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So you're from Ames, IA?

Fortunately for you, Ames, IA offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Ames College and University Demographics

There are a total of 211 degree and certificate programs offered at Ames' 2 colleges and universities. You can choose to study in fields ranging from english language and literature, general to forest sciences and biology to animal physiology.

Iowa State University is the top-ranked school in Ames. It was ranked 59th in the nation in 2010. Iowa State University has a student population of approximately 27,945. The most popular course of study at Iowa State University is Engineering.

Tuition

On average, colleges and universities in Ames schools charge students $3,499 per year in tuition fees. The Ames school charging the highest tuition rates is Iowa State University, which charges students $6,997 per year. The lowest tuition rate in Ames is at Iowa State University, which charges students $6,997 per year in tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2008, $93,912,470 of the total $98,036,752 in financial aid received by Ames students was in the form of institutional grants and scholarships. Iowa State University gave its students $80,097,155 in institutional financial aid. This was the highest amount of financial aid given by any Ames school.

Ames Student Demographics

Ames schools had an enrollment of 28,104 students in 2010. This is 8% of the total number of Iowa college students. With 27,945 students, Iowa State University had the highest total student enrollment in Ames. On the other hand, with only 159 students, The Salon Professional Academy had the lowest enrollment in the city.

Graduation and Retention Rates

The retention rate for Ames colleges and universities, which is the percent of students who return to college after their first year, is about 89%. The graduation rate for Ames schools is approximately 80%. The Salon Professional Academy has the highest graduation rate in Ames, with 91% of students graduating. Iowa State University has the lowest rate, with 69% graduating.

Diversity

Ames schools have a student population that is approximately 44% female. 94% of Ames college students are 24 years old or younger. For every 100 Ames college students, 24 students identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009. Iowa State University, with 24% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background, had the highest percentage of ethnically diverse students in Ames.

Ames Faculty Demographics

As of 2010, there were a total of 27 faculty employed by Ames colleges and universities. 56% of faculty members at Ames schools were female. 15% of them identified themselves as being racially or ethnically diverse.

Ames schools had an average faculty to student ratio of 1 to 1131 in 2009. Divine Word College had 1 faculty for every 1 student. This was the highest faculty to student ratio for schools in Ames.

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 1,200 $25,750 $25,000 -16.1%
2
Office Clerks, General 850 $31,980 $28,240 -21.3%
3
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 780 $36,030 $32,000 -16.1%
4
Registered Nurses 680 $54,970 $67,720
5
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 480 $34,800 $35,340 0.0%
6
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 440 $24,750 $25,140 0.0%
7
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 400 $38,540 $39,890 33.3%
8
Cooks, Restaurant 340 $19,860 $23,260 9.7%
9
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 340 $44,900 $45,860 54.5%
10
Biological Technicians 320 $39,170 $41,740 -30.4%
11
General and Operations Managers 290 $108,470 $113,100 -14.7%
12
Accountants and Auditors 290 $62,220 $68,960 45.0%
13
Electricians 280 $42,870 $51,810 21.7%
14
Carpenters 260 $38,870 $43,890 0.0%
15
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 240 $37,700 $43,850 700.0%
16
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 220 $39,560 $38,200 15.8%
17
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 220 $26,530 $24,180 15.8%
18
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 180 $51,950 $50,770 -14.3%
19
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 170 $44,300 $71,280
20
Medical and Health Services Managers 160 $88,820 $93,670 0.0%
21
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 150 $41,580 $44,860
22
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 140 $35,300 $41,360 0.0%
23
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 140 $43,750 $55,970
24
Chief Executives 130 $133,330 $173,350 30.0%
25
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 130 $48,230 $55,620
26
Coaches and Scouts 130 n/a $35,950
27
Medical Assistants 120 $29,420 $29,760
28
Financial Managers 120 $95,610 $116,970 -20.0%
29
Civil Engineering Technicians 110 $45,460 $47,940 57.1%
30
Loan Officers 110 $60,670 $65,900 -26.7%
31
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 110 $62,820 $62,260 -31.3%
32
Graphic Designers 100 $38,130 $48,140 -9.1%
33
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 100 $22,130 $29,200
34
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 $28,720 $22,070 42.9%
35
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 100 $21,840 $26,510 -37.5%
36
Medical Secretaries 100 $26,790 $31,820
37
Security Guards 90 $31,930 $26,870 12.5%
38
Construction Laborers 90 $29,610 $33,590 -69.0%
39
Dental Assistants 90 $36,230 $34,140 50.0%
40
Construction Managers 80 $90,920 $94,240 14.3%
41
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 80 $45,140 $50,360 -33.3%
42
Administrative Services Managers 80 $86,920 $84,390 -42.9%
43
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 $53,020 $60,160 0.0%
44
Dental Hygienists 70 $64,410 $68,680
45
Real Estate Sales Agents 70 $52,290 $52,490 0.0%
46
Software Developers, Applications 70 $58,720 $90,410
47
Billing and Posting Clerks 70 $30,200 $33,270 -41.7%
48
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 60 $30,400 $33,300
49
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $34,210 $31,030
50
Home Health Aides 60 $33,130 $21,760