Visual Communications Schools In Iowa

Visual Communications classes faculty can choose to work at one of 17 accredited visual communications schools in Iowa. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in visual communications in the state of Iowa, which encompasses visual communications training at the following levels:

  • Visual Communications Certificate
  • Associates degree in Visual Communications
  • Bachelors degree in Visual Communications
  • Masters degree in Visual Communications


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. Des Moines Area Community College

    2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, Iowa 50023-3993

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  4. Dordt College

    498 4th Ave NE, Sioux Center, Iowa 51250-1697

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  5. Graceland University-Lamoni

    1 University Place, Lamoni, Iowa 50140

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  6. Hawkeye Community College

    1501 E Orange Rd, Waterloo, Iowa 50701

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  7. Iowa Lakes Community College

    19 S 7th St, Estherville, Iowa 51334-2295

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  8. Iowa State University

    3410 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2030

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  9. Iowa Wesleyan College

    601 N Main Street, Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641

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  10. University of Iowa

    101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316

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  11. Mount Mercy University

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

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  12. Ashford University

    400 N Bluff Blvd, Clinton, Iowa 52733-2967

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  13. University of Northern Iowa

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

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  14. Northwest Iowa Community College

    603 W Park St, Sheldon, Iowa 51201

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  15. Saint Ambrose University

    518 W Locust St, Davenport, Iowa 52803-2898

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  16. Upper Iowa University

    605 Washington St, Fayette, Iowa 52142-1857

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  17. Wartburg College

    100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, Iowa 50677-0903

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Visual Communications Employment

Iowa 2,460
National 270,000

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

Employment Growth for Visual communications professionals In Iowa

2,290 2,470 2,620 2,590 2,460
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Iowa, visual communications is a growing field. 170 more visual communications professionals were working in Iowa in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of visual communications has grown by 7% in Iowa. This growth is faster than the change in the number of visual communications professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of visual communications professionals has grown by 4% from 2006 to 2010.

Visual Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$34,040 $35,805 $38,365 $37,475 $37,130
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Visual Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of visual communications professionals is growing, the salaries paid to visual communications professionals are increasing in Iowa. The mean salary for visual communications professionals in 2006 was $34,040 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $37,130 per year.

Salary percentiles for Visual communications professionals in Iowa

10th percentile
$21,422
25th percentile
$25,758
50th percentile
$34,222
75th percentile
$45,625
90th percentile
$58,935

Thus, visual communications professionals' salaries grew by 8% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of visual communications, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid visual communications professionals earning 175% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Iowa state.

Average Salaries for Visual communications professionals and related professions in Iowa

Art
$50,792
Computer Animation
$56,660
Drafting
$44,310
Graphic Design
$39,710
Industrial Design
$51,310
Interior Design
$43,400
Visual Communications
$37,130
Web Design
$39,710

In Iowa, visual communications professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Visual Communications programs available for each degree type for all schools in Iowa

associate
4
bachelor
17
master
2
doctor
0
Certificate
4
Total27

The number of students graduating from the 17 accredited visual communications schools in Iowa is increasing. In Iowa, there were 228 graduates in 2006. And there were 291 graduates from visual communications courses in 2010.

This represents a 28% increase in the number of visual communications degree or certificate school graduates in Iowa state. A majority of these graduates, or 63%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in visual communications.

Visual Communications Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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