Best graduate programs in education in Iowa

Education is one of the most popular fields with careers spanning from teaching children of all ages to policy making and everything in between. A graduate degree in education opens career opportunities in leadership and administrative roles. Explore the best graduate programs in education. Read more about our ranking methodology here. 

Our master’s in education rankings cover 358 of the 500 universities available, accounting for 86% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $49,054.

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#1 in Iowa | #12 in Education nationally

Northwestern College

Orange City, Iowa

Economic score: 0.28

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $49,993

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $1,566

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $14,436

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.29

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Iowa | #43 in Education nationally

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, Iowa

Economic score: 0.40

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $51,554

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $2,724

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $21,794

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.42

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Iowa | #154 in Education nationally

Simpson College

Indianola, Iowa

Economic score: 0.57

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $50,105

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $1,044

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $29,169

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.58

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Iowa | #197 in Education nationally

Drake University

Des Moines, Iowa

Economic score: 0.67

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $47,771

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $314

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $31,625

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.66

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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Waldorf University

Forest City, Iowa

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Upper Iowa University

Fayette, Iowa

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How long does it take to pay down debt in education-grades & methods in Iowa?

Years

Under a year

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in education-grades & methods is covered by average graduate earnings in under a year.

How much do graduates with master's degree in education-grades & methods earn in Iowa?

Salary

$48,954

The median master's degree in education-grades & methods graduate earns $48,954 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in education-grades & methods cost in Iowa?

Net cost

$24,411

The average annual cost of a master's degree in education-grades & methods is $24,411. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.