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Liberal Arts Schools in Iowa

There are 33 Iowa schools offering liberal arts programs. 6,512 students graduated with degrees from Iowa liberal arts schools in 2010. 5,724 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 763 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

On average, 6,043 students graduate from programs in Iowa in liberal arts each year. This accounts for 1% of liberal arts students who US schools graduate. More specifically, seven students graduated with certificates in liberal arts, 5,724 with an associate's level degree, 763 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 17 with a master's level degree, and one with a degree at the doctorate level.

33 liberal arts schools are in this state. Of these, while 14 schools are private, 19 schools are public. While tuition at a public liberal arts school varies from $6,997 to $7,417, tuition at a private liberal arts school varies from $13,167 to $26,960.

Average tuition for liberal arts programs is $16,089. While the lowest tuition in this state, which is $6,997 per year, is at Iowa State University, the highest tuition for liberal arts programs, which is $26,960 each year, is at Drake University.

Schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees for liberal arts students.

Liberal Arts Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

On average, 6,043 students graduate from programs in Iowa in liberal arts each year. This accounts for 1% of liberal arts students who US schools graduate. More specifically, seven students graduated with certificates in liberal arts, 5,724 with an associate's level degree, 763 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 17 with a master's level degree, and one with a degree at the doctorate level.

Liberal Arts Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 10
  • Certificate 2007: 12
  • Certificate 2008: 11
  • Certificate 2009: 5
  • Certificate 2010: 7
  • Associate 2006: 5096
  • Associate 2007: 5363
  • Associate 2008: 5002
  • Associate 2009: 5074
  • Associate 2010: 5724
  • Bachelor 2006: 419
  • Bachelor 2007: 422
  • Bachelor 2008: 553
  • Bachelor 2009: 640
  • Bachelor 2010: 763
  • Master 2006: 28
  • Master 2007: 9
  • Master 2008: 7
  • Master 2009: 18
  • Master 2010: 17
  • Doctorate 2006: 1
  • Doctorate 2007: 1
  • Doctorate 2008: 1
  • Doctorate 2009: 1
  • Doctorate 2010: 1

Liberal Arts Program Availability in Iowa

Schools in this state offer a total of 49 liberal arts programs. Of these programs, about 51% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level, the masters level, and the doctoral level.

Liberal Arts Program Availability in Iowa

  • Certificate: 4
  • Associate: 25
  • Bachelor: 18
  • Master: 1
  • Doctorate: 1

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 50080
  • 25th Percentile: 62150
  • Median: 71840
  • 75th Percentile: 88240
  • 90th Percentile: 111870

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 35350
  • 25th Percentile: 45840
  • Median: 60150
  • 75th Percentile: 73230
  • 90th Percentile: 93250

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 35850
  • 25th Percentile: 49040
  • Median: 63340
  • 75th Percentile: 77250
  • 90th Percentile: 106870

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 57640
  • Median Salary 2007: 59610
  • Median Salary 2008: 61640
  • Median Salary 2009: 62710
  • Median Salary 2010: 71840
  • Total Employed 2006: 40
  • Total Employed 2007: 40
  • Total Employed 2008: 40
  • Total Employed 2009: 40
  • Total Employed 2010: 60

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 54410
  • Median Salary 2007: 56620
  • Median Salary 2008: 55990
  • Median Salary 2009: 54270
  • Median Salary 2010: 60150
  • Total Employed 2006: 270
  • Total Employed 2007: 280
  • Total Employed 2008: 290
  • Total Employed 2009: 290
  • Total Employed 2010: 290

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 54360
  • Median Salary 2007: 58960
  • Median Salary 2008: 60370
  • Median Salary 2009: 61460
  • Median Salary 2010: 63340
  • Total Employed 2006: 670
  • Total Employed 2007: 750
  • Total Employed 2008: 680
  • Total Employed 2009: 650
  • Total Employed 2010: 620

Iowa vs National Liberal Arts Employment

Iowa vs National Liberal Arts Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 0.969% (970)

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1. Central College

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

Central College offers one program in liberal arts and this school is located in Pella, IA. It is a 4-year institution. It is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering liberal arts in terms of programs.

2. Graceland University - Lamoni

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

Graceland University-Lamoni, which is very close to Lamoni, Iowa, is in a rural setting and this school offers one liberal arts program.

3. The Maharishi University of Management

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

The Maharishi University of Management is located in town of Fairfield, Iowa. It offers four liberal arts programs. Specifically, it offers one liberal arts certificate to students, one degree at the bachelor's level in liberal arts, one liberal arts degree at the master's level, and one degree at the doctorate level in liberal arts. MUM is the biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering liberal arts in terms of programs.

4. The University of Dubuque

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

The University of Dubuque is a 4-year institution, founded in 1852. UD, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Dubuque, IA. UD offers subjects such as liberal arts, accounting, and forensic accounting. It offers students two degrees at the associates level, 20 bachelors level degrees, three degrees at the masters level, and one degree at the doctoral level. 1,974 students pursued degrees from the 25 programs at this small school in 2010. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits this school.

5. Ellsworth Community College

1100 College Ave
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
(800) 322-9235

Ellsworth Community College is in Iowa Falls, IA and it offers one program in liberal arts. This college is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa. It is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in liberal arts.

6. Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview
Ottumwa, IA 52501
(641) 683-5111

Indian Hills Community College offers one program in liberal arts and it is in Ottumwa, IA. Overall, 5,520 students seek degrees in 56 Indian Hills Community College programs.

7. William Penn University

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

William Penn University is located in Oskaloosa, IA and it offers one liberal arts program. It is a 4-year institution. This school is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering liberal arts programs.

8. 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 it offers one program in liberal arts. 1,157 students seek degrees in 50 programs at this liberal arts college, overall. In terms of programs, it is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering liberal arts.

9. Cornell College

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

Founded in 1853, Cornell College is a 4-year institution. Cornell is located in town of Mount Vernon, Iowa. Students are offered 42 degrees at the bachelors level by Cornell. 1,191 students pursued degrees from the 42 programs at this liberal arts college in 2010. Cornell offers subjects such as biology and international business. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. It is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

10. North Iowa Area Community College

500 College Dr
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 423-1264

North Iowa Area Community College, which is very close to Mason City, Iowa, is located in a rural area. It offers two programs in liberal arts. Specifically, students are offered one liberal arts certificate by this college and one degree at the associate's level in liberal arts. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the fifth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering liberal arts.

11. Marshalltown Community College

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

Marshalltown Community College, which is very close to Marshalltown, Iowa, is located in a rural setting and it offers one liberal arts program. Overall, 2,069 students seek degrees in 36 programs at this college.

12. Northeast Iowa Community College - Calmar

1625 Hwy 150
Calmar, IA 52132-0400
(563) 562-3263

Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar is located in Calmar, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and this college offers one liberal arts program. 5,136 students pursue degrees in 57 programs at this community college, overall.

13. Southeastern Community College

1500 West Agency Road
West Burlington, IA 52655-0180
(319) 752-2731

Southeastern Community College, which is very close to West Burlington, Iowa, is in a rural area and this college offers one program in liberal arts. This public college is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa.

14. Grand View University

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

Grand View University offers three liberal arts programs. More specifically, this school offers one liberal arts degree at the associate's level to students and two bachelor's level degrees in liberal arts. This school, which is 1.4 miles from the center of the city, is in Des Moines, IA. This school is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

15. The AIB College of Business

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

The AIB College of Business, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Des Moines, IA and AIB offers one liberal arts program. 937 students seek degrees in 20 programs at this school, overall.

16. Simpson College

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

Simpson College is located in Indianola, IA and it offers one liberal arts program. It is a 4-year institution.

17. Western Iowa Tech Community College

4647 Stone Ave
Sioux City, IA 51102-5199
(712) 274-6400

Western Iowa Tech Community College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Sioux City, IA and it offers one liberal arts program. Overall, 6,421 students seek degrees in 80 Western Iowa Tech Community College programs. This community college is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering liberal arts.

18. Northwest Iowa Community College

603 W Park St
Sheldon, IA 51201
(712) 324-5061

Northwest Iowa Community College offers one liberal arts program and it is in Sheldon, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. 1,654 students pursue degrees in 35 Northwest Iowa Community College programs, overall.

19. Waldorf College

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

Waldorf College is located in town of Forest City, Iowa. Waldorf offers two programs in liberal arts. Specifically, this school offers one associate's level liberal arts degree to students and one liberal arts degree at the bachelor's level. Overall, 643 students seek degrees in 17 Waldorf programs.

20. Iowa State University

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

Iowa State University offers one program in liberal arts and this university, which is 1.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Ames, IA. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution. This large university ranks fourth in terms of enrollment in the state of Iowa.

21. The Eastern Iowa Community College District

306 W River Dr
Davenport, IA 52801-1221
(563) 336-3300

The Eastern Iowa Community College District is in the center of Davenport and it offers one program in liberal arts. This college is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa.

22. The University of Northern Iowa

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

The University of Northern Iowa offers two programs in liberal arts. It offers students two liberal arts degrees at the bachelor's level. UNI, which is near the center of the city, is in Cedar Falls, IA. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. This research university is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering liberal arts.

23. 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 it offers one program in liberal arts. This university is one of 4 research universities in Iowa. In terms of programs, this research university is the tenth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering liberal arts.

24. Hawkeye Community College

1501 E Orange Rd
Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 296-2320

Hawkeye Community College is located in Waterloo, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in liberal arts. It is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa.

25. Loras College

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

Loras College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1839. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Dubuque, IA. It is the oldest institution in the state of Iowa. It offers subjects such as teaching and computer science. This school offers students one associates level degree, 43 degrees at the bachelors level, and ten masters level degrees. In 2010, 1,562 students pursued degrees from the 51 programs at Loras. This liberal arts college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. Loras is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

26. Southwestern Community College

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

Southwestern Community College offers one liberal arts program and this college is in Creston, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. 1,753 students seek degrees in 24 Southwestern Community College programs, overall.

27. Clarke University

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

Clarke University offers two liberal arts programs. Out of those, it offers students one degree at the associate's level in liberal arts and one liberal arts degree at the bachelor's level. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Dubuque, IA. It is a 4-year institution.

28. Upper Iowa University

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

Upper Iowa University offers two programs in liberal arts. Of those, students are offered one associate's level liberal arts degree by UIU and one degree at the bachelor's level in liberal arts. This mid-sized school, which is very close to Fayette, Iowa, is located in a rural area. It is a 4-year institution.

29. Kirkwood Community College

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

Kirkwood Community College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Cedar Rapids, IA. It offers two liberal arts programs. It offers two associate's level degrees in liberal arts to students. 18,456 students seek degrees in 120 programs at this college, overall. It is the third largest institution in the state of Iowa offering liberal arts.

30. Northwestern College

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

Northwestern College, which is very close to Orange City, Iowa, is in a rural setting. NWC offers two programs in liberal arts. Students are offered two liberal arts degrees at the bachelor's level by this school. This school is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

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 two liberal arts programs. Students are offered two liberal arts degrees at the bachelor's level by it. This research university is one of 3 institutions with a medical school in Iowa. In terms of enrollment, UI ranks second in the state of Iowa.

32. Iowa Western Community College

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

Iowa Western Community College offers two liberal arts programs. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in liberal arts by it and one liberal arts degree at the associate's level. This community college, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Council Bluffs, IA. 6,799 students pursue degrees in 46 programs at this college, overall. This medium-sized college ranks sixth in terms of enrollment in the state of Iowa.

33. Iowa Lakes Community College

19 S 7th St
Estherville, IA 51334-2295
(712) 362-2601

Iowa Lakes Community College is located in Estherville, IA and this college offers one program in liberal arts. It is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa.

34. 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 liberal arts. Overall, 1,360 students seek degrees in 90 Dordt College programs.

35. Des Moines Area Community College

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

Des Moines Area Community College offers two programs in liberal arts. Specifically, it offers students one liberal arts certificate and one degree at the associate's level in liberal arts. This community college is in the suburbs of Ankeny, Iowa. It is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa.

36. Iowa Central Community College

One Triton Circle
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 576-7201

Iowa Central Community College offers two programs in liberal arts. It offers students two liberal arts degrees at the associate's level. It is located in Fort Dodge, IA. This college is a public 2-year institution. This college ranks ninth in terms of enrollment in the state of Iowa.

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