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Architecture Schools In Iowa

In Iowa, there are 3 accredited schools where architecture classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of architecture and architecture training in Iowa, which includes architecture training at the following levels:


  1. Iowa State University

    3410 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2030

    97 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Iowa

    101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Western Iowa Tech Community College

    4647 Stone Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51102-5199

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Architecture Employment

Iowa 1,590
National 194,050

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

Employment Growth for Architecture professionals In Iowa

1,760 1,610 1,730 1,680 1,590
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Architecture is a shrinking field in Iowa. 170 less architecture professionals were working in Iowa in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of architecture professionals has shrunk by 10%. This decline is slower than the national trend for architecture professionals which shows a 16% decrease in the number of architecture professionals working around the nation.

Architecture VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$48,143 $53,967 $55,617 $60,567 $56,740
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Architecture
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to architecture professionals are growing in Iowa. The mean salary for architecture professionals in 2006 was $48,143 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $56,740 per year.

Salary percentiles for Architecture professionals in Iowa

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This represents a 15% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Iowa, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of architecture. The pay differential between the highest paid architecture professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 152%

Average Salaries for Architecture professionals and related professions in Iowa

Civil Engineering

In Iowa, architecture professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of architecture professionals is decreasing in Iowa state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited architecture schools in Iowa state is increasing. In Iowa, there were 162 graduates in 2006. And there were 174 graduates from architecture courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 7% percent increase in the number of architecture school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa. A majority of these graduates, or 43%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in architecture.

Architecture Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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