Iowa Technical Schools

A technical school can help prepare students for a career in dozens of different industries. Technical careers opportunities are plentiful in technical electronics and computer technology industries, accounting, office, and new media technologies, and maintenance technologies. Technical school graduates work as science technicians, pharmacy technicians, veterinary medical technicians, paramedics, engineering technicians, and sound engineering technicians to name a few. Most technical schools offer a wide variety of degree options, so finding a technical school to match your chosen field should be easy. The trick is to find an accredited technical school with a high placement rate. Fortunately, several Iowa technical schools fit the bill.

Iowa technical schools offer certificates, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and advanced degrees in technical related fields. Iowa’s best technical schools include Western Iowa Tech Community College-WITCC (est. 1967), and Iowa Western Community College-IWCC (est. 1967). Overall, the state of Iowa has 19 public and 46 private institutions with more than 228,500 undergraduate students enrolled. There are thousands of students enrolled in Iowa technical schools with over 10,500 enrolled in the state’s leading technical schools alone. According to the latest figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau, undergraduate technical school enrollment is 266,000+ students across the nation.

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Facts and Figures for Iowa Technical Schools

Average Tuition Costs On-Campus

The average cost for tuition and fees at a public Iowa technical school is $6,219 per academic year. The average cost for tuition and fees at a private Iowa technical school is $18,556 per academic year.

Average Tuition Costs Online

The tuition costs for online Iowa technical schools start at around $200 per credit hour. For graduate school, tuition starts at around $300 per credit hour. Students will pay the same tuition and fees as on-campus programs, but eliminating room & board expenses as well as transportation costs will save a significant amount of money. The average room and board costs for public Iowa colleges is $6,972 per academic year.

Noted On-Campus Iowa Technical Schools and Enrollment

Western Iowa Tech Community College (avg. enrollment, 5,191 students)
Iowa Western Community College, (avg. enrollment, 5,500 students)

Noted Online Technical Schools Available in Iowa

Western Iowa Tech Community College
Iowa Western Community College
DeVry University-Eldridge
ITT Technical Institute-Clive, IA
Lincoln Technical Institute-Des Moines, IA

Accredited Iowa Technical Schools

Western Iowa Tech Community College
Iowa Western Community College

Sources
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2007, 126th Ed.
Princeton Review
National Center for Education and Statistics
The U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of Education

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