Photography in Iowa

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Schools Offering Photography Programs in Iowa


Around 0.1% of Iowa's graduates graduate from photography degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 72 photographers graduate from Iowa's 5 photography schools.

Top Schools

Grand View University, which was ranked 48th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Iowa that has a photography program. It is located in Des Moines. In 2010, 5 students graduated from Grand View University's photography program. Students at Grand View University paid $20,292 per year in tuition fees.

Northwest Iowa Community College, which is located in Sheldon, is the second-ranked school in Iowa that has a photography program. It received a ranking of 73rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Northwest Iowa Community College graduated 4 students from its photography program. Students at Northwest Iowa Community College paid $4,620 per year in tuition fees.

Morningside College, which was ranked 73rd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Iowa that has a photography program. It is located in Sioux City. In 2010, 4 students graduated from Morningside College photography program. Morningside College charged in-state students $22,980 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Photography schools in Iowa, charge students an average tuition of $11,079 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $22,980 per year, or as little as $3,750 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Iowa photography schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Morningside College - located in Sioux City, students are charged $22,980 per year
  2. Grand View University - located in Des Moines, students are charged $20,292 per year
  3. Northwest Iowa Community College - located in Sheldon, students are charged $4,620 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Iowa photography schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Des Moines Area Community College - located in Ankeny, students are charged $3,750 per year
  2. Hawkeye Community College - located in Waterloo, students are charged $3,752 per year
  3. Northwest Iowa Community College - located in Sheldon, students are charged $4,620 per year

A photography degree from an Iowa school... what next?

A large number of Iowa photography graduates become photographers. If you decide to work as a photographer in Iowa, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 740 Iowa photographers as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Iowa photographers:

  1. Appanoose County - 60 photographers
  2. Allamakee County - 50 photographers
  3. Benton County - 50 photographers

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of photographers in the state of Iowa will grow to 2,480. This would require a 12% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, a photographer earns a salary of $25,930 per year in Iowa state. But, salaries for photographers can vary. In 2010, photographers made as little as less than $15,750 per year or as much as more than $49,240 per year in Iowa. The following counties in Iowa have the highest average salaries for photographers:

  1. Benton County - $30,030 per year
  2. Johnson County - $29,640 per year
  3. Dallas County - $27,690 per year

On average, photographers earns the least in the following Iowa counties:

  1. Allamakee County - $23,690 per year
  2. Buena Vista County - $24,140 per year
  3. Appanoose County - $24,180 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in photography in Iowa and to compare salaries with various related fields such as photography or design, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Photography in Iowa
  • Bachelor's Degree in Photography in Iowa
  • Certificate in Photography in Iowa

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,411 miles from location Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny IA 20.0292 n/a 22,324
6,344 miles from location Hawkeye Community College Waterloo IA 19.0386 n/a 6,321
6,411 miles from location Grand View University Des Moines IA 51.9032 36% 2,039
6,549 miles from location Morningside College Sioux City IA 23.6279 27% 2,036
6,521 miles from location Northwest Iowa Community College Sheldon IA 27.2749 n/a 1,615
 

Curious what studying Photography gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Iowa

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Photographers + 740 $25,930 -14.0%
2
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture + 100 $34,190 -41.2%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are photography related jobs in Iowa