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Computer Science Schools in Iowa

There are 31 schools in the state of Iowa offering computer science programs. 512 students graduated with degrees from Iowa computer science schools in 2010. 269 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 157 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

506 students graduate from programs in Iowa in computer science, on average, per year. This accounts for 1% of students who schools in the United States graduate from computer science programs. More specifically, 28 students graduated with computer science certificates, 33 with a degree at the associate's level, 269 with a bachelor's level degree, 157 with a degree at the master's level, and 25 with a degree at the doctorate level.

31 computer science schools are in this state. Of these, seven schools are public, while 24 schools are private. While tuition at a private computer science school varies from $13,167 to $37,482, tuition at a public computer science school varies from $6,997 to $7,417.

Average tuition for programs in computer science is $19,282. While the highest tuition for programs in computer science, which is $37,482 every year, is at Grinnell College, the lowest tuition in Iowa, which is $6,997 each year, is at Iowa State University.

Iowa schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees for computer science students.

Computer Science Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

506 students graduate from programs in Iowa in computer science, on average, per year. This accounts for 1% of students who schools in the United States graduate from computer science programs. More specifically, 28 students graduated with computer science certificates, 33 with a degree at the associate's level, 269 with a bachelor's level degree, 157 with a degree at the master's level, and 25 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Computer Science Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 12
  • Certificate 2007: 7
  • Certificate 2008: 22
  • Certificate 2009: 21
  • Certificate 2010: 28
  • Associate 2006: 42
  • Associate 2007: 35
  • Associate 2008: 14
  • Associate 2009: 28
  • Associate 2010: 33
  • Bachelor 2006: 369
  • Bachelor 2007: 272
  • Bachelor 2008: 269
  • Bachelor 2009: 225
  • Bachelor 2010: 269
  • Master 2006: 108
  • Master 2007: 142
  • Master 2008: 180
  • Master 2009: 193
  • Master 2010: 157
  • Doctorate 2006: 6
  • Doctorate 2007: 11
  • Doctorate 2008: 16
  • Doctorate 2009: 8
  • Doctorate 2010: 25

Computer Science Program Availability in Iowa

Schools in this state offer a total of 51 computer science programs. Of these programs, 60.8% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the associates level, the masters level, and the doctoral level.

Computer Science Program Availability in Iowa

  • Certificate: 9
  • Associate: 5
  • Bachelor: 31
  • Master: 4
  • Doctorate: 2

Computer Support Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Computer Support Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 26980
  • 25th Percentile: 32930
  • Median: 40850
  • 75th Percentile: 51360
  • 90th Percentile: 66310

Web Developers — Salary by Percentile

Web Developers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 38350
  • 25th Percentile: 49390
  • Median: 62550
  • 75th Percentile: 80700
  • 90th Percentile: 98930

Software Developers, Systems Software — Salary by Percentile

Software Developers, Systems Software — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 42290
  • 25th Percentile: 58700
  • Median: 72930
  • 75th Percentile: 88690
  • 90th Percentile: 104050

Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers — Salary by Percentile

Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 32120
  • 25th Percentile: 45550
  • Median: 61960
  • 75th Percentile: 77430
  • 90th Percentile: 92190

Computer Systems Analysts — Salary by Percentile

Computer Systems Analysts — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 45800
  • 25th Percentile: 55900
  • Median: 69760
  • 75th Percentile: 85450
  • 90th Percentile: 99760

Computer Programmers — Salary by Percentile

Computer Programmers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 37760
  • 25th Percentile: 48150
  • Median: 62830
  • 75th Percentile: 79880
  • 90th Percentile: 94140

Software Developers, Applications — Salary by Percentile

Software Developers, Applications — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 48060
  • 25th Percentile: 56630
  • Median: 68940
  • 75th Percentile: 83610
  • 90th Percentile: 99200

Computer and Information Research Scientists — Salary by Percentile

Computer and Information Research Scientists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 60450
  • 25th Percentile: 89910
  • Median: 117140
  • 75th Percentile: 138180
  • 90th Percentile: 157690

Computer and Information Systems Managers — Salary by Percentile

Computer and Information Systems Managers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 63350
  • 25th Percentile: 81620
  • Median: 100630
  • 75th Percentile: 120340
  • 90th Percentile: 150110

Computer Support Specialists — Employment Trend

Computer Support Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 38940
  • Median Salary 2007: 39600
  • Median Salary 2008: 38800
  • Median Salary 2009: 39220
  • Median Salary 2010: 40850
  • Total Employed 2006: 4190
  • Total Employed 2007: 3600
  • Total Employed 2008: 4370
  • Total Employed 2009: 4790
  • Total Employed 2010: 5000

Web Developers — Employment Trend

Web Developers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 59700
  • Median Salary 2007: 59830
  • Median Salary 2008: 63390
  • Median Salary 2009: 65450
  • Median Salary 2010: 62550
  • Total Employed 2006: 2170
  • Total Employed 2007: 2150
  • Total Employed 2008: 1900
  • Total Employed 2009: 1310
  • Total Employed 2010: 1520

Software Developers, Applications — Employment Trend

Software Developers, Applications — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 69700
  • Median Salary 2007: 69100
  • Median Salary 2008: 70840
  • Median Salary 2009: 71950
  • Median Salary 2010: 68940
  • Total Employed 2006: 3290
  • Total Employed 2007: 4040
  • Total Employed 2008: 3870
  • Total Employed 2009: 4510
  • Total Employed 2010: 4200

Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers — Employment Trend

Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 50050
  • Median Salary 2007: 52380
  • Median Salary 2008: 54430
  • Median Salary 2009: 61520
  • Median Salary 2010: 61960
  • Total Employed 2006: 1660
  • Total Employed 2007: 1310
  • Total Employed 2008: 1190
  • Total Employed 2009: 1220
  • Total Employed 2010: 1110

Computer Systems Analysts — Employment Trend

Computer Systems Analysts — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 62650
  • Median Salary 2007: 65050
  • Median Salary 2008: 67820
  • Median Salary 2009: 66900
  • Median Salary 2010: 69760
  • Total Employed 2006: 4240
  • Total Employed 2007: 4920
  • Total Employed 2008: 4900
  • Total Employed 2009: 4000
  • Total Employed 2010: 3430

Computer Programmers — Employment Trend

Computer Programmers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 53990
  • Median Salary 2007: 57810
  • Median Salary 2008: 59040
  • Median Salary 2009: 62520
  • Median Salary 2010: 62830
  • Total Employed 2006: 3400
  • Total Employed 2007: 4030
  • Total Employed 2008: 4050
  • Total Employed 2009: 3470
  • Total Employed 2010: 3080

Computer and Information Systems Managers — Employment Trend

Computer and Information Systems Managers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 84430
  • Median Salary 2007: 91420
  • Median Salary 2008: 96420
  • Median Salary 2009: 99120
  • Median Salary 2010: 100630
  • Total Employed 2006: 2180
  • Total Employed 2007: 2170
  • Total Employed 2008: 2200
  • Total Employed 2009: 2210
  • Total Employed 2010: 2120

Computer and Information Research Scientists — Employment Trend

Computer and Information Research Scientists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 72800
  • Median Salary 2007: 75285
  • Median Salary 2008: 93880
  • Median Salary 2009: 112470
  • Median Salary 2010: 117140
  • Total Employed 2006: 40
  • Total Employed 2007: 30
  • Total Employed 2008: 30
  • Total Employed 2009: 30
  • Total Employed 2010: 30

Software Developers, Systems Software — Employment Trend

Software Developers, Systems Software — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 67260
  • Median Salary 2007: 71490
  • Median Salary 2008: 74630
  • Median Salary 2009: 76220
  • Median Salary 2010: 72930
  • Total Employed 2006: 2720
  • Total Employed 2007: 2910
  • Total Employed 2008: 2640
  • Total Employed 2009: 2110
  • Total Employed 2010: 2090

Iowa vs National Computer Science Employment

Iowa vs National Computer Science Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 0.746% (22580)

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1. Central College

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

Central College is in town of Pella, Iowa and this school offers one program in computer science. Overall, 1,648 students seek degrees in 37 programs at this school. It is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering computer science programs.

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2. Graceland University - Lamoni

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

Graceland University-Lamoni offers two programs in computer science. Students are offered two bachelor's level computer science degrees by this school. This school is located in Lamoni, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, this school is the second largest institution in the state of Iowa offering computer science.

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3. The Maharishi University of Management

1000 N 4th St
Fairfield, IA 52557
(515) 472-7000

The Maharishi University of Management offers three programs in computer science. More specifically, this school offers one computer science certificate to students, one degree at the bachelor's level in computer science, and one master's level degree in computer science. This school is located in town of Fairfield, Iowa. It is a 4-year institution.

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4. The University of Dubuque

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

The University of Dubuque offers one program in computer science and this school is 1.4 miles from the heart of downtown. UD is a 4-year institution. It is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in computer science.

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5. Buena Vista University

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

Buena Vista University is a 4-year institution, founded in 1891. It is located in town of Storm Lake, Iowa. This school offers students 61 bachelors level degrees and three degrees at the masters level. In 2010, 2,706 students sought degrees from the 64 programs at BVU. This school offers subjects including history and healthcare. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits it.

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6. William Penn University

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

William Penn University is located in Oskaloosa, IA and Penn offers one program in computer science. WP is a 4-year institution.

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7. Briar Cliff University

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

Briar Cliff University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Sioux City, IA and Briar Cliff offers one computer science program. Overall, 1,157 students seek degrees in 50 Briar Cliff University programs.

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8. Cornell College

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

Cornell College is in town of Mount Vernon, Iowa and this school offers one program in computer science. Overall, 1,191 students seek degrees in 42 programs at this liberal arts college.

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9. Marshalltown Community College

3700 S Center St
Marshalltown, IA 50158
(641) 752-7106

Founded in 1927, Marshalltown Community College is a public 2-year institution. This college, which is very close to Marshalltown, Iowa, is in a rural setting. It offers 16 certificates and 20 degrees at the associates level to students. In 2010, 2,069 students pursued degrees from the 26 programs at this community college. This community college offers subjects such as mental health, nursing, and business. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits it. It is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa.

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10. Grand View University

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

Grand View University offers one computer science program and this school, which is near the center of the city, is located in Des Moines, IA. This liberal arts college is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

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11. The AIB College of Business

2500 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321-1799
(515) 244-4221

The AIB College of Business, which is 3.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Des Moines, IA and AIB offers one computer science program. This school is a 4-year institution. It is the oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering computer science programs.

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12. Simpson College

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

Simpson College is in Indianola, IA. Simpson offers three programs in computer science. Specifically, this school offers one certificate in computer science to students and two degrees at the bachelor's level in computer science. Overall, 2,021 students seek degrees in 45 programs at this school. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of Iowa offering computer science.

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13. Iowa Wesleyan College

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

Iowa Wesleyan College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1842. IWC is in town of Mount Pleasant, Iowa. This school is the second oldest institution in the state of Iowa. It offers subjects including law enforcement and chemistry. IWC offers students 33 bachelors level degrees. In 2010, 771 students pursued degrees from the 33 programs at IWC. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits it. This school is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

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14. 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 this school offers one computer science program. Overall, 643 students pursue degrees in 17 Waldorf programs.

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15. Coe College

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

Coe College offers one computer science program and Coe, which is 0.7 miles from the center of the city, is in Cedar Rapids, IA. It is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

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16. Saint Ambrose University

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

Saint Ambrose University offers one program in computer science and this school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Davenport, IA. It is a 4-year institution. St. Ambrose ranks ninth in terms of enrollment in the state of Iowa.

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17. Iowa State University

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

Iowa State University, which is 1.2 miles from the center of the city, is in Ames, IA. It offers three computer science programs. Specifically, this university offers students one bachelor's level computer science degree, one master's level computer science degree, and one doctorate level computer science degree. 28,682 students pursue degrees in 258 programs at this research university, overall.

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18. Luther College

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

Luther College, which is very close to Decorah, Iowa, is in a rural setting and it offers one program in computer science. This school is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

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19. The University of Northern Iowa

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

The University of Northern Iowa, which is 1.6 miles from the center of the city, is in Cedar Falls, IA. This university offers three programs in computer science. Out of those, students are offered two bachelor's level degrees in computer science by UNI and one degree at the master's level in computer science. 13,201 students pursue degrees in 159 programs at UNI, overall. It is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering computer science.

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20. Drake University

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

Drake University, which is 2.2 miles from the center of the city, is located in Des Moines, IA and Drake offers one program in computer science. Overall, 5,616 students seek degrees in 80 Drake University programs.

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21. Grinnell College

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

Grinnell College offers one computer science program. Grinnell is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

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22. Kaplan University - Des Moines

4655 121st Street
Urbandale, IA 50323
(515) 727-2100

Kaplan University-Des Moines is located in Urbandale, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one computer science program. Overall, 1,258 students seek degrees in 16 Kaplan University-Des Moines programs. Kaplan is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in computer science.

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23. Loras College

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

Loras College offers one computer science program and this school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Dubuque, IA. Overall, 1,562 students pursue degrees in 54 programs at this liberal arts college.

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24. Southwestern Community College

1501 W. Townline Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-7081x413

Southwestern Community College, which is very close to Creston, Iowa, is in a rural setting and it offers one computer science program. 1,753 students seek degrees in 24 programs at this community college, overall. This community college is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering computer science in terms of programs.

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25. Clarke University

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

Clarke University, which is 1.5 miles from the center of the city, is located in Dubuque, IA and this school offers one program in computer science. This school is a 4-year institution.

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26. Wartburg College

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

Wartburg College is in Waverly, IA and it offers one computer science program. 1,775 students pursue degrees in 40 programs at this school, overall.

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27. Upper Iowa University

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

Upper Iowa University offers one program in computer science and this school, which is very close to Fayette, Iowa, is in a rural area. This mid-sized school is a 4-year institution. It ranks seventh in terms of enrollment in the state of Iowa.

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28. Kirkwood Community College

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2068
(319) 398-5411

Kirkwood Community College, which is 4.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Cedar Rapids, IA. This college offers three programs in computer science. Out of those, it offers students two computer science certificates and one associate's level computer science degree. Overall, 18,456 students seek degrees in 120 Kirkwood Community College programs. This college is the largest institution in the state of Iowa offering computer science in terms of programs.

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29. Northwestern College

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

Northwestern College is in Orange City, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one computer science program. This school is a 4-year institution.

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30. 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. Mount Mercy offers two programs in computer science. Students are offered two bachelor's level degrees in computer science by this liberal arts college. Mount Mercy is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering computer science.

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31. The University of Iowa

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

The University of Iowa is in the center of Iowa City. Iowa offers four programs in computer science. More specifically, it offers one computer science certificate to students, one degree at the bachelor's level in computer science, one computer science degree at the master's level, and one doctorate level degree in computer science. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering computer science programs.

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32. Iowa Western Community College

2700 College Rd
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-1057
(712) 325-3200

Iowa Western Community College, which is 3.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Council Bluffs, IA. This college offers two programs in computer science. More specifically, this college offers one certificate in computer science to students and one degree at the associate's level in computer science. 6,799 students seek degrees in 46 Iowa Western Community College programs, overall. This community college is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in computer science.

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33. Dordt College

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

Dordt College is in Sioux Center, IA and it offers one program in computer science. It is a 4-year institution.

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34. Des Moines Area Community College

2006 Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023-3993
(515) 964-6241

Des Moines Area Community College is in the suburbs of Ankeny, Iowa. This college offers two computer science programs. Of those, it offers one certificate in computer science to students and one associate's level computer science degree. This college is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa. This community college is the second largest institution in the state of Iowa offering computer science in terms of programs.

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