Theology Schools In Iowa

Iowa has 26 accredited theology schools where theology faculty who teach theology classes can find employment. The trends in Iowa's theology academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in theology includes theology training at the following levels:

  • Theology Certificate
  • Associates degree in Theology
  • Bachelors degree in Theology
  • Masters degree in Theology
  • PhD degree in Theology


Schools

  1. Briar Cliff University

    3303 Rebecca St, Sioux City, Iowa 51104

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  2. Central College

    812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219

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  3. Clarke University

    1550 Clarke Dr, Dubuque, Iowa 52001-3198

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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. Emmaus Bible College

    2570 Asbury Rd, Dubuque, Iowa 52001-3096

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  10. Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

    1900 NW 4th St, Ankeny, Iowa 50023-2152

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  11. Graceland University-Lamoni

    1 University Place, Lamoni, Iowa 50140

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  12. Grand View University

    1200 Grandview Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50316

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  13. Grinnell College

    1121 Park Street, Grinnell, Iowa 50112-1690

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  14. Iowa State University

    3410 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2030

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  15. Iowa Wesleyan College

    601 N Main Street, Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641

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  16. University of Iowa

    101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316

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  17. Loras College

    1450 Alta Vista, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-0178

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  18. Luther College

    700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa 52101-1045

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  19. Morningside College

    1501 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51106-1751

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  20. Mount Mercy University

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

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  21. University of Northern Iowa

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

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  22. Northwestern College in Orange City

    101 Seventh St SW, Orange City, Iowa 51041

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  23. Saint Ambrose University

    518 W Locust St, Davenport, Iowa 52803-2898

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  24. Simpson College

    701 North C St, Indianola, Iowa 50125

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  25. Wartburg College

    100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, Iowa 50677-0903

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  26. Wartburg Theological Seminary

    333 Wartburg Pl, Dubuque, Iowa 52003-7797

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Theology Employment

Iowa 690
National 64,070

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

Employment Growth for Theology professionals In Iowa

590 600 580 700 690
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of theology professionals is growing in Iowa. In Iowa, 100 more theology professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Iowa, this field has grown by 17% in four years. This growth is faster than the change in the number of theology professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of theology professionals has grown by 15% from 2006 to 2010.

Theology VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$47,815 $48,955 $50,795 $48,440 $51,470
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Theology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of theology professionals is growing, the salaries paid to theology professionals are increasing in Iowa. In 2006 theology professionals made a mean salary of $47,815 per year, and in 2010 they made $51,470 per year.

Salary percentiles for Theology professionals in Iowa

10th percentile
$30,420
25th percentile
$38,175
50th percentile
$50,430
75th percentile
$62,000
90th percentile
$76,205

Thus, theology professionals' salaries grew by 7% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 151% pay differential between the highest paid theology professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of theology in Iowa.

Average Salaries for Theology professionals and related professions in Iowa

Christian Counseling
$43,132
Ministry
$37,930
Theology
$51,470

Theology professionals in Iowa earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
3
bachelor
34
master
12
doctor
2
Certificate
1
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The number of students graduating from the 26 accredited theology schools in Iowa is decreasing. In 2006, 410 students graduated from theology courses in Iowa. And in 2010, 258 students graduated.

Thus there was a 37% percent decrease in the number of theology school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa. A majority of these graduates, or 65%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in theology.

Theology Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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