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Biology Schools in Iowa

There are 27 schools in the state of Iowa offering biology programs. 831 students graduated with degrees from Iowa biology schools in 2010. 793 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 22 students graduated with doctoral degrees.

Overview

805 students graduate from programs in Iowa in biology, on average, every year. This accounts for 1% of biology students who US schools graduate. Specifically, 793 students graduated with a bachelor's level biology degree, 16 with a degree at the master's level, and 22 with a degree at the doctorate level.

27 biology schools are in this midwestern state. Of these, while 24 schools are private, three schools are public. While tuition at a private biology school varies from $18,760 to $37,482, tuition at a public biology school varies from $6,997 to $7,417.

Average tuition for biology programs is $19,783. The highest tuition for biology programs, which is $37,482 per year, is at Grinnell College, while the lowest tuition in this state, which is $6,997 every year, is at Iowa State University.

Iowa schools offer certificates, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees in biology.

Biology Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

805 students graduate from programs in Iowa in biology, on average, every year. This accounts for 1% of biology students who US schools graduate. Specifically, 793 students graduated with a bachelor's level biology degree, 16 with a degree at the master's level, and 22 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Biology Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 0
  • Certificate 2009: 0
  • Certificate 2010: 0
  • Bachelor 2006: 632
  • Bachelor 2007: 709
  • Bachelor 2008: 749
  • Bachelor 2009: 760
  • Bachelor 2010: 793
  • Master 2006: 9
  • Master 2007: 4
  • Master 2008: 11
  • Master 2009: 7
  • Master 2010: 16
  • Doctorate 2006: 8
  • Doctorate 2007: 8
  • Doctorate 2008: 19
  • Doctorate 2009: 9
  • Doctorate 2010: 22

Biology Program Availability in Iowa

Schools in this state offer a total of 41 programs in biology. Of these programs, close to 75.6% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the doctoral level and the masters level.

Biology Program Availability in Iowa

  • Certificate: 1
  • Bachelor: 31
  • Master: 4
  • Doctorate: 5

Microbiologists — Salary by Percentile

Microbiologists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 42070
  • 25th Percentile: 54810
  • Median: 72710
  • 75th Percentile: 90010
  • 90th Percentile: 116040

Biostatisticians — Salary by Percentile

Biostatisticians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 43330
  • 25th Percentile: 51140
  • Median: 68200
  • 75th Percentile: 89440
  • 90th Percentile: 103730

Water Resource Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Water Resource Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 71250
  • 25th Percentile: 82640
  • Median: 101570
  • 75th Percentile: 142470
  • 90th Percentile: 166400

Soil and Water Conservationists — Salary by Percentile

Soil and Water Conservationists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 29970
  • 25th Percentile: 34670
  • Median: 45760
  • 75th Percentile: 66970
  • 90th Percentile: 82560

Soil and Plant Scientists — Salary by Percentile

Soil and Plant Scientists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 40760
  • 25th Percentile: 47770
  • Median: 59290
  • 75th Percentile: 81930
  • 90th Percentile: 106880

Biological Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Biological Technicians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 23010
  • 25th Percentile: 31310
  • Median: 40850
  • 75th Percentile: 51130
  • 90th Percentile: 59140

Geneticists — Salary by Percentile

Geneticists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 24920
  • 25th Percentile: 50610
  • Median: 65050
  • 75th Percentile: 80280
  • 90th Percentile: 95810

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists — Salary by Percentile

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 39000
  • 25th Percentile: 47050
  • Median: 58840
  • 75th Percentile: 63910
  • 90th Percentile: 63920

Microbiologists — Employment Trend

Microbiologists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 58630
  • Median Salary 2007: 59280
  • Median Salary 2008: 63780
  • Median Salary 2009: 68330
  • Median Salary 2010: 72710
  • Total Employed 2006: 180
  • Total Employed 2007: 310
  • Total Employed 2008: 270
  • Total Employed 2009: 220
  • Total Employed 2010: 230

Soil and Plant Scientists — Employment Trend

Soil and Plant Scientists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 54830
  • Median Salary 2007: 58600
  • Median Salary 2008: 57980
  • Median Salary 2009: 58650
  • Median Salary 2010: 59290
  • Total Employed 2006: 1110
  • Total Employed 2007: 1100
  • Total Employed 2008: 1220
  • Total Employed 2009: 1630
  • Total Employed 2010: 1430

Water Resource Specialists — Employment Trend

Water Resource Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 92270
  • Median Salary 2007: 93460
  • Median Salary 2008: 99530
  • Median Salary 2009: 96480
  • Median Salary 2010: 101570
  • Total Employed 2006: 240
  • Total Employed 2007: 250
  • Total Employed 2008: 290
  • Total Employed 2009: 230
  • Total Employed 2010: 300

Soil and Water Conservationists — Employment Trend

Soil and Water Conservationists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 50830
  • Median Salary 2007: 49550
  • Median Salary 2008: 48070
  • Median Salary 2009: 48850
  • Median Salary 2010: 45760
  • Total Employed 2006: 320
  • Total Employed 2007: 330
  • Total Employed 2008: 360
  • Total Employed 2009: 360
  • Total Employed 2010: 430

Biostatisticians — Employment Trend

Biostatisticians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 55790
  • Median Salary 2007: 55890
  • Median Salary 2008: 63670
  • Median Salary 2009: 65480
  • Median Salary 2010: 68200
  • Total Employed 2006: 90
  • Total Employed 2007: 90
  • Total Employed 2008: 100
  • Total Employed 2009: 100
  • Total Employed 2010: 100

Biological Technicians — Employment Trend

Biological Technicians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 33580
  • Median Salary 2007: 34725
  • Median Salary 2008: 37740
  • Median Salary 2009: 40750
  • Median Salary 2010: 40850
  • Total Employed 2006: 680
  • Total Employed 2007: 1100
  • Total Employed 2008: 1120
  • Total Employed 2009: 1200
  • Total Employed 2010: 1480

Geneticists — Employment Trend

Geneticists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 58840
  • Median Salary 2007: 66260
  • Median Salary 2008: 68110
  • Median Salary 2009: 71460
  • Median Salary 2010: 65050
  • Total Employed 2006: 110
  • Total Employed 2007: 160
  • Total Employed 2008: 160
  • Total Employed 2009: 180
  • Total Employed 2010: 160

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists — Employment Trend

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 55360
  • Median Salary 2007: 53670
  • Median Salary 2008: 53520
  • Median Salary 2009: 56420
  • Median Salary 2010: 58840
  • Total Employed 2006: 110
  • Total Employed 2007: 120
  • Total Employed 2008: 120
  • Total Employed 2009: 120
  • Total Employed 2010: 120

Iowa vs National Biology Employment

Iowa vs National Biology Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 1.779% (4250)

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1. Central College

812 University
Pella, IA 50219
(877) 462-3687

Central College is located in Pella, IA and this school offers one program in biology. Overall, 1,648 students pursue degrees in 37 Central College programs.

2. Graceland University - Lamoni

1 University Place
Lamoni, IA 50140
(641) 784-5000

Graceland University-Lamoni offers one program in biology and it is located in Lamoni, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. Overall, 2,267 students pursue degrees in 51 programs at GU.

3. The University of Dubuque

2000 University Ave
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 589-3000

The University of Dubuque is near the heart of downtown and it offers one program in biology. Overall, 1,974 students seek degrees in 26 UD programs. UD is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering biology programs.

4. Buena Vista University

610 W 4th St
Storm Lake, IA 50588
(712) 749-2400

Buena Vista University offers one biology program and it is in town of Storm Lake, Iowa. BVU is a 4-year institution.

5. William Penn University

201 Trueblood Ave
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
(641) 673-1001

William Penn University is located in town of Oskaloosa, Iowa and WP offers one biology program. 1,993 students seek degrees in 20 Penn programs, overall.

6. Briar Cliff University

3303 Rebecca St
Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 279-5321

Briar Cliff University offers one biology program and this school, which is 2.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Sioux City, IA. Briar Cliff is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

7. Cornell College

600 First St. SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1098
(319) 895-4000

Cornell College offers one biology program and this school is located in Mount Vernon, IA. This liberal arts college is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

8. Grand View University

1200 Grandview Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316
(515) 263-2800

Grand View University, which is 1.4 miles from the center of the city, is located in Des Moines, IA and this school offers one biology program. This school is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

9. Simpson College

701 North C St
Indianola, IA 50125
(515) 961-6251x1517

Simpson College is located in town of Indianola, Iowa and it offers one program in biology. 2,021 students seek degrees in 45 Simpson College programs, overall.

10. Iowa Wesleyan College

601 N Main Street
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641
(319) 385-8021

Iowa Wesleyan College offers one program in biology and it is in town of Mount Pleasant, Iowa. It is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in biology.

11. Waldorf College

106 S Sixth St
Forest City, IA 50436-1713
(641) 585-2450

Waldorf College is located in town of Forest City, Iowa and it offers one biology program. 643 students seek degrees in 17 Waldorf programs, overall.

12. Coe College

1220 First Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-5092
(319) 399-8000

Coe College, which is 0.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Cedar Rapids, IA. Coe offers two biology programs. It offers students two degrees at the bachelor's level in biology. 1,357 students seek degrees in 39 programs at Coe, overall. This small school is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering biology programs.

13. Saint Ambrose University

518 W Locust St
Davenport, IA 52803-2898
(563) 333-6000

Saint Ambrose University, which is 1.0 miles from the center of the city, is located in Davenport, IA and St. Ambrose offers one program in biology. It is a 4-year institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks eighth in the state of Iowa.

14. Iowa State University

3410 Beardshear Hall
Ames, IA 50011-2030
(515) 294-5836

Iowa State University offers six biology programs. More specifically, it offers students one biology degree at the bachelor's level, two master's level degrees in biology, and three biology degrees at the doctorate level. Iowa State, which is near the center of the city, is in Ames, IA. Overall, 28,682 students pursue degrees in 258 Iowa State University programs. In terms of programs, ISU is the biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering biology.

15. Luther College

700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101-1045
(563) 387-2000

Luther College offers one biology program and Luther, which is very close to Decorah, Iowa, is located in a rural area. 2,481 students pursue degrees in 37 programs at Luther, overall.

16. The University of Northern Iowa

1222 W 27th St
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0005
(319) 273-2311

The University of Northern Iowa, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Cedar Falls, IA. It offers two programs in biology. More specifically, UNI offers one bachelor's level biology degree to students and one master's level biology degree. It is a public, 4-year, research institution.

17. Drake University

2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505
(515) 271-2011

Drake University, which is 2.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Des Moines, IA and it offers one program in biology. 5,616 students seek degrees in 80 Drake University programs, overall. Drake is the seventh largest institution in the state of Iowa offering biology.

18. Grinnell College

1121 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112-1690
(641) 269-4000

Grinnell College offers one biology program. It is a 4-year institution. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in biology.

19. Loras College

1450 Alta Vista
Dubuque, IA 52004-0178
(563) 588-7100

Loras College, which is 0.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Dubuque, IA and this school offers one program in biology. It is a 4-year institution.

20. Morningside College

1501 Morningside Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106-1751
(712) 274-5000

Morningside College offers one biology program and this school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Sioux City, IA. This small school is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

21. Clarke University

1550 Clarke Dr
Dubuque, IA 52001-3198
(563) 588-6300

Clarke University, which is 1.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Dubuque, IA and Clarke offers one program in biology. This school is a 4-year institution. It is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering biology in terms of programs.

22. Wartburg College

100 Wartburg Blvd.
Waverly, IA 50677-0903
(319) 352-8200

Wartburg College offers one biology program and it is located in town of Waverly, Iowa. Overall, 1,775 students pursue degrees in 40 programs at this school. This small school is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering biology programs.

23. Upper Iowa University

605 Washington St
Fayette, IA 52142-1857
(563) 425-5200

Upper Iowa University offers one biology program and UIU, which is very close to Fayette, Iowa, is in a rural setting. Overall, 5,741 students seek degrees in 68 Upper Iowa University programs.

24. Northwestern College

101 Seventh St SW
Orange City, IA 51041
(712) 707-7000

Northwestern College offers two programs in biology. It offers students two bachelor's level biology degrees. It is in Orange City, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This school is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

25. Mount Mercy University

1330 Elmhurst Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-4797
(319) 363-8213

Mount Mercy University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Cedar Rapids, IA and Mount Mercy offers one program in biology. This liberal arts college is a 4-year institution.

26. The University of Iowa

101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1316
(319) 335-3500

The University of Iowa is located in the center of Iowa City. This university offers six programs in biology. Of those, it offers students one biology certificate, two bachelor's level biology degrees, one master's level degree in biology, and two biology degrees at the doctorate level. This university is one of 3 institutions with a medical school in Iowa. This university is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in biology.

27. Dordt College

498 4th Ave NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250-1697
(712) 722-6000

Dordt College offers one biology program and this school is in town of Sioux Center, Iowa. 1,360 students seek degrees in 90 programs at this school, overall.

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