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Social Work Schools in Iowa

There are 14 Iowa schools offering social work programs. In 2010, 358 students graduated with degrees from Iowa social work schools. 182 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 161 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 366 students graduate from social work programs in Iowa each year. More specifically, two students graduated with social work certificates, 11 with a degree at the associate's level, 182 with a bachelor's level degree, 161 with a master's level degree, and two with a degree at the doctorate level.

14 social work schools are located in this state. And out of these, four schools are public, while ten schools are private. While private social work school tuition varies from $23,180 to $33,480, public social work school tuition varies from $7,008 to $7,417.

Average tuition for social work programs is $18,572. While the highest tuition for social work programs, which is $33,480 every year, is at Luther College, the lowest tuition in this midwestern state, which is $7,008 each year, is at the University of Northern Iowa.

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

Social Work Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

On average, 366 students graduate from social work programs in Iowa each year. More specifically, two students graduated with social work certificates, 11 with a degree at the associate's level, 182 with a bachelor's level degree, 161 with a master's level degree, and two with a degree at the doctorate level.

Social Work Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 7
  • Certificate 2007: 3
  • Certificate 2008: 2
  • Certificate 2009: 4
  • Certificate 2010: 2
  • Associate 2006: 13
  • Associate 2007: 6
  • Associate 2008: 7
  • Associate 2009: 14
  • Associate 2010: 11
  • Bachelor 2006: 232
  • Bachelor 2007: 210
  • Bachelor 2008: 211
  • Bachelor 2009: 213
  • Bachelor 2010: 182
  • Master 2006: 112
  • Master 2007: 140
  • Master 2008: 154
  • Master 2009: 145
  • Master 2010: 161
  • Doctorate 2006: 4
  • Doctorate 2007: 2
  • Doctorate 2008: 1
  • Doctorate 2009: 3
  • Doctorate 2010: 2

Social Work Program Availability in Iowa

Iowa schools offer a total of 20 programs in social work. Of these programs, about 55% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level, the associates level, and the doctoral level.

Social Work Program Availability in Iowa

  • Certificate: 3
  • Associate: 2
  • Bachelor: 11
  • Master: 3
  • Doctorate: 1

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers — Salary by Percentile

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 23960
  • 25th Percentile: 28360
  • Median: 34860
  • 75th Percentile: 43930
  • 90th Percentile: 54610

Social Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Social Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 25000
  • 25th Percentile: 32560
  • Median: 41290
  • 75th Percentile: 55570
  • 90th Percentile: 65460

Healthcare Social Workers — Salary by Percentile

Healthcare Social Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 31680
  • 25th Percentile: 36410
  • Median: 42760
  • 75th Percentile: 50670
  • 90th Percentile: 60080

Child, Family, and School Social Workers — Salary by Percentile

Child, Family, and School Social Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 21380
  • 25th Percentile: 27360
  • Median: 37020
  • 75th Percentile: 50080
  • 90th Percentile: 59280

Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 20710
  • 25th Percentile: 25430
  • Median: 31620
  • 75th Percentile: 39320
  • 90th Percentile: 48800

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers — Employment Trend

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 32560
  • Median Salary 2007: 35110
  • Median Salary 2008: 36730
  • Median Salary 2009: 34440
  • Median Salary 2010: 34860
  • Total Employed 2006: 1520
  • Total Employed 2007: 1650
  • Total Employed 2008: 1600
  • Total Employed 2009: 1810
  • Total Employed 2010: 1750

Social Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Social Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 35110
  • Median Salary 2007: 35630
  • Median Salary 2008: 36470
  • Median Salary 2009: 38450
  • Median Salary 2010: 41290
  • Total Employed 2006: 740
  • Total Employed 2007: 610
  • Total Employed 2008: 670
  • Total Employed 2009: 640
  • Total Employed 2010: 530

Healthcare Social Workers — Employment Trend

Healthcare Social Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 36900
  • Median Salary 2007: 37830
  • Median Salary 2008: 39300
  • Median Salary 2009: 41530
  • Median Salary 2010: 42760
  • Total Employed 2006: 1390
  • Total Employed 2007: 1290
  • Total Employed 2008: 1390
  • Total Employed 2009: 1390
  • Total Employed 2010: 1410

Child, Family, and School Social Workers — Employment Trend

Child, Family, and School Social Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 35530
  • Median Salary 2007: 35160
  • Median Salary 2008: 36960
  • Median Salary 2009: 37490
  • Median Salary 2010: 37020
  • Total Employed 2006: 3510
  • Total Employed 2007: 3810
  • Total Employed 2008: 4500
  • Total Employed 2009: 4460
  • Total Employed 2010: 4660

Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other — Employment Trend

Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 26320
  • Median Salary 2007: 25980
  • Median Salary 2008: 27120
  • Median Salary 2009: 30200
  • Median Salary 2010: 31620
  • Total Employed 2006: 2240
  • Total Employed 2007: 2100
  • Total Employed 2008: 1780
  • Total Employed 2009: 1490
  • Total Employed 2010: 1380

Iowa vs National Social Work Employment

Iowa vs National Social Work Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 1.349% (9730)

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1. Graceland University - Lamoni

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

Founded in 1895, Graceland University-Lamoni is a 4-year institution. GU, which is very close to Lamoni, Iowa, is located in a rural area. This school offers subjects including science, teaching, and acting. Students are offered one certificate, 42 bachelors level degrees, and eight degrees at the masters level by GU. 2,267 students sought degrees from the 49 programs at this school in 2010. This school 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 in town of Storm Lake, Iowa and BVU offers one social work program. Overall, 2,706 students pursue degrees in 64 BVU programs. BVU is the second largest institution in the state of Iowa offering social work in terms of programs.

3. Briar Cliff University

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

Briar Cliff University offers one program in social work and BCU, which is 2.2 miles from the center of the city, is located in Sioux City, IA. This school is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

4. Northeast Iowa Community College - Calmar

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

Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar offers two social work programs. Of those, students are offered one social work certificate by it and one degree at the associate's level in social work. This community college, which is very close to Calmar, Iowa, is in a rural area. Overall, 5,136 students pursue degrees in 57 programs at this college. It is the third largest institution in the state of Iowa offering social work.

5. Saint Ambrose University

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

Saint Ambrose University offers one program in social work and this school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Davenport, IA. This school is the third biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering social work.

6. Luther College

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

Luther College offers one social work program and this school is located in Decorah, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This school is a 4-year institution. It is the seventh largest institution in the state of Iowa offering social work in terms of programs.

7. 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 heart of downtown, is in Cedar Falls, IA. It offers two programs in social work. Out of those, UNI offers one degree at the bachelor's level in social work to students and one master's level social work degree. It is one of 4 research universities in Iowa. It is the second largest institution in the state of Iowa offering social work in terms of programs.

8. Loras College

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

Loras College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Dubuque, IA and Loras offers one social work program. This school is a 4-year institution. It ranks ninth in terms of enrollment in the state of Iowa.

9. Clarke University

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

Clarke University offers one program in social work and this school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Dubuque, IA. Overall, 1,255 students pursue degrees in 33 Clarke programs.

10. Wartburg College

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

Wartburg College is located in Waverly, IA and it offers one program in social work. Overall, 1,775 students seek degrees in 40 programs at this school. This liberal arts college is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering social work.

11. Upper Iowa University

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

Upper Iowa University is a 4-year institution, founded in 1857. It is located in Fayette, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This medium-sized school is the 13th largest institution in the state of Iowa. UIU offers subjects including forensic accounting, education, and sports medicine. This school offers students four certificates, two degrees at the associates level, 43 bachelors level degrees, and 19 degrees at the masters level. 5,741 students pursued degrees from the 58 programs at this school in 2010. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

12. 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 two programs in social work. Out of those, it offers one certificate in social work to students and one associate's level degree in social work. It is a public 2-year institution. It ranks second in terms of enrollment in the state of Iowa.

13. 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 social work program. This school is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

14. Mount Mercy University

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

Mount Mercy University offers one program in social work and Mount Mercy, which is 1.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Cedar Rapids, IA. 1,643 students seek degrees in 46 programs at this liberal arts college, overall. It is the eighth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering social work.

15. 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. Iowa offers four programs in social work. Out of those, it offers one social work certificate to students, one degree at the bachelor's level in social work, one master's level degree in social work, and one degree at the doctorate level in social work. Overall, 29,518 students pursue degrees in 413 programs at this university. Iowa ranks first in terms of enrollment in the state of Iowa.

16. Dordt College

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

Dordt College is located in Sioux Center, IA and it offers one social work program. It is a 4-year institution. This small school is the fourth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering social work in terms of programs.