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Advertising Schools In Iowa

In Iowa, there are 12 accredited schools where advertising classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Iowa's advertising academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in advertising includes advertising training at the following levels:


  1. Coe College

    1220 First Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402-5092

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  2. Dordt College

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

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  3. Drake University

    2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50311-4505

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  4. Grand View University

    1200 Grandview Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50316

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  5. Iowa State University

    3410 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2030

    97 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Loras College

    1450 Alta Vista, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-0178

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  7. Morningside College

    1501 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51106-1751

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  8. Mount Mercy University

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

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  9. Ashford University

    400 N Bluff Blvd, Clinton, Iowa 52733-2967

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  10. University of Northern Iowa

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

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  11. Northwestern College in Orange City

    101 Seventh St SW, Orange City, Iowa 51041

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  12. Saint Ambrose University

    518 W Locust St, Davenport, Iowa 52803-2898

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Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Advertising Employment

Iowa 2,810
National 271,840

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

Employment Growth for Advertising professionals In Iowa

3,190 3,090 3,080 3,010 2,810
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Iowa, advertising is a shrinking field. There were 380 less advertising professionals working in Iowa in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of advertising has shrunk by 12% in Iowa. This decline is faster than the change in the number of advertising professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of advertising professionals has shrunk by 5% from 2006 to 2010.

Advertising VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$51,155 $53,860 $55,945 $58,440 $63,042
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Advertising
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Iowa, as the number of advertising professionals is declining, the salaries earned by advertising professionals are increasing. The mean salary for advertising professionals in 2006 was $51,155 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $63,042 per year.

Salary percentiles for Advertising professionals in Iowa

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This represents a growth in salaries of 19%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Iowa, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of advertising. The pay differential between the highest paid advertising professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 217%

Average Salaries for Advertising professionals and related professions in Iowa

Business Administration
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising
Public Relations
Small Business
Visual Communications

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 12 accredited advertising schools in Iowa is decreasing. In 2006 there were 237 advertising graduates from advertising courses in Iowa and in 2010 there were 201 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of advertising school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa by 15%. Most of these graduates, or 93%, earned a bachelor's degree in advertising.

Advertising Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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