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Public Administration Schools in Iowa

There are five schools in the state of Iowa offering public administration programs. 188 students graduated with degrees from Iowa public administration schools in 2010. 98 of all these students graduated with masters degrees and 90 students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

On average, 200 students graduate from public administration programs in Iowa per year. This accounts for 1% of public administration students who US schools graduate. Out of those, 90 students graduated with a public administration degree at the bachelor's level and 98 with a master's level degree.

Five public administration schools are in this midwestern state. Of these, three schools are private, while two schools are public. Tuition at a private public administration school varies from $22,350 to $26,960, while tuition at a public public administration school varies from $6,997 to $7,008.

Average tuition for programs in public administration is $14,790. While the lowest tuition in this state, which is $6,997 per year, is at Iowa State University, the highest tuition for programs in public administration, which is $26,960 per year, is at Drake University.

Schools in this state offer bachelors degrees and masters degrees for public administration students.

Public Administration Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

On average, 200 students graduate from public administration programs in Iowa per year. This accounts for 1% of public administration students who US schools graduate. Out of those, 90 students graduated with a public administration degree at the bachelor's level and 98 with a master's level degree.

Public Administration Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Bachelor 2006: 88
  • Bachelor 2007: 113
  • Bachelor 2008: 103
  • Bachelor 2009: 95
  • Bachelor 2010: 90
  • Master 2006: 114
  • Master 2007: 80
  • Master 2008: 109
  • Master 2009: 109
  • Master 2010: 98

Public Administration Program Availability in Iowa

Iowa schools offer a total of seven programs in public administration. Of these programs, approximately 57.1% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are degrees at the masters level.

Public Administration Program Availability in Iowa

  • Bachelor: 4
  • Master: 3

Career Trends

Legislators — Salary by Percentile

Legislators — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15340
  • 25th Percentile: 15340
  • Median: 16070
  • 75th Percentile: 25380
  • 90th Percentile: 36990

Economists — Salary by Percentile

Economists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 41270
  • 25th Percentile: 44710
  • Median: 57100
  • 75th Percentile: 65360
  • 90th Percentile: 86810

Career Trends

Legislators — Employment Trend

Legislators — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 23890
  • Median Salary 2007: 15350
  • Median Salary 2008: 15900
  • Median Salary 2009: 17290
  • Median Salary 2010: 16070
  • Total Employed 2006: 1460
  • Total Employed 2007: 1880
  • Total Employed 2008: 1820
  • Total Employed 2009: 1630
  • Total Employed 2010: 1480

Economists — Employment Trend

Economists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 56645
  • Median Salary 2007: 58580
  • Median Salary 2008: 57730
  • Median Salary 2009: 56030
  • Median Salary 2010: 57100
  • Total Employed 2006: 60
  • Total Employed 2007: 60
  • Total Employed 2008: 60
  • Total Employed 2009: 70
  • Total Employed 2010: 100

Iowa vs National Public Administration Employment

Iowa vs National Public Administration Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 2.001% (1580)

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1. The University of Phoenix - Des Moines

6600 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266-7724
(515) 267-8218

The University of Phoenix-Des Moines is a for-profit 4-year institution. Phoenix, which is near the center of the city, is located in West Des Moines, IA. This specialized school is one of several campuses. It offers students 16 degrees at the bachelors level and one degree at the masters level. 13 students pursued degrees from the 16 programs at this school in 2010. Phoenix offers subjects such as computer programming, entrepreneurship, and forensic accounting. Phoenix is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

2. Buena Vista University

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

Buena Vista University is located in Storm Lake, IA and this school offers one program in public administration. BVU is the fifth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering public administration.

3. William Penn University

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

Founded in 1873, William Penn University is a 4-year institution. This school is located in Oskaloosa, IA. Penn offers subjects including technology, computer science, and psychology. It offers students one degree at the associates level, 18 degrees at the bachelors level, and one degree at the masters level. In 2010, 1,993 students sought degrees from the 19 programs at Penn. Penn is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

4. Saint Ambrose University

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

Founded in 1882, Saint Ambrose University is a 4-year institution. St. Ambrose, which is 1.0 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Davenport, IA. This mid-sized school offers subjects such as language, political science, and technology. Students are offered 29 certificates, 75 bachelors level degrees, 23 degrees at the masters level, and two degrees at the doctoral level by it. 3,663 students sought degrees from the 95 programs at St. Ambrose in 2010. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

5. Iowa State University

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

Iowa State University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Ames, IA. It offers two public administration programs. Of those, Iowa State offers one bachelor's level degree in public administration to students and one public administration degree at the master's level. It is one of 3 institutions with a medical school in Iowa. This big university is the second oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering public administration programs.

6. The University of Northern Iowa

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

The University of Northern Iowa offers one program in public administration and UNI, which is near the center of the city, is in Cedar Falls, IA. This research university is one of 4 research universities in Iowa. This university is the second biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering public administration.

7. Drake University

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

Drake University, which is near the center of the city, is in Des Moines, IA and it offers one public administration program. It is a 4-year research institution. In terms of enrollment, this university ranks fourth in the state of Iowa.

8. Upper Iowa University

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

Upper Iowa University, which is very close to Fayette, Iowa, is in a rural setting. It offers two public administration programs. Out of those, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in public administration by this mid-sized school and one public administration degree at the master's level. It is a 4-year institution. UIU is the second biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering public administration in terms of programs.