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So you're from Council Bluffs, IA?

Fortunately for you, Council Bluffs, 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!


 

Council Bluffs College and University Demographics

There are 40 degree and certificate programs in disciplines such as radio and television broadcasting technology/technician, graphic communications, general and information technology offered at Council Bluffs' 3 colleges and universities for you to choose from.

Council Bluffs' top-ranked school is E Q School of Hair Design. In 2010, it received a nationwide rank of 75th. Approximately 62 students are currently enrolled at E Q School of Hair Design. Amongst students at E Q School of Hair Design, the most popular area of study is Beauty.

Tuition

Average tuition for students at Council Bluffs colleges and universities is $6,444 per year. To see the variation in tuition rates at different colleges in Council Bluffs, compare the tuition at Kaplan University-Council Bluffs Campus, which charges students $15,372 per year, to the tuition at Iowa Western Community College, which charges students $3,960 per year in tuition.

Financial Aid

An estimated $9,073,076 in financial aid was received by students at Council Bluffs colleges in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships represented $9,073,076 of this aid. The highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships given to students by a local college was $4,536,538, which was given by Iowa Western Community College.

Council Bluffs Student Demographics

Council Bluffs schools had an enrollment of 6,494 students in 2010. This is 2% of the total number of Iowa college students. Iowa Western Community College had the most number of students of any college in Council Bluffs, with 6,100 students. E Q School of Hair Design, with 62 students, had the least number of students.

Graduation and Retention Rates

The retention rate for Council Bluffs colleges and universities, which is the percent of students who return to college after their first year, is about 57%. The graduation rate for Council Bluffs schools is approximately 31%. The Council Bluffs college with the highest graduation rate is E Q School of Hair Design, which has a graduation rate of 68%. The Council Bluffs college with the lowest graduation rate is Iowa Western Community College, which has a graduation rate of 24%.

Diversity

Council Bluffs schools have a student population that is approximately 59% female. 100% of Council Bluffs college students are older than 24 years. In 2009, 18% of Council Bluffs college students identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority. Kaplan University-Council Bluffs Campus had the highest percentage of diverse students in Council Bluffs, with 33% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background.

Council Bluffs Faculty Demographics

As of 2010, there were a total of 845 faculty employed by Council Bluffs colleges and universities. 42% of faculty members at Council Bluffs schools were female. 25% of them identified themselves as being racially or ethnically diverse.

Council Bluffs schools had an average faculty to student ratio of 1 to 9 in 2009. Divine Word College had 1 faculty for every 1 student. This was the highest faculty to student ratio for schools in Council Bluffs.

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
4 miles from location Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs IA 15.4504 n/a 6,100
2 miles from location Kaplan University-Council Bluffs Campus Council Bluffs IA 5.8753 n/a 332
1 miles from location E Q School of Hair Design Council Bluffs IA 24.4379 n/a 62
 
 

Need a little help deciding on what to study?

We've ranked the top 50 jobs in Council Bluffs, IA to help you find the right study subject
that fits your interest!

Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 14,420 $25,270 $25,000 -5.2%
2
Registered Nurses+ 9,780 $58,460 $67,720 13.9%
3
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 6,780 $32,830 $35,340 -6.5%
4
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 5,640 $30,120 $32,000 22.1%
5
Office Clerks, General+ 5,530 $25,750 $28,240 -31.4%
6
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 5,350 $25,140 $25,140 1.1%
7
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 4,320 $49,810 $50,770 15.5%
8
General and Operations Managers+ 4,280 $113,840 $113,100 -3.2%
9
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 4,250 $44,390 $54,330 4.4%
10
Accountants and Auditors+ 4,230 $65,210 $68,960 -5.4%
11
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 3,730 $44,430 $39,890 21.9%
12
Security Guards+ 3,210 $28,500 $26,870 6.3%
13
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 3,210 $39,610 $45,860 -29.6%
14
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 2,990 $56,720 $50,360 116.7%
15
Electricians+ 2,760 $48,270 $51,810 7.4%
16
Carpenters+ 2,470 $35,130 $43,890 -34.5%
17
Home Health Aides+ 2,450 $26,050 $21,760 53.1%
18
Software Developers, Applications+ 2,370 $74,370 $90,410
19
Cooks, Restaurant+ 2,360 $22,620 $23,260 -21.1%
20
Social and Human Service Assistants+ 2,180 $29,640 $30,100 -12.8%
21
Management Analysts+ 2,010 $73,330 $87,260 20.4%
22
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 1,920 $38,350 $38,200 -10.7%
23
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 1,920 $39,230 $41,360 9.7%
24
Computer Programmers+ 1,920 $65,900 $74,900
25
Construction Laborers+ 1,840 $29,700 $33,590 16.5%
26
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers+ 1,710 $61,570 $62,260 2.4%
27
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 1,690 $32,210 $33,270 7.6%
28
Medical Assistants+ 1,660 $29,530 $29,760 3.1%
29
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 1,590 $45,150 $54,880 -9.1%
30
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers+ 1,390 $49,830 $55,620 -7.9%
31
Medical Secretaries+ 1,380 $30,660 $31,820 10.4%
32
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary+ 1,330 n/a $103,960
33
Lawyers+ 1,300 $110,370 $129,440 -5.8%
34
Pharmacy Technicians+ 1,260 $27,140 $29,330 23.5%
35
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other+ 1,230 $135,490 $180,870 161.7%
36
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education+ 1,220 $25,610 $29,200 31.2%
37
Cooks, Fast Food+ 1,210 $18,550 $18,540 -33.1%
38
Medical and Health Services Managers+ 1,190 $84,740 $93,670 -4.0%
39
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria+ 1,180 $23,890 $24,180 6.3%
40
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists+ 1,160 $28,900 $26,510 -10.1%
41
Financial Analysts+ 1,110 $64,660 $86,040 73.4%
42
Child, Family, and School Social Workers+ 1,090 $36,270 $43,850 101.9%
43
Sales Managers+ 1,080 $116,230 $114,110 13.7%
44
Loan Officers+ 1,070 $66,180 $65,900 -7.8%
45
Dental Assistants+ 1,040 $29,770 $34,140 20.9%
46
Financial Managers+ 1,030 $130,860 $116,970 -3.7%
47
Computer and Information Systems Managers+ 1,000 $115,360 $123,280 -20.0%
48
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists+ 990 $38,940 $42,250 -18.2%
49
Computer Operators+ 960 $30,770 $38,340 15.7%
50
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary+ 930 $28,860 $52,790 89.8%