,840
School Psychology
$66,190
Sociology
$80,580
Sports Psychology
$66,190

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

Educational Trends

Sociology programs available for each degree type for all schools in Iowa

associate
0
bachelor
24
master
3
doctor
2
Certificate
1
Total30

The number of students graduating from the 24 accredited sociology schools in Iowa is increasing. In 2006 there were 321 sociology graduates from sociology courses in Iowa and in 2010 there were 404 graduates.

Thus there was a 26% percent increase in the number of sociology school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa. Most of these graduates, or 80%, earned an bachelor's degree in sociology.

Sociology Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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