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Early Childhood Education Schools in Iowa

70 Child development students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

An Early Childhood Education major is the 12th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Early Childhood Education Majors in Iowa

Child development majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 38
Bachelor’s Degree 28
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 4
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 4

Gender Distribution

In Iowa, a child development major is more popular with women than with men.

Early Childhood Education Majors in IA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of child development majors in Iowa is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.4%
  • Black or African American: 1.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.9%
  • White: 92.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 1.4%
Early Childhood Education Majors in IA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Early Childhood Education Grads in Iowa

In this state, there are 5,570 people employed in jobs related to a child development degree, compared to 555,680 nationwide.

Early Childhood Education Jobs Nationwide vs. IA

Wages for Early Childhood Education Jobs in Iowa

In this state, child development grads earn an average of $27,030. Nationwide, they make an average of $34,410.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 6 colleges in Iowa that offer child development degrees. Learn about the most popular 6 below:


Northwestern College

Orange City
27 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
1,412 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $23,406. The 2.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

21 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
33,372 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,140. Most students complete their degree in 4.46 years. The student loan default rate of 3.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
2,968 Total Students

12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. It takes the average student 4.17 years to graduate. In their early career, St. Ambrose University grads earn an average salary of $38,800.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,894 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $28,500 a year. This public school has an average net price of $8,441.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
4,279 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.40 years. Graduates earn an average $38,400 after graduation. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.10%.


Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids
0 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
1,807 Total Students

100% of the teachers are full time. An average student at Mount Mercy will pay a net price of $20,988. It takes the average student 4.32 years to graduate.

Early Childhood Education Careers in IA

Some of the careers child development majors go into include:

Job Title IA Job Growth IA Median Salary
Preschool Teachers 11% $24,680
Kindergarten Teachers 8% $53,750

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to child development.

Major Annual Graduates in IA
Elementary Education 1,229
Secondary Education 100
Middle School Education & Teaching 48
Teacher Development & Methodology 37
Kindergarten/Preschool Education 35
Teacher Education 26
Adult & Continuing Education 13

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