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Paramedic Schools in Iowa

There are 11 schools in the state of Iowa offering paramedic programs. In 2010, 96 students graduated with degrees from Iowa paramedic schools. 64 of all these students graduated with certificates and 32 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 88 students graduate from programs in this state in paramedicine each year. Of those, 64 students graduated with paramedic certificates and 32 with a degree at the associate's level.

11 paramedic schools are located in this midwestern state. And of these, one school is private, while ten schools are public. Public paramedic school tuition varies from $3,120 to $4,800.

Average tuition for paramedic programs is $3,708. The highest tuition for paramedic programs, which is $4,800 each year, is at Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar, while the lowest tuition in this state is at Indian Hills Community College.

Paramedic schools in this state offer certificates and associates degrees.

Paramedic Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

On average, 88 students graduate from programs in this state in paramedicine each year. Of those, 64 students graduated with paramedic certificates and 32 with a degree at the associate's level.

Paramedic Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 64
  • Certificate 2007: 44
  • Certificate 2008: 58
  • Certificate 2009: 83
  • Certificate 2010: 64
  • Associate 2006: 34
  • Associate 2007: 25
  • Associate 2008: 23
  • Associate 2009: 23
  • Associate 2010: 32

Paramedic Program Availability in Iowa

Iowa schools offer a total of 19 paramedic programs. Of these programs, 52.6% are programs at the associate's level. The remaining programs are certificates.

Paramedic Program Availability in Iowa

  • Certificate: 9
  • Associate: 10

Career Trends

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics — Salary by Percentile

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics — Salary by Percentile

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17790
  • 25th Percentile: 22540
  • Median: 30060
  • 75th Percentile: 37480
  • 90th Percentile: 45500

Career Trends

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics — Employment Trend

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics — Employment Trend

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 25920
  • Median Salary 2007: 25030
  • Median Salary 2008: 27230
  • Median Salary 2009: 27840
  • Median Salary 2010: 30060
  • Total Employed 2006: 2140
  • Total Employed 2007: 2170
  • Total Employed 2008: 2130
  • Total Employed 2009: 2390
  • Total Employed 2010: 2360

Iowa vs National Paramedic Employment

Iowa vs National Paramedic Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 1.064% (2360)

Paramedic Schools in Iowa

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1. The Mercy College of Health Sciences

928 Sixth Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309-1239
(515) 643-3180

The Mercy College of Health Sciences, which is near the center of the city, is located in Des Moines, IA. Mercy College offers two paramedic programs. Specifically, Mercy College offers one certificate in paramedicine to students and one degree at the associate's level in paramedicine. Overall, 792 students seek degrees in 19 programs at this school. It is the oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering paramedic programs.

2. Indian Hills Community College

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

Indian Hills Community College is in Ottumwa, IA. It offers two paramedic programs. Of those, it offers one certificate in paramedicine to students and one paramedic degree at the associate's level. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in paramedicine.

3. North Iowa Area Community College

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

North Iowa Area Community College offers two programs in paramedicine. Out of those, students are offered one paramedic certificate by it and one associate's level degree in paramedicine. This community college is located in Mason City, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering paramedic programs.

4. Northeast Iowa Community College - Calmar

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

Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar, which is very close to Calmar, Iowa, is located in a rural setting. It offers two paramedic programs. More specifically, students are offered one paramedic certificate by it and one degree at the associate's level in paramedicine. It is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa. In terms of programs, this community college is the seventh largest institution in the state of Iowa offering paramedicine.

5. Southeastern Community College

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

Southeastern Community College offers one paramedic program and it is located in West Burlington, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college is a public 2-year institution. This college is the tenth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering paramedicine in terms of programs.

6. Western Iowa Tech Community College

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

Western Iowa Tech Community College offers two paramedic programs. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in paramedicine by this college and one associate's level paramedicine degree. This college, which is 3.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Sioux City, IA. This community college is a public 2-year institution. It is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering paramedic programs.

7. 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. It offers two programs in paramedicine. Specifically, it offers students one certificate in paramedicine and one paramedic degree at the associate's level. It is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa. This college is the biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering paramedicine in terms of programs.

8. 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 in Cedar Rapids, IA and this college offers one program in paramedicine. This community college is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa. In terms of enrollment, it ranks first in the state of Iowa.

9. 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 located in Council Bluffs, IA. It offers two paramedic programs. Out of those, it offers one paramedic certificate to students and one associate's level paramedicine degree. This community college is a public 2-year institution. This community college is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering paramedicine in terms of programs.

10. Iowa Lakes Community College

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

Iowa Lakes Community College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1967. It is located in Estherville, IA. This college offers students 25 certificates and 40 degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 3,264 students sought degrees from the 46 programs at this public college. This college offers subjects including healthcare and forensic accounting. This college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. It is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa.

11. Des Moines Area Community College

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

Des Moines Area Community College is located in the suburbs of Ankeny, Iowa and it offers one paramedic program. This college is a public 2-year institution. It ranks first in terms of enrollment in the state of Iowa.

12. Iowa Central Community College

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

Iowa Central Community College is located in Fort Dodge, IA. It offers two paramedic programs. Of those, students are offered one certificate in paramedicine by it and one paramedic degree at the associate's level. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the third biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering paramedicine.