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Civil Engineering Schools In Iowa

In Iowa, there are 8 accredited schools where civil engineering classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in civil engineering in the state of Iowa, which encompasses civil engineering training at the following levels:


  1. Des Moines Area Community College

    2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, Iowa 50023-3993

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Dordt College

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Eastern Iowa Community College District

    306 W River Dr, Davenport, Iowa 52801-1221

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Hawkeye Community College

    1501 E Orange Rd, Waterloo, Iowa 50701

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Iowa State University

    3410 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2030

    97 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Iowa Western Community College

    2700 College Rd, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503-1057

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. University of Iowa

    101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Southwestern Community College in Creston

    1501 W. Townline Street, Creston, Iowa 50801

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Civil Engineering Employment

Iowa 3,050
National 415,840

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

Employment Growth for Civil engineering professionals In Iowa

3,070 2,860 3,180 3,110 3,050
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Iowa, the field of civil engineering is shrinking. 20 less civil engineering professionals were working in Iowa in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of civil engineering has shrunk by 1% in Iowa. This decline is slower than the national trend for civil engineering professionals which shows a 3% decrease in the number of civil engineering professionals working around the nation.

Civil Engineering VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$49,283 $52,103 $54,423 $56,043 $55,780
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Civil Engineering
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by civil engineering professionals is increasing in Iowa. The mean salary for civil engineering professionals in 2006 was $49,283 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $55,780 per year.

Salary percentiles for Civil engineering professionals in Iowa

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, there was a 12% growth in civil engineering professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 117% pay differential between the highest paid civil engineering professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of civil engineering in Iowa.

Average Salaries for Civil engineering professionals and related professions in Iowa

Civil Engineering
Construction Management

Civil engineering professionals in Iowa earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Civil Engineering programs available for each degree type for all schools in Iowa


The number of students graduating from the 8 accredited civil engineering schools in Iowa is increasing. In Iowa, there were 216 graduates in 2006. And there were 278 graduates from civil engineering courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 29% percent increase in the number of civil engineering school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa. A majority of these graduates, or 38%, graduated with an associate's degree in civil engineering.

Civil Engineering Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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