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Iowa

State of Iowa

ORIGIN OF STATE NAME: Named for Iowa Indians of the Siouan family.

NICKNAME: The Hawkeye State.

CAPITAL: Des Moines.

ENTERED UNION: 28 December 1846 (29th).

SONG: "The Song of Iowa."

MOTTO: Our Liberties We Prize and Our Rights We Will Maintain.

FLAG: There are three vertical stripes of blue, white, and red; in the center a spreading eagle holds in its beak a blue ribbon with the state motto.

OFFICIAL SEAL: A sheaf and field of standing wheat and farm utensils represent agriculture; a lead furnace and a pile of pig lead are to the right. In the center stands a citizen-soldier holding a US flag with a liberty cap atop the staff in one hand and a rifle in the other. Behind him is the Mississippi River with the steamer Iowa and mountains; above him an eagle holds the state motto. Surrounding this scene are the words "The Great Seal of the State of Iowa" against a gold background.

BIRD: Eastern goldfinch.

FLOWER: Wild rose.

TREE: Oak.

LEGAL HOLIDAYS: New Year's Day, 1 January; Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., 3rd Monday in January; Memorial Day, last Monday in May; Independence Day, 4 July; Labor Day, 1st Monday in September; Veterans' Day, 11 November; Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thursday in November; Christmas Day, 25 December.

TIME: 6 AM CST = noon GMT.

LOCATION, SIZE, AND EXTENT

Located in the western north-central United States, Iowa is the smallest of the midwestern states situated w of the Mississippi River and ranks 25th in size among the 50 states.

The total area of Iowa is 56,275 sq mi (145,752 sq km), of which land takes up 55,965 sq mi (144,949 sq km) and inland water 310 sq mi (803 sq km). The state extends 324 mi (521 km) e-w; its maximum extension n-s is 210 mi (338 km).

Iowa is bordered on the n by Minnesota; on the e by Wisconsin and Illinois (with the line formed by the Mississippi River); on the s by Missouri (with the extreme southeastern line defined by the Des Moines River); and on the w by Nebraska and South Dakota (with the line demarcated by the Missouri River and a tributary, the Big Sioux).

The total boundary length of Iowa is 1,151 mi (1,853 km). The state's geographic center is in Story County near Ames.

TOPOGRAPHY

The topography of Iowa consists of a gently rolling plain that slopes from the highest point of 1,670 ft (509 m) in the northwest (Osceola County) to the lowest point of 480 ft (146 m) in the southeast at the mouth of the Des Moines River. About two-thirds of the state lies between 800 ft (244 m) and 1,400 ft (427 m) above sea level; the mean elevation of land is 1,100 ft (336 m).

Supremely well suited for agriculture, Iowa has the richest and deepest topsoil in the United States and an excellent watershed. Approximately two-thirds of the state's area is drained by the Mississippi River, which forms the entire eastern boundary, and its tributaries. The western part of the state is drained by the Missouri River and its tributaries. Iowa has 13 natural lakes. The largest are Spirit Lake (9 mi/14 km long) and West Okoboji Lake (6 mi/10 km long), both near the state's northwest border.

The Iowa glacial plain was formed by five different glaciers. The last glacier, which covered about one-fifth of the state's area, retreated from the north-central region some 10,000 years ago, leaving the topsoil as its legacy. Glacial drift formed the small lakes in the north. The oldest rock outcropping, located in the state's northwest corner, is about 1 billion years old.

CLIMATE

Iowa lies in the humid continental zone and generally has hot summers, cold winters, and wet springs.

Temperatures vary widely during the year, with an annual average of 49°f (9°c). The state averages 166 days of full sunshine and 199 cloudy or partly cloudy days. Des Moines, in the central part of the state, has an average maximum temperature of 86°f (30°c) in July and an average minimum of 11°f (4°c) in January. The record low temperature for the state is 47°f (44°c), established at Washta on 12 January 1912 and recorded again on Elkader on 3 February 1996; the record high is 118°f (48°c), registered at Keokuk on 20 July 1934. Annual precipitation averages 32.4 in (82 cm) at Des Moines; statewide, snowfall averages 33.2 in (84 cm) annually and relative humidity averages 72%.

FLORA AND FAUNA

Although most of Iowa is under cultivation, such unusual wild specimens as bunchberry and bearberry can be found in the northeast, where the loess soil supports tumblegrass, western beard-tongue, and prickly pear cactus. Other notable plants are pink lady's slipper and twinleaf in the eastern woodlands, arrow-grass in the northwest, and erect dryflower and royal and cinnamon ferns in sandy regions. More than 80 native plants can no longer be found, and at least 35 others are confined to a single location. The federal government classified five plant species as threatened as of April 2006. Among these are the northern wild monkshood and the eastern and western prairie fringed orchids.

Common Iowa mammals include red and gray foxes, raccoon, opossum, woodchuck, muskrat, common cottontail, gray fox, and flying squirrel. The bobolink and purple martin have flyways over the state; the cardinal, rose-breasted grosbeak, and eastern goldfinch (the state bird) nest there. Game fish include rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, and walleye; in all, Iowa has 140 native fish species.

Rare animals include the pygmy shrew, ermine, black-billed cuckoo, and crystal darter. Listed as threatened or endangered by the federal government in April 2006 were eight species of animal, including the Indiana bat, bald eagle, Higgins' eye pearlymussel, piping plover, Topeka Shiner, Iowa Pleistocene snail, pallid sturgeon, and the least tern.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Because this traditionally agricultural state's most valuable resource has been its topsoil, Iowa's conservation measures beginning in the 1930s were directed toward preventing soil erosion and preserving watershed runoff. In the 1980s and 1990s, Iowans were particularly concerned with improving air quality, preventing chemical pollution, and preserving water supplies. While wetlands once covered about 11% of the state, as of 1997, that percentage had dwindled down to about 1.2%. The Wetlands Reserve Program of the 1990 Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act was created to reclaim some of the state's lost wetlands.

On 1 July 1983, the Department of Water, Air and Waste Management came into operation, with responsibility for environmental functions formerly exercised by separate state agencies. Functions of the new department include regulating operation of the state's 2,900 public water supply systems, overseeing nearly 1,200 municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants, inspecting dams, and establishing chemical and bacterial standards to protect the quality of lakes. The department also enforces laws prohibiting open dumping of solid wastes, regulates the construction and operation of 140 solid waste disposal projects, and monitors the handling of hazardous wastes. It also establishes standards for air quality and regulates the emission of air pollutants from more than 600 industries and utilities.

In 2003, 37.4 million lb of toxic chemicals were released in the state. In 2003, Iowa had 172 hazardous waste sites listed in the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) database, 11 of which were on the National Priorities List as of 2006, including the Iowa Ammunition Plant and the John Deere Ottumwa works landfill. In 2005, federal EPA grants awarded to the state included $17.9 million for a clean water revolving fund.

POPULATION

Iowa ranked 30th in population in the United States with an estimated total of 2,966,934 in 2005, an increase of 1.4% since 2000. Between 1990 and 2000, Iowa's population grew from 2,776,755 to 2,926,324, an increase of 5.4%. The population is projected to reach 2,993,222 million by 2025. The population density in 2004 was 52.9 persons per sq mi.

Iowa's population growth was rapid during the early years of settlement. When the first pioneers arrived in the early 19th century, an estimated 8,000 Indians were living within the state's present boundaries. From 1832 to 1840, the number of white settlers increased from fewer than 50 to 43,112. The population had almost doubled to more than 80,000 by the time Iowa became a state in 1846. The great influx of European immigrants who came via other states during the 1840s and 1850s caused the new state's population to soar to 674,913 at the 1860 Census. By the end of the next decade, the population had reached nearly 1,200,000; by 1900, it had surpassed 2,200,000. The state's population growth leveled off in the 20th century.

In 2004, the median age in Iowa was 38. About 23% of the populace was under age 18, while 14.7% was age 65 or older.

In 2004, the largest cities with populations of 100,000 or more were Des Moines, 194,311, and Cedar Rapids, 122,206. Other large cities include Davenport, Sioux City, Waterloo, Dubuque, and Iowa City. In 2004, the Des Moines metropolitan area had 511,878 residents; the Davenport metropolitan area had 375,437 residents that year.

ETHNIC GROUPS

In 2000, there were 61,853 black Americans, 8,989 American Indians, and 82,473 Hispanics and Latinos living in Iowa. In 2004, blacks made up 2.3% of the population, Hispanics and Latinos 3.5%, Asians 1.4%, and American Indians 0.3%. That year, 0.9% of the population reported origin of two or more races.

In 2000, among Iowans of European descent, there were 1,046,153 Germans (35.7% of the state total); 395,905 Irish (13.5%); and 277,487 English (9.5%). The foreign-born population numbered 91,085 (3.1%), more than double the total of 43,316 in 1990. Primary countries of origin included Germany, Mexico, Laos, Canada, Korea, and Vietnam.

LANGUAGES

A few Indian place-names are the legacy of the early Siouan Iowa Indians and the westward-moving Algonkian Sauk and Fox tribes who pushed them out: Iowa, Ottumwa, Keokuk, Sioux City, Oskaloosa, Decorah.

The following table gives selected statistics from the 2000 Census for language spoken at home by persons five years old and over. The category "Other West Germanic languages" includes Dutch, Pennsylvania Dutch, and Afrikaans. The category "African languages" includes Amharic, Ibo, Twi, Yoruba, Bantu, Swahili, and Somali. The category "Scandinavian languages" includes Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish.

LANGUAGE NUMBER PERCENT
Population 5 years and over 2,738,499 100.0
  Speak only English 2,578,477 94.2
  Speak a language other than English 160,022 5.8
Speak a language other than English 160,022 5.8
  Spanish or Spanish Creole 79,491 2.9
  German 17,262 0.6
  French (incl. Patois, Cajun) 7,476 0.3
  Serbo-Croatian 6,452 0.2
  Vietnamese 6,182 0.2
  Chinese 5,191 0.2
  Laotian 3,939 0.1
  Other West Germanic languages 3,552 0.1
  Korean 2,493 0.1
  Scandinavian languages 2,385 0.1
  Russian 2,233 0.1
  African languages 2,137 0.1
  Arabic 2,053 0.1

In 2000, 94.2% of all Iowans aged five or more spoke only English at home, down from 96.1% in 1990.

Iowa English reflects the three major migration streams: Northern in that half of the state above Des Moines and North Midland in the southern half, with a slight South Midland trace in the extreme southeastern corner. Although some Midland features extend into upper Iowa, rather sharp contrasts exist between the two halves. In pronunciation, Northern features contrast directly with Midland: /hyumor/ with /yumor/, /ah/ in on and fog with /aw/, the vowel of but in bulge with the vowel of put, and /too/ with / tyoo/ for two. Northern words also contrast with Midland words: crab with crawdad, corn on the cob with roasting ears, quarter to with quarter till, barnyard with barn lot, and gopher with ground squirrel.

RELIGIONS

The first church building in Iowa was constructed by Methodists in Dubuque in 1834; a Roman Catholic church was built in Dubuque the following year. By 1860, the largest religious sects were the Methodists, Presbyterians, Catholics, Baptists, and Congregationalists. Other religious groups who came to Iowa during the 19th century included Lutherans, Dutch Reformers, Quakers, Mennonites, Jews, and the Community of True Inspiration, or Amana Society, which founded seven communal villages.

Mainline Protestantism is predominant in the state, even though the largest single Protestant denomination is the Evangelical Free Church of America, which had about 268,211 members in 2000. Other major Protestant denominations include the United Methodist Church (with 195,024 adherents in 2004), the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (120,075 adherents in 2000), the Presbyterian Church USA (69,974 adherents in 2000), and the United Church of Christ (36,326 adherents in 2005). Roman Catholic Church membership was about 506,698 in 2004. The Jewish community had about 6,400 members in 2000. The same year, Muslims numbered about 4,717. Nearly 41.5% (over 1.2 million) of the state population did not specify a religious affiliation.

TRANSPORTATION

Early settlers came to Iowa by way of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and the Great Lakes, then traveled overland on trails via wagon and stagecoach. The need of Iowa farmers to haul their products to market over long distances prompted the development of the railroads, particularly during the 1880s. River traffic still plays a vital role in the state's transport.

In 2003, Iowa had 4,248 mi (6,839 km) of track, including 2,849 route miles (4,587 km) of Class I track operated by four railroads. Amtrak operates the long-distance California Zephyr (Chicago to Oakland, California) and Southwest Chief (Chicago to Los Angeles, California), serving six major stations in Iowa.

Iowa had 113,377 mi (182,536 km) of public roadway in 2004. In that same year, there were about 3.461 million registered vehicles in the state, including some 1.872 million automobiles, approximately 1.448 million trucks of all types, and around 1,000 buses, with 2,003,723 licensed drivers.

Iowa is bordered by two great navigable rivers, the Mississippi and the Missouri. They provided excellent transport facilities for the early settlers via keelboats and paddle-wheel steamers. Today, rivers remain an important part of Iowa's intermodal transportation system. In 2004, Iowa had 492 miles (792 km) of navigable inland waterways. In 2003, waterborne shipments totaled 14.471 million tons. Important terminal ports on the Mississippi are Dubuque and Davenport, and on the Missouri, Sioux City and Council Bluffs. These rivers provide shippers a gateway to an extensive inland waterway system that has access to ports in St. Paul, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Houston, and New Orleans. Most docks in Iowa are privately owned, and all are privately operated.

In 2005, Iowa had a total of 322 public and private-use aviation-related facilities. This included 233 airports, 87 heliports, and 2 STOLports (Short Take-Off and Landing). Iowa's busiest airfield is Des Moines International Airport, which in 2004 had 975,859 enplanements.

HISTORY

The fertile land now known as the state of Iowa was first visited by primitive hunting bands of the Paleo-Indian period some 12,000 years ago. The first permanent settlers of the land were the Woodland Indians, who built villages in the forested areas along the Mississippi River, introduced agriculture, and left behind only their animal-shaped burial mounds.

Not until June 1673 did the first known white men come to the territory. When Louis Jolliet, accompanied by five French voyageurs and a Jesuit priest, Jacques Marquette, stopped briefly in Iowa on his voyage down the Mississippi, the region was uninhabited except for the Sioux in the west and a few outposts of Illinois and Iowa Indians in the east. Iowa was part of the vast, vaguely defined Louisiana Territory that extended from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian border and was ruled by the French until title was transferred to Spain in 1762. Napoleon took the territory back in 1800 and then promptly sold all of the Louisiana Territory to the amazed American envoys who had come to Paris seeking only the purchase of New Orleans and the mouth of the Mississippi. After Iowa thus came under US control in 1803, the Lewis and Clark expedition worked its way up the Missouri River to explore the land that President Thomas Jefferson had purchased so cheaply. Iowa looked as empty as it had to Jolliet 130 years earlier. The only white man who had come to explore its riches before the American annexation was an enterprising former French trapper, Julien Dubuque. Soon after the American Revolution, he obtained from the Fox Indians the sole right to work the lead mines west of the Mississippi, and for 20 years Dubuque was the only white settler in Iowa.

The first wave of migrants into Iowa were the Winnebago, Sauk, and Fox, driven there by the US Army, which was clearing Wisconsin and Illinois of their Indian populations to make way for white farmers. Although President Andrew Jackson had intended that the Louisiana Territory lying north of Missouri should forever be Indian land, the occupation of Iowa by the Indians was brief. Following an abortive attempt by an aging Sauk chieftain, Black Hawk, to win his lands in Illinois, the Sauk and Fox were driven westward in 1832 and forced to cede their lands in eastern Iowa to the incoming white settlers.

Placed under the territorial jurisdiction of Michigan in 1834, and then two years later under the newly created territory of Wisconsin, Iowa became a separate territory in 1838. The first territorial governor, Robert Lucas, extended county boundaries and local government westward, planned for a new capital city to be located on the Iowa River, resisted Missouri's attempt to encroach on Iowa territory, and began planning for statehood by drawing boundary lines that included not only the present state of Iowa but also southern Minnesota up to present-day Minneapolis.

Because a new state seeking admission to the Union at that time could expect favorable action from Congress only if accompanied by a slave state, Iowa was designed to come into the Union with Florida as its slaveholding counterpart. A serious dispute over how large the state would be delayed Iowa's admission into the Union until 28 December 1846, but by the delay the people of Iowa got what they wantedall the land between the Mississippi and Missouri riverseven though they had to abandon Lucas's northern claim.

The settlement of Iowa was rapidly accomplished. With one-fourth of the nation's fertile topsoil located within its borders, Iowa was a powerful magnet that drew farmers by the thousands from Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee, and even from faraway Virginia, the Carolinas, New York, and New England. Except for German and Irish immigrants along the eastern border and later Scandinavian immigrants during the 1870s and 1880s, Iowa was settled primarily by Anglo-American stock. The settlers were overwhelmingly Protestant in religion and remarkably homogeneous in ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Although New Englanders made up only 5% of Iowa's early population, they had a cultural influence that far exceeded their numbers. Many small Iowa townswith their large frame houses, elm-lined streets, and Congregational churcheslooked like New England villages faithfully replicated on the prairie.

Fiercely proud of its claim to be the first free state created out of the Louisiana Purchase, Iowa was an important center of abolitionist sentiment throughout the 1850s. The Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves from the South ran across the southern portion of Iowa to the Mississippi River. Radical abolitionist John Brown spent the winters of 1857 and 1859 in the small Quaker village of Springdale, preparing for his attack on the US arsenal at Harpers Ferry, in western Virginia.

Although the Democrats had a slight edge over their Whig opposition in the early years of statehood, a majority of Iowa voters in 1856 supported the new Republican Party and, for the most part, did so in succeeding years. A Republican legislative majority in 1857 scrapped the state's first constitution, which had been written by Jacksonian Democrats 12 years earlier. The new document moved the state capital from Iowa City westward to Des Moines, but it provided that the state university would remain forever in Iowa City.

When the Civil War came, Iowa overwhelmingly supported the Union cause. Iowans fought not only for their ideals, the abolition of slavery, and the preservation of the Union but also for the very practical objective of keeping open the Mississippi River, the main artery for transport of agricultural products.

In the decades following the Civil War, Iowans on the national scene, most notably US senators James Harlan and his successor William B. Allison, belonged to the conservative Republican camp, but they frequently faced liberal Republican and Populist opposition inside the state. The railroad had been lavishly welcomed by Iowans in the 1850s; by the 1870s, Iowa farmers were desperately trying to free themselves from the stranglehold of the rail lines. The National Grange was powerful enough in Iowa to put through the legislature the so-called Granger laws to regulate the railroads. At the turn of the century, as the aging Allison's hold on the state weakened, Iowa became a center for Republican progressivism.

Following World War I, the conservatives regained control of the Republican Party. They remained in control until, during the 1960s, new liberal leadership was forced on the party because of the debacle of Barry Goldwater's 1964 presidential campaign, controversy over US involvement in Vietnam, and effective opposition from a revitalized Democratic Party led by Harold Hughes. After Hughes gave up the governorship in 1969 to become a US senator, Republicans once more dominated the executive branch, but Democrats gained control of the state legislature and made strong inroads at the top levels of state government.

Iowa's economy suffered in the 1980s from a combination of high debt, high interest rates, numerous droughts, and low crop prices. Businesses left the state or automated, shrinking their workforces. The population dropped by 7.9%. By the 1990s, the companies that had survived were in a much stronger position, and diversification efforts in both the agricultural and manufacturing sectors had ushered in a period of prosperity. The number of jobs in the service sector grew by 10%, and the state's unemployment rate in 1992 was 4.7%, substantially lower than the national average. By 1999, it had dropped to 2.5%, the lowest rate in the nation. In Iowa, as elsewhere in the Midwest, high-tech and service industries continued to pull workers away from farmingand away from the state, causing many to worry about a disappearing way of life. While the governor worked with state officials to entice young Iowans who had fled the state to return home, farming promised to be a hard sell for even the best marketers, as many of the state's agricultural producers eked by. By 2003, the US economy was slowly recovering from its 2001 recession, and Iowa was also feeling the effects.

A debilitating drought hit Iowa in 1988, reducing corn and soybean harvests to their lowest levels in 14 years and prompting Governor Terry Branstad to declare a statewide emergency. In 1993, unusually heavy spring and summer rains produced record floods along the Mississippi River by mid-July. Countless levees, or earthen berms designed to raise the height of river banks, collapsed or were overrun. The entire state of Iowa was declared a disaster area. Altogether, it was estimated that 40 million acres of farmland had been severely damaged and 500,000 acres permanently ruined. Agricultural woes continued to plague the state later in the decade. In 1999, Governor Tom Vilsack declared that Iowa was in a farm crisis, warning that problems plaguing the state's agricultural economy would soon affect urban and suburban areas. With the state's farmers getting record low prices for corn, soybeans, cattle, and hogs, producers were struggling to pay their loans.

In 1999, Governor Vilsack proposed one of the most dramatic increases in environmental spending in the state's recent history, asking for $10.5 million in new spending to improve the quality of Iowa's rivers and streams. He said the money was necessary to clean the state's waterways and boost recreation.

In 2001, the state took steps to allow refugees from other countries, including Afghanistan, to locate in small Iowa towns. During the early 2000s Governor Vilsack established a record for promoting education, signing into law over $200 million in new bills aimed at reducing class sizes. In 2003, he aimed to further improve education, health care, and the environment. Iowa House and Senate Republican leaders created an "Iowa Values Fund," a $503 economic development program, also supported by Vilsack. In 2005, the state was pursuing a comprehensive economic growth strategy focusing on renewable energy, life sciences, financial services, advanced manufacturing, and improving cultural and recreational opportunities. The governor made Iowa's energy independence a goal, and to that effect, the state from 2000 to 2005 nearly tripled its ethanol production and by 2006 was projected to be the nation's leading producer of ethanol.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Iowa has had two state constitutions. The constitution of 1857 replaced the original constitution of 1846 and, with 52 amendments as of January 2005 (three of which were later nullified by the state supreme court), is still in effect.

The state legislature, or General Assembly, consists of a 50-member Senate and a 100-member House of Representatives. Senators serve four-year terms, with half the members elected every two years. Representatives are elected to two-year terms. The legislature convenes each year on the second Monday in January. Length of the session is 110 calendar days in odd years, and 100 calendar days in even years. Special sessions may only be called by the governor and length is not limited. Each house may introduce or amend legislation, with a simple majority vote required for passage. Proposed amendments must be approved by a majority vote in two sessions of the legislature before they are sent to voters for ratification. The governor's veto of a bill may be overridden by a two-thirds vote of the elected members in both houses. Unless vetoed, a bill becomes law after three days when the legislature is in session. Legislators must be US citizens and must have resided in the state for a year and in the district for at least 60 days prior to election; a representative must be at least 21 years old, and a senator 25. The legislative salary was $21,380.54 in 2004.

Iowa Presidential Vote by Political Parties, 19482004
YEAR ELECTORAL VOTE IOWA WINNER DEMOCRAT REPUBLICAN PROGRESSIVE PROHIBITION SOCIALIST LABOR
*Won US presidential election
1948 10 *Truman (D) 522,380 494,018 12,125 3,382 4,274
1952 10 *Eisenhower (R) 451,513 808,906 5,085 2,882
CONSTITUTION
1956 10 *Eisenhower (R) 501,858 729,187 3,202
1960 10 Nixon (R) 550,565 722,381
1964 9 *Johnson (D) 733,030 449,148 1,902
SOC. WORKERS AMERICAN IND.
1968 9 *Nixon (R) 476,699 619,106 3,377 66,422
AMERICAN PEACE AND FREEDOM
1972 8 *Nixon (R) 496,206 706,207 22,056 1,332
LIBERTARIAN
1976 8 Ford (R) 619,931 632,863 3,040 1,452
CITIZENS
1980 8 *Reagan (R) 508,672 676,026 2,191 NA 12,324
1984 8 *Reagan (R) 605,620 703,088
1988 8 Dukakis (D) 670,557 545,355 755 540 2,494
IND. (Perot)
1992 7 *Clinton (D) 586,353 504,891 253,468 3,079 1,177
1996 7 *Clinton (D) 620,258 492,644 105,159 2,315
REFORM GREEN
2000 7 Gore (D) 638,517 634,373 5,731 29,374 3,209
CONSTITUTION (Peroutka) NOMINATED BY PETITION (Nader)
2004 7 *Bush, G. W. (R) 741,898 751,957 1,304 5,973 2,992

The state's elected executives are the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, attorney general, auditor, and secretary of agriculture, all serving four-year terms. The governor and lieutenant governor, elected jointly, must be US citizens for at least two years, at least 30 years old, and residents of the state for at least two years. As of December 2004, the governor's salary was $107,482.

To vote in Iowa, a person must be a US citizen, at least 18 years old, a state resident, and not able to claim the right to vote elsewhere. Restrictions apply to those convicted of certain crimes and to those judged by the court to be mentally incompetent to vote.

POLITICAL PARTIES

For 70 years following the Civil War, a majority of Iowa voters supported the Republicans over the Democrats in nearly all state and national elections. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, Iowa briefly turned to the Democrats, supporting Franklin D. Roosevelt in two presidential elections. But from 1940 through 1984, the majority of Iowans voted Republican in 10 of 12 presidential elections. Republicans won 35 of the 45 gubernatorial elections from 1900 through 2002 and controlled both houses of the state legislature for 112 of the 130 years from 1855 to 1984.

In the 1960s, Iowa showed signs of a Democratic upsurge. Harold Hughes, a liberal Democrat, revitalized the party in Iowa and was elected governor for three two-year terms before moving on to the US Senate. During the post-Watergate period of the mid-1970s, Democrats captured both US Senate seats, five of the six congressional seats, and both houses of the Iowa legislature.

By the 1990s, a balance had reasserted itself. In 2000, Iowa gave Democrat Al Gore 49% of the vote, while Republican George W. Bush received 48%, and Green Party candidate Ralph Nader picked up 2%. In 2004, Bush increased his support to 50% to Democrat John Kerry's 49%. In 2004, there were 2,107,000 registered voters. In 1998, 32% of registered voters were Democratic, 33% Republican, and 35% unaffiliated or members of other parties. The state had seven electoral votes in the 2004 presidential election.

Republican Terry Branstad won election to a fifth term as governor in 1994. But in the 1998 election, he was succeeded by Democrat Tom Vilsack, who won reelection in 2002. As of 2005, a Democrat and a Republican both served in the US SenateRepublican Charles Grassley, who won election to a fourth term in 1998, and Democrat Tom Harkin, who won reelection in 2002. In the 2004 elections, Iowans sent four Republicans and one Democrat to represent them in the US House. In mid-2005, in the state Senate was evenly split, with 25 Democrats and 25 Republicans. The state House was narrowly controlled by the Republicans, with 51 to the Democrats 49.

Iowa's presidential caucuses are held in January of presidential campaign years (ahead of New Hampshire, which also has a primary in January). This is earlier than any other state, thus giving Iowans a degree of influence in national politics.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The state's 99 counties are governed by boards of supervisors. In general, county officials, including the auditor, treasurer, recorder, and sheriff, are elected to four-year terms. They enforce state laws, collect taxes, supervise welfare activities, and manage roads and bridges.

Local government was exercised by 948 municipal units in 2005. The mayor-council system functioned in the great majority of these municipalities, though some of the larger cities employ the council-manager or commission system. Iowa's towns and cities derive their local powers from the state constitution, but the power to tax is authorized by the state General Assembly. In 2005, there were 374 public school districts and 542 special districts.

In 2005, local government accounted for about 132,928 full-time (or equivalent) employment positions.

STATE SERVICES

To address the continuing threat of terrorism and to work with the federal Department of Homeland Security, homeland security in Iowa operates under gubernatorial authority and state statute; the emergency management director is designated as the state homeland security adviser.

The Department of Education is responsible for educational services in Iowa. It assists local school boards in supplying special educational programs and administers local education agencies.

Transportation services are directed by the Department of Transportation, which is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of highways, motor vehicles, airports, railroads, public transit, and river transportation. The department's Motor Vehicle Division licenses drivers, road vehicles, and car dealers. Other departments include those for corrections, cultural affairs, economic development, human services, justice, and revenue. Iowa 2010 and IowAccess provide internet gateways to the state.

Health and welfare services are provided by the Department of Human Services. Public protection is the responsibility of the Departments of Public Defense and of Public Safety.

JUDICIAL SYSTEM

The Iowa Supreme Court consists of seven justices who are appointed by the governor and confirmed to eight-year terms by judicial elections held after they have served on the bench for at least one year. Judges may stand for reelection before their terms expire. The justices select one of their number as chief justice. The court exercises appellate jurisdiction in civil and criminal cases, supervises the trial courts, and prescribes rules of civil and appellate procedure. The Iowa Supreme Court transfers certain cases to the court of appeals, a six-member appellate court that began reviewing civil and criminal cases in 1977, and may review its decisions. Judges on the court of appeals are appointed and confirmed to six-year terms in the same manner as supreme court justices; they elect one of their members as chief judge.

The state is divided into eight judicial districts, each with a chief judge appointed to a two-year term by the chief justice of the supreme court. District court judges are appointed to six-year terms by the governor from nominations submitted by district nominating commissions. Appointees must stand for election after they have served as judges for at least one year.

As of 31 December 2004, a total of 8,525 prisoners were held in Iowa's state and federal prisons, a decrease from 8,546 or 0.2% from the previous year. As of year-end 2004, a total of 757 inmates were female, up from 716 or 5.7% from the year before. Among sentenced prisoners (one year or more), Iowa had an incarceration rate of 288 per 100,000 population in 2004.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Iowa in 2004, had a violent crime rate (murder/nonnegligent manslaughter; forcible rape; robbery; aggravated assault) of 270.9 reported incidents per 100,000 population, or a total of 8,003 reported incidents. Crimes against property (burglary; larceny/theft; and motor vehicle theft) in that same year totaled 85,836 reported incidents or 2,905.3 reported incidents per 100,000 people. Iowa does not have a death penalty.

In 2003, Iowa spent $52,308,231 on homeland security, an average of $18 per state resident.

ARMED FORCES

In 2004, 2,772 active-duty military personnel were stationed in Iowa: Reserves and National Guard personnel numbered 5,008. Iowa firms received defense contract awards amounting to $733 million in 2004, and another $480 million in defense payroll spending was paid in the state.

There were 265,960 veterans of US military service in Iowa as of 2003, of whom 41,922 served in World War II; 35,402 in the Korean conflict; 84,106 during the Vietnam era; and 34,411 in Persian Gulf War. The federal government expended $586 million for veterans in Iowa during fiscal year 2004.

As of 31 October 2004, the Iowa Department of Public Safety employed 559 full-time sworn officers.

MIGRATION

Iowa was opened, organized, and settled by a generation of native migrants from other states. According to the first federal census of Iowa in 1850, 31% of the total population of 192,214 came from nearby midwestern states (Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio), 14% from the five southern border states, and 13% from the Middle Atlantic states.

Another 10% of the state's 1850 population consisted of immigrants from northern Europe. The largest group were Germans who had fled military conscription; the next largest group had sought to escape the hardships of potato famine in Ireland or agricultural and technological displacement in Scotland, England, and Wales. They were joined in the 1850s by Dutch immigrants seeking religious liberty, and in the 1860s and 1870s by Norwegians and Swedes. During and immediately after the Civil War, some former slaves fled the South for Iowa, and more blacks settled in Iowa cities after 1900.

But many of the migrants who came to Iowa did not stay long. Some Iowans left to join the gold rush, and others settled lands in the West. Migration out of the state has continued to this day as retired Iowans seeking warmer climates have moved to California and other southwestern states; from 1970 through 1990, Iowa's net loss through migration amounted to over 266,000.

An important migratory trend within the state has been from the farm to the city. Although Iowa has remained a major agricultural state, the urban population surpassed the rural population by 1960 and increased to over 60.6% of the total population by 1990. Between 1990 and 1998, Iowa had a net loss of 13,000 in domestic migration and a net gain of 19,000 in international migration. In 1998, 1,655 foreign immigrants arrived in the state. Between 1990 and 1998, Iowa's overall population increased by 3.1%. In the period 200005, net international migration was 29,386 and net internal migration was 41,140, for a net loss of 11,754 people.

INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION

Iowa is a signatory to the Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission, the Iowa-Missouri and Iowa-Nebraska boundary compacts, and a number of other major interstate compacts and agreements. Federal grants to the Iowa state government amounted to $2.951 billion in fiscal year 2005, an estimated $3.056 billion in fiscal year 2006, and an estimated $3.119 billion in fiscal year 2007.

ECONOMY

Iowa's economy is based on agriculture. Although the value of the state's manufactures exceeds the value of its farm production, manufacturing is basically farm centered. The major industries are food processing and the manufacture of agriculture-related products, such as farm machinery.

Periodic recessionsand especially the Great Depression of the 1930shave afflicted Iowa farmers and adversely affected the state's entire economy. But technological progress in agriculture and the proliferation of manufacturing industries have enabled Iowans to enjoy general prosperity since World War II. Because the state's population is scattered, the growth of light manufacturing has extended to hundreds of towns and cities.

In the late 1970s, the state's major economic problem was inflation, which boosted the cost of farm equipment and fertilizers. In the early 1980s, high interest rates and falling land prices created serious economic difficulties for farmers and contributed to the continuing decline of the farm population. By 1992, the state had recovered, but annual growth rates remained comparatively low. At the end of the 20th century, growth rates accelerated somewhat (from 1.7% in 1998 to 3% in 1999 to 4.8% in 2000), but then fell to 1.4% in the national recession of 2001. The recession's impact on Iowa's unemployment rate was relatively mild, as the increase peaked at 4.4% in January 2002, and then fell to 3.9% by the end of the year. From 1997 to 2001, manufacturing output decreased almost every year in both absolute and relative terms, declining 5.7% in absolute terms across these five years, and, as a share of total state output, from about 25% in 1997 to 21% of the total in 2001. During the same period, output from general services increased 28.6%; from financial services, 24.4%; from the transportation and utilities sector, 23.7%; and from the government sector, 21.6%. Performance in Iowa's agricultural sector was positive in 2002, largely because Iowa escaped the drought that was hampering output in other states and the prices received by Iowa farmers.

In 2001, Iowa's gross state product (GSP) totaled $111.114 billion, of which manufacturing contributed $22.859 billion or 20.5% of GSP, followed by real estate at $9.834 billion (8.8% of GSP) and health care and social services at $7.475 billion (6.7% of GSP). In that same year, there were an estimated 243,932 small businesses in Iowa. Of the 69,354 businesses having employees, an estimated 67,648 or 97.5% were small companies. An estimated 5,954 new businesses were established in the state in 2004, up 7.6% from the year before. Business terminations that same year came to 7,391, up 0.2% from 2003. There were 360 business bankruptcies in 2004, up 11.5% from the previous year. In 2005, the personal bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13) filing rate was 417 filings per 100,000 people, ranking Iowa as the 36th highest in the nation.

INCOME

In 2005, Iowa had a gross state product (GSP) of $114 billion, which accounted for 0.9% of the nation's gross domestic product and placed the state at number 30 in highest GSP among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2004 Iowa had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $31,058. This ranked 28th in the United States and was 94% of the national average of $33,050. The 19942004 average annual growth rate of PCPI was 4.3%. Iowa had a total personal income (TPI) of $91,712,120,000, which ranked 30th in the United States and reflected an increase of 9.1% from 2003. The 19942004 average annual growth rate of TPI was 4.7%. Earnings of persons employed in Iowa increased from $62,520,383,000 in 2003 to $69,573,490,000 in 2004, an increase of 11.3%. The 200304 national change was 6.3%.

The US Census Bureau reports that the three-year average median household income for 200204 in 2004 dollars was $43,042 compared to a national average of $44,473. During the same period, 9.7% of the population was below the poverty line, as compared to 12.4% nationwide.

LABOR

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in April 2006, the seasonally adjusted civilian labor force in Iowa numbered 1,674,200. Approximately 59,800 workers were unemployed, yielding an unemployment rate of 3.6%, compared to the national average of 4.7% for the same period. Preliminary data for the same period placed nonfarm employment at 1,502,600. Since the beginning of the BLS data series in 1976, the highest unemploy-ment rate recorded in Iowa was 8.5% in May 1983. The historical low was 2.6% in January 2000. Preliminary nonfarm employment data by occupation for April 2006 showed that approximately 5% of the labor force was employed in construction; 15.5% in manufacturing; 20.5% in trade, transportation, and public utilities; 6.6% in financial activities; 7.6% in professional and business services; 13.2% in education and health services; 8.7% in leisure and hospitality services; and 16.4% in government.

The labor movement generally has not been strong in Iowa, and labor unions have had little success in organizing farm laborers. The Knights of Labor, consisting mostly of miners and railroad workers, was organized in Iowa in 1876 and enrolled 25,000 members by 1885. But the Knights practically disappeared after 1893, when the American Federation of Labor (AFL) established itself in the state among miners and other workers. The Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) succeeded in organizing workers in public utilities, meat packing, and light industries in 1937. After 1955, when the AFL and CIO merged, the power and influence of labor unions increased in the state.

Iowa did not forbid the employment of women in dangerous occupations or prohibit the employment of children under 14 years of age in factories, shops, or mines until the early 1900s.

The BLS reported that in 2005, a total of 157,000 of Iowa's 1,369,000 employed wage and salary workers were formal members of a union. This represented 11.5% of those so employed, up from 10.5% in 2004 but still below the national average of 12%. Overall in 2005, a total of 185,000 workers (13.5%) in Iowa were covered by a union or employee association contract, which includes those workers who reported no union affiliation. Iowa is one of 22 states with a right-to-work law.

As of 1 March 2006, Iowa had a state-mandated minimum wage of $5.15 per hour. In 2004, women in the state accounted for 47.6% of the employed civilian labor force.

AGRICULTURE

Iowa recorded a (realized) gross farm income of $14.2 billion in 2005, the third-highest in the United States. Nearly half of all cash receipts from marketing came from the sale of livestock and meat products; about one-fifth derived from the sale of feed grains. During 200004, Iowa ranked first in output of corn for grain and soybeans and fifth for oats.

The early settlers planted wheat. Iowa ranked second in wheat production by 1870, but as the Wheat Belt moved farther west, the state's farmers turned to raising corn to feed their cattle and hogs. Two important 20th-century developments were the introduction in the 1920s of hybrid corn and the utilization of soybeans as a feed grain on a massive scale during World War II. Significant postwar trends included the rapid mechanization of farming and the decline of the farm population.

In 2004, Iowa had 89,700 farms, with an average size of 353 acres (143 hectares) per farm. This total represents a decrease of 50,000 farms since 1970, although the amount of land being farmed has only declined 1% to 31,700,000 acres (14,400,000 hectares) over the same period.

Nearly all of Iowa's land is tillable, and about nine-tenths of it is given to farmland. Corn is grown practically everywhere; wheat is raised in the southern half of the state and in counties bordering the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.

In 2004, production of corn for grain totaled 2.24 billion bushels, valued at $4.26 billion; soybeans, 497.4 million bushels, $2.51 billion; oats, 10.1 million bushels; and hay, 6.24 million tons.

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

Iowa had an estimated 3.6 million cattle and calves in 2005, worth around $3.2 billion. In 2004, Iowa was ranked first among the 50 states in the number of hogs and pigs with 16.1 million, worth around $1.77 billion.

Pigs, calves, lambs, and chickens are raised throughout the state, particularly in the Mississippi and Missouri river valleys, where good pasture and water are plentiful. Iowa farmers are leaders in applying modern livestock breeding methods to produce lean hogs, tender corn-fed cattle, and larger-breasted chickens and turkeys.

In 2003, Iowa farmers produced an estimated 30.7 million lb (14 million kg) of sheep and lambs, which grossed a total of around $31.6 million. Also during 2003, Iowa farmers produced 267.7 million lb (121.6 million kg) of turkeys, worth $96.4 million. In the same year an estimated 10.4 billion eggs were produced (first in the United States), worth around $460.5 million.

Iowa dairy farmers produced 3.8 billion lb (1.7 million kg) of milk from 201,000 dairy cows in 2003.

FISHING

Fishing has very little commercial importance in Iowa. Game fishing in the rivers and lakes, however, is a popular sport. In 2004, there were 429,689 sport fishermen licensed in the state.

FORESTRY

Lumber and woodworking were important to the early settlers, but the industry has since declined in commercial importance. In 2004, Iowa had 2.7 million acres (1.1 million hectares) of forest-land, which represents 7.5% of the state's land area, up from 1.6 million acres (650,000 hectares) in 1974. The state's lumber industry produced 78 million board feet of lumber in 2004.

MINING

According to preliminary data from the US Geological Survey (USGS), the value of Iowa's nonfuel mineral production in 2003 (the latest year for which data was available) was $478 million, a decrease from 2002 of about 2%. The USGS data ranked Iowa as 29th among the 50 states by the total value of its nonfuel mineral production, accounting for over 1% of total US output.

In descending order, the data showed cement (portland and masonry), crushed stone, construction sand and gravel, and gypsum as the state's leading nonfuel minerals produced in 2003, which collectively accounted for 97% of total output by value.

The preliminary data for 2003 showed crushed stone output by Iowa as totaling 34.7 million metric tons, with a value of $187 million, while construction grade sand and gravel production stood at 13 million metric tons or $60.2 million. That same year Iowa was also shown to be a producer of common clays with output at 256,000 metric tons, and with a value of $763,000.

ENERGY AND POWER

Although Iowa's fossil fuel resources are extremely limited, the state's energy supply has been adequate.

As of 2003, Iowa had 186 electrical power service providers, of which 138 were publicly owned and 44 were cooperatives. Of the remainder, three were investor owned, and one was an owner of an independent generator that sold directly to customers. As of that same year, there were 1,477,518 retail customers. Of that total, 1,068,855 received their power from investor-owned service providers. Cooperatives accounted for 205,658 customers, while publicly owned providers had 202,844 customers. There were 161 independent generator or "facility" customers.

Total net summer generating capability by the state's electrical generating plants in 2003 stood at 10.074 million kW, with total production that same year at 42.116 billion kWh. Of the total amount generated, 93.8% came from electric utilities, with the remainder coming from independent producers and combined heat and power service providers. The largest portion of all electric power generated, 35.819 billion kWh (85%), came from coal-fired plants, with nuclear plants in second place at 3.987 billion kWh (9.5%). Other renewable power sources accounted for 2.6% of all power generated, with hydroelectric, petroleum, and natural gas-fueled generating plants accounting for the remainder.

As of 2006, Iowa had one nuclear power generating plant, the single-reactor Duane Arnold plant in the town of Palo.

Extensive coalfields in southeastern Iowa were first mined in 1840. The boomtown of Buxton, in Monroe County, mined sufficient coal in 1901 to support a population of 6,000 people, of whom 5,500 were transplanted southern blacks, but the mines closed in 1918 and Buxton became a ghost town. The state's annual bituminous coal production reached nearly 9 million tons in 191718. Coal output in 1994 was only 46,000 tons; recoverable coal reserves totaled 1.1 billion tons in 2001.

As of 2004, Iowa had no known proven reserves nor any production of crude oil or natural gas. However, the state did have a single rotary rig in operation. There were no refineries in Iowa.

INDUSTRY

Because Iowa was primarily a farm state, the first industries were food processing and the manufacture of farm implements. These industries have retained a key role in the economy, with over 100,000 farms operating in the state in 2000. Iowa has also added a variety of other manufacturesincluding pens, washing machines, and even mobile homes.

According to the US Census Bureau's Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) for 2004, Iowa's manufacturing sector covered some 18 product subsectors. The shipment value of all products manufactured in the state that same year was $79.469 billion. Of that total, food manufacturing accounted for the largest share at $28.137 billion. It was followed by machinery manufacturing at $13.726 billion; chemical manufacturing at $9.244 billion; transportation equipment manufacturing at $3.770 billion; and fabricated metal product manufacturing at $3.541 billion.

In 2004, a total of 217,229 people in Iowa were employed in the state's manufacturing sector, according to the ASM. Of that total, 157,675 were actual production workers. In terms of total employment, the food manufacturing industry accounted for the largest portion of all manufacturing employees at 49,239, with 39,085 actual production workers. It was followed by machinery manufacturing at 31,014 employees (20,233 actual production workers); transportation equipment manufacturing at 16,410 employees (13,196 actual production workers); fabricated metal product manufacturing at 19,804 employees (15,355 actual production workers); plastics and rubber products manufacturing at 15,004 employees (12,168 actual production workers); and electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing at 10,704 employees (7,806 actual production workers).

ASM data for 2004 showed that Iowa's manufacturing sector paid $8.496 billion in wages. Of that amount, the food manufacturing sector accounted for the largest share at $1.742 billion. It was followed by machinery manufacturing at $1.432 billion; fabricated metal product manufacturing at $752.822 million; and transport equipment manufacturing at $597.232 million.

COMMERCE

According to the 2002 Census of Wholesale Trade, Iowa's wholesale trade sector had sales that year totaling $33.5 billion from 4,926 establishments. Wholesalers of durable goods accounted for 2,635 establishments, followed by nondurable goods wholesalers at 2,018 and electronic markets, agents, and brokers accounting for 273 establishments. Sales by durable goods wholesalers in 2002 totaled $11.3 billion, while wholesalers of nondurable goods saw sales of $18.8 billion. Electronic markets, agents, and brokers in the wholesale trade industry had sales of $3.2 billion.

In the 2002 Census of Retail Trade, Iowa was listed as having 13,859 retail establishments with sales of $31.1 billion. The leading types of retail businesses by number of establishments were gasoline stations stores (1,997); motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts dealers (1,879); building material/garden equipment and supplies dealers (1,705); and miscellaneous store retailers (1,590). In terms of sales, motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts dealers accounted for the largest share of retail sales at $7.9 billion, followed by general merchandise stores at $4.9 billion; food and beverage stores $4.2 billion; and building material/garden equipment and supplies dealers $3.7 billion. A total of 176,251 people were employed by the retail sector in Iowa that year.

The leading export commodities are feed grains and products, soybeans and soybean products, and meats and meat products. Diversity has been rising with the addition of industrial machinery, instruments and measurement devices, electronics, specialized transportation equipment, and chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Exports of goods from Iowa in 2005 were valued at $7.3 billion.

CONSUMER PROTECTION

Iowa has laws prohibiting fraud and misrepresentation in sales and advertising and harassment in debt collecting, in addition to other consumer protection laws. There is a cooling-off period of three days for door-to-door purchases, and there is also a defective motor vehicle or "Lemon Law" statute. The Iowa attorney general's Consumer Protection Division deals with consumer fraud complaints, educates the public about such schemes, and litigates cases of consumer fraud. The Iowa Consumer Fraud Act is the primary piece of legislation enforced by the Consumer Protection Division.

When dealing with consumer protection issues, the state's Attorney General's Office (through its Consumer Protection Division) can initiate civil and criminal proceedings; represent the state before state and federal regulatory agencies; administer consumer protection and education programs; handle formal consumer complaints; and exercise broad subpoena powers. In antitrust actions, the Attorney General's Office cannot act on behalf of those consumers who are incapable of acting on their own but can initiate damage actions on behalf of the state in state courts and initiate criminal proceedings. However, the office has no authority to represent counties, cities, and other governmental entities in recovering civil damages under state or federal law.

The Iowa attorney general's Consumer Protection Division is located in Des Moines.

BANKING

As of June 2005, Iowa had 413 insured banks, savings and loans, and saving banks, plus 155 state-chartered and only two federally chartered credit unions (CUs). Excluding the CUs, the Omaha-Council Bluffs market area (which includes portions of Nebraska and Iowa) had the bulk of the state's financial institutions and deposits in 2004 at 74 and $14.442 billion, respectively. The Des Moines area was second with 49 institutions and $9.845 billion in deposits for that same year. As of June 2005, CUs accounted for 9.3% of all assets held by all financial institutions in the state, or some $5.275 billion. Banks, savings and loans, and savings banks collectively accounted for the remaining 90.7% or $51.740 billion in assets held.

The Division of Banking supervises and regulates the state's chartered banks, loan companies, and mortgage bankers/brokers. As of fourth quarter 2005, the net interest margin (the difference between the lower rates offered to savers and the higher rates charged on loans) stood at 3.73%, down from 3.80% in 2004 and 3.79% in 2003, which has resulted in an earnings decline for 2005.

INSURANCE

In 2004, there were 2.1 million individual life insurance policies in force with a total value of over $145 billion; total value for all categories of life insurance (individual, group, and credit) was over $213 billion. The average coverage amount was $68,600 per policy holder. Death benefits paid that year totaled at over $651 million.

In 2003, Iowa had 26 life and health and 55 property and casualty insurance companies domiciled in the state. In 2004, direct premiums for property and casualty insurance totaled $4.4 billion. That year, there were 9,746 flood insurance policies in force in the state, with a total value of $1 billion. About $119 million of coverage was offered through FAIR (Fair Access to Insurance) Plans, which are designed to offer coverage for some natural circumstances, such as wind and hail, in high-risk areas.

In 2004, 59% of state residents held employment-based health insurance policies, 7% held individual policies, and 23% were covered under Medicare and Medicaid; 10% of residents were uninsured. In 2003, employee contributions for employment-based health coverage averaged 21% for single coverage and 26% for family coverage. The state offers a nine-month health benefits expansion program for small-firm employees in connection with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA, 1986), a health insurance program for those who lose employment-based coverage due to termination or reduction of work hours.

In 2003, there were over 2.2 million auto insurance policies in effect for private passenger cars. Required minimum coverage includes bodily injury liability of up to $20,000 per individual and $40,000 for all persons injured in an accident, as well as property damage liability of $15,000. In 2003, the average expenditure per vehicle for insurance coverage was $580.15, the third-lowest average in the nation (above South Dakota and North Dakota).

The commissioner of insurance, appointed by the governor, supervises all insurance business transacted in the state.

SECURITIES

There are no securities exchanges in Iowa. In 2005, there were 780 personal financial advisers employed in the state and 2,120 securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents. In 2004, there were over 49 publicly traded companies within the state, with over 18 NASDAQ companies and 15 NYSE listings. In 2006, the state had two Fortune 500 companies; Principal Financial Group ranked first in the state and 261st in the nation with revenues of over $9 billion, followed by Maytag. Rockwell Collins ranked 550th in the Fortune 1,000 listing. All three companies are listed on the NYSE.

PUBLIC FINANCE

The state budget is prepared by the Department of Management with the governor's approval and is adopted or revised by the General Assembly. Each budget is prepared for the biennium of the upcoming fiscal year (FY) and the one following. The fiscal year runs from 1 July to 30 June.

In fiscal year 2006, general funds were estimated at $5.2 billion for resources and $4.9 billion for expenditures. In fiscal year 2004, federal government grants to Iowa were nearly $4.0 billion.

TAXATION

In 2005, Iowa collected $5,751 million in tax revenues or $1,939 per capita, which placed it 33rd among the 50 states in per capita tax burden. The national average was $2,192 per capita. Sales taxes accounted for 29.9% of the total, selective sales taxes 15.7%, individual income taxes 39.2%, corporate income taxes 3.2%, and other taxes 11.9%.

As of 1 January 2006, Iowa had nine individual income tax brackets ranging from 0.36 to 8.98%. The state taxes corporations at rates ranging from 6.0 to 12.0% depending on tax bracket.

In 2004, local property taxes amounted to $3,188,869,000 or $1,080 per capita. The per capita amount ranks the state 18th nationally. Iowa does not collect property taxes at the state level.

Iowa taxes retail sales at a rate of 5%. In addition to the state tax, local taxes on retail sales can reach as much as 2%, making for a potential total tax on retail sales of 7%. Food purchased for consumption off premises is tax exempt. The tax on cigarettes is 36 cents per pack, which ranks 42nd among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Iowa taxes gasoline at 20.7 cents per gallon. This is in addition to the 18.4 cents per gallon federal tax on gasoline.

IowaState Government Finances
(Dollar amounts in thousands. Per capita amounts in dollars.)
Abbreviations and symbols: - zero or rounds to zero; (NA) not available; (X) not applicable.
source: U.S. Census Bureau, Governments Division, 2004 Survey of State Government Finances, January 2006.
AMOUNT PER CAPITA
Total Revenue 15,291,539 5,178.31
  General revenue 11,845,227 4,011.25
    Intergovernmental revenue 4,038,220 1,367.50
    Taxes 5,143,126 1,741.66
      General sales 1,617,505 547.75
     Selective sales 819,818 277.62
     License taxes 575,515 194.89
     Individual income tax 1,958,697 663.29
     Corporate income tax 89,826 30.42
      Other taxes 81,765 27.69
    Current charges 1,776,175 601.48
    Miscellaneous general revenue 887,706 300.61
  Utility revenue 410 .14
  Liquor store revenue 135,957 46.04
  Insurance trust revenue 3,309,945 1,120.88
Total expenditure 13,424,350 4,546.00
  Intergovernmental expenditure 3,529,971 1,195.38
  Direct expenditure 9,894,379 3,350.62
    Current operation 7,063,915 2,392.11
    Capital outlay 1,103,983 373.85
    Insurance benefits and repayments 1,299,364 440.01
    Assistance and subsidies 265,644 89.96
    Interest on debt 161,473 54.68
Exhibit: Salaries and wages 2,299,205 778.60
Total expenditure 13,424,350 4,546.00
  General expenditure 12,031,051 4,074.18
    Intergovernmental expenditure 3,529,971 1,195.38
    Direct expenditure 8,501,080 2,878.79
  General expenditures, by function:
    Education 4,670,535 1,581.62
    Public welfare 3,112,742 1,054.09
    Hospitals 898,849 304.39
    Health 195,740 66.29
    Highways 1,365,758 462.50
    Police protection 71,393 24.18
    Correction 219,859 74.45
    Natural resources 224,415 76.00
    Parks and recreation 20,330 6.88
    Government administration 470,965 159.49
    Interest on general debt 161,473 54.68
    Other and unallocable 618,992 209.61
  Utility expenditure 855 .29
  Liquor store expenditure 93,080 31.52
  Insurance trust expenditure 1,299,364 440.01
Debt at end of fiscal year 4,857,614 1,644.98
Cash and security holdings 27,063,116 9,164.62

According to the Tax Foundation, for every federal tax dollar sent to Washington in 2004, Iowa citizens received $1.11 in federal spending.

ECONOMIC POLICY

Since World War II, the state government has attracted new manufacturing industries to Iowa by granting tax incentives and by encouraging a favorable business climate. The Iowa Department of Economic Development (IDED) coordinates economic development activity in the state. It helps local communities diversify their economies, assists companies already in the state, and helps exporters to sell their products abroad. In the 1990s, the Iowa state government stressed such development goals as agricultural diversification, increased small business support, creation of high-tech jobs, and expansion of tourism. The Iowa Values Fund (IVF) is a 10-year economic development program designed to transform Iowa's economy by creating high-quality jobs through business development and expansion across Iowa. With a $35 million annual appropriation for business development and marketing, the IVF assists Iowa companies to expand, as well as attract new businesses to the state. The Venture Network of Iowa is a statewide forum operated by the Iowa Communications Network where Iowa entrepreneurs, investors, and business advisers interact, network, and find financial and intellectual capital. Iowa combines community development block grant and HOME funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fund housing activities, including rehabilitation, new construction, assistance to homebuyers, assistance to tenants, administrative costs, and lead-safe housing. The state also offers financial assistance programs to businesses for programs to retain or create jobs, capital investment, to utilize agricultural commodities, to establish or expand minority and women-owned enterprises, to support low income and disabled entrepreneurs, to build or improve a community's infrastructure (railroads, roads, etc.), and to foster construction of new industrial facilities. In 2006, the US Chamber of Commerce ranked all 50 states on legal fairness to-ward business. The chamber found Iowa to be one of five states with the best legal environment for business. The other four were Nebraska, Virginia, Connecticut, and Delaware.

HEALTH

The infant mortality rate in October 2005 was estimated at 5.2 per 1,000 live births. The birth rate in 2003 was 13 per 1,000 population. The abortion rate stood at 9.8 per 1,000 women in 2000. In 2003, about 88.9% of pregnant woman received prenatal care beginning in the first trimester. In 2004, approximately 86% of children received routine immunizations before the age of three.

The crude death rate in 2003 was 9.5 deaths per 1,000 population. As of 2002, the death rates for major causes of death (per 100,000 resident population) were as follows: heart disease, 278.6; cancer, 220.4; cerebrovascular diseases, 75.8; chronic lower respiratory diseases, 53.8; and diabetes, 25. Iowa has the second-highest rate in the nation for cerebrovascular disease, following Arizona. The mortality rate from HIV infection was 1 per 100,000 population, the lowest in the nation. In 2004, the reported AIDS case rate was at about 2.2 per 100,000 population. In 2002, about 58.8% of the population was considered overweight or obese. As of 2004, about 20.8% of state residents were smokers.

In 2003, Iowa had 116 community hospitals with about 11,000 beds. There were about 363,000 patient admissions that year and 9.7 million outpatient visits. The average daily inpatient census was about 6,500 patients. The average cost per day for hospital care was $952. Also in 2003, there were about 454 certified nursing facilities in the state with 35,428 beds and an overall occupancy rate of about 78.5%. In 2004, it was estimated that about 75.1% of all state residents had received some type of dental care within the year. Iowa had 218 physicians per 100,000 resident population in 2004 and 1,009 nurses per 100,000 in 2005. In 2004, there was a total of 1,546 dentists in the state.

About 23% of state residents were enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare programs in 2004. Approximately 10% of the state was uninsured in 2004. In 2003, state health care expenditures totaled $2.7 million.

SOCIAL WELFARE

In 2004, about 89,000 people received unemployment benefits, with the average weekly unemployment benefit at $261. In fiscal year 2005, the estimated average monthly participation in the food stamp program included about 206,696 persons (89,655 households); the average monthly benefit was about $88.60 per person. That year, the total of benefits paid through the state for the food stamp program was about $219.7 million.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the system of federal welfare assistance that officially replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) in 1997, was reauthorized through the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. TANF is funded through federal block grants that are divided among the states based on an equation involving the number of recipients in each state. Iowa's TANF program is called the Family Investment Program (FIP). In 2004, the state program had 45,000 recipients; state and federal expenditures on this TANF program totaled $60 million in fiscal year 2003.

In December 2004, Social Security benefits were paid to 545,990 Iowa residents. This number included 358,340 retired workers, 60,150 widows and widowers, 58,310 disabled workers, 34,490 spouses, and 34,700 children. Social Security beneficiaries represented 18.6% of the total state population and 96.1% of the state's population age 65 and older. Retired workers received an average monthly payment of $952; widows and widowers, $925; disabled workers, $857; and spouses, $480. Payments for children of retired workers averaged $517 per month; children of deceased workers, $644; and children of disabled workers, $266. Federal Supplemental Security Income payments went to 42,618 Iowa residents in December 2004, averaging $370 a month. An additional $1.4 million of state-administered supplemental payments were distributed to 4,448 residents.

HOUSING

In 2004, there were 1,292,976 housing units in Iowa, of which 1,175,771 were occupied; 73.8% were owner occupied, placing the state fourth in the nation in the percentage of homeownership. About 74.7% of all units were single-family, detached homes. About 31.5% of all units were built in 1939 or earlier. Most households relied on utility gas and electricity for heating. It was estimated that 52,215 lacked telephone service, 4,728 lacked complete plumbing facilities, and 5,037 lacked complete kitchen facilities. The average household had 2.42 members.

In 2004, 16,300 privately owned housing units were authorized for construction. Median home value was $95,901. The median monthly cost for mortgage owners was $942. Renters paid a median of $533 per month. In 2006, the state received over $26.4 million in community development block grants from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

EDUCATION

In 2004, 89.8% of Iowans age 25 and older were high school graduates, compared to the national average of 84%. Some 24.3% had obtained a bachelor's degree or higher.

The total enrollment for fall 2002 in Iowa's public schools stood at 482,000. Of these, 326,000 attended schools from kindergarten through grade eight, and 156,000 attended high school. Approximately 88.2% of the students were white, 4.5% were black, 4.9% were Hispanic, 1.8% were Asian/Pacific Islander, and 0.6% were American Indian/Alaska Native. Total enrollment was estimated at 476,000 in fall 2003 and was expected to be 452,000 by fall 2014, a decline of 6.3% during the period 200214. There were 45,309 students enrolled in 266 private schools in fall 2003. Expenditures for public education in 200304 were estimated at $4.28 billion. Since 1969, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has tested public school students nationwide. The resulting report, The Nation's Report Card, stated that in 2005 eighth graders in Iowa scored 284 out of 500 in mathematics compared with the national average of 278.

As of fall 2002, there were 202,546 students enrolled in institutions of higher education; minority students comprised 8.2% of total postsecondary enrollment. As of 2005, Iowa had 63 degree-granting institutions. Iowa has three state universities and 35 private four-year colleges. Since the public community college system began offering vocational and technical training in 1960, total enrollment has increased rapidly, and the number of different career programs has grown. Iowa's small liberal arts colleges and universities include Briar Cliff College, Sioux City; Coe College, Cedar Rapids; Cornell College, Mt. Vernon; Drake University, Des Moines; Grinnell College, Grinnell; Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt. Pleasant; Loras College, Dubuque; and Luther College, Decorah.

ARTS

Beginning with the public lecture movement in the late 19th century and the Chautauqua shows in the early 20th century, cultural activities have gradually spread throughout the state. There is now an opera company in Des Moines and art galleries, little theater groups, symphony orchestras, and ballet companies in other major cities and college towns. The University of Iowa receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the development of its music and theater activities.

The Des Moines Arts Center is a leading exhibition gallery for native painters and sculptors. The Des Moines Arts Festival, established in 1998, draws an attendance of nearly 800,000 people each year. There are regional theater groups in Des Moines, Davenport, and Sioux City. The Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa has an international reputation and was the first creative writing degree program in the United States. In 2003, the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a National Humanities Medal to the workshopthe first medal awarded to the university and only the second medal given to an institution rather than an individual.

The Iowa Arts Council (IAC) was established as a state agency in 1967. In 1986, the IAC became a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, which also includes the State Historical Society of Iowa. In 2005, state organizations received 16 grants totaling $776,700 from the National Endowment for the Arts. Humanities Iowa, founded in 1971, sponsors over $1.5 million of programs each year. In 2005, the National Endowment for the Humanities sponsored 11 programs with grants totaling $906,482. The state also contributes to the efforts of the Arts Council and Humanities Iowa, and private sources provide additional funding.

LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS

Iowa's first tax-supported public library was founded in Independence in 1873. Since then, the system has continued to expand. For the fiscal year ending in June 2001, the state had 537 public library systems, with a total of 561 libraries, of which 24 were branches. In that same year, Iowa's public library system had total book and serial publication holdings of 11,450,000 volumes, and a total circulation of 25,498,000. The system also had 446,000 audio and 402,000 video items, 15,000 electronic format items (CD-ROMs, magnetic tapes, and disks), and six bookmobiles. Among the principal libraries in Iowa are the State Library in Des Moines, the State Historical Society Library in Iowa City, the libraries of the University of Iowa (also in Iowa City), and the Iowa State University Library in Ames. In fiscal year 2001, operating income for the state's public library system was $73,270,000, which included $582,000 from federal grants and $2,236,000 from the state.

Iowa had 134 museums and zoological parks in 2000. The Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, in West Branch, houses the birthplace and grave of the 31st US president and a library and museum with papers and memorabilia. Other historical sites include the grave of French explorer Julien Dubuque, near the city named for him; the girlhood home of suffragist Carrie Chapman Cat at Charles Cityt; and the seven communal villages of the Amana colonies.

COMMUNICATIONS

The first post office in Iowa was established at Augusta in 1836. Mail service developed slowly with the spread of population, and rural free delivery of mail did not begin until 1897.

The first telegraph line was built between Burlington and Bloomington (now Muscatine) in 1848. Telegraph service throughout the state is provided by Western Union. In 2004, about 95.4% of all occupied housing units had telephones. In addition, by June of that same year there were 1,445,711 mobile wireless telephone subscribers. In 2003, 64.7% of Iowa households had a computer and 57.1% had Internet access. By June 2005, there were 325,711 high-speed lines in Iowa, 293,824 residential and 31,887 for business.

Among the first educational radio broadcasting stations in the United States was one established in 1919 at the State University in Iowa City and another in 1921 at Iowa State University in Ames. The first commercial radio station west of the Mississippi, WDC at Davenport, began broadcasting in 1921. In 2005, there were 110 major radio stations, including 37 AM stations and 73 FM stations. In the same year, Iowa had a total of 21 network television stations.

A total of 34,789 internet domain names were registered in the state in 2000.

PRESS

Iowa's first newspaper, the Dubuque Visitor, was founded in 1836 but lasted only a year. The following year, the Fort Madison Patriot and the Burlington Territorial Gazette were established; the latter paper, now the Hawk Eye, is the oldest newspaper in the state. In 1860, the Iowa State Register was founded. As the Des Moines Register and Tribune, it grew to be the state's largest newspaper. The Tribune ceased publication in 1982; the Register remains preeminent, with a morning circulation of 152,800 and a Sunday circulation of 243,302 as of 2005.

Major newspapers and their estimated circulations at 200102 are listed as follows:

AREA NAME DAILY SUNDAY
Cedar Rapids Gazette (m,S) 63,493 76,828
Des Moines Register (m,S) 152,800 243,302
Dubuque Telegraph Herald (m,S) 28,621 34,195
Sioux City Journal (m,S) 41,182 42,268
Waterloo Courier (e,S) 42,679 51,836

Overall, Iowa had 37 dailies (21 evening, 16 morning) and 12 Sunday papers in 2005. Also published in Iowa were over 100 periodicals, among them Better Homes and Gardens and Successful Farming, Midwest Today, and The Iowan.

ORGANIZATIONS

In 2006, there were over 5,085 nonprofit organizations registered within the state, of which about 3,031 were registered as charitable, educational, or religious organizations. Among the organizations headquartered in Iowa are the National Farmers Organization (Corning), the American College Testing Program (Iowa City), the National Meals on Wheels Foundation (Iowa City), the National Collegiate Honors Council (Ames), and the Antique Airplane Association (Ottumwa). State educational and cultural organizations include the Iowa Arts Council, the Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance, and the State Historical Society of Iowa. There is a Czech Heritage Foundation in Cedar Rapids and a Danish American Heritage Society in Ames. Special interest associations with offices in Iowa include the Balloon Federation of America and the Bohemia Ragtime Society.

TOURISM, TRAVEL, AND RECREATION

The Mississippi and Missouri rivers offer popular water sports facilities for both out-of-state visitors and resident vacationers. Iowa's "Little Switzerland" region in the northeast, with its high bluffs of woodlands overlooking the Mississippi, is popular for hiking and camping. Notable tourist attractions in the area include the Effigy Mounds National Monument (near Marquette), which has hundreds of prehistoric Indian mounds and village sites, and the Buffalo Ranch (at Fayette), with its herd of live buffalo. Tourist sites in the central part of the state include the state capitol and the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, with its Presidential Library and Museum. Tourists can also visit the Amana colonies, a reconstructed site of an experimental living community. Arnolds Park is the home of the Iowa Rock and Roll Museum. The city of Le Mars is known as the ice cream capital of the world and the home of Well Dairy. Sioux City hosts the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. The city of Boone is the birthplace of Mamie Doud Eisenhower, wife of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Iowa has about 85,000 acres (34,400 hectares) of lakes and reservoirs and 19,000 mi (30,600 km) of fishing streams. There are 52 state parks covering 33,811 acres and seven state forests, covering 25,000 acres (10,000 hectares); these and other state recreational areas attract numerous visitors every year.

In 2005, there were some 30.5 million visitors to the state. This showed an increase from 17.1 million in 2001. Travel generated expenditures of $4.3 billion in 2002 and increased to $5.0 billion. In 2005, there were over 62,290 travel-related jobs in the state in 2005, generating a $969 million payroll. Travel and tourism is fast becoming one of the major sources of income in Iowa.

SPORTS

Iowa has no major professional sports teams, but the state is proud of its Iowa Barnstormers in the Arena Football League. The team has advanced to two Arena Bowls in the league's short existence. Minor league baseball and basketball teams make their home in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Clinton, Sioux City, Burlington, and the Quad Cities. High school and college basketball and football teams draw thousands of spectators, particularly to the state high school basketball tournament at Des Moines in March. Large crowds also fill stadiums and fieldhouses for the University of Iowa games in Iowa City and Iowa State University games in Ames. In intercollegiate competition, the University of Iowa Hawkeyes belong to the Big Ten Conference. They have a legendary wrestling program that has won the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship 20 times. Iowa went to the Rose Bowl in 1957, 1959, 1982, 1986, and 1991, winning in 1957 and 1959. The Iowa State University Cyclones are in the Big Twelve Conference. A popular track-and-field meet for college athletes is the Drake Relays, held every April in Des Moines. Horse racing is popular at state and county fairgrounds, as is stock car racing at small-town tracks. The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride across Iowa is held each July. There are rodeos in Sidney and Fort Madison, and the National Balloon Classic is held in Indianola.

FAMOUS IOWANS

Iowa was the birthplace of Herbert Clark Hoover (18741964), the first US president born west of the Mississippi. Although he was orphaned and left the state for Oregon at the age of 10, he always claimed Iowa as his home. His long and distinguished career included various relief missions in Europe, service as US secretary of commerce (192129), and one term in the White House (192933). Hoover was buried in West Branch, the town of his birth. Iowa also produced one US vice president, Henry A. Wallace (18881965), who served in that office during Franklin D. Roosevelt's third term (194145). Wallace was also secretary of agriculture (193341) and commerce (194547); he ran unsuccessfully as the Progressive Party's presidential candidate in 1948.

Two Kentucky-born members of the US Supreme Court were residents of Iowa prior to their appointments: Samuel F. Miller (181690) and Wiley B. Rutledge (18941949). Iowans who served in presidential cabinets as secretary of the interior were James Harlan (b.Illinois, 182099), Samuel J. Kirkwood (b.Maryland, 181394), Richard Ballinger (18581922), and Ray Lyman Wilbur (18751949). Ray Wilbur's brother Curtis (18671954) was secretary of the Navy, and James W. Good (18661929) was secretary of war. Appropriately enough, Iowans have dominated the post of secretary of agriculture in this century. They included, in addition to Wallace, James "Tama Jim" Wilson (b.Scotland, 18351920), who served in that post for 16 years and set a record for longevity in a single cabinet office; Henry C. Wallace (b.Illinois, 18661924), the father of the vice president; and Edwin T. Meredith (18761928). Harry L. Hopkins (18901946) was Franklin D. Roosevelt's closest adviser in all policy matters, foreign and domestic, and served in a variety of key New Deal posts. Prominent US senators from Iowa have included James W. Grimes (b.New Hampshire, 181672), whose vote, given from a hospital stretcher, saved President Andrew Johnson from being convicted of impeachment charges in 1868; earlier, Grimes had been governor of the state when its 1857 constitution was adopted. William Boyd Allison (b.Ohio, 18291908) was the powerful chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee for nearly 30 years.

Among Iowa's most influential governors were the first territorial governor, Robert Lucas (b.Virginia, 17811853); Cyrus C. Carpenter (b.Pennsylvania, 182998); William Larrabee (b.Connecticut, 18321912); Horace Boies (b.New York, 18271923); and, in recent times, Harold Hughes (192296) and Robert D. Ray (b.1928).

Iowa has been home to a large number of radical dissenters and social reformers. Abolitionists, strong in Iowa before the Civil War, included James W. Grimes, Josiah B. Grinnell (b.Vermont, 182191), and Asa Turner (b.Massachusetts, 17991885). George D. Herron (b.Indiana, 18621925) made Iowa a center of the Social Gospel movement before helping to found the Socialist Party. William "Billy" Sunday (18621935) was an evangelist with a large following among rural Americans. James B. Weaver (b.Ohio, 18331912) ran for the presidency on the Greenback-Labor ticket in 1880 and as a Populist in 1892. John L. Lewis (18801969), head of the United Mine Workers, founded the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).

Iowa can claim two winners of the Nobel Peace Prize: religious leader John R. Mott (b.New York, 18651955) and agronomist and plant geneticist Norman E. Borlaug (b.1914). Three other distinguished scientists who lived in Iowa were George Washington Carver (b.Missouri 18641943), Lee De Forest (18731961), and James Van Allen (b.1914). George H. Gallup (190484), a publicopinion analyst, originated the Gallup Polls.

Iowa writers of note include Hamlin Garland (b.Wisconsin, 18601940), Octave Thanet (Alice French, b.Massachusetts, 18501934), Bess Streeter Aldrich (18811954), Carl Van Vechten (18801964), James Norman Hall (18871951), Thomas Beer (18891940), Ruth Suckow (18921960), Phillip D. Strong (18991957), MacKinlay Kantor (190477), Wallace Stegner (190993), and Richard P. Bissell (191377). Iowa's poets include Paul H. Engle (190891), who directed the University of Iowa's famed Writers' Workshop, and James S. Hearst (190083). Two Iowa playwrights, Susan Glaspell (18821948) and her husband, George Cram Cook (18731924), were instrumental in founding influential theater groups.

Iowans who have contributed to America's musical heritage include popular composer Meredith Willson (190284), jazz musician Leon "Bix" Beiderbecke (190331), and bandleader Glenn Miller (190444). Iowa's artists of note include Grant Wood (18921942), whose American Gothic is one of America's best-known paintings, and printmaker Mauricio Lasansky (b.Argentina, 1914).

Iowa's contributions to the field of popular entertainment include William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody (18461917); circus impre-sario Charles Ringling (18631926) and his four brothers; the reigning American beauty of the late 19th century, Lillian Russell (Helen Louise Leonard, 18601922); and one of America's best-loved movie actors John Wayne (Marion Michael Morrison, 190779). Johnny Carson (19252005), host of the Tonight Show for many years, was born in Corning. Iowa sports figures of note are baseball Hall of Famers Adrian C. "Cap" Anson (18511922) and Robert "Bob" Feller (b.1918) and football All-American Nile Kinnick (191844).

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Iowa

IOWA

IOWA, located in the center of the Midwest in the north-central region of the continental United States, is characterized by its gently rolling terrain and bountiful agriculture. The earliest European explorers to visit Iowa observed a lush landscape covered primarily by tall prairie grass with trees mostly along rivers and streams. A century and a half later, the first white settlers quickly sensed the immense agricultural potential of that lush landscape. The newcomers' initial impressions held true. By 1870, with most of Iowa settled, the state was recognized nationally as a premier agricultural area.

Exploration and Changes

Iowa's recorded history began with the journey of Louis Joliet and Father Jacques Marquette when they explored the Mississippi River. On 25 June 1673, the exploring party stepped ashore on Iowa soil, the first Europeans to do so. During the next 100 years, numerous explorers traveled up and down the Mississippi and visited Iowa. In 1682, French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle traveled the Mississippi River, claiming the river and its valley for France. He named the area Louisiana, in honor of Louis XIV. The French sold Louisiana to Spain in 1762, but some forty years later regained control of the territory, and in 1803, sold it to the United States. The area containing the future state of Iowa then belonged to the United States. Little remained of the Spanish presence in the Upper Mississippi area, but French legacy continued in the names of Mississippi River towns such as Dubuque and Prairie Du Chien.

Iowa's early history also includes the presence of seventeen Native American tribes. All tribes were a part of the Prairie-Plains Indian culture where members lived both a sedentary and a migratory lifestyle. The Ioway were the first prominent tribe in Iowa, but in 1830, sold their land and relocated in Kansas. The two largest tribes, the Sauk and Meskwaki, dominated the eastern part of Iowa for almost 100 years. By 1845, the two tribes had sold their lands to the federal government, and were relocated in Kansas. The Sauk remained there but some Meskwaki returned to Iowa and later purchased land, creating the Meskwaki settlement in east-central Iowa.

From 1803 until Iowa became an independent territory in 1838, the area underwent continual political change. It was first a part of the District of Louisiana that extended from the 33-degree parallel northward to the Canadian border. From 1805 to 1838, the area was a part of four different territories. In reality, federal officials had simply assigned Iowa to the nearest political entity for most of that period. For a time, between 1821 and 1834, Iowa had no governmental jurisdiction. Finally in 1838, Congress created the Territory of Iowa.

Almost immediately Iowans began to agitate for statehood. They made the first attempt in 1844 but Congress rejected the proposed constitution. In 1846, Iowans tried again and were successful. The state benefited from the delay, as the area included in 1846 was larger than two years earlier. The state's final boundaries were the Mississippi River on the east; the Missouri–Big Sioux Rivers on the west; 43 degrees, 30 minutes on the north; and the Missouri border on the south. On 18 December 1846, Iowa became the twenty-ninth state to enter the Union.

Even before Iowa became an independent territory, white settlers had crossed the Mississippi River and staked out land in eastern Iowa. Federal officials started land surveys in 1836, and land sales began two years later. Settlement moved across Iowa in a fairly steady manner, moving from the southeast to the northwest. By 1870, small towns and farms covered most of the state and settlement in northwest Iowa signaled the end of the frontier era. Towns also appeared quickly, especially along the Mississippi River, and included Dubuque, Davenport, and Keokuk. Early settlements along the Missouri River included Council Bluffs and Sioux City. Iowa's population grew rapidly, reaching 1,194,020 by 1870.

The Late Nineteenth Century

Iowa's agricultural production varied in the nineteenth century. Farmers raised large quantities of wheat before the Civil War (1861–1865). They also raised oats, barley, hay, and sorghum. Unlike farmers in the Great Plains or the South who relied on staple crops, Iowa farmers diversified their production, providing greater economic stability in the event of drought or low farm prices. With ever-increasing agricultural production, farmers were soon looking for ways to market their surplus crops and livestock. Before the Civil War, farmers relied heavily on the Mississippi River for transportation, but in the 1850s, railroad construction got under way in Iowa. In 1867, the Chicago and North Western Railroad was the first route to reach Iowa's western border. By 1870, three more rail-roads—the Illinois Central, the Burlington Northern, and the Rock Island—had completed east-west routes across the state. Later, the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Pacific Railroad also spanned the state. From 1870 until the early twentieth century, railroads would not only dominate transportation in the state, but they would also be a powerful political entity in the state legislature.

The Civil War brought disruption to economic development, including railroad building, in a state still in the process of initial settlement. Even so, Iowa still contributed some 70,000 men to fight for the Union. No battles of any consequence took place on Iowa soil. On the home front, Iowa women contributed to the war effort, working tirelessly to provide clothing and food for Iowa soldiers. Women also took over family businesses and operated family farms while their husbands were away at war.

Following the Civil War, great expansion and change took place in both agriculture and the industrial sector. By 1870, Iowa farmers had switched from raising wheat to specializing in the production of corn and hogs. Iowa farmers had discovered by the 1870s that the state's climate and soil were especially well suited to raising corn. They also discovered they could realize greater profit from feeding corn to hogs, which they then marketed, rather than selling their corn commercially. The development of these economic practices produced the so-called corn-hog complex and resulted in the state being ranked first or second in the production of corn and hogs. Women also played major roles in Iowa farm life. Women typically raised poultry, which by 1900 made Iowa first in the nation in egg production, helped process dairy products, and raised huge vegetable gardens. With these practices, farm families were nearly self-sufficient in food needs. Women also routinely bartered eggs, cream, and butter for staple groceries. During difficult economic times, women's food production sustained many Iowa farm operations.

Iowans also began to create businesses and manufacturing firms in the nineteenth century, most of which were agriculture-related. Before the Civil War, the first ones appeared in towns along the Mississippi River. Most river towns had pork-slaughtering operations and breweries, and many also developed specialties. Davenport became a flour-milling center in the 1850s, while Burlington workers manufactured shoes and carriages. All river cities benefited from the daily steamboat travel on the Mississippi. Following the construction of railroads, larger agriculture-related industries appeared. Quaker Oats constructed an oat processing plant in Cedar Rapids, and John Morrell and company set up a meatpacking operation in Ottumwa. By century's end, meatpacking had become the most visible industrial operation in the state with plants in Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Des Moines, Mason City, and Sioux City. Eventually, Sioux City became Iowa's largest meat processing center. After 1900, more industries appeared, many not related to agricultural production. Frederick Maytag began to manufacture washing machines, and a tractor works developed in Waterloo. In southeastern Iowa, Sheaffer Pen Company began operations.

Iowa's second largest industry in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was coal mining. Beginning in the 1840s in southeastern Iowa, the industry gradually moved into south central Iowa. By 1880, the state had 450 underground mines with a total of 6,028 miners, and Iowa's operation was ranked fifteenth nationally. The industry was tied to railroad development and as railroad mileage increased, so did the number of coal mines.

Population

Throughout the nineteenth century, as more land opened for settlement and as new industries developed, the need for additional labor was often filled by immigrants. The majority of foreign-born workers arrived from Western Europe and the British Isles. Germans composed the largest group. German Americans settled everywhere within the state, with most of the newcomers going into farming. German Americans were also numerous in the Mississippi River cities where they established small businesses and worked in industry. Even in the early twenty-first century, cities like Dubuque, Davenport, and Burlington are known for their high numbers of German descendants.

Other major immigrant groups in Iowa included the Irish, the state's second largest foreign-born group. Many Irish helped build railroads across the Midwest, and some workers settled permanently in Iowa. A large number of Irish settled in Dubuque, where they worked in factories. Some Irish families also became farmers. Today, several communities, including Emmetsburg, annually celebrate their Irish ancestry.

People of many other nationalities from Western Europe and the British Isles also immigrated to Iowa. Scan-dinavians constituted Iowa's third largest group, including Swedes, Norwegians, and Danes, with the largest group being the Swedes. Swedes settled in southwest and west-central Iowa, where most became farmers. Many Swedish men also worked as coal miners. Norwegians settled in northeastern and central Iowa, where most families took up farming, and the Danes created a large farming community in southwestern Iowa. Other groups settling in Iowa included the English, especially in southern Iowa, and also Dutch, Welsh, Scots, and Czechs. Most of these ethnic groups still celebrate their heritage by operating ethnic museums and holding ethnic festivals.

Around 1900, immigration patterns changed. The foreign-born continued to emigrate from Western Europe and the British Isles, but people also began arriving from Eastern and Southern Europe, although in smaller numbers than the earlier groups. Newcomers arriving after 1900 included emigrants from Russia, Italy, Poland, Croatia, Serbia, and Slovenia. Frequently lacking resources to begin farming, many of these newcomers went to work in the coal mines and in meatpacking plants. Italians also set up small businesses in Des Moines, and others went to work for the Chicago Great Western Railroad in Oelwein. Like their fellow immigrants elsewhere, Iowa's Southern and Eastern Europeans often suffered discrimination because of their national origins and their Roman Catholic religion.

The Twentieth Century and After

Like all states, Iowa was strongly influenced by the two world wars. During World War I (1914–1918), federal government subsidies encouraged farmers to expand their landholdings and to increase their production. Following the war, many farmers were unable to meet mortgage payments and lost their farms through foreclosure. World War II (1939–1945) brought greatly increased production and a strong push for greater mechanization in farming. Corn yields increased as more and more farmers adopted hybrid seed corn.

After World War II, farmers moved quickly to mechanize farming, using combines, corn pickers, and larger tractors. They also began using chemicals to control weeds and increase yields. Farm acreages increased and farmers began to specialize in corn and soybean production, but they continued to raise large numbers of hogs. These many developments had changed the face of agriculture and the way farm families lived. By 1960, Iowa farms had a new look. Gone were the flocks of chickens, the small dairy herds, and often the large gardens. Farm families had begun to buy their food rather than produce it. With rural electrification, which started in 1935, farm homes could be as modern as town and city homes.

For most of its history, Iowa has been a Republican state even though Iowans initially voted for Democrats. During the 1850s Iowans shifted to the Republican Party and remained almost solidly Republican until the 1930s. Between 1854 and 1932, only one Democrat, Horace Boies, was elected governor. Between 1932 and 1974, four Democrats and eight Republicans served as governor. In the more recent past, Iowans have distinguished themselves by keeping Republicans in the governorship for long periods of time. In 1968, Robert D. Ray was elected governor and remained in that office for fourteen years. Republican Terry Branstad was elected in 1982 and served sixteen years as governor. Iowans have elected both Democrats and Republicans to the U.S. Congress but tend to elect Democrats to the state legislature. Since the 1950s, Iowa has been regarded as a two-party state.

Iowa experienced major economic and social change in the second half of the twentieth century. Most evident has been the trend toward urbanization. Shifts from rural to urban populations had been moderate but steady since the latter nineteenth century. In 1880, 84.4 percent of Iowans lived in rural areas, including towns of fewer than 2,500 people. But in 1956, for the first time, more Iowans lived in urban areas than in rural areas. As more Iowans moved to the cities and as farming became more mechanized and specialized, rural institutions began to disappear. Rural churches closed their doors, public schools consolidated at a rate faster than before, and small-town businesses began to close. Reapportionment of the state legislature in 1972 led to a lessening of rural influence in the state government. Given these changes along with the founding of new industries such as Winnebago Industries, Iowa has developed a political balance between rural and urban interests and a steadily growing industrial sector.

The decade of the 1980s brought major change to the agricultural sector as the farm economy suffered a major depression and farmland values plummeted. By mid-decade, news of the farm crisis dominated all statewide media. By the end of the decade, conditions had improved but more than 140,000 people had moved off Iowa farms. Although by the end of the twentieth century, Iowa remained either first or second in production of corn, hogs, and soybeans, approximately 50 percent of farm families augmented their income through off-farm employment. By 2000, the number of Iowa farms had shrunk to 94,000. While many Iowa farmers still raise hogs, a major shift in the countryside has been the development of large-scale hog confinement operations. Large poultry confinement facilities have also been constructed. These changes have produced strong protest, especially from rural residents, because such facilities produce environmental pollution and sometimes reduce their quality of life.

Iowans have also faced numerous key political issues with long-term social and economic implications. In 1962, Iowans adopted liquor-by-the-drink, allowing the establishment of bars and abolishing the State Liquor Commission. At the same time, a struggle to reapportion the state legislature, where both legislative chambers were weighed heavily in favor of rural residents, pitted the state's liberal and conservative forces against each other for more than a decade. After various efforts by the legislature, the state supreme court stepped in, declaring reapportionment legislation unconstitutional. The court then drew up its own reapportionment plan, effective in 1972, which gave Iowa the most equitably apportioned legislature in the nation.

Two political issues of the 1980s and 1990s proved contentious. In 1985, in strongly contested legislation, Iowa established a state lottery. Opponents, many of them church officials, predicted that the lottery was only the first step in opening the state to all types of gambling. The creation of the lottery was quickly followed by an increase in pari-mutuel betting facilities and the building of steamboat casinos and three Native American gambling casinos. A second issue dealt with gender. In 1980 and 1992, Iowans considered adding an equal rights amendment to the state constitution. The amendment was defeated both times, in 1992 by a vote of 595,837 to 551,566. In analyzing the defeat, supporters pointed to a long ballot, which confused some voters, and to the amendment's unclear wording.

Iowa demographics have changed slowly since the 1960s. In 2000, Iowa had 2,926,324 residents and its population had grown just 5.4 percent since 1990. Since its admission to the Union in 1846, Iowa gradually increased in population until 1980 (with the exception of the 1910 census) and then lost population for each of seven years. In 1987, that trend was reversed, and the state experienced the beginning of slow but steady population increases. Iowa has long had a high percentage of elderly residents; by 2000, Iowa's percentage of people age sixty-five and older had risen to 14.9 percent, one of the highest in the nation. The percentage of urban and rural residents also changed: in 2000, fewer than one in ten Iowans lived on a farm.

For most of its history, Iowa has remained a state characterized by cultural variations but with little racial diversity. African Americans have historically been the largest racial group although their total numbers have been small. In 2000, they constituted approximately 2 percent of the state's total population. African Americans have traditionally lived in Iowa's larger cities, although early in 1900 many men worked as coal miners. Since the 1970s, however, the state has become more racially diverse. In 1975, 13,000 Southeast Asian refugees were resettled in Iowa, mainly due to the efforts of then-Governor Robert D. Ray. By the 1990s, their numbers had increased to 25,037. Beginning in the 1960s, a small but increasing number of Hispanics arrived in Iowa. Hispanics had earlier worked as migrant farmworkers, but in the 1990s, they were employed in a wider range of industries, especially in meatpacking. They had settled in both large cities and small towns. In the 1990s, the number of Hispanics rose sharply, an increase of almost 40 percent in ten years. The newly arrived Hispanics came from Mexico as well as from California and Texas. Spanish is the second major language used in the state on an everyday basis. In 2002, the number of Hispanics in Iowa was 82,473. In the 1990s, Iowa also became home to small numbers of Bosnian and Sudanese refugees who settled in Iowa's larger communities.

Despite severe economic dislocations in most segments of Iowa's economy during the latter twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, Iowans remain unchanged in major ways. They continue to express strong support for public education and to produce well-educated young people who often score highest in the nation on college entrance exams. Iowa communities remain stable, with community institutions—family, church, and school—in-tact and still held in high esteem. Although the state now experiences a balance between rural and urban interests and between agriculture and other industries, its character is still defined largely by the culture of its small towns and its agricultural preeminence. As Iowans experience the twenty-first century, they remain somewhat conservative in their politics, usually liberal in their social thinking, and almost always optimistic about their economic future.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bergman, Marvin, ed. Iowa History Reader. Ames: State Historical Society of Iowa in association with Iowa State University Press, 1996.

Sage, Leland L. A History of Iowa. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1974.

Schwieder, Dorothy. Iowa: The Middle Land. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1996.

———. "Iowa: The Middle Land." In Heartland: Comparative Histories of the Midwestern States. Edited by James H. Madison. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1988.

Wall, Joseph Frazier. Iowa: A Bicentennial History. New York: Norton, 1978.

DorothySchwieder

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Iowa (state, United States)

Iowa (ī´əwə), midwestern state in the N central United States. It is bounded by the Mississippi River, across which lie Wisconsin and Illinois (E); Missouri (S); Nebraska and South Dakota, from which it is separated by the Missouri and the Big Sioux rivers, respectively (W); and Minnesota (N).

Facts and Figures

Area, 56,290 sq mi (145,791 sq km). Pop. (2010) 3,046,355, a 4.1% increase since the 2000 census. Capital and largest city, Des Moines. Statehood, Dec. 28, 1846 (29th state). Highest pt., 1,670 ft (509 m), Osceola co.; lowest pt., Mississippi River, 480 ft (146 m). Nickname, Hawkeye State. Motto, Our Liberties We Prize and Our Rights We Will Maintain. State bird, Eastern goldfinch. State flower, wild rose. State tree, oak. Abbr., IA

Geography

Iowa is bordered on two sides by rivers; the Mississippi separates it on the east from Wisconsin and Illinois, and the Missouri and the Big Sioux separate it on the west from Nebraska and South Dakota. The state is bounded on the north by Minnesota and on the south by Missouri. Iowa is an area of rich, rolling plains, interrupted by many rivers. The terrain is low and gently sloping, except for the hills in the unglaciated area of NE Iowa, the steeply sloping bluffs on the banks of the Mississippi, and the moundlike bluffs on the banks of the Missouri. The rivers of the eastern two thirds of Iowa flow to the Mississippi; those of the west flow to the Missouri. The original woodlands, which included black walnut and hickory, were destroyed by lumbering and land clearing in the 19th cent., and present wooded sections are covered only with second or third growths of timber. Only 0.1% of Iowa, the lowest total in the 50 states, is owned by the federal government.

Historically typical of Iowa was the prairie. Covered a little more than a century ago with grass higher than the wheels of the pioneers' prairie schooners, or covered wagons, the prairies gave way to fields of corn and other grains. Wildflowers still brighten the roadsides, but few areas of the original grassland remain, and several prairie preserves have been established. The former habitat of wild turkeys, prairie chickens, and quail, Iowa abounds with migratory geese and ducks and the imported ring-necked pheasant and European partridge, all of which are hunted in the autumn.

Des Moines is the capital and largest city. Other major cities are Cedar Rapids, Davenport, and Sioux City.

Iowa's climate is continental—northwest winds drive the mercury down below 0°F (-18°C) in winter, and in the summer hot air masses bring oppressive heat; there are violent thunderstorms, hail, and occasional droughts. Floods have periodically inflicted great losses of life and property, necessitating control measures. In the devastating midwestern flood of 1993 all 99 counties of Iowa were declared disaster areas. Overall, the average annual rainfall in Iowa is 31 in. (78.7 cm), and, since most of this falls in summer, soil is often washed away. Iowans have had to fight erosion with modern plowing and planting practices, control of water flow, and reforestation. Still, Iowa has some of the most fertile agricultural land (about 70% of the state's area is cropland) in the world.

Economy

The deep, porous soil yields corn and other grains in tremendous quantities, and the corn-fed hogs and cattle are nationally known. In 1997, Iowa led the nation in the production of corn, soybeans, hogs, and pigs, and ranked in the top 10 in the raising of cattle. Other major crops are hay and oats. Iowa has in recent years taken in the second highest farm income of any state.

Agriculture also benefits the state's chief industry, food processing, and in Sioux City and Cedar Rapids many factories process farm products. Nonelectrical machinery, farm machinery, tires, appliances, electronic equipment, and chemicals are among the other manufactures. Cement is the most important mineral product; others are stone, sand, gravel, and gypsum. Mineral production is small, however. Communications, finance, and insurance industries are especially important in Des Moines.

Government and Higher Education

Iowa's constitution was adopted in 1857. The governor is elected for a term of four years. The general assembly, or legislature, has a senate with 50 members and a house of representatives with 100 members. Iowa is represented in the U.S. Congress by two senators and four representatives. The state has six electoral votes. Terry Branstad, a Republican, served as governor from 1983 through 1998, when Democrat Tom Vilsack was elected. Vilsack was reelected in 2002, and was succeeded by fellow Democrat Chet Culver, elected in 2006. Culver lost to Republican Terry Branstad in 2010; Branstad was reelected in 2014.

Among the educational institutions in Iowa are Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, at Ames; the Univ. of Iowa, at Iowa City; Grinnell College, at Grinnell; Cornell College, at Mount Vernon; Drake Univ., at Des Moines; Univ. of Northern Iowa, at Cedar Falls; and the Univ. of Dubuque, Loras College, and Clarke College, at Dubuque.

History

European Incursions into Native Lands

In prehistoric times, the Mound Builders, a farming people, lived in the Iowa area. When Europeans first came to explore the region in the 17th cent., various Native American groups, including the Iowa, reputedly the source of the state's name, occupied the land. The Sac and Fox also ranged over the land, but it was the combative Sioux who dominated the area. In 1673 the French explorers Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet traveled down the Mississippi River and touched upon the Iowa shores, as did Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle, in 1681–82. The areas surrounding the Des Moines and Mississippi rivers were profitable for fur traders, and a number of Iowa towns developed from trading posts.

Late in the 18th cent. a French Canadian, Julien Dubuque, leased land from Native Americans around the Dubuque area and opened lead mines there. After his death they refused to permit others to work the mines, and U.S. troops under Lt. Jefferson Davis protected Native American rights to the land as late as 1830. However, their hold was doomed after the United States acquired Iowa as part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.

In 1832 the Black Hawk War broke out as the Sac and Fox, led by their chief, Black Hawk, fought to regain their former lands in Illinois along the Mississippi River. They were defeated by U.S. troops and were forced to leave the Illinois lands and cede to the United States much of their land along the river on the Iowa side. Within two decades after the Black Hawk War, all Native American lands in the region had been ceded to the United States. Meanwhile, a great rush of frontiersmen came to settle the prairies and take the mines.

Territorial Status

Slavery was prohibited in Iowa under the Missouri Compromise of 1820, which excluded it from the lands of the Louisiana Purchase north of lat. 36°30′N. Included in the Missouri Territory prior to 1821, Iowa was subsequently part of Michigan Territory and Wisconsin Territory. By 1838, Iowa Territory was organized, with Burlington as the temporary capital. In the following year, Iowa City became the capital. The Iowans quickly built a rural civilization like that of New England, where many of them had lived. Later, immigrants from Europe, notably Germans, Czechs, Dutch, and Scandinavians, brought their agricultural skills and their own customs to enrich Iowa's rural life, and a group of German Pietists established the Amana Church Society, a successful attempt at communal social organization. A system of public schools was set up in 1839, and efforts made soon thereafter resulted in the establishment of a number of colleges and universities.

Statehood, Railroads, and Reform Movements

Iowa became a state in 1846, and Ansel Briggs was elected as the first governor. In 1857 the capital was moved from Iowa City to Des Moines. In that same year the state adopted its second constitution. Iowa prospered greatly with the beginning of railroad construction, and the rivalry between towns to get the lines was so fierce that the grant of big land tracts to railroad companies was curtailed by legislative act in 1857. Two years earlier the state's first railroad line was completed between Davenport and Muscatine along the eastern border. Before and during the Civil War, Iowans, generally owners of small, independent farms, were naturally sympathetic to the antislavery side, and many fought for the Union. The Underground Railroad, which helped many fugitive slaves escape to free states, was active in Iowa, and the abolitionist John Brown made his headquarters there for a time.

Iowa's farmers prospered after the Civil War, but during the hard times that afflicted the country in the 1870s they found themselves burdened with debts. Feeling oppressed by the currency system, corporations, and high railroad and grain-storage rates, many of Iowa's farmers supported, along with other farmers of the West, the Granger movement, the Greenback party, and the Populist party. The reform movements had some success in the state. Granger laws were enacted in 1874 and 1876 regulating railroad rates, but these laws were repealed in 1877 under pressure from the railroad companies. By the end of the 19th cent., times improved, and the agrarian movements declined. Farm units grew larger, and mechanization brought great increases in productivity.

Modern Iowa

Much of Iowa's society may still resemble that depicted in the paintings of Grant Wood, an Iowan, but the state's industrial economy as well as other elements of modernization have altered this image. While on a visit to the United States in 1959, Nikita S. Khrushchev, then premier of the Soviet Union, was invited to a farm in Iowa to observe part of the U.S. farm economy. The volatile nature of agricultural prices combined with a steady decline in manufacturing has made Iowa susceptible to economic recession. This was especially true in the 1980s, when Iowa was second in the United States in outmigration with a 4.7% decline in population.

Notable Iowans

Among Iowa's colorful native sons were Buffalo Bill Cody, labor leader John L. Lewis, and baseball player–evangelist Billy Sunday. Other public figures associated with the state are James Wilson, U.S. secretary of agriculture for 16 years (1897–1913), and the noted members of the Wallace family—Henry Wallace, Henry Cantwell Wallace, and Henry Agard Wallace. Herbert C. Hoover and Harry L. Hopkins were born in Iowa. Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, which contains Hoover's birthplace, childhood home, and grave, and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library are at West Branch.

Bibliography

See H. Hahn, Urban-Rural Conflict (1971); M. M. Rosenberg, Iowa on the Eve of the Civil War (1972); R. B. Talbot, Iowa in the World Economy (1985); O. J. Fargo, ed., Iowa Geography (1988), "History of Iowa" series; D. Schwieder et al., Iowa: Past to Present (1989).

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Iowa

IOWA


Situated in the center of the nation and between two major rivers, Iowa had some built-in advantages as pioneers began to move westward to establish farms on the prairie grasslands. Spurred on by the development of railroads, more and more people came to this fertile territory. Although the economy of contemporary Iowa actually depends more on industry and the service sector than on farming, the image of Iowa as a state of rolling farmlands and small towns persists. As the diary of Elmer Powers, a 1930s rural Iowan, indicated, Iowa farmers take pride in "[t]he responsibility of growing the food and flesh for a distant and often unappreciative city."

A trip down the Mississippi River in 1673 made Father Jacques Marquette the first European to visit Iowa. The territory was inhabited by several Native American tribes. The only permanent white settler for many years was a French trapper, Julien Dubuque, who obtained the right from the Fox Indians to work the lead mines in the area, which later bore his name. Iowa came under United States control when France included it as part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark then went up the Missouri River on their famous expedition, stopping in Iowa and finding it a fairly empty region.

The westward wave of white settlement caused Winnebago, Sauk, and Fox Indians to flee to Iowa. Their stay was brief, however, as more whites moved into the territory and drove them out. Iowa was successively part of the Louisiana, Missouri, Michigan, and Wisconsin territories, becoming a separate territory in 1838. It entered the Union in 1846 as a free state at the same time Florida was admitted as a slave state.

Settlement in the territory proceeded at a rapid pace, since the new state boasted one-fourth of the nation's fertile topsoil. Farmers from Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee, and from far-reaching states, such as Virginia, New York, and the Carolinas, came in droves. According to historian Joseph Frazier Wall, the convenience of waterways was important to the development of Iowa. Travelers from the East could come via canals to the Ohio River, and from there down the Mississippi to Davenport or Dubuque. "The entire water trip," according to Frazier, "might take a month, but this was lightning-quick compared to the wagon and cart journey from interior Pennsylvania or Ohio or even farther east across a third of the continent from the Great Smokies of Carolina or the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia." These mostly Anglo-Americans made the state's culture quite homogeneous in religion and ethnicity. Later immigrants came from Germany, Ireland, and Scandinavia during the 1870s and 1880s. Iowa was the second-highest producer of wheat by 1870, but in the following decades the wheat belt moved farther west and Iowa began to produce more corn to feed cattle.

Despite the abundance of farmable land in Iowa, pioneers by no means had an easy time taming it. The high prairie grass with its extensive root system made it necessary in many cases to hire a professional "prairiebreaker," a person who made his living by breaking up the soil with a team of oxen and a special, heavy-duty plow. According to Frazier, this process was effective but very costly to the average farmer who might have to work six to eight years to make his land claim pay for its cost. In addition farmers had to cope with periodic plagues of grasshoppers and plant diseases.

Some interesting sidelights in Iowa's history were the experimental socialist communities that developed in several areas of the state during the mid-nineteenth century, particularly the Amana colonies in Iowa County. In Amana, founded by a religious group called the Community of True Inspiration, all lands, mills, factories, tools, and livestock were held in common. While other utopian communities had failed, Amana flourished, growing to 26,000 acres of farmland and 1,800 inhabitants by the turn of the century. The communitarian character of Amana, however, was weakened by the Great Depression of the 1930s, and Amana soon became a capitalist corporation with each member a stockholder. Today it is a cooperative company town that has become famous for its manufacture of refrigerators, air conditioners, and microwave ovens, as well as for its tourist appeal.

Iowa supported the Union during the American Civil War (18611865), not only because of its anti-slavery sentiment but because of its strong desire to keep Mississippi River shipping alive during a time of crisis. Railroads were vital to the growth of agriculture in the state; the Mississippi and Missouri railroad was the first to cross the state, followed by the Chicago, Iowa & Nebraska, and later the Chicago & Northwestern railroads. Three other major railroads were the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, the Illinois Central, and the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific. By the 1870s, despite the railroads' obvious benefits to commerce, Iowa farmers were against the high rates and monopolistic practices of the railroads. A powerful lobby in the state, the National Grange, succeeded in getting the legislature to pass the Granger laws to regulate railroads.

During the late nineteenth century Iowa was slowly becoming a center for much scientific experimentation in farming, especially in animal and plant genetics. Livestock and poultry were refined to meet the tastes of urbanized people who liked more tender beef and chicken. Soybeans were introduced from the Orient, and hybrid corn appeared early in the twentieth century, increasing corn yields significantly. Giant seed companies, such as Pioneer, DeKalb, and Cargill, grew rapidly to accommodate the farmers' increasing desire for the hybrids.

Because so much of Iowa's land was valuable for agriculture, towns and cities tended to stay relatively small. At first they grew up along the riverstowns such as Dubuque, Burlington, Davenport, Bellevue, Keokuk, and Fort Madison. Railroads made possible the development of inland cities such as Grinnell and Waterloo. Still, the state did not develop major metropolitan areas comparable to Chicago or Indianapolis. Des Moines, the state's largest city, still has only around 200,000 people, and the second-largest city, Cedar Rapids, is only about half that size. Since much of Iowa's industrial production is related to agriculture no one metropolitan area dominates, nor is there any natural port of entry that would create a concentration of population and industry.

After World War I (19141918) prices for farmland rose considerably, forcing many cash-poor farmers to lose their land around the time of the Great Depression. A small number of farmers joined the Farmers Holiday Association, which staged a number of violent strikes in 1932. Most farmers, however, sought relief in political change within the system. Overwhelmingly, Democrats were elected to office in 1932 on all levels, and the state began to benefit from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's (19331945) New Deal programs. High demand for farm products improved the farmers' situation during World War II (19391945). After the war, however, the state's economy shifted emphasis from agriculture to manufacturing and service industries. Food processing and farm implement manufacture, early industries in the state, remain important to the economy. In the 1990s the service sector encompassed nearly 50 percent of the economy, with manufacturing at 25 percent, and agriculture at only nine percent.

Inflation plagued Iowa during the late 1970s, driving up the cost of fertilizers and farm equipment. Iowa also suffered during the recession of the 1980s, losing 7.9 percent of its population. A serious drought in 1988 prompted Iowa's governor to declare a state of emergency, as soybean and corn harvest dropped to their lowest levels in 14 years; this disaster was followed by an early frost, which further damaged the already ruined farmlands. Since 1970 the state has seen a loss of 41,000 family farms; more than 90 percent of all of Iowa's land, however, is still farmland. By the early 1990s diversification of businesses, industries, and agriculture had helped the state's economy to make a cautious recovery.

Iowa ranked well below the national average in unemployment, at 3.8 percent, in 1996. Its per capita income in that year was $22,560, placing it 28th among all states. Iowa's farm income, nearly $12 billion in 1995, came from the sale of livestock and meat products, feed grains, and soybeans. Some of the important industries in the state, all members of the Fortune 500, include Caterpillar Tractor, General Motors, Mobil, General Electric, General Foods, Procter & Gamble, and U.S. Steel. Around 12.5 percent of all employees in the state are members of labor unions.

See also: National Grange, Utopian Communities,


FURTHER READING


Iowa Development Commission. 1985 Statistical Profile of Iowa. Des Moines, 1985.

Powers, Elmer G. Years of Struggle. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1976.

Sage, Leland. A History of Iowa. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1974.

Swierenga, Robert P. Pioneers and Profits. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1968.

Wall, Joseph Frazier. Iowa: A Bicentennial History. New York: Norton, 1978.

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Davenport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

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The State in Brief

Nickname: Hawkeye State

Motto: Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain

Flower: Wild rose

Bird: Eastern goldfinch

Area: 56,271 square miles (2000; U.S. rank: 26th)

Elevation: Ranges from 480 feet to 1,670 feet above sea level

Climate: Continental, with extremes in temperature (30 degrees in winter, 100 degrees in summer)

Admitted to Union: December 28, 1846

Capital: Des Moines

Head Official: Governor Tom Vilsack (D) (until 2007)

Population

1980: 2,914,000

1990: 2,795,000

2000: 2,926,382

2004 estimate: 2,954,451

Percent change, 19902000: 5.4%

U.S. rank in 2004: 30th

Percent of residents born in state: 74.8% (2000)

Density: 52.4 people per square mile (2000)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 101,265

Racial and Ethnic Characteristics (2000)

White: 2,748,640

Black or African American: 61,853

American Indian and Alaska Native: 8,989

Asian: 36,635

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 1,009

Hispanic or Latino (may be of any race): 82,473

Other: 37,420

Age Characteristics (2000)

Population under 5 years old: 188,413

Population 5 to 19 years old: 639,570

Percent of population 65 years and over: 14.9%

Median age: 36.6 years (2000)

Vital Statistics

Total number of births (2003): 38,243

Total number of deaths (2003): 28,138 (infant deaths, 207)

AIDS cases reported through 2003: 728

Economy

Major industries: Manufacturing; agriculture; finance, insurance, and real estate; trade; services

Unemployment rate: 5.1% (March 2005)

Per capita income: $28,398 (2003; U.S. rank: 36th)

Median household income: $41,985 (3-year average, 2001-2003)

Percentage of persons below poverty level: 8.5% (3-year average, 2001-2003)

Income tax rate: Ranges from 0.36% to 8.98%

Sales tax rate: 5.0%

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Iowa (indigenous people of North America)

Iowa (ī´əwə, –wā´), Native North Americans whose language belongs to the Siouan branch of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock (see Native American languages); also called the Ioway. They, with the Missouri, the Omaha, the Oto, and the Ponca, are thought to have once formed part of the Winnebago people in their primal home N of the Great Lakes. Iowa culture was that of the Eastern Woodlands area with some Plains area traits. In 1700 the Iowa, separated from the parent nation, lived in Minnesota. Their population in 1760 was some 1,100. In 1804, according to Lewis and Clark, the Iowa lived on the Platte River and there were some 800, smallpox having reduced the population. In 1824 they ceded all their lands in Missouri and in 1836 were assigned a reservation in NE Kansas. Some of them later moved to central Oklahoma, and in 1890 land was allotted to them in severalty. In 1990 there were some 1,500 Iowa in the United States.

See A. B. Skinner, Ethnology of the Ioway Indians (1926).

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Iowa State in n central USA, lying between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers; the capital is Des Moines. First discovered in 1673, the land was claimed for France in 1682. The region was sold to the USA in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Iowa was admitted to the Union in 1846. Industrial development was encouraged after World War II. Originally prairie that was ploughed to create farmland, the region is known for its fertile soil. Maize and other cereals are produced and Iowa stands second only to Texas in the raising of prime cattle. Industries: food processing, farm machinery. Area: 145,790sq km (56,290sq mi). Pop. (2000) 2,926,324.

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December 28, 1846

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Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain

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Iowa

The Iowa (Pahodja) lived throughout much of the present state of Iowa and in adjoining parts of Minnesota and Missouri and were culturally related to the neighboring Oto and Missouri. They now live principally on the Iowa Indian Reservation (which straddles the Kansas-Nebraska state boundary along the Missouri River) and in a federal trust area in central Oklahoma. They speak a Chiwere Siouan language and numbered about one thousand in the mid-1980s.


Bibliography

Gussow, Zachary (1974). Sac, Fox, and Iowa Indians. Vol. I. New York: Garland Publishing.

Skinner, Alanson (1926). "Ethnology of the Ioway Indians." Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 5:181 354.

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Iowa (river, United States)

Iowa, river, 329 mi (529 km) long, rising in the lakes of N Iowa and flowing SE to the Mississippi River, SE Iowa; Cedar River (300 mi/483 km long) is its chief tributary. A power dam crosses the gorge at Iowa Falls. The Iowa River has an extensive flood-control system; Coralville Dam and reservoir, N of Iowa City, is the largest unit.

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Iowa

Iowa •Aconcagua •aqua, sub-aqua •Chihuahua, Kurosawa, Massawa, Okinawa, Tokugawa •Qwaqwa • Quechua •Chichewa, rewarewa •Ojibwa • Interlingua • siliqua • Iowa •Medawar • Te Kanawa • Ottawa

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Iowa

IOWA

IOWA , state in midwestern U.S. In 2005 Iowa had a Jewish population of 6,100 out of a total of 2,944,000. The largest Jewish community was in Des Moines (3,500), the state capital, where there were four synagogues – Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and Chabad – a Jewish Federation which is situated on the community campus and includes Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, a synagogue, and the Community Hebrew School. There were also organized Jewish communities with one or more synagogues in Ames, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Council Bluffs; Davenport (450); Dubuque (105); Iowa City (200), Sioux City (300), and Postville, now home to 450 Jews, most associated with the kosher meat processing plant, AgriProcessors.

The first mention of Jews in connection with Iowa appeared in a memoir published in London in 1819 by William Robinson, a non-Jewish adventurer and land speculator, who proposed mass colonization of European Jews in Iowa and Missouri. The first known Jewish settler was Alexander Levi, a native of France who arrived from New Orleans in 1833 and established himself in Dubuque in the year the town was laid out. Credited with being the first foreigner naturalized in Iowa (1837), Levi helped develop the lead mines first worked by Julien Dubuque, for whom the town was named. One of Dubuque's leading citizens for 60 years, Levi was elected justice of the peace in 1846. In the late 1830s and early 1840s Jewish peddlers from Germany and Poland reached Dubuque and McGregor, key points for traffic across the Mississippi, in eastern Iowa, as the immigrant tide began pushing westward. Solomon Fine and Nathan Louis were doing business at Fort Madison in 1842. In that year Joseph Newmark opened a store at Dubuque. Among the early settlers in McGregor were the parents of Leo S. Rowe (1871–1946), director-general of the Pan-American Union (1920–46), who was born there. Samuel Jacobs was surveyor of Jefferson County in 1845. In the 1850s Jews were also settled at Davenport, Burlington, and Keokuk. William Krause, the first Jew in Des Moines, arrived with his wife in 1846, when it was still known as Raccoon Forks. His brother Robert came to Davenport about the same time. Krause opened Des Moines' first store in 1848, a year before Joseph and Isaac Kuhn arrived there. Krause was one of the incorporators of Des Moines, helped found the town's first public school, contributed toward the building of Christian churches, and was a leading figure in having the state capital moved from Iowa City to Des Moines. Other pioneer Jews were Michael Raphael, paymaster of the Northwestern Railroad while it was building west from Davenport; Abraham Kuhn, who went to Council Bluffs in 1853; Leopold Sheuerman, who had a store at Muscatine in 1858; and Solomon Hess, who represented Johnson City at the 1856 convention at which the Iowa Republican Party was organized.

The first organized Jewish community was formed at Keokuk in 1855 in the home of S. Gerstle under the name of the Benevolent Children of Israel. This society maintained a cemetery from 1859 on and four years later was incorporated as Congregation B'nai Israel. In 1877 it erected Iowa's first synagogue. Other communities grew up in Dubuque and Burlington in 1857 and in Davenport in 1861. There was a handful of Jews in Sioux City on the banks of the Missouri River in the 1860s, but no congregation was formed until 1884. The Council Bluffs community dates from the late 1870s and that in Ottumwa from 1876. Davenport's Temple Emanuel is the oldest existing congregation (the one in Keokuk went out of existence in the 1920s). Des Moines' pioneer congregation, B'nai Jeshurun, was founded in 1870 and erected the state's second synagogue in 1878.

The best-known Jews in Iowa in the 1880s were Abraham Slimmer, of Waverly, and Moses Bloom, of Iowa City. Slimmer, a recluse, endowed hospitals, schools, and orphanages throughout Iowa and other states and was a generous contributor to synagogues. Bloom was elected mayor of Iowa City in 1869 and 1874 and served in both houses of the state legislature in the 1880s. Benjamin Salinger served on the Iowa State Supreme Court from 1915 to 1921. Joe Katelman was elected mayor of Council Bluffs in 1966. David Henstein was mayor of Glenwood (1892) and Sam Polonetzky was mayor of Valley Junction (1934).

[Bernard Postal]

Des Moines remains the largest center of Jewish life in Iowa. Its Federation, located on a community campus which includes the Jewish Community Relations Commission, the Greater Des Moines Jewish Press, Jewish Family Services, the Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, and Tifereth Israel, the Conservative synagogue which houses the Federation-run community

Hebrew School, is very active and influential. The Des Moines Jewish Academy, a day school started in 1977 by three families, merged in 2004 with a secular private school to become The Academy, Des Moines' only secular private school. The Academy offers an after-school Jewish curriculum. An additional Federation facility for social, cultural, and recreational activities, the Caspe Terrace, located in nearby Waukee, Iowa, is the site of the children's camp, Camp Shalom, as well as the museum of the Iowa Jewish Historical Society, a committee of the Federation founded in 1989.

Des Moines boasts four synagogues, and ritual practice in most has become more traditional over time. The Reform Temple, B'nai Jeshurun, has the largest membership with Shabbat services now held on both Friday night and Saturday morning. Ritual at the Conservative synagogue, Tifereth Israel, has remained largely unchanged. Beth El Jacob, the Orthodox synagogue which allowed mixed seating beginning in the 1950s, now has a meḥizah in both its small chapel and its main sanctuary. Lubavitch of Iowa/Jewish Resource Center, operating with its current rabbi since 1992, holds Shabbat services and publishes a monthly magazine, The Jewish Spark, and contains a mikveh, as does Beth El Jacob synagogue, less than half a mile away. Beth El Jacob synagogue and Lubavitch of Iowa clashed over a bequest, which resulted in a civil law suit. The resulting settlement led to the establishment of a Chabad-run kosher deli, Maccabee. The Jewish population in Des Moines has moved westward. With the purchase of land west of Des Moines, plans are under discussion for moving the campus that contains both the Federation and Tifereth Israel synagogue.

Perhaps the most interesting development in Iowa has been the growth of an ultra-Orthodox community in rural Postville, where once there were only Christians. Heshy Rubashkin moved to this town of 2300 in 1989 to set up AgriProcessors, a kosher meat processing plant. Five years later, when they opened a Jewish school, more ḥasidic families followed. Today 75 ḥasidic families live in Postville, which offers k-8 Jewish education for girls and k-11 Jewish education for boys. The Postville Jewish community boasts a Jewish doctor, a family-run kosher cheese manufacturing business, Mitzvah Farms, and a kosher grocery store and adjacent restaurant. Tensions developed between the ḥasidic newcomers and their Christian neighbors. The cross cultural conflict became the subject of much national press coverage, a bestselling book, and a pbs movie. Though tensions still persist, Jews and non-Jews are learning to live with each other. One member of the hasidic community was elected to a term on the Postville City Council. Recently the Lubavitch community, which houses Postville's only synagogue where all types of Ḥasidim pray together, including those of Ger and Bobov, opened a Jewish Resource Center. The jrc, open to all comers including non-Jews, contains a Jewish library, meeting room, gift shop and offers Jewish tutorials for the few non-observant Jews in Postville.

One Postville resident, observing the harmony among diverse Ḥasidim described life in Jewish Postville as "moschiah time."

Sioux City, which was at one time Iowa's second largest Jewish community, now numbers only 300. To address the crisis of a Jewish population decreasing through death and not replenishing with new families, the Conservative and Reform synagogues merged in 1994, maintaining in congregation Beth Shalom affiliation with both the Conservative and Reform movements. Ritual observance at Beth Shalom generally follows the Reform tradition, though Conservative traditions apply to both Shabbat morning and second day holiday prayer. Beth Shalom maintains a k-12 religious school and employs a full-time rabbi, ordained at a trans-denominational seminary.

In Iowa City, home to the University of Iowa, the Reform and Conservative synagogues also merged, and congregation Agudas Achim, with a membership of 200 families, is affiliated with both the Reform and Conservative movements. Services, led by a Conservative-ordained Rabbi, generally follow the Conservative ritual, though once each month Reform services are held. The University of Iowa with a Jewish population of roughly 600 undergraduates and 200 graduate students runs a Hillel in which about 10% of the students are active.

Nearby, Temple Judah of Cedar Rapids, a Reform Congregation, has maintained a stable Jewish community with 125 families and a school enrollment of 53 students.

Davenport, one of the Quad Cities, has a Jewish population of about 450 people, most affiliated with either the Reform Congregation, Temple Emanuel, or a Conservative synagogue across the river in Rock Island, Illinois. An Israeli shali'aḥ sent to Davenport's Federation for one year, has helped revitalize Jewish life and promote outreach to the non-Jewish community.

Ames, the home of Iowa State University, maintains the Ames Jewish Congregation, a community of 62 families, affiliated with the Reform Movement since 1962.

bibliography:

J.S. Wolfe, A Century with Iowa Jewry (1941); S. Glazer, Jews of Iowa (1904); B. Postal and L. Koppman, A Jewish Tourist's Guide to the U.S. (1954), 171–77. Steven Bloom, Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America (2001); Yiddl in Middle: Growing Up Jewish in Iowa, a film by Marlene Booth.

[Marlene Booth (2nd ed.)]

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Social organizations: 12 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 10% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Business Management Association, Institute of Management Accountants, International Association of Administrative Professionals, Association of Information Technology Professionals, Student Court Reporters Association. Major annual events: Fall Formal, All-Student Seminar, Graduation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, video security. 520 college housing spaces available. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. 5,400 books and 185 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $102,422. 188 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ALLEN COLLEGE E-12

1825 Logan Ave. Waterloo, IA 50703
Tel: (319)226-2000
Admissions: (319)226-2002
Fax: (319)226-2020
Web Site: http://www.allencollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Administratively affiliated with Allen Health System/Iowa Health System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees (liberal arts and general education courses offered at either University of North Iowa or Wartburg College). Founded 1989. Setting: 20-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,712 per student. Total enrollment: 404. Faculty: 31 (19 full-time, 12 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 51 applied, 73% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 50% from top quarter, 89% from top half. Full-time: 318 students, 94% women, 6% men. Part-time: 56 students, 93% women, 7% men. 3% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 20% 25 or older, 15% live on campus, 22% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.3 high school GPA, rank in upper 50% of high school class, minimum ACT score of 18. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 7/1, 7/1 for nonresidents, 3/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous until 8/20, continuous until 8/20 for nonresidents, 3/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $19,184 includes full-time tuition ($11,958), mandatory fees ($1514), and college room and board ($5712). College room only: $2666. Part-time tuition: $415 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $37 per credit hour, $170 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organizations: Allen Student Nurses' Association, Nurses' Christian Fellowship, Allen Student Organization. Major annual events: Fall Fling, Holiday Party. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 50 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Barrett Library with 2,797 books, 199 serials, 433 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $144,366. 26 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ASHFORD UNIVERSITY G-17

400 North Bluff Blvd., PO Box 2967 Clinton, IA 52733-2967
Tel: (563)242-4023
Free: 800-242-4153
Fax: (563)242-2003
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ashford.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1918. Setting: 24-acre small town campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $1.4 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $26,474. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3227 per student. Total enrollment: 459. 298 applied, 71% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 21% from top quarter, 50% from top half. 1 class president, 3 student government officers. Full-time: 342 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 49 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 38% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 7% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 27% 25 or older, 29% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 21 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Student Ambassadors, Hall Council, Black Student Union, Student Iowa State Education Association. Major annual events: Brother/Sister Weekend, Matriculation Ceremony, Pep Rally and Homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, self-defense education, lighted pathways. 234 college housing spaces available; 113 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Option: coed housing available. The Franciscan University of the Prairies Library with 98,974 books, 73,682 microform titles, 639 serials, 2,738 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $159,661. 109 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Clinton, Iowa (population 28,000), situated midway between Chicago and Des Moines, is home to a minor league baseball team, a symphony orchestra, a pre-professional ballet company, summer stock theater, art shows, and other cultural events. Clinton is 45 minutes from the Quad Cities, three hours from Chicago, and five hours from Minneapolis. The quality of life in the city and on campus is typical of the wholesome lifestyle the Midwest is known for throughout the country.

■ BRIAR CLIFF UNIVERSITY D-1

3303 Rebecca St.
Sioux City, IA 51104-0100
Tel: (712)279-5321
Free: 800-662-3303
Admissions: (712)279-5200
Fax: (712)279-5410
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.briarcliff.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1930. Setting: 70-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $8.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4225 per student. Total enrollment: 1,122. Faculty: 98 (56 full-time, 42 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,275 applied, 76% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 36% from top quarter, 61% from top half. Full-time: 970 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 126 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 2 other countries, 32% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 27% 25 or older, 0% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: (3 10-week terms plus 2 5-week summer sessions). Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Colleges of Mid-America. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, minimum ACT score of 18, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay. Required for some: 3 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, Rolling for nonresidents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $23,550 includes full-time tuition ($17,490), mandatory fees ($495), and college room and board ($5565). College room only: $2760. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $583 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $16.50 per hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 20 open to all; 65% of eligible men and 75% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Ethnic Relations Club, Residence Hall Association, Vision: Campus Programming Board, peer advising leaders. Major annual events: Homecoming, Welcome Week, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, career services. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 581 college housing spaces available; 568 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Option: coed housing available. Mueller Library with 84,411 books, 21,592 microform titles, 7,786 serials, 10,761 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $230,732. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY D-4

610 West Fourth St.
Storm Lake, IA 50588
Tel: (712)749-2351
Free: 800-383-9600
Admissions: (712)749-2235
Fax: (712)749-2037
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bvu.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1891. Setting: 60-acre small town campus. Endowment: $114.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6000 per student. Total enrollment: 1,283. Faculty: 116 (81 full-time, 35 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,183 applied, 83% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 38% from top quarter, 75% from top half. 20 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,198 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 16 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 4 other countries, 22% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 3% 25 or older, 89% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; interdisciplinary studies. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Washington University in St. Louis. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $27,742 includes full-time tuition ($21,688) and college room and board ($6054). Part-time tuition: $729 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 50 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Board, student orientation staff, Esprit De Corps, Student Senate, Marketing Association. Major annual events: homecoming, Academic and Cultural Events Series (ACES), Buenafication Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, night security patrols. 1,137 college housing spaces available; 1,119 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. BVU Library with 145,085 books, 41,377 microform titles, 642 serials, 4,994 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $820,733. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Storm Lake (population 10,000) is the county seat of Buena Vista County, and is located 75 miles east of Sioux City and 160 miles northwest of Des Moines. Bus lines and nearby airport facilities provide adequate transportation. Several churches of various Christian denominations are represented in the community.

■ CENTRAL COLLEGE H-10

812 University St.
Pella, IA 50219-1999
Tel: (641)628-9000; 877-462-3689
Admissions: (641)628-7600
Fax: (641)628-5316
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.central.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Reformed Church in America. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1853. Setting: 133-acre small town campus with easy access to Des Moines. Endowment: $65.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8487 per student. Total enrollment: 1,635. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,641 applied, 84% were admitted. 25% from top 10% of their high school class, 53% from top quarter, 78% from top half. Full-time: 1,601 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 34 students, 44% women, 56% men. Students come from 39 states and territories, 13 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 3% 25 or older, 86% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; parks and recreation. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: essay, 3 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $28,196 includes full-time tuition ($20,972) and college room and board ($7224). College room only: $3542. Part-time tuition: $728 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 72 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 15% of eligible men and 7% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Students Concerned About the Environment, Inter-Varsity, FCA, Coalition for Multicultural Campus, Student Senate. Major annual events: Annual Lemming Race, Student Conference on Global Awareness, Interdisciplinary Research Symposium. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,384 college housing spaces available; 1,330 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Geisler Library plus 3 others with 220,526 books, 55,313 microform titles, 1,161 serials, 13,160 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Pella (population 10,000), a rapidly growing agricultural and industrial community, is located 43 miles southeast of Des Moines. Active churches, libraries, and a community hospital serve the area. Pella is widely known for its attractive homes, gardens, and fine community spirit. Red Rock Dam and Lake is located four miles south. Tulip Time is an annual event here dedicated to preserving the Dutch heritage of the town.

■ CLARKE COLLEGE D-16

1550 Clarke Dr.
Dubuque, IA 52001-3198
Tel: (563)588-6300
Free: 800-383-2345
Admissions: (563)588-6316
Fax: (563)588-6789
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.clarke.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1843. Setting: 55-acre urban campus. Endowment: $15.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6780 per student. Total enrollment: 1,246. Faculty: 130 (83 full-time, 47 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 784 applied, 61% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 34% from top quarter, 75% from top half. Full-time: 857 students, 71% women, 29% men. Part-time: 164 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 8 other countries, 35% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 32% 25 or older, 47% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Tri-College Cooperative Effort. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, rank in upper 50% of high school class, minimum ACT score of 21 or SAT score of 1000, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 7/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $25,390 includes full-time tuition ($18,360), mandatory fees ($585), and college room and board ($6445). College room only: $3135. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $465 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 63 open to all. Most popular organizations: Admissions Student Team, Student Multicultural Organization, concert choir, campus ministry, student government. Major annual events: homecoming, February beach party, Christmas dinner. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 580 college housing spaces available; 486 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Nicholas J. Schrupp Library with 157,576 books, 11,792 microform titles, 884 serials, 1,530 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $631,132. 237 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The small city of Dubuque is located on the Mississippi River where Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin meet. The oldest city in Iowa, it features rugged bluffs and Victorian architecture. Excellent air connections with Chicago's O'Hare Airport and the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport are available. The city is the cultural, recreational and commercial center of the tristate area, and offers theater, symphony, art galleries, museums, dog racing, riverboat gambling, and concerts as well as facilities for boating, skiing, golf and tennis.

■ CLINTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE G-17

1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Clinton, IA 52732-6299
Tel: (563)244-7001
Admissions: (563)244-7007
Fax: (563)244-7107
Web Site: http://www.eicc.edu/ccc/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Eastern Iowa Community College District. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 20-acre small town campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2249 per student. Total enrollment: 1,298. 215 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 590 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 708 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 8% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 36% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. Clinton Community College Library with 18,701 books, 155 serials, and an OPAC. 37 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ COE COLLEGE F-13

1220 1st Ave., NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-5092
Tel: (319)399-8000; 877-225-5263
Admissions: (319)399-8500
Fax: (319)399-8816
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.coe.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Presbyterian Church. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1851. Setting: 53-acre urban campus. Endowment: $56.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $562,717. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,467 per student. Total enrollment: 1,355. Faculty: 125 (76 full-time, 49 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,278 applied, 72% were admitted. 30% from top 10% of their high school class, 67% from top quarter, 95% from top half. 8 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,245 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 86 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 15 other countries, 41% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 4% 25 or older, 84% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; business/marketing; psychology; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: 4-4-1. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at University of Iowa, Mount Mercy College, Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Washington University in St. Louis. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 12/10 for early action. Notification: 3/15, 1/20 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $31,670 includes full-time tuition ($24,830), mandatory fees ($290), and college room and board ($6550). College room only: $2990. Part-time tuition: $3200 per course.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 26% of eligible men and 19% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Committee, International Club, Student Alumni Association, C-Club, Coe Alliance. Major annual events: Homecoming, Flunk Day, International Club Cultural Show and Dinner. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,034 college housing spaces available; 1,020 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Stewart Memorial Library plus 1 other with 218,881 books, 5,882 microform titles, 1,576 serials, 9,413 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $944,383. 275 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Cedar Rapids, a metropolitan community of 150,000 is located just 225 miles west of Chicago in east-central Iowa. All forms of commercial transportation are available. Community facilities include over 100 churches, a symphony orchestra, library, hospital, and shopping in the downtown area, plus three shopping centers. Part time employment is available. Cedar Rapids has over 59 city parks which offer a variety of recreational facilities. Points of interest are the Cedar Rapids Art Center, Iowa Masonic Library, Paramount Theater of Performing Arts, Five Seasons Civic Center, and Theatre Cedar Rapids.

■ CORNELL COLLEGE G-14

600 First St. West
Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1098
Tel: (319)895-4000
Free: 800-747-1112
Admissions: (319)895-4477
Fax: (319)895-4492
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cornellcollege.edu/

Description:

Independent Methodist, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1853. Setting: 129-acre small town campus. Endowment: $65.2 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $200,664. Total enrollment: 1,179. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 1,653 applied, 66% were admitted. 24% from top 10% of their high school class, 56% from top quarter, 88% from top half. 15 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,166 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 13 students, 77% women, 23% men. Students come from 43 states and territories, 15 other countries, 68% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 1% 25 or older, 88% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; education; psychology. Core. Calendar: 9 3&S1/&I2-week terms. ESL program, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Fisk University, School for International Training. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.80 high school GPA, interview, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 2/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $30,110 includes full-time tuition ($23,500), mandatory fees ($180), and college room and board ($6430). College room only: $3010. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $734 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $180 per year. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 76 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 30% of eligible men and 32% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: social groups, Student-initiated Living-learning Community, Lunch Buddies/Youth Mentoring, Chess and Games Club, PAAC (Performing Arts and Activities Council). Major annual events: Homecoming, music and cultural events, interactive entertainment. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 1,038 college housing spaces available; 1,015 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Cole Library plus 1 other with 186,318 books, 235,000 microform titles, 479 serials, 4,971 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.3 million. 130 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Mount Vernon is a small town located 15 miles east of Cedar Rapids and 22 miles north of Iowa City. Bus and airline service are available in Cedar Rapids. The community and college share many facilities. Community facilities include churches and various civic, fraternal and veteran's organizations. Opportunities for student employment off campus are limited. Excellent recreational facilities are available at the Palisades State Park, MacBride State Park and Coralville Reservoir, for fishing and boating, golf, bowling, swimming, and cross-country skiing. Downhill skiing facilities are available within 70 miles.

■ DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE G-8

2006 South Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50021-8995

Tel: (515)964-6200

Admissions: (515)964-6216
Web Site: http://www.dmacc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Iowa Area Community Colleges System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees (profile also includes information from the Boone, Carroll, Des Moines, and Newton campuses). Founded 1966. Setting: 362-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2860 per student. Total enrollment: 13,719. Full-time: 6,002 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 7,717 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 31 states and territories, 53 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 30% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at Drake University, Grand View College, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, University of Northern Iowa.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript, interview. Placement: ACT COMPASS required; ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2850 full-time, $95 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5700 full-time, $190 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Agri-Business Club, Horticulture Club, Hospitality Arts Club, Iowa Delta Epsilon Chi, Dental Hygienist Club. Major annual events: Orientation, Drive Into DMACC Days. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. DMACC District Library plus 4 others with 62,986 books, 3,784 serials, 7,224 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $935,000. 700 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ DIVINE WORD COLLEGE E-15

102 Jacoby Dr. SW
Epworth, IA 52045-0380

Tel: (563)876-3353
Free: 800-553-3321
Fax: (563)876-3407
Web Site: http://www.dwci.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1912. Setting: 28-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 111. 8 applied, 50% were admitted. Full-time: 110 students, 1% women, 99% men. Part-time: 1 student, 100% women. Students come from 25 states and territories, 12 other countries, 92% from out-of-state, 53% 25 or older, 98% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, independent study, double major. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, interview, medical history, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/15. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Major annual events: Mission Sunday, Lunar New Year Celebration, International Nights. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: controlled dormitory access. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: men-only housing available. Matthew Jacoby Library with 94,583 books and 372 serials. 26 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ DORDT COLLEGE B-2

498 4th Ave., NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250-1697
Tel: (712)722-6000
Free: 800-343-6738
Admissions: (712)722-6080
Fax: (712)722-1967
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dordt.edu/

Description:

Independent Christian Reformed, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1955. Setting: 100-acre small town campus. Endowment: $28 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6515 per student. Total enrollment: 1,327. Faculty: 105 (73 full-time, 32 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 774 applied, 92% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 38% from top quarter, 68% from top half. 5 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 1,192 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 62 students, 76% women, 24% men. Students come from 31 states and territories, 12 other countries, 65% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Hispanic, 0.5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 9% international, 10% 25 or older, 90% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; English. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at Christian College Coalition, Chicago Metro Program, American Studies Program, Los Angeles Film Studies Program. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.25 high school GPA, minimum ACT composite score of 19 or SAT Reasoning score of 920, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $22,540 includes full-time tuition ($17,400), mandatory fees ($240), and college room and board ($4900). College room only: $2580. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $690 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $120 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 40 open to all. Most popular organizations: PLIA, Future Teachers, Ag Club, Lacrosse Club, Defenders of Life. Major annual events: Talent Extravaganza, Homecoming, Parents' Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,275 college housing spaces available; 1,175 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Dordt College Library plus 1 other with 160,000 books, 121,622 microform titles, 6,597 serials, 1,989 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $585,515. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Sioux Center, population 6,000 is a rural area with a temperate climate. College transportation serves the area. A public library, hospital, churches, clinics and shopping facilities are all available within the community. Recreational activities include swimming, golf, and fishing. Part-time employment may be found.

■ DRAKE UNIVERSITY H-8

2507 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311-4516
Tel: (515)271-2011
Free: 800-44D-RAKE
Admissions: (515)271-3181
Fax: (515)271-2831
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.drake.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1881. Setting: 120-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $119 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $645,584. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5756 per student. Total enrollment: 5,277. Faculty: 388 (246 full-time, 142 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 3,668 applied, 82% were admitted. 37% from top 10% of their high school class, 73% from top quarter, 93% from top half. 6 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 2,913 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 228 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 47 states and territories, 53 other countries, 70% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 5% 25 or older, 57% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/journalism; social sciences. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Des Moines Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Required for some: PCAT for pharmacy transfers. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $27,632 includes full-time tuition ($21,100), mandatory fees ($362), and college room and board ($6170). College room only: $3000. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $430 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $8 per hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 160 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 28% of eligible men and 23% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Board, international student organizations, Coalition of Black Students, Alpha Phi Omega Service Organization, Residence Hall Association. Major annual events: Drake Relays, Parent/Family Weekend, homecoming. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, 24-hour desk attendants in residence halls. 1,761 college housing spaces available; 1,732 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Cowles Library plus 1 other with 488,659 books, 920,666 microform titles, 15,363 serials, 1,960 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.8 million. 1,000 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Des Moines is Iowa's capital city, and its metropolitan population of 400,000 is the largest in the state. The downtown area includes the Convention Center, a skywalk system linking office buildings and shops, and a major restoration and conversion of historic buildings in the former city market area. A Civic Center offers plays, concerts and other entertainment. The Art Center, in a park setting of trees and gardens, houses a permanent collection of paintings and sculpture, in addition to traveling exhibits. Major business interests include a concentration of home offices of insurance companies and the pivotal operation of a large publishing firm.

■ ELLSWORTH COMMUNITY COLLEGE D-9

1100 College Ave.
Iowa Falls, IA 50126-1199
Tel: (641)648-4611
Free: 800-ECC-9235
Fax: (641)648-3128
Web Site: http://www.iavalley.cc.ia.us/ecc/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Iowa Valley Community College District System. Awards diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1890. Setting: 10-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4600 per student. Total enrollment: 930. 610 applied, 93% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 40% from top half. Students come from 18 states and territories, 4 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 8% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 18% 25 or older, 38% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for state residents. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT recommended; ACT, COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadlines: Rolling, 8/1 for nonresidents. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Agriculture-Science Club, Biotechnology Club, International Club, Criminal Justice Club, Rodeo Club. Major annual events: Winter Carnival, Family Day, Talent Show. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Osgood Learning Resource Center with 25,500 books and 300 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $220,000. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Iowa Falls (population 6,127) is a rural area situated on the Iowa River. Community facilities include 18 churches of all denominations, a hospital, library, motels, hotels, and various civic and service organizations. Part-time jobs are available. Recreational facilities include a theater, hunting, fishing, water skiing, swimming and two nine-hole golf courses.

■ EMMAUS BIBLE COLLEGE D-16

2570 Asbury Rd.
Dubuque, IA 52001-3097
Tel: (319)588-8000
Free: 800-397-2425
Admissions: (563)588-8000
Fax: (319)588-1216
Web Site: http://www.emmaus.edu/

Description:

Independent nondenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1941. Setting: 22-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1.2 million. Total enrollment: 296. 83 applied, 86% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 13% from top quarter, 26% from top half. Full-time: 270 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 26 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 9 other countries, 72% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 14% 25 or older, 79% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 6/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $12,372 includes full-time tuition ($7700), mandatory fees ($510), and college room and board ($4162). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition: $342 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Major annual events: Winterfest, Christmas Banquet, Spring Banquet. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, controlled dormitory access. 400 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. The Emmaus Bible College Library plus 1 other with 86,000 books, 259 microform titles, 330 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $133,422. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Emmaus Bible College is located in Dubuque, Iowa, a Mississippi River City, of 60,000 people. It serves as the metropolitan center of 300,000 residents in the tri-state trading area. It is a city of traditional values and loyalties reflecting the past with a progressive spirit toward the future. Dubuque provides many wholesome activities for the Emmaus student. The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra performs regularly at the Five Flags Center. The Spirit of Dubuque, a paddlewheeler, plies the Mississippi and provides dining en route. Fall brings out the beauty of the variety of trees and foliage along the river and its tributaries. Dubuque is also a center for education, boasting three colleges in addition to Emmaus, as well as two seminaries. This healthy environment is a suitable setting for the Emmaus education and for the community outreach of Christian service and evangelism.

■ FAITH BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE AND THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY G-8

1900 Northwest 4th St.
Ankeny, IA 50021
Tel: (515)964-0601; 888-FAITH 4U
Fax: (515)964-1638
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.faith.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with General Association of Regular Baptist Churches. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1921. Setting: 52-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3445 per student. Total enrollment: 479. Faculty: 37 (21 full-time, 16 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 156 applied, 65% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 31% from top quarter, 60% from top half. 1 valedictorian. Full-time: 289 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 39 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 31 states and territories, 7 other countries, 45% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 0% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 5% 25 or older, 81% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: theology and religious vocations; education; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $15,520 includes full-time tuition ($10,804), mandatory fees ($400), and college room and board ($4316). College room only: $2010. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $395 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $95 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 6 open to all; 10% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Association, Student Missions Fellowship. Major annual events: Homecoming Week, Student Appreciation Night, Spring Banquet. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 432 college housing spaces available; 313 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Patten Hall with 67,040 books, 3,284 microform titles, 435 serials, 9,086 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $167,724. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ GRACELAND UNIVERSITY K-7

1 University Place
Lamoni, IA 50140
Tel: (641)784-5000; (866)GRACELAND
Admissions: (641)784-5118
Fax: (641)784-5480
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.graceland.edu/

Description:

Independent Community of Christ, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1895. Setting: 169-acre small town campus with easy access to Des Moines. Endowment: $55.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7003 per student. Total enrollment: 2,351. 1,170 applied, 55% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 18% from top quarter, 67% from top half. Full-time: 1,398 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 547 students, 80% women, 20% men. Students come from 49 states and territories, 34 other countries, 63% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 7% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 4% 25 or older, 66% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Indian Hills Community College, North Central Missouri College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, minimum SAT score of 960 or ACT score of 21, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 1/31 for early decision. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $21,550 includes full-time tuition ($16,000), mandatory fees ($150), and college room and board ($5400). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $500 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 72 open to all. Most popular organizations: student political organizations, Black Student Union (BSU), Habitat for Humanity, International Club, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). Major annual events: New Year's in November, Final Fling, Renaissance Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 789 college housing spaces available; 660 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Frederick Madison Smith Library with 193,109 books, 125,773 microform titles, 503 serials, 3,556 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $649,956. 106 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Lamoni (population 2,700), a picturesque town in the rolling hills of south central Iowa, is within easy driving distance of Des Moines, Omaha, Council Bluffs, and Kansas City. Bus transportation is available to these urban centers. The city has an excellent library and shopping area including several antique malls. Churches play an important part in the life of the community and a county hospital is located in nearby Leon. Citizens enjoy world-renowned artists in concert and theater productions at the college fine arts center, movies, sports, clubs, and lodges. Nine Eagles State Park (12 miles southeast), Central Park, and Foreman Park provide facilities for recreation.

■ GRAND VIEW COLLEGE H-8

1200 Grandview Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50316-1599
Tel: (515)263-2800
Free: 800-444-6083
Admissions: (515)263-2810
Fax: (515)263-2974
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gvc.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1896. Setting: 25-acre urban campus. Endowment: $9.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2781. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4336 per student. Total enrollment: 1,761. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 442 applied, 95% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 32% from top quarter, 67% from top half. 5 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,372 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 389 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 7 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 41% 25 or older, 32% live on campus, 21% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Drake University, Des Moines Area Community College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous until 9/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $21,774 includes full-time tuition ($15,750), mandatory fees ($360), and college room and board ($5664). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $425 per hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 19 open to all. Most popular organizations: Nursing Student Association (NSA), Art Club, Science Club, Education Club, Business Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, Studenterfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, night security patrols. 438 college housing spaces available; 420 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Grand View College Library with 104,225 books, 11,119 microform titles, 8,141 serials, 6,379 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $335,963. 249 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Drake University.

■ GRINNELL COLLEGE G-11

1121 Park St.
Grinnell, IA 50112-1690
Tel: (641)269-4000
Free: 800-247-0113
Admissions: (641)269-3600
Fax: (641)269-3408
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.grinnell.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1846. Setting: 120-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1.4 billion. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $974,405. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $17,736 per student. Total enrollment: 1,577. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 3,121 applied, 45% were admitted. 73% from top 10% of their high school class, 93% from top quarter, 99% from top half. 50 National Merit Scholars, 38 valedictorians, 97 student government officers. Full-time: 1,546 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 31 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 53 states and territories, 59 other countries, 78% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 4% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 11% international, 0% 25 or older, 75% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 92% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; foreign languages and literature; biological/life sciences. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/20, 11/20 for early decision plan 1, 1/1 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 12/20 for early decision plan 1, 2/1 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $34,814 includes full-time tuition ($27,060), mandatory fees ($444), and college room and board ($7310). College room only: $3424. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $846 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 168 open to all. Most popular organizations: Dagorhir, International Student Organization, Alternative Happy Hour, Campus Democrats, Davi's Buddies. Major annual events: Winter Waltz, Spring Waltz, Disco Ball. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,252 college housing spaces available; 1,235 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Burling Library plus 2 others with 1.1 million books, 392,573 microform titles, 5,147 serials, 29,452 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3 million. 188 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Grinnell, population 9,500, is located 1 hour east of Des Moines and 1 hour west of Iowa City, on Interstate 80 and is within a five-hour drive from Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Minneapolis.

■ HAMILTON COLLEGE (CEDAR FALLS) D-11

7009 Nordic Dr.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Tel: (319)277-0220
Free: 800-728-1220
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hamiltoncf.com/

Description:

primarily 2-year. Awards transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Total enrollment: 695. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 25:1. Full-time: 541 students, 76% women, 24% men. Part-time: 154 students, 75% women, 25% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 10% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, interview, Wonderlic. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper.

■ HAMILTON COLLEGE (CEDAR RAPIDS) F-13

3165 Edgewood Parkway, SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Tel: (319)363-0481
Free: 800-728-0481
Fax: (319)363-3812
Web Site: http://www.hamiltonia.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees (branch locations in Des Moines, Mason City, and Cedar Falls with significant enrollment not reflected in profile). Founded 1900. Setting: 4-acre suburban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8036 per student. Total enrollment: 511. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 25:1. Full-time: 440 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 71 students, 76% women, 24% men. 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 47% 25 or older. Retention: 52% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, distance learning, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $17,040 full-time, $355 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Beta Lambda, Travel Club, Student Senate. Major annual events: End of Quarter Bash, Awards Program, Alumni Picnic. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Hamilton College Library with 5,500 books, 40 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ HAMILTON COLLEGE (COUNCIL BLUFFS) I-3

1751 Madison Ave.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Free: 800-518-4212
Web Site: http://www.hamiltoncb.com/

Description:

2-year.

■ HAMILTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE H-16

1011 East 53rd St.
Davenport, IA 52807-2653
Tel: (319)386-3570
Admissions: (563)386-3570
Fax: (319)386-6756
Web Site: http://www.hamiltontechcollege.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 420. Calendar: continuous.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $6900 full-time, $230 per credit part-time. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Hamilton Technical College Library with 4,500 books and 30 serials. 110 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-12

PO Box 8015
Waterloo, IA 50704-8015
Tel: (319)296-2320
Free: 800-670-4769
Admissions: (319)296-4204
Fax: (319)296-2874
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hawkeyecollege.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 320-acre rural campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $103,898. Total enrollment: 5,272. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 4 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,751 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 2,521 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 10 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 27% 25 or older, 11% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, dental hygiene, medical laboratory technology programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2940 full-time, $98 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5880 full-time, $196 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $300 full-time, $10 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 10 open to all; academic fraternities; 2% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Phi Theta Kappa, Environmental Conservation Club/Ag Club, Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice, Fashion Merchandising. Major annual events: Fall Fest, Spring Splurge, Color Me Human Food Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Hawkeye Community College Library with 37,155 books, 3,714 microform titles, 482 serials, 2,078 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $466,647. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Waterloo, population 75,000, is an industrial city. The manufacture of tractors, and the horse racing cart known as the Sulky by the Jerald Sulky Company. Highlights of interest are the Museum of History and Science.

■ INDIAN HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE J-11

525 Grandview Ave., Bldg. No. 1
Ottumwa, IA 52501-1398
Tel: (641)683-5111
Free: 800-726-2585
Admissions: (641)683-5151
Web Site: http://www.ihcc.cc.ia.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Iowa Area Community Colleges System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 400-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 2,867. 2,477 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,046 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 821 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 7% from out-of-state, 40% 25 or older, 15% live on campus, 0.4% transferred in. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, technology programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required; ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Warriors Club. Major annual events: Foundation Auction, Art on the Lawn Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. Option: coed housing available. Indian Hills Community College Library plus 2 others with 53,073 books, 350 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The population of Ottumwa is 27,000. This community is located about 85 miles southwest of Des Moines. Recreational activities are available at Lake Rathbun, about six miles northwest of Centerville.

■ IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-7

330 Ave. M
Fort Dodge, IA 50501-5798
Tel: (515)576-7201
Admissions: (515)576-0099
Fax: (515)576-7724
Web Site: http://www.iccc.cc.ia.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Iowa Department of Education Division of Community Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 110-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 4,567. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 40% from top half. Students come from 25 states and territories, 18 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 26% 25 or older, 22% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for health occupations programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT, ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2790 full-time, $93 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4135 full-time, $139.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $300 full-time, $10 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, HOSA, BPA, Phi Beta Lambda. Major annual events: first week of fall semester activities, Hypnotist, theater productions. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Iowa Central Community College Library plus 1 other with 55,000 books, 350 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 510 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ IOWA LAKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE A-5

19 South 7th St.
Estherville, IA 51334-2295
Tel: (712)362-2604
Free: 800-521-5054
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.iowalakes.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Iowa Area Community Colleges System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 20-acre small town campus. Endowment: $63,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1636 per student. Total enrollment: 2,993. 1,897 applied, 81% were admitted. Full-time: 1,371 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 1,622 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 12 states and territories, 2 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 35% 25 or older, 24% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health, aviation programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Placement: ACT, ACT ASSET, ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3296 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3360 full-time. Mandatory fees: $452 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. College room and board: $4120. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 37 open to all. Most popular organizations: Criminal Justice Club, Ecology Club, Nursing Club, Student Senate, BPA. Major annual events: homecoming, Convocations, Orientation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols. College housing designed to accommodate 306 students; 316 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Iowa Lakes Community College Library plus 2 others with 36,881 books, 353 serials, 1,133 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $624,435. 1,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY F-8

Ames, IA 50011
Tel: (515)294-4111
Free: 800-262-3810
Admissions: (515)294-0815
Fax: (515)294-2592
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.iastate.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1858. Setting: 1,788-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $456.6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $157.9 million. Total enrollment: 25,741. Faculty: 1,636 (1,419 full-time, 217 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 9,101 applied, 90% were admitted. 24% from top 10% of their high school class, 52% from top quarter, 92% from top half. 69 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 19,433 students, 44% women, 56% men. Part-time: 1,299 students, 42% women, 58% men. Students come from 54 states and territories, 114 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 7% 25 or older, 31% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; engineering; agriculture. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Iowa Regents' Universities Student Exchange, National Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, rank in upper 50% of high school class, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $4890 full-time, $204 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,980 full-time, $625 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $744 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, degree level, and program. Part-time tuition varies according to class time, course load, degree level, and program. College room and board: $6197. College room only: $3295. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 515 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 13% of eligible men and 14% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Student Alumni Association, Residence Hall Associations. Major annual events: Veishea (student spring festival and university open house), Homecoming, Family Weekend. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, crime prevention programs, threat assessment team, motor vehicle help van. 9,455 college housing spaces available; 8,174 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. University Library plus 1 other with 2.4 million books, 3.4 million microform titles, 33,914 serials, 64,499 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $16.7 million. 2,400 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ IOWA WESLEYAN COLLEGE J-14

601 North Main St.
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641-1398
Tel: (319)385-8021
Free: 800-582-2383
Admissions: (319)385-6230
Fax: (319)385-6296
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.iwc.edu/

Description:

Independent United Methodist, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1842. Setting: 60-acre small town campus. Endowment: $5.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $8970. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3291 per student. Total enrollment: 849. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 727 applied, 59% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 24% from top quarter, 51% from top half. Students come from 22 states and territories, 12 other countries, 46% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 11% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 40% 25 or older, 57% live on campus. Retention: 53% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Southeastern Community College, Muscatine Community College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay, 2 recommendations. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Comprehensive fee: $23,330 includes full-time tuition ($17,800) and college room and board ($5530). College room only: $2280. Part-time tuition: $439 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 38 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 10% of eligible men and 14% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Commuter Club, Student Senate, International Club, Behavioral Science Club, Blue Key Society. Major annual events: Homecoming, Spring Thing, Christmas Thing. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 465 college housing spaces available; 314 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Chadwick Library plus 1 other with 107,227 books, 27,200 microform titles, 431 serials, 6,553 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $216,160. 72 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Mount Pleasant (population 8,000) is located at the intersection of U.S. Highways 218 and 34; Amtrak and a municipal airport serve the area. Community facilities include many churches, libraries, a hospital, motels, and civic and fraternal organizations. Part time employment is available. Two state parks are nearby which provide facilities for boating and fishing.

■ IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE I-3

2700 College Rd., Box 4-C
Council Bluffs, IA 51502
Tel: (712)325-3200
Free: 800-432-5852
Admissions: (712)388-6878
Fax: (712)325-3720
Web Site: http://www.iwcc.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Iowa Department of Education Division of Community Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 282-acre suburban campus with easy access to Omaha. Total enrollment: 4,299. Students come from 27 states and territories, 10 other countries, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 34% 25 or older, 19% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, technical programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT or ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

State resident tuition: $3200 full-time, $100 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4800 full-time, $150 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $320 full-time, $10 per credit part-time. College room and board: $4350. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 21 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Health Occupations Student Association, Volunteer Institute Program, Data Processing Student Association, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Career Awareness Fair, Renaissance Faire, Annual Job Expo. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. Option: coed housing available. 59,200 books, 207 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $256,000. 263 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ KAPLAN UNIVERSITY H-16

1801 East Kimberly Rd., Ste. 1 Davenport, IA 52807-2095
Tel: (563)355-3500
Admissions: (563)441-2496
Web Site: http://www.kaplancollegeia.com/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of Kaplan Higher Education. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees (profile includes both traditional and on-line students). Founded 1937. Setting: suburban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2935 per student. Total enrollment: 9,194. 5,017 applied, 94% were admitted. Full-time: 1,648 students, 70% women, 30% men. Part-time: 7,546 students, 73% women, 27% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 91% from out-of-state, 0.04% Native American, 0.4% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 92% 25 or older, 16% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Most popular organization: academic department clubs. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. Academic Resource Center with 7,000 books, 120 serials, 504 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $67,600. 120 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE F-13

PO Box 2068
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2068
Tel: (319)398-5411
Free: 800-332-2055
Admissions: (319)398-5517
Fax: (319)398-1244
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.kirkwood.cc.ia.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Iowa Department of Education Division of Community Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 630-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $4.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3350 per student. Total enrollment: 15,032. Full-time: 8,319 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 6,713 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 85 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 29% 25 or older, 9% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Iowa State University of Science and Technology, University of Northern Iowa, St. Ambrose University.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT, ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 45 open to all. Major annual events: Homecoming, Fall Orientation, Graduation ceremonies. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Library with 60,622 books, 40,377 microform titles, 565 serials, 3,677 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $609,049. 1,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Cedar Rapids/Marion is a dynamic community of 130,000, and Kirkwood students enjoy its many options for recreation, entertainment, and shopping. Located just five minutes north of the campus, downtown Cedar Rapids features Five Seasons Center, which holds an arena accommodating 8,000 persons for rock concerts, sports events, auto and ice shows, and more. Numerous restaurants, night spots, and movie theaters round out the entertainment scene. There are 62 parks for swimming, golfing, tennis, boating, and camping, and there is shopping in two large malls and the thriving downtown business districts of Cedar Rapids and Marion. Cultural activity centers around the Cedar Rapids Symphony, Art Museum, and Community Theater, as well as the area's four colleges. Religious activity is based in more than 125 congregations of all faiths. Apartment and condominium housing is available in all price ranges, and more new units are being built. Cedar Rapids/Marion is an attractive and stimulating place to live as well as learn. In addition to the Cedar Rapids campus, there are Kirkwood learning centers in each of the seven counties in the College's service area.

■ LORAS COLLEGE D-16

1450 Alta Vista
Dubuque, IA 52004-0178
Tel: (563)588-7100
Free: 800-245-6727
Admissions: (563)588-7829
Fax: (563)588-7964
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.loras.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1839. Setting: 60-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $24.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $221,051. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6447 per student. Total enrollment: 1,683. Faculty: 142 (112 full-time, 30 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,402 applied, 82% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 34% from top quarter, 69% from top half. Full-time: 1,512 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 82 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 8 other countries, 45% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 6% 25 or older, 64% live on campus, 18% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; security and protective services; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, 1 recommendation. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $27,193 includes full-time tuition ($19,990), mandatory fees ($1108), and college room and board ($6095). College room only: $3100. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and degree level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $400 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 59 open to all; national sororities; 10% of eligible men and 20% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, campus ministry, College Activities Board, residence hall councils. Major annual events: homecoming, End of Year Bash, Family Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,098 college housing spaces available; 1,032 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Option: coed housing available. Academic Resource Center with 224,971 books, 77,389 microform titles, 750 serials, 1,854 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $788,528. 20 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The small city of Dubuque is located on the Mississippi River where Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin meet. The oldest city in Iowa, it features rugged bluffs and Victorian architecture. Excellent air connections with Chicago's O'Hare Airport and with the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport are available. The city is the commercial, cultural, and recreational center of the tri-state area. It offers concerts, theater, symphony, art galleries, museums, and riverboat gambling. Facilities are available for boating, skiing, golf, and tennis.

■ LUTHER COLLEGE B-13

700 College Dr.
Decorah, IA 52101-1045
Tel: (563)387-2000
Free: 800-458-8437
Admissions: (563)387-1430
Fax: (563)387-2159
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.luther.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1861. Setting: 800-acre small town campus. Endowment: $83.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $263,681. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9546 per student. Total enrollment: 2,545. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 2,121 applied, 75% were admitted. 32% from top 10% of their high school class, 61% from top quarter, 84% from top half. 9 National Merit Scholars, 20 class presidents, 48 valedictorians, 89 student government officers. Full-time: 2,476 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 69 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 28 other countries, 65% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 2% 25 or older, 82% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; visual and performing arts; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $30,670 includes full-time tuition ($26,380) and college room and board ($4290). College room only: $2100. Part-time tuition: $924 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 139 open to all; national fraternities, local fraternities, local sororities; 7% of eligible men and 9% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Alpha Phi Omega, Student Activities Council, intramural clubs and organizations, Campus Ministry. Major annual events: Homecoming, Parents' Weekend, Christmas at Luther Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,133 college housing spaces available; 2,114 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. Preus Library with 339,173 books, 25,009 microform titles, 1,122 serials, 10,704 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.5 million. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Decorah (population 8,000) is on the banks of the Upper Iowa River, in an area known as Little Switzerland, in northeast Iowa. Twin Springs and Siewer Springs state fish hatcheries are nearby. Decorah has set aside more than 328 acres for recreation. Outdoor activities include golf, skiing, hiking, hunting and fishing.

■ MAHARISHI UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT J-13

1000 North 4th St.
Fairfield, IA 52557
Tel: (641)472-7000
Free: 800-369-6480
Admissions: (641)472-1110
Fax: (641)472-1189
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mum.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1971. Setting: 272-acre small town campus. Endowment: $9.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $11,665 per student. Total enrollment: 741. Faculty: 47 (39 full-time, 8 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 58 applied, 66% were admitted. Full-time: 206 students, 41% women, 59% men. Part-time: 12 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 21 other countries, 40% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 30% international, 15% 25 or older, 46% live on campus, 23% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts; biological/life sciences; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, minimum SAT score of 950 or ACT score of 19. Recommended: interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 8/15. Preference given to graduates of the Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. Comprehensive fee: $30,430 includes full-time tuition ($24,000), mandatory fees ($430), and college room and board ($6000).

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Soccer Club, Global Student Council, Fencing Club, Knitting Club. Major annual events: International Cultural Festivals, Monthly World Peace Assemblies, Variety/Talent Show. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 320 college housing spaces available; 105 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Maharishi University of Management Library with 137,775 books, 59,851 microform titles, 11,146 serials, 26,924 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $138,946. 120 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The University is located in the Fairfield, Iowa, 50 miles west of the Mississippi River in the heartland of the central United States. A thirty percent growth in the population and the appearance of numerous new businesses in Fairfield in recent years have spurred an unprecedented level of economic and cultural growth in the community. Fairfield is viewed as one of the great success stories in Iowa, and is recognized throughout the state for its creativity in business, the arts, and education. Located within easy access of Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City, it is only one hour south of Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.

■ MARSHALLTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE F-10

3700 South Center St.
Marshalltown, IA 50158-4760
Tel: (641)752-7106; (866)622-4748
Fax: (641)752-8149
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.marshalltowncommunitycollege.com/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Iowa Valley Community College District System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1927. Setting: 200-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2891 per student. Total enrollment: 1,421. Full-time: 903 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 518 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 10 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 35% 25 or older, 8% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, ACT COMPASS. Recommended: ACT. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Council, Student Senate, College Community Connection, SAMS, International Student Association. Major annual events: Lip Sync Contest, popcorn days, hypnotist performance. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. 96 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Learning Resource Center with 39,348 books, 216 serials, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $195,489. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Marshalltown, an industrial city in central Iowa, is an important bus and truck terminal. The community facilities include 32 churches, hospitals, a library and many civic service clubs, as well as a Chamber of Commerce. Opportunities for part time or seasonal employment are excellent. Recreational facilities include an expanding park system; three golf courses; YMCA; two swimming pools; large youth soccer, football, and Little League complexes; a five-mile in-city walk/jog/bike path with greenbelt environment; new playgrounds; two bowling alleys; and three theaters.

■ MERCY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES H-8

928 Sixth Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309-1239
Tel: (515)643-3180
Free: 800-637-2994
Fax: (515)643-6698
Web Site: http://www.mchs.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Roman Catholic Church. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1995. Setting: 5-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 660. 461 applied, 93% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 27% from top quarter, 46% from top half. Full-time: 411 students, 91% women, 9% men. Part-time: 249 students, 93% women, 7% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 60% 25 or older. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Calendar: semesters.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.2 high school GPA, ACT. Required for some: interview. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $11,700 full-time, $395 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $25 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service.

Community Environment:

Des Moines is the setting for MCHS's four-acre campus, which is located just south of Interstate 235 and three blocks south of Mercy Medical Center.

■ MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE D-1

1501 Morningside Ave.
Sioux City, IA 51106
Tel: (712)274-5000
Free: 800-831-0806
Admissions: (712)274-5111
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.morningside.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with United Methodist Church. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1894. Setting: 41-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $30.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4875 per student. Total enrollment: 1,440. Faculty: 132 (66 full-time, 66 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,296 applied, 74% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high

school class, 39% from top quarter, 75% from top half. Full-time: 1,066 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 83 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 11 other countries, 35% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 7% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at American University, Drew University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum SAT score of 930 or ACT score of 20 and rank in top 50% of high school class or achieved GPA of 2.5 or better, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: 2 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $23,704 includes full-time tuition ($17,170), mandatory fees ($910), and college room and board ($5624). College room only: $2940. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $530 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 45 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 12% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government/Activities Council, Student Ambassadors, Homecoming Committee. Major annual events: Homecoming, Honors Assembly, Christmas at Morningside. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 18-hour patrols by trained security personnel. 720 college housing spaces available; 613 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Option: coed housing available. Hickman-Johnson-Furrow Library with 113,169 books, 295,215 microform titles, 528 serials, 5,601 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $424,081. 800 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Briar Cliff College.

■ MOUNT MERCY COLLEGE F-13

1330 Elmhurst Dr., NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-4797
Tel: (319)363-8213
Free: 800-248-4504
Admissions: (319)368-6460
Fax: (319)368-6492
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mtmercy.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1928. Setting: 40-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $13.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5328 per student. Total university enrollment: 151. Total unit enrollment: 1,490. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 481 applied, 79% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 40% from top quarter, 78% from top half. Full-time: 1,019 students, 75% women, 25% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 6% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 8% 25 or older, 28% live on campus, 20% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: computer and information sciences; business/marketing; education. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Coe College.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/25. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $23,710 includes full-time tuition ($18,030) and college room and board ($5680). Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $500 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 32 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Students in Free Enterprise, Tomorrow's Nurses Today, Student-Iowa State Education Association. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Hill Fest, homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 500 college housing spaces available; 391 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Busse Center with 118,000 books, 34,000 microform titles, 1,000 serials, 5,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $526,628. 115 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Kirkwood Community College.

■ MUSCATINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE H-15

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761-5396
Tel: (563)288-6001
Admissions: (563)288-6012
Fax: (563)288-6074
Web Site: http://www.eicc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Eastern Iowa Community College District. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1929. Setting: 25-acre small town campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2249 per student. Total enrollment: 1,280. 312 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 552 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 728 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 4% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 43% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT or DTLS, DTMS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. 75 college housing spaces available; 70 were occupied in 2003-04. Muscatine Community College Library with 19,588 books, 176 serials, and an OPAC. 57 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Muscatine, an industrial center, is located on the Mississippi River, and has an annual mean temperature of 50 degrees, and an average rainfall of 34 inches. Vegetables and melons are raised in the vicinity; over three million bushels of grain are shipped from here each year. Community facilities include many churches and a library. Parks, a golf course, a bowling alley and skating rink offer recreation. The Mississippi River and nearby Cedar and Iowa rivers provide excellent picnicking, fishing and boat launching facilities. Points of interest are the Laura Musser Art Gallery and Museum, and Weed Park.

■ NORTH IOWA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE B-9

500 College Dr.
Mason City, IA 50401-7299
Tel: (641)423-1264; 888-GO NIACC
Admissions: (641)422-4104
Fax: (641)423-1711
Web Site: http://www.niacc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Iowa Community Colleges System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1918. Setting: 320-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 3,133. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 2% from top 10% of their high school class, 9% from top quarter, 36% from top half. Full-time: 1,698 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 1,435 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 7 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 22% 25 or older, 15% live on campus, 57% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, information systems technology, e-commerce, web design and development, physical therapy assistant programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2790 full-time, $93 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4184 full-time, $139.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $174 full-time, $11 per credit part-time. College room and board: $3920.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, school newspaper, intramurals, choral groups, band/orchestra. Major annual events: Quadilbet, Homecoming. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, controlled dormitory access. 480 college housing spaces available; 325 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. North Iowa Area Community College Library with 29,540 books, 1,905 microform titles, 413 serials, 7,773 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 365 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Mason City (population 30,379) is located in the north center of the state midway between Des Moines and Minneapolis - St. Paul, and has an average winter temperature of 28 degrees, summer average 63 degrees. One bus line and an airline offer transportation. The community facilities include hospitals, a library, Art Center, hotels and motels. Brick, tile and Portland cement are manufactured from the deposits of clay, limestone and sand in this area. Part-time work is available. Recreation activities include golf, water sports in summer, ice boating and fishing in winter, ice skating, pheasant deer and duck hunting.

■ NORTHEAST IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE B-13

Box 400
Calmar, IA 52132-0480
Tel: (563)562-3263
Free: 800-728-CALMAR
Fax: (563)562-3719
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nicc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Iowa Area Community Colleges System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 210-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 4,833. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,161 applied, 66% were admitted. 4% from top quarter of their high school class, 14% from top half. Full-time: 2,140 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 2,693 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 13% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 36% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Upper Iowa University, Clarke College, University of Dubuque, Loras College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3590 full-time, $105 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3590 full-time, $105 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $442 full-time, $13 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: security personnel on week nights. College housing not available. Wilder Resource Center plus 1 other with 18,634 books, 302 serials, and an OPAC. 4,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campus-wide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Calmar is located 10 miles from Decorah, 25 miles from Cresco, 17 miles from Postville, and 24 miles from New Hampton. The town's primary business is agriculture and related fields. Two firms here manufacture furniture and truck racks. Recreational facilities are provided by Calmar Lake, Upper Iowa River, and Turkey River, which furnish great opportunity for fishing and hunting. Northeast Iowa operates a second campus at Peosta, Iowa, which is located approximately ten miles west of the city of Dubuque. The rural area of Peosta is similar to that of Calmar, except that it is close to the metropolitan area of Dubuque, which has a population of nearly 70,000. It offers a wide range of cultural and recreational activities and is situated on the Mississippi River. The popularity of Northeast Iowa is pointed out by the growing numbers of tourists who travel to the area from all over the Midwest.

■ NORTHWEST IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE B-3

603 West Park St.
Sheldon, IA 51201-1046
Tel: (712)324-5061
Free: 800-352-4907
Fax: (712)324-4136
Web Site: http://www.nwicc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Iowa Department of Education Division of Community Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 263-acre small town campus with easy access to Sioux City, IA; Sioux Falls, SD. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3500 per student. Total enrollment: 1,079. 1,113 applied, 99% were admitted. Full-time: 533 students, 43% women, 57% men. Part-time: 546 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 4% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 0.3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 20% 25 or older, 5% live on campus. Retention: 56% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, ACT COMPASS. Placement: ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Major annual events: Fall Kick-off BBQ, Free Holiday Meals, SGA Special Entertainment. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. 38 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Northwest Iowa Community College Library plus 1 other with 12,500 books, 340 serials, 2,500 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $165,951. 142 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Sheldon (population 5,100) is the trading center for a rich, five-county farmland area. Bus and train transportation are available, airline service is within 55 miles at Sioux City. Local parks and a golf club provide facilities for recreation. The Iowa Lakes Region is a 50 mile drive. Community facilities include public libraries, churches, a modern hospital, and an indoor swimming pool.

■ NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE C-2

101 Seventh St., SW
Orange City, IA 51041-1996
Tel: (712)707-7000
Free: 800-747-4757
Admissions: (712)737-7130
Fax: (712)707-7247
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nwciowa.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Reformed Church in America. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1882. Setting: 45-acre rural campus. Endowment: $35.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $77,938. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6522 per student. Total enrollment: 1,273. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,185 applied, 93% were admitted. 28% from top 10% of their high school class, 55% from top quarter, 85% from top half. 19 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,226 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 47 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 12 other countries, 43% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 3% 25 or older, 89% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at 5 members of the Mid-America States Universities Association, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $22,174 includes full-time tuition ($17,260) and college room and board ($4914). College room only: $2090. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Beta Lambda, Student Ministries Board, Student Iowa State Education Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, International Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, Springfest, Parents' Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, controlled dormitory access. 1,208 college housing spaces available; 1,075 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Ramaker Library plus 1 other with 125,000 books, 110,000 microform titles, 615 serials, 5,000 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $470,729. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ PALMER COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC H-16

1000 Brady St.
Davenport, IA 52803-5287
Tel: (563)884-5000
Free: 800-722-3648
Admissions: (563)884-5656
Fax: (563)884-5897
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.palmer.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, incidental bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1897. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 2,171. Faculty: 136 (all full-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. Full-time: 81 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 15 students, 47% women, 53% men. 0% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 4% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, summer session for credit, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, minimum 2.0 in math, science, and English courses. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to students from colleges with whom PCC has an articulation agreement.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $5775 full-time, $145 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $255 full-time, $100 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 60 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities. Most popular organizations: Gonstead Club, intramural sports, campus guides, Student International Chiropractic Association, Palmer Student Alumni Foundation. Major annual events: homecoming, Chili Cook-off, Fall Harvest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. D. D. Palmer Health Sciences Library with 55,278 books, 2,297 microform titles, 525 serials, 22,225 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $840,766. 75 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The Quad-Cities area, a community of about 400,000, offers a wide variety of entertainment options including more than 275 restaurants; professional basketball and ice hockey; Class A baseball; arena football; 60 miles of bike trails; theater, museums and the art galleries.

■ ST. AMBROSE UNIVERSITY H-16

518 West Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803-2898
Tel: (563)333-6000
Free: 800-383-2627
Admissions: (563)333-6300
Fax: (563)383-8791
E-mail: [email protected]edu
Web Site: http://www.sau.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1882. Setting: 11-acre urban campus. Endowment: $39.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5960 per student. Total enrollment: 3,623. Faculty: 290 (160 full-time, 130 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,634 applied, 84% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 36% from top quarter, 65% from top half. 45 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,200 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 498 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 12 other countries, 44% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 23% 25 or older, 52% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; psychology. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Black Hawk College, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, minimum ACT score of 20 or rank in top 50% of high school class, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, ACT. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: 10/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $26,700 includes full-time tuition ($19,460) and college room and board ($7240). College room only: $3690. Part-time tuition: $605 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Student Alumni Association, Social Action Group, College Activities Board, Ambrosians for Peace and Justice. Major annual events: Homecoming, Winter Carnival, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, police officer on campus 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. 1,273 college housing spaces available; 1,212 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. O'Keefe Library plus 1 other with 143,634 books, 6,727 microform titles, 739 serials, 3,351 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $838,329. 190 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ST. LUKE'S COLLEGE D-1

2720 Stone Park Blvd.
Sioux City, IA 51104
Tel: (712)279-3149
Free: 800-352-4660
Fax: (712)233-8017
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://stlukescollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Part of St. Luke's Regional Medical Center. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees. Setting: rural campus. Endowment: $883,130. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7568 per student. Total enrollment: 155. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 2% from top 10% of their high school class, 2% from top quarter, 39% from top half. Full-time: 128 students, 89% women, 11% men. Part-time: 27 students, 93% women, 7% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 28% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 45% 25 or older, 15% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early action. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.50 high school GPA, interview, minimum ACT score of 19, ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadlines: 8/1, 11/1 for early decision plan 1, 3/15 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $11,900 full-time, $340 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $600 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Major annual events: Phone-a-thon, Spring Fling, Professionals Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 74 college housing spaces available; 20 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. St. Luke's Library plus 1 other with 2,038 books, 119 serials, 324 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $185,937. 10 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SCOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE H-16

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722-6804
Tel: (563)441-4001
Admissions: (563)441-4007
Fax: (563)441-4066
Web Site: http://www.eicc.edu/scc/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Eastern Iowa Community College District. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2249 per student. Total enrollment: 4,697. 1,422 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,212 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 2,485 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 8% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 8% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 44% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Black Hawk College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT, College Board Diagnostic Tests required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group. Most popular organizations: student government, Campus Activities Board. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Scott Community College Library with 22,700 books, 183 serials, and an OPAC. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Davenport (population 100,400), part of the Iowa-Illinois Quad Cities (pop. 375,000), is situated on the north bank of the Mississippi River and has an average temperature of 57 degrees and average rainfall of 50 inches. Commercial transportation is available. Community facilities are excellent and include 91 churches, hotels, hospitals, four local radio stations, four TV stations, a public library, and numerous civic and service organizations. Some of its industries' products are brooms, clothing, food, machinery, foundry products, and aircraft instruments. The 27 city parks offer varied recreational facilities. Vandeer Veer Park has gardens with approximately 2,500 species of roses.

■ SIMPSON COLLEGE I-8

701 North C St. Indianola, IA 50125-1297
Tel: (515)961-6251
Free: 800-362-2454
Admissions: (515)961-1624
Fax: (515)961-1498
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.simpson.edu/

Description:

Independent United Methodist, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1860. Setting: 74-acre small town campus. Endowment: $64.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6986 per student. Total enrollment: 2,035. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,216 applied, 87% were admitted. 30% from top 10% of their high school class, 61% from top quarter, 90% from top half. 32 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,485 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 525 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 16 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 21% 25 or older, 82% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; education. Core. Calendar: 4-4-1. Services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Drew University, American University, Washington Center Internships and Symposia, George Washington Carver Teacher Initiative Consortium agreement with Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: rank in upper 50% of high school class. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $26,833 includes full-time tuition ($20,693), mandatory fees ($218), and college room and board ($5922). College room only: $2842. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 81 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities; 18% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: intramurals, Religious Life Council, Campus Activities Board, student government. Major annual events: Homecoming Week, All College Sing, Campus Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, Carver Cultural Center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,139 college housing spaces available; 1,106 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Dunn Library plus 1 other with 157,713 books, 12,492 microform titles, 558 serials, 6,242 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $792,117. 284 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Indianola (population 13,000) is located 20 minutes from Des Moines, the state capital, and enjoys the advantages of both a charming small town and a metropolitan center. Major transportation facilities are found in Des Moines, including the Des Moines International

Airport. While Des Moines is known as a commercial and industrial city in the heart of a great agricultural state, it is also known for its educational, cultural, philanthropic, and religious institutions.

■ SOUTHEASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, NORTH CAMPUS J-15

1500 West Agency St.
PO Box 180 West Burlington, IA 52655-0180
Tel: (319)752-2731
Fax: (319)752-4957
Web Site: http://www.secc.cc.ia.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Iowa Department of Education Division of Community Colleges. Awards diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 160-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 2,045. Students come from 8 states and territories, 34% 25 or older, 3% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for computer programming, nursing, electronics, medical assistant, medical laboratory technology, manufacturing technology, engineering design, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapy assistant programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Placement: ACT ASSET required; ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Criminal Justice Club, Art Club, Science Club. Major annual events: Welcome Picnic, Spring Fling. Campus security: controlled dormitory access, night patrols by trained security personnel. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Yohe Memorial Library with 39,304 books and 282 serials. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SOUTHEASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SOUTH CAMPUS L-14

335 Messenger Rd., PO Box 6007
Keokuk, IA 52632-6007
Tel: (319)524-3221
Admissions: (319)752-2731
Fax: (319)524-8621
Web Site: http://www.secc.cc.ia.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Iowa Department of Education Division of Community Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 3-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 548. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program. Off campus study at Carl Sandburg College, Iowa Wesleyan College.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Business Professionals of America, Art Club, Student Nurses Association, Computer Club, Student Board. Major annual events: Chicago trip, Fall Pizza Party, Spring Picnic. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. Fred Karre Memorial Library with 10,000 books, 70 serials, and an OPAC. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE J-6

1501 West Townline St.
Creston, IA 50801
Tel: (641)782-7081
Free: 800-247-4023
Fax: (641)782-3312
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.swcc.cc.ia.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Iowa Department of Education Division of Community Colleges. Awards diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 420-acre rural campus. Endowment: $691,031. Total enrollment: 1,254. 660 applied, 43% were admitted. 15% from top quarter of their high school class, 47% from top half. Full-time: 666 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 588 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 11 states and territories, 4 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 30% 25 or older, 5% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: SAT or ACT, ACT COMPASS. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/5. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3104 full-time, $97 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4560 full-time, $142.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $384 full-time, $13 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $3700.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group, student-run newspaper. Major annual events: Social Awareness Day, Cultural Diversity Day, Early Bird Scholarships. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 60 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Learning Resources Center with 14,742 books, 1,044 microform titles, 170 serials, 1,174 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $144,366. 115 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE D-16

2000 University Ave.
Dubuque, IA 52001-5099
Tel: (563)589-3000
Admissions: (563)589-3214
Fax: (563)589-3690
Web Site: http://www.dbq.edu/

Description:

Independent Presbyterian, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1852. Setting: 56-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 1,441. Faculty: 158 (70 full-time, 88 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 885 applied, 77% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 51% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 15 class presidents, 2 valedictorians, 100 student government officers. Full-time: 1,127 students, 37% women, 63% men. Part-time: 52 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 2 other countries, 60% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 12% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 1% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Loras College, Clarke College (IA). Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $23,420 includes full-time tuition ($17,250), mandatory fees ($220), and college room and board ($5950). College room only: $3100. Part-time tuition: $390 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 50 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 15% of eligible men and 13% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Alpha Phi Omega, Students in Free Enterprise, Student Activities Board, Student Government Association, Web of Life (environmental science). Major annual events: homecoming, Spring Founders' Day Ball, Christmas Candlelight Ceremony. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 700 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Charles C. Myer's Library with 168,579 books, 20,000 microform titles, 484 serials, 1,169 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 220 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA G-14

Iowa City, IA 52242-1316
Tel: (319)335-3500
Free: 800-553-4692
Admissions: (319)335-3847
Fax: (319)335-1535
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uiowa.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1847. Setting: 1,900-acre small town campus. Endowment: $313.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $217.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9695 per student. Total enrollment: 28,426. Faculty: 1,693 (1,595 full-time, 98 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 13,241 applied, 84% were admitted. 22% from top 10% of their high school class, 53% from top quarter, 92% from top half. 25 National Merit Scholars, 168 valedictorians. Full-time: 18,194 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 2,106 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 68 other countries, 39% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 9% 25 or older, 28% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Iowa State University of Science and Technology, University of Northern Iowa, Committee on Institutional Cooperation. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, rank in upper 50% for residents, rank in top 30% for nonresidents, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 4/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $5110 full-time, $213 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $17,334 full-time, $757 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $825 full-time, $413 per term part-time. College room and board: $6912.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 408 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 7% of eligible men and 12% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Association of Students of Engineering, Association of Residence Halls, Newman Center, Friendship Association of Chinese Scholars, May Co. Major annual events: River Fest Annual Spring Festival, Homecoming, Dance Marathon. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 5,600 college housing spaces available; 5,515 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Main Library plus 12 others with 4 million books, 6.6 million microform titles, 44,644 serials, 267,192 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $24.1 million. 1,200 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Greater Iowa City (population 70,085) is located in eastern Iowa. Major transportation facilities are accessible. The university hospital and medical and scientific research departments make Iowa City an important medical center for the area and state. Public and historical libraries and museums, churches of most denominations, hospitals, and civic, fraternal, and veterans' organizations are a part of the community.

■ UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA D-11

1227 West 27th St.
Cedar Falls, IA 50614
Tel: (319)273-2311
Free: 800-772-2037
Admissions: (319)273-2701
Fax: (319)273-2885
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uni.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1876. Setting: 916-acre small town campus. Endowment: $51.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,242 per student. Total enrollment: 12,622. Faculty: 829 (641 full-time, 188 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 4,360 applied, 78% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 48% from top quarter, 90% from top half. Full-time: 9,753 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 1,241 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 58 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 9% 25 or older, 34% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Iowa Regents' Universities Student Exchange, National Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, rank in upper 50% of high school class, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $4890 full-time, $204 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,502 full-time, $521 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $712 full-time, $313.75 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5531. College room only: $2588. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 185 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 4% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: American Marketing Association, Public Relations Student Society, Iowa State Education Association, United Students of Iowa, Golden Key. Major annual events: homecoming, Family Fest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 4,921 college housing spaces available; 3,816 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Rod Library with 1.2 million books, 1.1 million microform titles, 6,814 serials, 28,342 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $5.8 million. 1,900 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Cedar Falls is an active industrial community on the Cedar River, situated in northeast Iowa. Along with nearby Waterloo, the area population is well over 100,000. All forms of commercial transportation are available. Recreational facilities include many parks, Cedar River for fishing and boating, and two public golf courses. Part-time work is available.

■ UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY C-13

605 Washington St., Box 1857 Fayette, IA 52142-1857
Tel: (563)425-5200
Free: 800-553-4150
Admissions: (563)425-5281
Fax: (563)425-5277
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uiu.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees (also offers continuing education program with significant enrollment not reflected in profile). Founded 1857. Setting: 80-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 887. 853 applied, 56% were admitted. 23% from top 10% of their high school class, 41% from top quarter, 80% from top half. 5 valedictorians. Full-time: 678 students, 40% women, 60% men. Part-time: 47 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 7 other countries, 42% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 15% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 70% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: 4 8-week terms. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. Comprehensive fee: $23,596 includes full-time tuition ($18,056) and college room and board ($5540). College room only: $2300. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $600 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 35 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 30% of eligible men and 30% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: outdoor pursuits, Sigma Delta Phi, Alpha Nu Omega, Psychology Club, Campus Events Council. Major annual events: Greek Week, Homecoming, Spring Fest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 500 college housing spaces available; 288 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Henderson Wilder Library with 64,043 books, 9,501 microform titles, 3,241 serials, 4,031 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 75 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Fayette (population 1,500) is a rural area in northeastern Iowa, 50 miles from the Mississippi River. Community facilities include five churches and hospital service in the county seat 8 miles away. The city has a Chamber of Commerce and other civic and fraternal organizations. Part-time work is available for students and families. Outdoor sports include hiking, cross-country skiing, hunting, fishing, and golf.

■ VATTEROTT COLLEGE H-8

6100 Thornton Ave., Ste. 290 Des Moines, IA 50321
Tel: (515)309-9000
Free: 800-353-7264
Fax: (515)309-0366
Web Site: http://www.vatterott-college.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Setting: 25-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 336. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 0% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 6% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Calendar: ten week periods.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, interview.

■ VENNARD COLLEGE

PO Box 29
University Park, IA 52595
Tel: (515)673-8391
Free: 800-686-8391
Admissions: (641)673-8391
Fax: (515)673-8365
Web Site: http://www.vennard.edu/

Description:

Independent interdenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1996. Setting: 70-acre small town campus with easy access to Des Moines. Endowment: $479,742. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4377 per student. Total enrollment: 72. 49 applied, 33% were admitted. 0% from top 10% of their high school class, 12% from top quarter, 25% from top half. Full-time: 58 students, 43% women, 57% men. Part-time: 14 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 82% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 0% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 29% 25 or older, 11% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at William Penn University.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.2 high school GPA, 3 recommendations. Required for some: interview, SAT or ACT, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/11.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: student patrols. 75 college housing spaces available; 30 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Jessop-Bruner Library with 19,619 books, 5,975 serials, 302 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $69,514. 17 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ WALDORF COLLEGE B-8

106 South 6th St.
Forest City, IA 50436-1713
Tel: (641)585-2450
Free: 800-292-1903
Admissions: (641)585-8112
Fax: (641)585-8194
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.waldorf.edu/

Description:

Independent Lutheran, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1903. Setting: 29-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 629. 761 applied, 63% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 28% from top quarter, 49% from top half. Full-time: 546 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 83 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 11 other countries, 33% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 0.5% Hispanic, 3% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 4% 25 or older, 93% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $20,140 includes full-time tuition ($14,785), mandatory fees ($735), and college room and board ($4620). College room only: $2150. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $180 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $200 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 13 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, FCA, Drama Club, intramurals, Amnesty International. Major annual events: Homecoming, Bash on the Grass. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological

counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, evening and night patrols by trained security personnel. 800 college housing spaces available; 425 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Voss Memorial Library with 33,422 books, 43,718 microform titles, 55,989 serials, 274 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 700 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Forest City (population 5000), so named for the numerous trees covering the slopes of the rolling hills surrounding the city, is in north-central Iowa on the Winnebago River, near Mason City (population 35,000) and midway between Minneapolis and Des Moines. It is also the county seat and serves as both the manufacturing and administrative center for Winnebago Industries. A few miles to the east is Pilot Knob State Park, offering hiking and winter sports. Also available for recreation is the YMCA.

■ WARTBURG COLLEGE D-11

100 Wartburg Blvd., PO Box 1003 Waverly, IA 50677-0903
Tel: (319)352-8200
Free: 800-772-2085
Admissions: (319)352-8264
Fax: (319)352-8279
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wartburg.edu/

Description:

Independent Lutheran, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1852. Setting: 118-acre small town campus. Endowment: $36.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9021 per student. Total enrollment: 1,811. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,681 applied, 88% were admitted. 31% from top 10% of their high school class, 61% from top quarter, 89% from top half. 43 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,732 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 79 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 36 other countries, 23% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 2% 25 or older, 79% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: 4-4-1. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at members of the May Term Consortium. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: recommendations, secondary school report. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $26,895 includes full-time tuition ($20,500), mandatory fees ($630), and college room and board ($5765). College room only: $2815. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $760 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $50 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 96 open to all. Most popular organizations: Entertainment To Knight, choir, Student Senate, campus ministry, band. Major annual events: Outfly, Homecoming, Family Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,471 college housing spaces available; 1,415 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Vogel Library with 186,089 books, 7,774 microform titles, 12,473 serials, 4,717 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $687,216. 275 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Waverly is a rural Iowa community (population 9,000), within 15 minutes of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metro area (population 120,000). A variety of cultural events are available. The community provides libraries, a museum, a hospital, churches, clinics, shopping facilities and a community symphony. Part-time employment opportunities are limited.

■ WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE D-1

4647 Stone Ave., PO Box 5199
Sioux City, IA 51102-5199
Tel: (712)274-6400
Fax: (712)274-6412
Web Site: http://www.witcc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Iowa Department of Education Division of Community Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 143-acre urban campus. Endowment: $337,763. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $40,502. Total enrollment: 5,334. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 581 applied, 100% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 69% from top half. Full-time: 2,086 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 3,248 students, 54% women, 46% men. 10% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 30% 25 or older, 2% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except health occupations programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $93 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $133 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $15 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organization: Student Senate. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. Western Iowa Tech Community College Library Services with 25,696 books, 10,463 microform titles, 1,886 serials, 3,456 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $255,202. 640 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Briar Cliff University.

■ WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY I-11

201 Trueblood Ave.
Oskaloosa, IA 52577-1799
Tel: (641)673-1001
Free: 800-779-7366
Admissions: (641)673-1012
Fax: (641)673-1396
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wmpenn.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Society of Friends. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1873. Setting: 60-acre rural campus with easy access to Des Moines. Endowment: $4.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2821 per student. Total enrollment: 1,892. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 50% from top half. Full-time: 1,804 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 88 students, 44% women, 56% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 12 other countries, 28% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 10% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 30% 25 or older, 40% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 55% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $20,927 includes full-time tuition ($15,575), mandatory fees ($370), and college room and board ($4982).

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 30 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Literacy Tutoring Project, student government. Major annual events: Homecoming, Campus Beautification Day, PennStock. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 540 college housing spaces available; 537 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Wilcox Library with 72,907 books, 2,718 microform titles, 354 serials, 738 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $238,525. 85 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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Iowa

Iowa

AIB COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

2500 Fleur Dr.
Des Moines, IA 50321-1799
Tel: (515)244-4221
Free: 800-444-1921
Fax: (515)244-6773
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aib.edu/
President/CEO: Nancy Williams
Registrar: Judy Wilderman
Admissions: Gail Cline
Financial Aid: Connie Jensen
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 57% ACT 18-23; 20% ACT 24-29 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $15,837 includes full-time tuition ($11,880) and college room and board ($3957). College room only: $2895. Part-time tuition: $330 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Continuous, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 750, PT 188 Faculty: FT 26, PT 41 Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1 Exams: ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 48 Library Holdings: 5,400 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 96 credits, Associates

ALLEN COLLEGE

1825 Logan Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50703
Tel: (319)226-2000
Admissions: (319)226-2002
Fax: (319)226-2020
Web Site: http://www.allencollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jane Hasek
Registrar: Joanna Ramsden-Meier
Admissions: Holly Risetter
Financial Aid: Kathie Walters
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Allen Health System/Iowa Health System Scores: 83% ACT 18-23; 11% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 73 Application Deadline: July 01 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $19,184 includes full-time tuition ($11,958), mandatory fees ($1514), and college room and board ($5712). College room only: $2666. Part-time tuition: $415 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $37 per credit hour, $170 per term. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 318, PT 56, Grad 30 Faculty: FT 19, PT 12 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 79 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 15 Library Holdings: 2,797 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 73 credit hours, Associates; 125 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: JRCERT, NLN

ASHFORD UNIVERSITY

400 North Bluff Blvd., PO Box 2967
Clinton, IA 52733-2967
Tel: (563)242-4023
Free: 800-242-4153
Fax: (563)242-2003
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ashford.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Michael E. Kaelke
Registrar: Mary Lou Mallicoat
Admissions: Waunita M. Sullivan
Financial Aid: Lisa Kramer
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 59% ACT 18-23; 16% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 342, PT 49, Grad 68 Faculty: FT 27, PT 25 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 87 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 29 Library Holdings: 98,974 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credit hours, Associates; 122 credit hours, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

BRIAR CLIFF UNIVERSITY

3303 Rebecca St.
Sioux City, IA 51104-0100
Tel: (712)279-5321
Free: 800-662-3303
Admissions: (712)279-5200
Fax: (712)279-5410
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.briarcliff.edu/
President/CEO: Beverly Wharton
Registrar: Deidre Engel
Admissions: Sharisue Wilcoxon
Financial Aid: Robert Piechota
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 89% SAT V 400+; 67% SAT M 400+; 66% ACT 18-23; 26% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 76 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $23,550 includes full-time tuition ($17,490), mandatory fees ($495), and college room and board ($5565). College room only: $2760. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $583 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $16.50 per hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Miscellaneous, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 970, PT 126, Grad 26 Faculty: FT 56, PT 42 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 73 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 0 Library Holdings: 84,411 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates; 120 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: CSWE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY

610 West Fourth St.
Storm Lake, IA 50588
Tel: (712)749-2351
Free: 800-383-9600
Admissions: (712)749-2235
Fax: (712)749-2037
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bvu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Frederick V. Moore
Registrar: Nancy Penna
Admissions: Chris Coons
Financial Aid: Leanne Valentine
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Scores: 54% ACT 18-23; 31% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 83 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $27,742 includes full-time tuition ($21,688) and college room and board ($6054). Part-time tuition: $729 per semester hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,198, PT 16, Grad 69 Faculty: FT 81, PT 35 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 92 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 89 Library Holdings: 145,085 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: CSWE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

CENTRAL COLLEGE

812 University St.
Pella, IA 50219-1999
Tel: (641)628-9000; 877-462-3689
Admissions: (641)628-7600
Fax: (641)628-5316
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.central.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. David Roe
Registrar: Steven J. Sanchez
Admissions: Carol Williamson
Financial Aid: Jean Vander Wert
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Reformed Church in America Scores: 48% ACT 18-23; 43% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 84 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $28,196 includes full-time tuition ($20,972) and college room and board ($7224). College room only: $3542. Part-time tuition: $728 per semester hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,601, PT 34 Faculty: FT 94, PT 45 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 81 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 86 Library Holdings: 220,526 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NASM Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

CLARKE COLLEGE

1550 Clarke Dr.
Dubuque, IA 52001-3198
Tel: (563)588-6300
Free: 800-383-2345
Admissions: (563)588-6316
Fax: (563)588-6789
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.clarke.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Catherine Dunn, BVM
Registrar: Kristi Droessler
Admissions: Andy Shroeder
Financial Aid: Michael Pope
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 90% SAT V 400+; 90% SAT M 400+; 60% ACT 18-23; 28% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 61 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $25,390 includes full-time tuition ($18,360), mandatory fees ($585), and college room and board ($6445). College room only: $3135. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $465 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 857, PT 164, Grad 225 Faculty: FT 83, PT 47 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 86 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 47 Library Holdings: 157,576 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credits, Associates; 124 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACN, APTA, CSWE, NASM, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball M & W

CLINTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Clinton, IA 52732-6299
Tel: (563)244-7001
Admissions: (563)244-7007
Fax: (563)244-7107
Web Site: http://www.eicc.edu/ccc/
President/CEO: Karen Vickers
Registrar: Sue Carmody
Admissions: Neil Mandsager
Financial Aid: Teresa Thiede
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Eastern Iowa Community College District Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 590, PT 708 Faculty: FT 31, PT 44 Library Holdings: 18,701 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 semester hours, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M; Cheerleading M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

COE COLLEGE

1220 1st Ave., NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-5092
Tel: (319)399-8000; 877-225-5263
Admissions: (319)399-8500
Fax: (319)399-8816
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.coe.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. James R. Phifer
Registrar: Dr. Evelyn Moore
Admissions: John Grundig
Financial Aid: Barbara Hoffman
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Presbyterian Church Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 33% ACT 18-23; 52% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 72 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: March 01 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $31,670 includes full-time tuition ($24,830), mandatory fees ($290), and college room and board ($6550). College room only: $2990. Part-time tuition: $3200 per course. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Miscellaneous, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,245, PT 86, Grad 24 Faculty: FT 76, PT 49 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 77 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 84 Library Holdings: 218,881 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 32 courses, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACN, NASM Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

CORNELL COLLEGE

600 First St. West
Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1098
Tel: (319)895-4000
Free: 800-747-1112
Admissions: (319)895-4477
Fax: (319)895-4492
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cornellcollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Leslie H. Garner, Jr.
Registrar: Dr. James Brown
Admissions: Jonathan Stroud
Financial Aid: Cindi Reints
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Methodist Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 25% ACT 18-23; 55% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 66 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: March 01 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $30,110 includes full-time tuition ($23,500), mandatory fees ($180), and college room and board ($6430). College room only: $3010. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $734 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $180 per year. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Miscellaneous, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,166, PT 13 Faculty: FT 94, PT 18 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT II % Receiving Financial Aid: 80 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 88 Library Holdings: 186,318 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 semester hours, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W; Wrestling M

DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

2006 South Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50021-8995
Tel: (515)964-6200
Admissions: (515)964-6216
Web Site: http://www.dmacc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Joseph A. Borgen
Registrar: Kim Kirschman
Admissions: Keith Knowles
Financial Aid: Delores Hawkins
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Iowa Area Community Colleges System Scores: 58.4% ACT 18-23; 16.2% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2850 full-time, $95 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5700 full-time, $190 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 6,002, PT 7,717 Faculty: FT 266, PT 6 Student-Faculty Ratio: 50:1 Exams: ACT, Other Library Holdings: 62,986 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACF, ADA, CARC, NAACLS, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Softball W

DIVINE WORD COLLEGE

102 Jacoby Dr. SW
Epworth, IA 52045-0380
Tel: (563)876-3353
Free: 800-553-3321
Fax: (563)876-3407
Web Site: http://www.dwci.edu/
President/CEO: Rev. Michael Hutchins
Registrar: Deborah Hirsch
Financial Aid: Linda Weidemann
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Admission Plans: Early Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 110, PT 1 Faculty: FT 23, PT 3 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 98 Library Holdings: 94,583 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates; 128 semester hours, Bachelors

DORDT COLLEGE

498 4th Ave., NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250-1697
Tel: (712)722-6000
Free: 800-343-6738
Admissions: (712)722-6080
Fax: (712)722-1967
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dordt.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Carl E. Zylstra
Registrar: James Bos
Admissions: Quentin Van Essen
Financial Aid: Michael Epema
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Christian Reformed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 40% ACT 18-23; 42% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 92 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $22,540 includes full-time tuition ($17,400), mandatory fees ($240), and college room and board ($4900). College room only: $2580. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $690 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $120 per term. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,192, PT 62, Grad 73 Faculty: FT 73, PT 32 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 76 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 90 Library Holdings: 160,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 63 credits, Associates; 126 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ABET, CSWE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M; Ice Hockey M; Lacrosse M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

DRAKE UNIVERSITY

2507 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311-4516
Tel: (515)271-2011
Free: 800-44D-RAKE
Admissions: (515)271-3181
Fax: (515)271-2831
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.drake.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. David Maxwell
Registrar: Dr. Wanda E. Everage
Admissions: Laura Linn
Financial Aid: Susan Ladd
Type: University Sex: Coed Scores: 98% SAT V 400+; 98% SAT M 400+; 22% ACT 18-23; 61% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 82 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: March 01 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $27,632 includes full-time tuition ($21,100), mandatory fees ($362), and college room and board ($6170). College room only: $3000. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $430 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $8 per hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,913, PT 228, Grad 1,160 Faculty: FT 246, PT 142 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: Other, SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 62 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 57 Library Holdings: 488,659 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ACEJMC, ABA, ACPhE, AALS, CORE, NASAD, NASM, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Crew W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

ELLSWORTH COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1100 College Ave.
Iowa Falls, IA 50126-1199
Tel: (641)648-4611
Free: 800-ECC-9235
Fax: (641)648-3128
Web Site: http://www.iavalley.cc.ia.us/ecc/
President/CEO: Dr. Max Friddell
Registrar: Barb Brady
Admissions: Nancy Walters
Financial Aid: Barbara Brady
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Iowa Valley Community College District System Scores: 51% ACT 18-23; 13% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 627, PT 303 Faculty: FT 33, PT 30 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: ACT, Other % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 38 Library Holdings: 25,500 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

EMMAUS BIBLE COLLEGE

2570 Asbury Rd.
Dubuque, IA 52001-3097
Tel: (319)588-8000
Free: 800-397-2425
Admissions: (563)588-8000
Fax: (319)588-1216
Web Site: http://www.emmaus.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Daniel H. Smith
Registrar: Mark Stevenson
Admissions: Steve Schimpf
Financial Aid: Phil Gardner
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: nondenominational Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $12,372 includes full-time tuition ($7700), mandatory fees ($510), and college room and board ($4162). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition: $342 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 270, PT 26 Faculty: FT 14, PT 13 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 47 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 79 Library Holdings: 86,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 101 semester hours, Associates; 132 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AABC Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W

FAITH BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE AND THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

1900 Northwest 4th St.
Ankeny, IA 50021
Tel: (515)964-0601; 888-FAITH 4U
Fax: (515)964-1638
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.faith.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Richard Houg
Registrar: David Stout
Admissions: Tim Nilius
Financial Aid: Breck Appell
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Scores: 86% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 52% ACT 18-23; 25% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 65 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 01 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $15,520 includes full-time tuition ($10,804), mandatory fees ($400), and college room and board ($4316). College room only: $2010. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $395 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $95 per term. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 289, PT 39, Grad 114 Faculty: FT 21, PT 16 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 91 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 81 Library Holdings: 67,040 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates; 126 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AABC Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Soccer M & W; Volleyball W

GRACELAND UNIVERSITY

1 University Place
Lamoni, IA 50140
Tel: (641)784-5000; (866)GRACELAND
Admissions: (641)784-5118
Fax: (641)784-5480
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.graceland.edu/
President/CEO: Ambassador John K. Menzies
Registrar: M. Joyce Lighthill
Admissions: James R. Simpson
Financial Aid: Dr. Sherry Mesle Morain
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Community of Christ Scores: 79% SAT V 400+; 83% SAT M 400+; 45% ACT 18-23; 26% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $21,550 includes full-time tuition ($16,000), mandatory fees ($150), and college room and board ($5400). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $500 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to location. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,398, PT 547, Grad 406 Faculty: FT 93, PT 21 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 62 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 66 Library Holdings: 193,109 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACN, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W

GRAND VIEW COLLEGE

1200 Grandview Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50316-1599
Tel: (515)263-2800
Free: 800-444-6083
Admissions: (515)263-2810
Fax: (515)263-2974
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gvc.edu/
President/CEO: Kent Henning
Registrar: Dr. Ellen Strachota
Admissions: Diane Schaefer
Financial Aid: Deb Barger
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Scores: 89% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 61% ACT 18-23; 15% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 95 Application Deadline: August 15 Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $21,774 includes full-time tuition ($15,750), mandatory fees ($360), and college room and board ($5664). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $425 per hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,372, PT 389 Faculty: FT 86, PT 116 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 80 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 32 Library Holdings: 104,225 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 semester hours, Associates; 124 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

GRINNELL COLLEGE

1121 Park St.
Grinnell, IA 50112-1690
Tel: (641)269-4000
Free: 800-247-0113
Admissions: (641)269-3600
Fax: (641)269-3408
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.grinnell.edu/
President/CEO: Russell K. Osgood
Registrar: Gerald S. Adams
Admissions: James Sumner
Financial Aid: Arnold A. Woods, Jr.
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 99.6% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 6.9% ACT 18-23; 27.6% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 45 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 20 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $34,814 includes full-time tuition ($27,060), mandatory fees ($444), and college room and board ($7310). College room only: $3424. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $846 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,546, PT 31 Faculty: FT 156, PT 43 Student-Faculty Ratio: 9:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 50 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 75 Library Holdings: 1,063,390 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 credits, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

HAMILTON COLLEGE (CEDAR FALLS)

7009 Nordic Dr.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Tel: (319)277-0220
Free: 800-728-1220
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hamiltoncf.com/
Admissions: Jill Lines
Type: Two-Year College Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Calendar System: Quarter Enrollment: FT 541, PT 154 Faculty: FT 17, PT 20 Student-Faculty Ratio: 25:1 Exams: Other

HAMILTON COLLEGE (CEDAR RAPIDS)

3165 Edgewood Parkway, SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Tel: (319)363-0481
Free: 800-728-0481
Fax: (319)363-3812
Web Site: http://www.hamiltonia.edu/
President/CEO: Gary Kerber
Admissions: Niki Donahue
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $17,040 full-time, $355 per credit hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 440, PT 71 Faculty: FT 7, PT 33 Student-Faculty Ratio: 25:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 5,500 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 92 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AAMAE

HAMILTON COLLEGE (COUNCIL BLUFFS)

1751 Madison Ave.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Free: 800-518-4212
Web Site: http://www.hamiltoncb.com/
Type: Two-Year College

HAMILTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE

1011 East 53rd St.
Davenport, IA 52807-2653
Tel: (319)386-3570
Admissions: (563)386-3570
Fax: (319)386-6756
Web Site: http://www.hamiltontechcollege.com/
President/CEO: Maryanne Hamilton
Registrar: Brian Beert
Admissions: Chad Nelson
Financial Aid: Lisa Boyd
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $6900 full-time, $230 per credit part-time. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Continuous, Summer Session Not available Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Library Holdings: 4,500 Credit Hours For Degree: 75 credit hours, Associates; 120 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 8015
Waterloo, IA 50704-8015
Tel: (319)296-2320
Free: 800-670-4769
Admissions: (319)296-4204
Fax: (319)296-2874
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hawkeyecollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Bettsey Barhorst
Registrar: Pat Yuska
Admissions: Dave Ball
Financial Aid: Brian Will
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2940 full-time, $98 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5880 full-time, $196 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $300 full-time, $10 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,751, PT 2,521 Faculty: FT 114, PT 243 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: ACT Library Holdings: 37,155 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credits, Associates ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: ADA, CARC, NAACLS

INDIAN HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

525 Grandview Ave., Bldg. No. 1
Ottumwa, IA 52501-1398
Tel: (641)683-5111
Free: 800-726-2585
Admissions: (641)683-5151
Web Site: http://www.ihcc.cc.ia.us/
President/CEO: Dr. Jim Lindenmayer
Registrar: Gail Lockridge
Admissions: Gail Lockridge
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Iowa Area Community Colleges System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,046, PT 821 Faculty: FT 127, PT 21 Exams: ACT, Other % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 15 Library Holdings: 53,073 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 61 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACF, AHIMA, APTA, JRCERT Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M; Golf M; Softball W; Volleyball W

IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

330 Ave. M
Fort Dodge, IA 50501-5798
Tel: (515)576-7201
Admissions: (515)576-0099
Fax: (515)576-7724
Web Site: http://www.iccc.cc.ia.us/
President/CEO: Dr. Robert A. Paxton
Registrar: Mary Kay Matisheck
Admissions: Brian K. Dioguardi
Financial Aid: Angela Martin
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Iowa Department of Education Division of Community Colleges Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2790 full-time, $93 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4135 full-time, $139.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $300 full-time, $10 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 73, PT 207 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: Other, SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 22 Library Holdings: 55,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: JRCERT, NAACLS, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

IOWA LAKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE

19 South 7th St.
Estherville, IA 51334-2295
Tel: (712)362-2604
Free: 800-521-5054
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.iowalakes.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Michael Hupfer
Registrar: Thomas Spalding
Admissions: Julie Carlson
Financial Aid: John Beneke
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Iowa Area Community Colleges System Scores: 55% ACT 18-23; 11% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3296 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3360 full-time. Mandatory fees: $452 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. College room and board: $4120. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,371, PT 1,622 Faculty: FT 81, PT 72 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Exams: ACT, Other % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 24 Library Holdings: 36,881 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AAMAE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W; Weight Lifting M & W

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Ames, IA 50011
Tel: (515)294-4111
Free: 800-262-3810
Admissions: (515)294-0815
Fax: (515)294-2592
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.iastate.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Gregory L. Geoffroy
Registrar: Kathleen Jones
Admissions: Marc L. Harding
Financial Aid: Roberta Johnson
Type: University Sex: Coed Scores: 97% SAT V 400+; 99% SAT M 400+; 39% ACT 18-23; 47% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 90 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: July 01 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $4890 full-time, $204 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,980 full-time, $625 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $744 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, degree level, and program. Part-time tuition varies according to class time, course load, degree level, and program. College room and board: $6197. College room only: $3295. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 19,433, PT 1,299, Grad 4,578 Faculty: FT 1,419, PT 217 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 57 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 31 Library Holdings: 2,416,670 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120.5 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, ACEJMC, AAMFT, AAFCS, ADtA, ACSP, APA, ASLA, AVMA, FIDER, JRCEPAT, NAIT, NASM, NASPAA, SAF Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Gymnastics W; Soccer W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

IOWA WESLEYAN COLLEGE

601 North Main St.
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641-1398
Tel: (319)385-8021
Free: 800-582-2383
Admissions: (319)385-6230
Fax: (319)385-6296
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.iwc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. William N. Johnston
Registrar: Edward L. Kropa
Admissions: Cary A. Owens
Financial Aid: Crystal Filer-Ogden
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: United Methodist Scores: 54% ACT 18-23; 23% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 59 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 15 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Comprehensive fee: $23,330 includes full-time tuition ($17,800) and college room and board ($5530). College room only: $2280. Part-time tuition: $439 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 54, PT 40 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 92 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 57 Library Holdings: 107,227 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

2700 College Rd., Box 4-C
Council Bluffs, IA 51502
Tel: (712)325-3200
Free: 800-432-5852
Admissions: (712)388-6878
Fax: (712)325-3720
Web Site: http://www.iwcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Dan Kinney
Registrar: Jeanine Larsen
Admissions: Christopher LaFerla
Financial Aid: Blaine Dustermars
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Iowa Department of Education Division of Community Colleges Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: State resident tuition: $3200 full-time, $100 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4800 full-time, $150 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $320 full-time, $10 per credit part-time. College room and board: $4350. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,152, PT 2,147 Faculty: FT 114, PT 108 Exams: Other, SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 19 Library Holdings: 59,200 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ABET, ACF, ADA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

KAPLAN UNIVERSITY

1801 East Kimberly Rd., Ste. 1
Davenport, IA 52807-2095
Tel: (563)355-3500
Admissions: (563)441-2496
Web Site: http://www.kaplancollegeia.com/
President/CEO: Dr. Ed DeJaegher
Registrar: Janet Gehrls
Admissions: Robert Hoffmann
Financial Aid: Sue McCabe
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Kaplan Higher Education Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,648, PT 7,546 Faculty: FT 56, PT 355 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Library Holdings: 7,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates; 180 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AAMAE

KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 2068
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2068
Tel: (319)398-5411
Free: 800-332-2055
Admissions: (319)398-5517
Fax: (319)398-1244
E-mail: [email protected].us
Web Site: http://www.kirkwood.cc.ia.us/
President/CEO: Dr. Norm Nielsen
Admissions: Doug Bannon
Financial Aid: Peg Julius
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Iowa Department of Education Division of Community Colleges Scores: 55% ACT 18-23; 15% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 8,319, PT 6,713 Faculty: FT 257, PT 480 Student-Faculty Ratio: 23:1 Exams: ACT, Other Library Holdings: 60,622 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ARCEST, AAMAE, ACF, ADA, AHIMA, AOTA, APTA, CARC, JRCEET Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

LORAS COLLEGE

1450 Alta Vista
Dubuque, IA 52004-0178
Tel: (563)588-7100
Free: 800-245-6727
Admissions: (563)588-7829
Fax: (563)588-7964
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.loras.edu/
President/CEO: James E. Collins
Registrar: Dr. Mary K. Weck
Admissions: Sharon Lyons
Financial Aid: Julie A. Dunn
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 88. 89% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 60.92% ACT 18-23; 30.46% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 82 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $27,193 includes full-time tuition ($19,990), mandatory fees ($1108), and college room and board ($6095). College room only: $3100. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and degree level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $400 per credit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,512, PT 82, Grad 89 Faculty: FT 112, PT 30 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 76 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 63 Library Holdings: 224,971 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 120 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: CSWE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M; Rugby M; Skiing (Downhill) M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W; Wrestling M

LUTHER COLLEGE

700 College Dr.
Decorah, IA 52101-1045
Tel: (563)387-2000
Free: 800-458-8437
Admissions: (563)387-1430
Fax: (563)387-2159
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.luther.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Richard L. Torgerson
Registrar: Dr. Liang Chee Wee
Admissions: Jon Lund
Financial Aid: Janice Cordell
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 99% SAT M 400+; 31.9% ACT 18-23; 50.9% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 75 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $30,670 includes full-time tuition ($26,380) and college room and board ($4290). College room only: $2100. Part-time tuition: $924 per semester hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,476, PT 69 Faculty: FT 179, PT 60 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 71 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 82 Library Holdings: 339,173 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACN, CSWE, NASM, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

MAHARISHI UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT

1000 North 4th St.
Fairfield, IA 52557
Tel: (641)472-7000
Free: 800-369-6480
Admissions: (641)472-1110
Fax: (641)472-1189
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mum.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Bevan Morris
Registrar: Arla Rabalais
Admissions: Richard Neate
Financial Aid: Tom Rowe
Type: University Sex: Coed % Accepted: 66 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 01 Application Fee: $15.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. Comprehensive fee: $30,430 includes full-time tuition ($24,000), mandatory fees ($430), and college room and board ($6000). Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 206, PT 12, Grad 523 Faculty: FT 39, PT 8 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 92 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 46 Library Holdings: 137,775 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 166 units, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Golf M & W; Soccer M & W

MARSHALLTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

3700 South Center St.
Marshalltown, IA 50158-4760
Tel: (641)752-7106; (866)622-4748
Fax: (641)752-8149
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.marshalltowncommunitycollege.com/
President/CEO: Dr. Barbara Burrows
Registrar: Sylvia Grandgeorge
Admissions: Deana Trawny
Financial Aid: Larry Pfantz
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Iowa Valley Community College District System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 903, PT 518 Faculty: FT 41, PT 68 Student-Faculty Ratio: 29:1 Exams: ACT, Other % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 8 Library Holdings: 39,348 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: ADA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

MERCY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

928 Sixth Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309-1239
Tel: (515)643-3180
Free: 800-637-2994
Fax: (515)643-6698
Web Site: http://www.mchs.edu/
President/CEO: Deanne M. Remer, PhD
Registrar: Susan Rhoades
Admissions: Susan Rhoades
Financial Aid: Lisa Croat
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $11,700 full-time, $395 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $25 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester Enrollment: FT 411, PT 249 Faculty: FT 30, PT 28 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 84 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Professional Accreditation: ARCEST, AACN, JRCEDMS, NLN

MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE

1501 Morningside Ave.
Sioux City, IA 51106
Tel: (712)274-5000
Free: 800-831-0806
Admissions: (712)274-5111
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.morningside.edu/
President/CEO: John C. Reynders
Registrar: Mary Peshek
Admissions: Joel Weyand
Financial Aid: Karen Gagnon
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: United Methodist Church Scores: 56.3% ACT 18-23; 29.6% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 74 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $23,704 includes full-time tuition ($17,170), mandatory fees ($910), and college room and board ($5624). College room only: $2940. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $530 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,066, PT 83, Grad 291 Faculty: FT 66, PT 66 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 87 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 70 Library Holdings: 113,169 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: NASM, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

MOUNT MERCY COLLEGE

1330 Elmhurst Dr., NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-4797
Tel: (319)363-8213
Free: 800-248-4504
Admissions: (319)368-6460
Fax: (319)368-6492
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mtmercy.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Robert W. Pearce
Registrar: Lori Heying
Admissions: Jim Krystofiak
Financial Aid: Lois Mulbrook
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 73% ACT 18-23; 25% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 79 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 25 Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $23,710 includes full-time tuition ($18,030) and college room and board ($5680). Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $500 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,019, PT 471 Faculty: FT 73, PT 78 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I and SAT II or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 84 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 28 Library Holdings: 118,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 123 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACN, CSWE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

MUSCATINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761-5396
Tel: (563)288-6001
Admissions: (563)288-6012
Fax: (563)288-6074
Web Site: http://www.eicc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Victor G. McAvoy
Registrar: Linda Keldgord
Admissions: Neil Mandsager
Financial Aid: Deb Beatty
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Eastern Iowa Community College District Scores: 56% ACT 18-23; 23% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 552, PT 728 Faculty: FT 36, PT 59 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 19,588 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credits, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Softball W

NORTH IOWA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

500 College Dr.
Mason City, IA 50401-7299
Tel: (641)423-1264; 888-GO NIACC
Admissions: (641)422-4104
Fax: (641)423-1711
Web Site: http://www.niacc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Michael Morrison
Admissions: Rachel McGuire
Financial Aid: Mary Bloomingdale
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Iowa Community Colleges System Scores: 51.9% ACT 18-23; 15.8% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2790 full-time, $93 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4184 full-time, $139.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $174 full-time, $11 per credit part-time. College room and board: $3920. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,698, PT 1,435 Faculty: FT 84, PT 111 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 15 Library Holdings: 29,540 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: APTA, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

NORTHEAST IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Box 400
Calmar, IA 52132-0480
Tel: (563)562-3263
Free: 800-728-CALMAR
Fax: (563)562-3719
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nicc.edu/
President/CEO: Robert J. Denson
Registrar: Karla Winter
Admissions: Martha Keune
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Iowa Area Community Colleges System % Accepted: 66 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3590 full-time, $105 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3590 full-time, $105 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $442 full-time, $13 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,140, PT 2,693 Faculty: FT 113, PT 67 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Library Holdings: 18,634 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AHIMA, CARC

NORTHWEST IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

603 West Park St.
Sheldon, IA 51201-1046
Tel: (712)324-5061
Free: 800-352-4907
Fax: (712)324-4136
Web Site: http://www.nwicc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Andrew Matonak
Registrar: Gene McDaniel
Admissions: Lisa Story
Financial Aid: Karna Hofmeyer
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Iowa Department of Education Division of Community Colleges Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $10.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 533, PT 546 Faculty: FT 38, PT 42 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: Other % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 5 Library Holdings: 12,500 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AHIMA

NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE

101 Seventh St., SW
Orange City, IA 51041-1996
Tel: (712)707-7000
Free: 800-747-4757
Admissions: (712)737-7130
Fax: (712)707-7247
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nwciowa.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Bruce G. Murphy
Registrar: Charles D. Couch
Admissions: Mark Bloemendaal
Financial Aid: Gerry Korver
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Reformed Church in America Scores: 41% ACT 18-23; 44% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 93 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $22,174 includes full-time tuition ($17,260) and college room and board ($4914). College room only: $2090. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,226, PT 47 Faculty: FT 78, PT 50 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I and SAT II or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 80 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 89 Library Holdings: 125,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credit hours, Associates; 124 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: CSWE, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

PALMER COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC

1000 Brady St.
Davenport, IA 52803-5287
Tel: (563)884-5000
Free: 800-722-3648
Admissions: (563)884-5656
Fax: (563)884-5897
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.palmer.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Guy F. Riekeman
Registrar: Mindy Leahy
Admissions: Karen Eden
Financial Aid: Brenda Gran
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $5775 full-time, $145 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $255 full-time, $100 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Trimester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 81, PT 15, Grad 13 Faculty: FT 136, PT 0 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Library Holdings: 55,278 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates; 120 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: CCE

ST. AMBROSE UNIVERSITY

518 West Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803-2898
Tel: (563)333-6000
Free: 800-383-2627
Admissions: (563)333-6300
Fax: (563)383-8791
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sau.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Edward J. Rogalski
Registrar: Dan Zeimet
Admissions: Meg Halligan
Financial Aid: Julie Haack
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 62% ACT 18-23; 27% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 84 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $26,700 includes full-time tuition ($19,460) and college room and board ($7240). College room only: $3690. Part-time tuition: $605 per semester hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,200, PT 498, Grad 925 Faculty: FT 160, PT 130 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: ACT, SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 75 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 52 Library Holdings: 143,634 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ABET, AACN, AOTA, APTA, ACBSP, CSWE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W

ST. LUKE'S COLLEGE

2720 Stone Park Blvd.
Sioux City, IA 51104
Tel: (712)279-3149
Free: 800-352-4660
Fax: (712)233-8017
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://stlukescollege.edu/
President/CEO: Michael D. Stiles
Registrar: Danelle Johannsen
Admissions: Sherry McCarthy
Financial Aid: Danelle Johannsen
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: St. Luke's Regional Medical Center Scores: 50% ACT 18-23; 50% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action Application Deadline: August 01 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $11,900 full-time, $340 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $600 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 128, PT 27 Faculty: FT 10, PT 6 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 15 Library Holdings: 2,038 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 71 credit hours, Associates

SCOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722-6804
Tel: (563)441-4001
Admissions: (563)441-4007
Fax: (563)441-4066
Web Site: http://www.eicc.edu/scc/
President/CEO: Dr. David A. Claeys
Registrar: Linda Turner
Admissions: Neil Mandsager
Financial Aid: Jane Havgland
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Eastern Iowa Community College District Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,212, PT 2,485 Faculty: FT 82, PT 240 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Exams: ACT, Other Library Holdings: 22,700 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, JRCEET, JRCERT Intercollegiate Athletics: Golf M & W; Soccer M & W

SIMPSON COLLEGE

701 North C St.
Indianola, IA 50125-1297
Tel: (515)961-6251
Free: 800-362-2454
Admissions: (515)961-1624
Fax: (515)961-1498
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.simpson.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Kevin La Gree
Registrar: Dr. John Bolen
Admissions: Deborah Tierney
Financial Aid: Tracie Pavon
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: United Methodist Scores: 38% ACT 18-23; 52% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 87 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 15 Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $26,833 includes full-time tuition ($20,693), mandatory fees ($218), and college room and board ($5922). College room only: $2842. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Miscellaneous, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,485, PT 525, Grad 25 Faculty: FT 87, PT 83 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 87 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 82 Library Holdings: 157,713 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NASM Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

SOUTHEASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, NORTH CAMPUS

1500 West Agency St.
PO Box 180
West Burlington, IA 52655-0180
Tel: (319)752-2731
Fax: (319)752-4957
Web Site: http://www.secc.cc.ia.us/
President/CEO: Jim Richardson
Registrar: Tim Gray
Admissions: Dana Chrisman
Financial Aid: Gwen Scholer
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Iowa Department of Education Division of Community Colleges Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 12, PT 82 Exams: ACT, Other % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 3 Library Holdings: 39,304 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AAMAE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M; Softball W; Volleyball W

SOUTHEASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SOUTH CAMPUS

335 Messenger Rd., PO Box 6007
Keokuk, IA 52632-6007
Tel: (319)524-3221
Admissions: (319)752-2731
Fax: (319)524-8621
Web Site: http://www.secc.cc.ia.us/
President/CEO: Jim Richardson
Registrar: Ginny Dusanek
Admissions: Kari Bevans
Financial Aid: James C. Bowles
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Iowa Department of Education Division of Community Colleges Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 18, PT 7 Library Holdings: 10,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credit hours, Associates

SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1501 West Townline St.
Creston, IA 50801
Tel: (641)782-7081
Free: 800-247-4023
Fax: (641)782-3312
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.swcc.cc.ia.us/
President/CEO: Dr. Barbara J. Crittenden
Registrar: Bill Taylor
Admissions: Lisa Carstens
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Iowa Department of Education Division of Community Colleges Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3104 full-time, $97 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4560 full-time, $142.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $384 full-time, $13 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $3700. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 666, PT 588 Faculty: FT 46, PT 50 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: Other, SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 5 Library Holdings: 14,742 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credit hours, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M; Softball W; Volleyball W

UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE

2000 University Ave.
Dubuque, IA 52001-5099
Tel: (563)589-3000
Admissions: (563)589-3214
Fax: (563)589-3690
Web Site: http://www.dbq.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jeffrey F. Bullock
Registrar: Paul Johnson
Admissions: Jesse James
Financial Aid: Timothy Kremer
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Presbyterian Scores: 77% SAT V 400+; 87% SAT M 400+; 61% ACT 18-23 % Accepted: 77 Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $23,420 includes full-time tuition ($17,250), mandatory fees ($220), and college room and board ($5950). College room only: $3100. Part-time tuition: $390 per credit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,127, PT 52, Grad 102 Faculty: FT 70, PT 88 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 90 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 70 Library Holdings: 168,579 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AClPE, ATS Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

Iowa City, IA 52242-1316
Tel: (319)335-3500
Free: 800-553-4692
Admissions: (319)335-3847
Fax: (319)335-1535
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uiowa.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. David J. Skorton
Registrar: Dr. Larry Lockwood
Admissions: Michael Barron
Financial Aid: Mark S. Warner
Type: University Sex: Coed Scores: 98% SAT V 400+; 99% SAT M 400+; 37% ACT 18-23; 52% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 84 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: April 01 Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $5110 full-time, $213 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $17,334 full-time, $757 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $825 full-time, $413 per term part-time. College room and board: $6912. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 18,194, PT 2,106, Grad 6,085 Faculty: FT 1,595, PT 98 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 51 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 28 Library Holdings: 4,027,546 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, ACEHSA, ACEJMC, AACN, AANA, ABA, ACPhE, ACA, ADA, ADtA, ACSP, ALA, APTA, APA, ASLHA, AClPE, AALS, CEPH, CORE CSWE, JRCEPAT, JRCNMT, LCMEAMA, NAACLS, NASM, NAST, NRPA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M & W; Gymnastics M & W; Ice Hockey M; Lacrosse M & W; Rugby M & W; Sailing M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Table Tennis M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Ultimate Frisbee M & W; Volleyball M & W; Wrestling M

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA

1227 West 27th St.
Cedar Falls, IA 50614
Tel: (319)273-2311
Free: 800-772-2037
Admissions: (319)273-2701
Fax: (319)273-2885
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uni.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Robert D. Koob
Registrar: Philip Patton
Admissions: Roland Carrillo
Financial Aid: Roland Carrillo
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Board of Regents, State of Iowa Scores: 93.6% SAT V 400+; 96.1% SAT M 400+; 53.5% ACT 18-23; 37.1% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 78 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 15 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $4890 full-time, $204 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,502 full-time, $521 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $712 full-time, $313.75 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5531. College room only: $2588. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 9,753, PT 1,241, Grad 1,628 Faculty: FT 641, PT 188 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 55 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 34 Library Holdings: 1,201,459 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACSB, AAFCS, ACA, ASLHA, CSWE, JRCEPAT, NAIT, NASAD, NASM, NRPA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY

605 Washington St., Box 1857
Fayette, IA 52142-1857
Tel: (563)425-5200
Free: 800-553-4150
Admissions: (563)425-5281
Fax: (563)425-5277
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uiu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Alan G. Walker
Registrar: Holly Streeter
Admissions: Linda Hoopes
Financial Aid: Jobyna Johnston
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 48% ACT 18-23; 25% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $15.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. Comprehensive fee: $23,596 includes full-time tuition ($18,056) and college room and board ($5540). College room only: $2300. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $600 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Miscellaneous, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 678, PT 47, Grad 162 Faculty: FT 57, PT 8 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 70 Library Holdings: 64,043 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates; 120 semester hours, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W; Wrestling M

VATTEROTT COLLEGE

6100 Thornton Ave., Ste. 290
Des Moines, IA 50321
Tel: (515)309-9000
Free: 800-353-7264
Fax: (515)309-0366
Web Site: http://www.vatterott-college.edu/
President/CEO: Henry Franken
Admissions: Henry Franken
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Miscellaneous Faculty: FT 8, PT 6 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

VENNARD COLLEGE

PO Box 29
University Park, IA 52595
Tel: (515)673-8391
Free: 800-686-8391
Admissions: (641)673-8391
Fax: (515)673-8365
Web Site: http://www.vennard.edu/
President/CEO: Bruce Moyer
Registrar: DeAnne Doll
Admissions: Robyn Chrisman
Financial Aid: Kevin Klucas
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: interdenominational Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 38.2% ACT 18-23; 12.5% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Early Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 58, PT 14 Faculty: FT 4, PT 10 Student-Faculty Ratio: 9:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT I and SAT II or ACT Library Holdings: 19,619 Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates; 128 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AABC Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Soccer M; Volleyball W

WALDORF COLLEGE

106 South 6th St.
Forest City, IA 50436-1713
Tel: (641)585-2450
Free: 800-292-1903
Admissions: (641)585-8112
Fax: (641)585-8194
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.waldorf.edu/
President/CEO: Rev. Thomas L. Jolivette
Registrar: Twylah Kragel
Admissions: Steve Lovik
Financial Aid: Duane Polsdofer
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Lutheran Scores: 58% ACT 18-23; 16% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Early Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $20,140 includes full-time tuition ($14,785), mandatory fees ($735), and college room and board ($4620). College room only: $2150. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $180 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $200 per credit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 546, PT 83 Faculty: FT 36, PT 17 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 82 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 93 Library Holdings: 33,422 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates; 124 semester hours, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

WARTBURG COLLEGE

100 Wartburg Blvd., PO Box 1003
Waverly, IA 50677-0903
Tel: (319)352-8200
Free: 800-772-2085
Admissions: (319)352-8264
Fax: (319)352-8279
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wartburg.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jack R. Ohle
Registrar: Sheree Covert
Admissions: Brent Matthias
Financial Aid: Jennifer Sassman
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Lutheran Scores: 97% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 47% ACT 18-23; 43% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 88 Admission Plans: Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $26,895 includes full-time tuition ($20,500), mandatory fees ($630), and college room and board ($5765). College room only: $2815. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $760 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $50 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Miscellaneous, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,732, PT 79 Faculty: FT 106, PT 73 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 78 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 79 Library Holdings: 186,089 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 126 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: CSWE, NASM, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE

4647 Stone Ave., PO Box 5199
Sioux City, IA 51102-5199
Tel: (712)274-6400
Fax: (712)274-6412
Web Site: http://www.witcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Robert E. Dunker
Admissions: Lora Vanderzwaag
Financial Aid: Don Duzik
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Iowa Department of Education Division of Community Colleges Scores: 46.4% ACT 18-23; 8.2% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $93 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $133 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $15 per credit hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,086, PT 3,248 Faculty: FT 88, PT 218 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 2 Library Holdings: 25,696 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, APTA, NLN

WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY

201 Trueblood Ave.
Oskaloosa, IA 52577-1799
Tel: (641)673-1001
Free: 800-779-7366
Admissions: (641)673-1012
Fax: (641)673-1396
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wmpenn.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Richard E. Sours
Registrar: Patrick McAdams
Admissions: John Ottosson
Financial Aid: Cyndi Peiffer
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Society of Friends Scores: 63% ACT 18-23; 14% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $20,927 includes full-time tuition ($15,575), mandatory fees ($370), and college room and board ($4982). Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,804, PT 88 Faculty: FT 35, PT 17 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 94 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 40 Library Holdings: 72,907 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates; 124 credit hours, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

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ASHFORD UNIVERSITY

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Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Music, B

Nursing, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Political Science and Government, B

Professional Studies, B

Psychology, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Work, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Theology/Theological Studies, AB

BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Arts Management, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Banking and Financial Support Services, B

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Teacher Education, B

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Chemistry, B

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer Science, B

Computer Teacher Education, B

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, BM

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Education, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, B

History, B

History Teacher Education, B

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Organizational Communication, B

Philosophy and Religious Studies, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physics, B

Physics Teacher Education, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Public Administration, B

Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Social Science Teacher Education, B

Social Sciences, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Spanish Language Teacher Education, B

Special Education and Teaching, B

Speech Teacher Education, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

Theatre Literature, History and Criticism, B

CENTRAL COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer Science, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

French Language and Literature, B

General Studies, B

German Studies, B

History, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International/Global Studies, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Linguistics, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics and Computer Science, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Natural Sciences, B

Philosophy, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Social Sciences, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

CLARKE COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Advertising, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, B

Computer Science, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, M

Economics, B

Education, BM

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

History, B

Information Science/Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Management, M

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing, MO

Nursing - Advanced Practice, MO

Nursing Administration, M

Nursing Education, M

Nursing Science, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physical Therapy/Therapist, BM

Psychology, B

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Reading Teacher Education, M

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

Voice and Opera, B

CLINTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, A

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator Production, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician, A

Pharmacy Technician/Assistant, A

COE COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Acting, B

African-American/Black Studies, B

American/United States Studies/Civilization, B

Architecture, B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Asian Studies/Civilization, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biochemistry, B

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Ceramic Arts and Ceramics, B

Chemistry, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Comparative Literature, B

Computer Science, B

Creative Writing, B

Directing and Theatrical Production, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Education, BM

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

French Studies, B

German Language and Literature, B

German Studies, B

Health and Physical Education/Fitness, B

History, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Mathematics, B

Molecular Biology, B

Music, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Music Theory and Composition, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Painting, B

Philosophy, B

Photography, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physical Sciences, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Sociology, B

Spanish and Iberian Studies, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology, B

CORNELL COLLEGE

Anthropology, B

Architecture, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biochemistry, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Chemistry, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Computer Science, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

Ethnic and Cultural Studies, B

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, B

French Language and Literature, B

Geology/Earth Science, B

German Language and Literature, B

Health and Physical Education/Fitness, B

History, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Latin American Studies, B

Latin Language and Literature, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Mathematics, B

Medieval and Renaissance Studies, B

Modern Greek Language and Literature, B

Modern Languages, B

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Russian Language and Literature, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agricultural Business and Management, A

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Biology Technician/BioTechnology Laboratory Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Carpentry/Carpenter, A

Child Development, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, A

Corrections, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Education, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Fashion Merchandising, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator Production, A

Health/Health Care Administration/Management, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Horticultural Science, A

Hospitality Administration/Management, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Human Services, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Quality Control Technology/Technician, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Social Work, A

Special Products Marketing Operations, A

Teacher Assistant/Aide, A

Telecommunications Technology/Technician, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

DIVINE WORD COLLEGE

Philosophy, B

Social Sciences, AB

DORDT COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agricultural Business and Management, AB

Agricultural Teacher Education, B

Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering, B

Agriculture, B

Animal Sciences, B

Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Teacher Education, B

Chemistry, B

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Civil Engineering, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Computer Engineering, B

Computer Programming/Programmer, B

Computer Science, B

Computer Teacher Education, B

Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Drama and Dance Teacher Education, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Education, BM

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Engineering, B

Engineering Mechanics, B

Engineering Technology, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

General Studies, B

German Language and Literature, B

Graphic Design, B

Health and Physical Education, B

History, B

History Teacher Education, B

Journalism, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Mechanical Engineering, B

Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology, B

Music, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Natural Sciences, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physics, B

Piano and Organ, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Nursing Studies, B

Pre-Pharmacy Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Reading Teacher Education, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Science Teacher Education, B

Social Sciences, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Spanish Language Teacher Education, B

Speech Teacher Education, B

Superintendency and Educational System Administration, B

System Administration/Administrator, B

Teacher Assistant/Aide, A

Teacher Education, Multiple Levels, B

Theology/Theological Studies, B

Voice and Opera, B

Youth Ministry, B

DRAKE UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Accounting and Finance, B

Acting, B

Actuarial Science, B

Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, M

Advertising, B

American/United States Studies/Civilization, M

Anthropology, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Astronomy, B

Biochemistry, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MO

Business Education, M

Business/Commerce, B

Chemistry, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Computer Science, B

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, M

Directing and Theatrical Production, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, B

Drawing, B

Education, MDO

Educational Leadership and Administration, MDO

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

English Education, M

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Sciences, B

Environmental Studies, B

Ethics, B

Finance, B

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Graphic Design, B

History, BM

Industrial Education, M

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Jazz/Jazz Studies, B

Journalism, BM

Law and Legal Studies, PO

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, M

Music, B

Music Management and Merchandising, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Neuroscience, B

Painting, B

Pharmacy, BPO

Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs, B

Philosophy, B

Physics, B

Piano and Organ, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Engineering, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Printmaking, B

Psychology, B

Public Administration, MO

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Radio and Television, B

Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, B

Rehabilitation Counseling, M

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, M

Sculpture, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, BM

Social Studies Teacher Education, M

Sociology, BM

Special Education and Teaching, M

Speech and Interpersonal Communication, M

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, BM

Theater, M

Vocational and Technical Education, M

Voice and Opera, B

ELLSWORTH COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agricultural Business and Management, A

Art Teacher Education, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Biology Technician/BioTechnology Laboratory Technician, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Development, A

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, A

Corrections, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Developmental and Child Psychology, A

Economics, A

Education, A

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, A

Equestrian/Equine Studies, A

Fashion Merchandising, A

Health and Medical Laboratory Technologies, A

History, A

Human Services, A

Interior Design, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mathematics, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Natural Resources and Conservation, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, A

Physical Sciences, A

Political Science and Government, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Psychology, A

Retailing and Retail Operations, A

Social Work, A

Sociology, A

Teacher Assistant/Aide, A

Trade and Industrial Teacher Education, A

Wildlife Biology, A

EMMAUS BIBLE COLLEGE

Bible/Biblical Studies, AB

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology, B

Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies, B

FAITH BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE AND THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Bible/Biblical Studies, AB

Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv.), AB

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology, AB

Music Teacher Education, B

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, BMP

Religion/Religious Studies, M

Religious Education, B

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Theology and Religious Vocations, MP

GRACELAND UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Comparative Literature, B

Computer Science, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Education, BM

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Composition, B

English Language and Literature, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Foreign Languages and Literatures, B

German Language and Literature, B

Health Teacher Education, B

History, B

Human Services, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Mathematics, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing, MO

Nursing - Advanced Practice, MO

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nursing Administration, MO

Nursing Education, M

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, M

Philosophy and Religious Studies, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physical Sciences, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Psychology, B

Public Health (MPH, DPH), B

Publishing, B

Religion/Religious Studies, BM

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Sciences, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Speech Teacher Education, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, B

Teacher Education, Multiple Levels, B

GRAND VIEW COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Applied Mathematics, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Computer Science, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Graphic Communications, B

Graphic Design, B

History, B

Human Services, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Journalism, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, AB

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Music, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Physical Sciences, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Psychology, B

Radio and Television, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Sociology, A

GRINNELL COLLEGE

Anthropology, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biochemistry, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Chemistry, B

Chinese Language and Literature, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Computer Science, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

English Language and Literature, B

French Language and Literature, B

German Language and Literature, B

History, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Music, B

Philosophy, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Russian Language and Literature, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

HAMILTON COLLEGE (CEDAR FALLS)

Accounting, AB

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, AB

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, AB

Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, A

Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations, A

HAMILTON COLLEGE (CEDAR RAPIDS)

Accounting, AB

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, AB

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

General Studies, A

Management Information Systems and Services, AB

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Tourism and Travel Services Management, A

HAMILTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, AB

HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agricultural Business and Management, A

Agricultural Mechanization, A

Agronomy and Crop Science, A

Animal Sciences, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business/Commerce, A

Child Development, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, A

Corrections, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, A

Education, A

Engineering Technology, A

Farm/Farm and Ranch Management, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Food Science, A

Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Horticultural Science, A

Information Technology, A

Interdisciplinary Studies, A

Interior Design, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Natural Resources Management/Development and Policy, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Ornamental Horticulture, A

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, A

Photography, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Survey Technology/Surveying, A

System Administration/Administrator, A

Tool and Die Technology/Technician, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, A

Word Processing, A

INDIAN HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Agricultural Mechanization, A

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, A

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Biology Technician/BioTechnology Laboratory Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Development, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Food Technology and Processing, A

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, A

Health/Health Care Administration/Management, A

Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Horticultural Science, A

Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician, A

Laser and Optical Technology/Technician, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Physical Therapy/Therapist, A

IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Broadcast Journalism, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business Teacher Education, A

Carpentry/Carpenter, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Community Organization and Advocacy, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Education, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations, A

Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician, A

Journalism, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Mass Communication/Media Studies, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, A

Physical Therapy/Therapist, A

Radio and Television, A

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, A

Social Work, A

Sociology, A

Telecommunications Technology/Technician, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

IOWA LAKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agribusiness, A

Agricultural Business and Management, A

Agricultural Business Technology, A

Agricultural Economics, A

Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology, A

Agricultural Mechanization, A

Agricultural Power Machinery Operation, A

Agricultural Production Operations, A

Agricultural Teacher Education, A

Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling, A

Agriculture, A

Agronomy and Crop Science, A

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, A

Animal Sciences, A

Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production, A

Applied Art, A

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, A

Art Teacher Education, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Astronomy, A

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, A

Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations, A

Behavioral Sciences, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Botany/Plant Biology, A

Broadcast Journalism, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business Machine Repairer, A

Business Teacher Education, A

Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry, A

Carpentry/Carpenter, A

Ceramic Arts and Ceramics, A

Chemistry, A

Child Care Provider/Assistant, A

Child Development, A

Chiropractic, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Communication, Journalism and Related Programs, A

Comparative Literature, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Graphics, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Science, A

Computer Software Technology/Technician, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, A

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Construction Management, A

Construction Trades, A

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, A

Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, A

Corrections, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Crop Production, A

Culinary Arts and Related Services, A

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Developmental and Child Psychology, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Drawing, A

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, A

Ecology, A

Economics, A

Education, A

Elementary Education and Teaching, A

Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance), A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician, A

Engineering, A

English Language and Literature, A

Environmental Design/Architecture, A

Environmental Education, A

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, A

Environmental Studies, A

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, A

Farm/Farm and Ranch Management, A

Fashion Merchandising, A

Finance, A

Fine/Studio Arts, A

Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, A

Flight Instructor, A

Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant, A

Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager, A

Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, A

Foreign Languages and Literatures, A

Forestry, A

General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, A

General Office Occupations and Clerical Services, A

General Studies, A

Geology/Earth Science, A

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator Production, A

Graphic Communications, A

Graphic Design, A

Health and Medical Laboratory Technologies, A

Health and Physical Education, A

Health/Health Care Administration/Management, A

History, A

Hospitality Administration/Management, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Human Resources Management and Services, A

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, A

Hydrology and Water Resources Science, A

Information Technology, A

Institutional Food Workers, A

Jazz/Jazz Studies, A

Journalism, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Landscaping and Groundskeeping, A

Law and Legal Studies, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marine Maintenance/Fitter and Ship Repair Technology/Technician, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mass Communication/Media Studies, A

Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage, A

Mathematics, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical Office Assistant/Specialist, A

Medical Office Computer Specialist/Assistant, A

Medical Reception/Receptionist, A

Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Music, A

Music Teacher Education, A

Natural Resources and Conservation, A

Natural Sciences, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Office Management and Supervision, A

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, A

Pharmacy, A

Philosophy, A

Photography, A

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, A

Physical Sciences, A

Piano and Organ, A

Political Science and Government, A

Pre-Dentistry Studies, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Pre-Law Studies, A

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, A

Pre-Nursing Studies, A

Pre-Pharmacy Studies, A

Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design, A

Pre-Veterinary Studies, A

Printing Press Operator, A

Psychology, A

Radio and Television, A

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician, A

Real Estate, A

Receptionist, A

Rehabilitation Therapy, A

Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager, A

Restaurant/Food Services Management, A

Retailing and Retail Operations, A

Sales, Distribution and Marketing Operations, A

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, A

Selling Skills and Sales Operations, A

Small Business Administration/Management, A

Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Social Sciences, A

Social Work, A

Sociology, A

Soil Science and Agronomy, A

Spanish Language and Literature, A

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, A

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, A

Surgical Technology/Technologist, A

System Administration/Administrator, A

System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, A

Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education, A

Tourism and Travel Services Management, A

Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations, A

Tourism Promotion Operations, A

Trade and Industrial Teacher Education, A

Turf and Turfgrass Management, A

Voice and Opera, A

Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management, A

Wildlife Biology, A

Wind and Percussion Instruments, A

Word Processing, A

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Accounting, BM

Advertising, B

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, BMD

Agricultural Business and Management, B

Agricultural Economics, MD

Agricultural Education, MD

Agricultural Engineering, MD

Agricultural Mechanization, B

Agricultural Sciences, MD

Agricultural Teacher Education, B

Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering, B

Agriculture, B

Agronomy and Crop Science, B

Agronomy and Soil Sciences, MD

Animal Sciences, BMD

Anthropology, BM

Apparel and Textiles, B

Applied Arts and Design, M

Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Operations, B

Applied Mathematics, MD

Applied Physics, MD

Architecture, BMO

Art Education, M

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Astronomy, MD

Astrophysics, MD

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, B

Biochemistry, BMD

Bioinformatics, MD

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, MD

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biophysics, BMD

Biostatistics, MD

Biosystems Engineering, MD

Botany/Plant Biology, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MO

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, B

Cell Biology and Anatomy, MD

Chemical Engineering, BMD

Chemistry, BMD

Child and Family Studies, MD

City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, B

Civil Engineering, BMD

Clothing and Textiles, MD

Cognitive Sciences, D

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Computational Biology, MD

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Engineering, BMD

Computer Science, MD

Condensed Matter Physics, MD

Consumer Economics, MD

Corporate and Organizational Communication, D

Counseling Psychology, D

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, M

Curriculum and Instruction, MD

Dairy Science, B

Design and Visual Communications, B

Developmental Biology and Embryology, MD

Dietetics/Dieticians, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, B

Ecology, BMD

Economics, BMDO

Education, BMD

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Educational Leadership and Administration, MD

Educational Measurement and Evaluation, M

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, MD

Electrical Engineering, MD

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

Engineering, B

Engineering and Applied Sciences, MD

Engineering Science, B

English, MD

English Language and Literature, B

Entomology, BMD

Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, B

Environmental Sciences, MD

Environmental Studies, B

Evolutionary Biology, MD

Exercise and Sports Science, M

Family and Community Services, B

Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, B

Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education, B

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, BM

Family Resource Management Studies, B

Farm/Farm and Ranch Management, B

Fashion/Apparel Design, B

Finance, B

Food Science and Technology, MD

Food Technology and Processing, B

Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, B

Forestry, BMD

Foundations and Philosophy of Education, M

French Language and Literature, B

Genetics, BMD

Geology/Earth Science, BMD

Geosciences, MD

German Language and Literature, B

Graphic Design, BM

Health and Physical Education, B

Health Education, MD

Health Teacher Education, B

Higher Education/Higher Education Administration, M

History, BMD

History of Science and Technology, MD

Home Economics, MD

Home Economics Education, MD

Horticultural Science, BMD

Hospitality Administration/Management, MD

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, B

Human Development, MD

Human Resources Development, M

Human-Computer Interaction, MD

Immunology, MD

Industrial Engineering, B

Industrial/Management Engineering, MD

Information Science/Studies, M

Interdisciplinary Studies, BM

Interior Design, BM

International Agriculture, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Journalism, BM

Landscape Architecture, BMO

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Linguistics, B

Logistics and Materials Management, B

Management Information Systems and Services, BM

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, D

Mass Communication/Media Studies, BM

Materials Engineering, BMD

Materials Sciences, MD

Mathematics, BMD

Mathematics Teacher Education, M

Mechanical Engineering, BMD

Mechanics, MD

Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator, B

Meteorology, MD

Microbiology, BMD

Molecular Biology, MD

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Natural Resources and Conservation, MD

Natural Resources Management/Development and Policy, BMD

Neuroscience, MD

Nutritional Sciences, MD

Operations Management and Supervision, B

Operations Research, M

Ornamental Horticulture, B

Pathology/Experimental Pathology, MD

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, MD

Physics, BMD

Plant Pathology/Phytopathology, MD

Plant Physiology, MD

Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management, B

Political Science and Government, BMO

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, BMD

Public Administration, BM

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Rhetoric, D

Rural Planning and Studies, D

Rural Sociology, MD

Russian Studies, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Psychology, D

Sociology, BMD

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, M

Special Products Marketing Operations, B

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Statistics, BMDO

Structural Biology, MD

Systems Engineering, M

Technical and Business Writing, B

Toxicology, MD

Trade and Industrial Teacher Education, B

Transportation/Transportation Management, M

Urban and Regional Planning, MO

Veterinary Medicine, MP

Veterinary Sciences, MD

Visual and Performing Arts, B

Vocational and Technical Education, MD

Water Resources, MD

Women's Studies, B

IOWA WESLEYAN COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, B

Computer Programming/Programmer, B

Computer Science, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Education, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Biology, B

Environmental Health, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Graphic Design, B

History, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Natural Sciences, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Philosophy and Religious Studies, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Pharmacy Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Special Education and Teaching, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agricultural Business and Management, A

Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Child Care Provider/Assistant, A

Child Development, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer Programming, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, A

Engineering Technology, A

Farm/Farm and Ranch Management, A

Fashion Merchandising, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Food Technology and Processing, A

Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Human Services, A

Industrial Design, A

International Business/Trade/Commerce, A

Journalism, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Sales, Distribution and Marketing Operations, A

Selling Skills and Sales Operations, A

Sign Language Interpretation and Translation, A

Special Products Marketing Operations, A

Speech Teacher Education, A

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, A

Word Processing, A

KAPLAN UNIVERSITY

Accounting, A

Business Administration and Management, AB

Business/Commerce, B

Computer and Information Sciences, AB

Court Reporting/Court Reporter, A

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, AB

Information Technology, AB

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, AB

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, A

Tourism and Travel Services Management, A

KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agricultural Business and Management, A

Agricultural Teacher Education, A

Agriculture, A

Agronomy and Crop Science, A

Animal Sciences, A

Applied Art, A

Art Teacher Education, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Biology Technician/BioTechnology Laboratory Technician, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Broadcast Journalism, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business Teacher Education, A

Ceramic Arts and Ceramics, A

Child Development, A

Communications Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Science, A

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, A

Corrections, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Developmental and Child Psychology, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Education, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology, A

Elementary Education and Teaching, A

Engineering, A

English Language and Literature, A

Equestrian/Equine Studies, A

Farm/Farm and Ranch Management, A

Fashion Merchandising, A

Fashion/Apparel Design, A

Finance, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Food Technology and Processing, A

Forestry, A

French Language and Literature, A

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator Production, A

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

History, A

Horticultural Science, A

Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Human Services, A

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, A

Hydrology and Water Resources Science, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Interior Design, A

International Business/Trade/Commerce, A

Jazz/Jazz Studies, A

Journalism, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Landscape Architecture, A

Law and Legal Studies, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mass Communication/Media Studies, A

Mathematics, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Music, A

Natural Resources and Conservation, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, A

Ornamental Horticulture, A

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, A

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, A

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, A

Political Science and Government, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Psychology, A

Public Relations/Image Management, A

Radio and Television, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Social Sciences, A

Social Work, A

Sociology, A

Spanish Language and Literature, A

Special Products Marketing Operations, A

Teacher Assistant/Aide, A

Telecommunications Technology/Technician, A

Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant, A

Voice and Opera, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management, A

Wildlife Biology, A

Wind and Percussion Instruments, A

LORAS COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biochemistry, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business/Commerce, B

Chemistry, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Clinical Psychology, M

Computer Science, B

Creative Writing, B

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Economics, B

Education, B

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances, B

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation, B

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Engineering, B

Engineering Physics, B

English Language and Literature, B

Finance, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

Health and Physical Education, B

History, B

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Journalism, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, AB

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Music, B

Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, M

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physical Sciences, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies, B

Psychology, BM

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Religion/Religious Studies, BM

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, M

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

Theology and Religious Vocations, M

Visual and Performing Arts, B

LUTHER COLLEGE

Accounting, B

African-American/Black Studies, B

Anthropology, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Arts Management, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Communication, Journalism and Related Programs, B

Computer Science, B

Dance, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

French Language and Literature, B

German Language and Literature, B

Health and Physical Education, B

History, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Latin Language and Literature, B

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Mathematics, B

Music, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Scandinavian Studies, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

Statistics, B

MAHARISHI UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT

Asian Studies/Civilization, MD

Ayurvedic Medicine/Ayurveda, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MD

Cinematography and Film/Video Production, B

Computer Science, BM

Education, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Mathematics, B

Physiology, MD

Secondary Education and Teaching, BM

MARSHALLTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Development, A

Community Organization and Advocacy, A

Computer Science, A

Dental Assisting/Assistant, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Economics, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mental Health/Rehabilitation, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Political Science and Government, A

Pre-Engineering, A

MERCY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Health/Health Care Administration/Management, B

Medical Office Assistant/Specialist, A

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Nursing Science, B

Surgical Technology/Technologist, A

MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biopsychology, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Teacher Education, B

Business/Corporate Communications, B

Chemistry, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Comparative Literature, B

Computer Education, M

Computer Science, B

Counseling Psychology, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Education, BM

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

Engineering Physics, B

English Language and Literature, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

History, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Philosophy, B

Photography, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Reading Teacher Education, M

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

MOUNT MERCY COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Science, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Education, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

History, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Urban Studies/Affairs, B

Voice and Opera, B

MUSCATINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agricultural Production Operations, A

Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Natural Resources and Conservation, A

Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician, A

Pharmacy Technician/Assistant, A

NORTH IOWA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agricultural Business Technology, A

Agricultural Economics, A

Agricultural Production Operations, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Carpentry/Carpenter, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, A

Fire Services Administration, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Machine Shop Technology/Assistant, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Physical Therapist Assistant, A

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, A

Tool and Die Technology/Technician, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

NORTHEAST IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Agricultural Business and Management, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Dairy Science, A

Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Trade and Industrial Teacher Education, A

NORTHWEST IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Computer Programming, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation, A

Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician, A

Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Lineworker, A

Machine Shop Technology/Assistant, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Tool and Die Technology/Technician, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Actuarial Science, B

Agribusiness, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Teacher Education, B

Chemistry, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Computer Science, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Sciences, B

History, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Religious Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Speech Teacher Education, B

Teacher Education, Multiple Levels, B

PALMER COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC

Anatomy, M

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Chiropractic, P

Clinical Research, M

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

ST. AMBROSE UNIVERSITY

Accounting, BM

Advertising, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MD

Business Teacher Education, B

Business/Commerce, B

Chemistry, B

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Computer Science, B

Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst, B

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, B

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Criminology, M

Design and Visual Communications, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, B

Economics, B

Education, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Engineering Physics, B

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Finance, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Forensic Psychology, B

French Language and Literature, B

French Language Teacher Education, B

German Language and Literature, B

German Language Teacher Education, B

Graphic Design, B

Health and Physical Education, B

Health Services Administration, M

Health Teacher Education, B

History, B

History Teacher Education, B

Industrial Engineering, B

Information Science/Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

Journalism, B

Management, M

Management of Technology, M

Management Science, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, M

Organizational Behavior Studies, B

Organizational Management, M

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, M

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physical Therapy/Therapist, D

Physics, B

Physics Teacher Education, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Psychology Teacher Education, B

Public Administration, B

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Radio and Television, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Security and Protective Services, B

Social Science Teacher Education, B

Social Work, M

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Spanish Language Teacher Education, B

Special Education and Teaching, M

Speech Teacher Education, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

Teacher Education, Multiple Levels, B

Theology/Theological Studies, B

ST. LUKE'S COLLEGE

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

SCOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, A

Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, A

Equestrian/Equine Studies, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Interior Design, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician, A

Occupational Therapist Assistant, A

Pharmacy Technician/Assistant, A

Physical Therapy/Therapist, A

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Sign Language Interpretation and Translation, A

SIMPSON COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Advertising, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biochemistry, B

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business/Corporate Communications, B

Chemistry, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Computer Science, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Education, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Biology, B

French Language and Literature, B

German Language and Literature, B

History, B

Information Science/Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Music, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physical Therapy/Therapist, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Sciences, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

SOUTHEASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, NORTH CAMPUS

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agricultural Business and Management, A

Agronomy and Crop Science, A

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Biomedical Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Development, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Engineering, A

Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, A

Trade and Industrial Teacher Education, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

SOUTHEASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SOUTH CAMPUS

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, A

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Information Science/Studies, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, A

SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agricultural Business and Management, A

Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Carpentry/Carpenter, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Music, A

UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE

Accounting, AB

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, AB

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, B

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations, AB

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, AB

Business Administration and Management, AB

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Communication and Media Studies, M

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Graphics, B

Computer Science, AB

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, AB

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Environmental Biology, B

Environmental Sciences, B

Environmental Studies, AB

Mass Communication/Media Studies, AB

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Professional Studies, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Sociology, AB

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Theology and Religious Vocations, MDP

Theology/Theological Studies, B

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, B

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, B

THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

Accounting, BMDO

Actuarial Science, BMD

African Studies, B

African-American/Black Studies, BM

Air Force JROTC/ROTC, B

Allopathic Medicine, PO

American Indian/Native American Studies, B

American Sign Language, B

American/United States Studies/Civilization, BMD

Anatomy, D

Ancient Studies/Civilization, B

Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature, B

Anthropology, BMD

Applied Mathematics, BD

Army JROTC/ROTC, B

Art Education, MD

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, BMD

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Arts Management, B

Asian Studies/Civilization, BM

Astronomy, BM

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences, B

Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, B

Bacteriology, MD

Biochemical Engineering, MD

Biochemistry, BMDO

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, MDO

Biological Anthropology, MDO

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biomedical Engineering, MD

Biomedical/Medical Engineering, B

Biophysics, MD

Biostatistics, MD

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MDO

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Cell Biology and Anatomy, D

Ceramic Arts and Ceramics, B

Chemical Engineering, BMD

Chemistry, BMDO

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Chinese Language and Literature, B

Cinematography and Film/Video Production, B

Civil Engineering, BMD

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, BMD

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Clinical Laboratory Sciences, MD

Clinical Research, O

Communication and Media Studies, MD

Communication Disorders, MD

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Communication Theory, MD

Community Health and Preventive Medicine, MD

Comparative Literature, BMD

Computational Sciences, D

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Engineering, MD

Computer Science, BMD

Counseling Psychology, D

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, MD

Curriculum and Instruction, MD

Dance, BM

Dental and Oral Surgery, MO

Dentistry, MDPO

Developmental Education, M

Drama and Dance Teacher Education, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Drawing, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, MD

Economics, BD

Education, MDO

Educational Administration and Supervision, MDO

Educational Measurement and Evaluation, MD

Educational Psychology, MD

Electrical Engineering, MD

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, BMD

Engineering, B

Engineering and Applied Sciences, MD

English, MDO

English Education, MD

English Language and Literature, B

Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, BM

Environmental and Occupational Health, MDO

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, MD

Environmental Sciences, B

Environmental Studies, B

Epidemiology, MDO

Ergonomics and Human Factors, MD

Exercise and Sports Science, MD

Film, Television, and Video Production, M

Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism, MD

Film/Cinema Studies, B

Film/Video and Photographic Arts, B

Finance, B

Finance and Banking, MD

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Foreign Language Teacher Education, MD

Foundations and Philosophy of Education, MDO

French Language and Literature, BMD

French Language Teacher Education, B

Genetics, MDO

Geography, BMD

Geography Teacher Education, B

Geology/Earth Science, B

Geosciences, MD

German Language and Literature, BMD

German Language Teacher Education, B

Health Services Administration, MDO

Higher Education/Higher Education Administration, MDO

History, BMD

History Teacher Education, B

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

Immunology, MDO

Industrial and Manufacturing Management, M

Industrial Engineering, B

Industrial/Management Engineering, MD

Information Science/Studies, MO

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International Development, M

International/Global Studies, B

Investment Management, M

Italian Language and Literature, B

Japanese Language and Literature, B

Jazz/Jazz Studies, B

Journalism, BMO

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Labor and Industrial Relations, B

Latin American Studies, B

Latin Language and Literature, B

Latin Teacher Education, B

Law and Legal Studies, MPO

Leisure Studies, M

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Library Science, MO

Linguistics, BMD

Management, D

Management Information Systems and Services, BM

Management Science, B

Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, B

Management Strategy and Policy, M

Manufacturing Engineering, MD

Marketing, BMD

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, BMDO

Mathematics, BMD

Mathematics Teacher Education, BMD

Mechanical Engineering, BMD

Medieval and Renaissance Studies, B

Metal and Jewelry Arts, B

Microbiology, BMD

Modern Greek Language and Literature, B

Molecular Biology, DO

Museology/Museum Studies, B

Music, BMD

Music Management and Merchandising, B

Music Teacher Education, BMD

Music Theory and Composition, B

Music Therapy/Therapist, B

Neurobiology and Neurophysiology, D

Neuroscience, DO

Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management, M

Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Nursing, MDO

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Operations Research, MD

Oral and Dental Sciences, MDO

Organizational Management, M

Orthodontics, MO

Painting, B

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Pathology/Experimental Pathology, M

Pedodontics, O

Periodontics, MO

Pharmacology, MD

Pharmacy, BMDO

Philosophy, BMD

Photography, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, MD

Physical Therapy/Therapist, MD

Physician Assistant, M

Physics, BMD

Physics Teacher Education, B

Physiology, MD

Piano and Organ, B

Political Science and Government, BMDO

Portuguese Language and Literature, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Pharmacy Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Printmaking, B

Psychology, BMDO

Public Health, MDO

Radiation Biology/Radiobiology, MD

Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer, B

Rehabilitation Counseling, MD

Rehabilitation Sciences, MD

Religion/Religious Studies, BMDO

Rhetoric, MD

Russian Language and Literature, B

Russian Studies, B

School Psychology, DO

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, BMD

Sculpture, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, BMD

Social Studies Teacher Education, BMD

Social Work, BMDO

Sociology, BMDO

Spanish Language and Literature, BMDO

Spanish Language Teacher Education, B

Special Education and Teaching, MD

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Speech Teacher Education, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, BM

Sport Psychology, MD

Statistics, BMD

Student Personnel Services, D

Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor, B

Theater, M

Theatre/Theatre Arts Management, B

Therapeutic Recreation, M

Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy, B

Translation and Interpretation, M

Urban and Regional Planning, MO

Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments, B

Virology, MD

Voice and Opera, B

Wind and Percussion Instruments, B

Women's Studies, BD

Writing, M

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA

Accounting, BM

Acting, B

Actuarial Science, B

American/United States Studies/Civilization, B

Anthropology, B

Apparel and Textiles, B

Applied Economics, B

Applied Mathematics, B

Art Education, M

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Asian Studies/Civilization, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biochemistry, B

Bioinformatics, B

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, M

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

BioTechnology, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Business Teacher Education, B

Chemistry, BM

Communication and Media Studies, M

Communication Disorders, M

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling, B

Composition, M

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, B

Computer Science, BM

Construction Management, B

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, MD

Criminology, B

Curriculum and Instruction, MD

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Driver and Safety Teacher Education, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, M

Ecology, B

Economics, B

Education, MDO

Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs, B

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation, B

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities, B

Educational Administration and Supervision, MD

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, M

Educational Psychology, MO

Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

Engineering Physics, B

English, M

English as a Second Language, M

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Sciences, BM

European Studies/Civilization, B

Family and Community Services, B

Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, B

Finance, B

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, B

Foreign Language Teacher Education, B

Foreign Languages and Literatures, B

Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

French Language and Literature, BM

Geography, BM

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, B

Geology/Earth Science, B

German Language and Literature, BM

Gerontology, B

Graphic Communications, B

Health and Physical Education, B

Health Education, M

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, B

Health Teacher Education, B

Higher Education/Higher Education Administration, M

History, BM

Housing and Human Environments, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Industrial Education, MD

Industrial Technology/Technician, B

Interior Design, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Latin American Studies, B

Leisure Studies, MD

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Manufacturing Technology/Technician, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, BM

Mathematics Teacher Education, BM

Microbiology, B

Middle School Education, M

Music, BM

Music History, Literature, and Theory, M

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, BM

Music Theory and Composition, B

Organizational Communication, B

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Performance, M

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, BM

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, BM

Public Administration, B

Public Policy Analysis, M

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Radio and Television, B

Reading Teacher Education, BM

Real Estate, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Russian Language and Literature, B

Russian Studies, B

School Psychology, O

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, BMO

Social Science Teacher Education, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, B

Social Work, BM

Sociology, BM

Spanish Language and Literature, BM

Special Education and Teaching, BMD

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Speech Teacher Education, B

Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, M

Student Personnel Services, M

System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, B

Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor, B

Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology, B

Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education, B

Theatre Literature, History and Criticism, B

Women's Studies, M

UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY

Accounting, BM

Agricultural Business and Management, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Arts Management, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, AB

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Business Teacher Education, B

Chemistry, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Criminology, BM

Education, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Sciences, B

Finance and Banking, M

Health/Health Care Administration/Management, B

Human Resources Management and Services, M

Human Services, BM

International Business/Trade/Commerce, M

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Natural Resources and Conservation, B

Organizational Management, M

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Public Administration, BM

Quality Management, M

Reading Teacher Education, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Social Science Teacher Education, B

Social Sciences, B

Sociology, B

Trade and Industrial Teacher Education, B

VATTEROTT COLLEGE

CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician, A

Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology, AB

Dental Assisting/Assistant, A

Medical Office Management/Administration, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

VENNARD COLLEGE

Bible/Biblical Studies, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Christian Studies, AB

Communications Technology/Technician, A

Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, A

Elementary Education and Teaching, AB

General Studies, A

Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology, B

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, B

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, AB

Religious Education, B

Religious/Sacred Music, A

Secondary Education and Teaching, AB

Theology/Theological Studies, B

Youth Ministry, B

WALDORF COLLEGE

Art Teacher Education, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemical Engineering, B

Cinematography and Film/Video Production, B

Creative Writing, B

Drama and Dance Teacher Education, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, B

Education, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Finance, B

Health Teacher Education, B

History, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Journalism, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Music Management and Merchandising, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Psychology, B

Public Health (MPH, DPH), B

Social Studies Teacher Education, B

WARTBURG COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Arts Management, B

Biochemistry, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Computer Science, B

Economics, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Engineering, B

English Composition, B

English Language and Literature, B

Finance, B

French Language and Literature, B

German Language and Literature, B

History, B

History Teacher Education, B

Information Science/Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Journalism, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Music, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Music Theory and Composition, B

Music Therapy/Therapist, B

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Science Teacher Education, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Speech Teacher Education, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Biomedical Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Typography and Composition Equipment Operator, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Occupational Therapist Assistant, A

Physical Therapist Assistant, A

Tool and Die Technology/Technician, A

Turf and Turfgrass Management, A

WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Teacher Education, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer Science, B

Criminology, B

Driver and Safety Teacher Education, B

Education, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Engineering Technology, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Environmental Biology, B

Health and Physical Education, B

Health Teacher Education, B

History, B

Human Services, B

Industrial Technology/Technician, B

Journalism, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Mechanical Engineering, B

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Psychology, B

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Iowa

IOWA

STATE EDUCATION OFFICE

Dr. Janice Nahra Friedel, Division Administrator
Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation
State Dept. of Education
Grimes State Office Bldg.
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
(515)281-8260

STATE REGULATORY INFORMATION

The legal provisions governing private occupational schools were amended by legislative action effective July 1, 1972.

Unlawful Acts. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, association, or corporation maintaining, advertising, or conducting in Iowa any course of instruction for profit, or for tuition charge, whether by classroom instructions or by correspondence, to:

  1. Falsely advertise or represent to any person any matter material to such course of instruction. All advertising of such courses of instruction shall adhere to and comply with the rules and regulations of the federal trade commission as of the effective date of this chapter.
  2. Collect tuition or other charges in excess of one hundred fifty dollars in the case of correspondence courses of study, in advance of the receipt and approval by the pupil of the first assignment or lesson of such course. Any contract providing for advance payment or more than one hundred fifty dollars shall be voidable on the part of the pupil or any person liable for the tuition provided for in the contract.
  3. Promise or guarantee employment utilizing information, training, or skill purported to be provided or otherwise enhanced by a course, unless the promisor or guarantor offers the student or prospective student a bona fide contract of employment agreeing to employ said student or prospective student for a period of not less than one hundred twenty days in a business or other enterprise regularly conducted by the promisor or guarantor and in which such information, training, or skill is a normal condition of employment.

Bond Filed. Every person, firm, association, or corporation maintaining or conducting in Iowa any such course of instruction, by classroom instruction or by correspondence, or soliciting in Iowa the sale of such course, shall file with the director of the department of education:

  1. A continuous corporate surety bond to the state of Iowa in the sum of fifty thousand dollars conditioned for the faithful performance of all contracts and agreements with students made by such person, firm, association, or corporation, or their salespersons; but the aggregate liability of the surety for all breaches of the conditions of the bond shall not exceed the sum of the bond. The surety on the bond may cancel the bond upon giving thirty days written notice to the director of the department of education and thereafter shall be relieved of liability for any breach of condition occurring after the effective date of the cancellation.
  2. A statement designating a resident agent for the purpose of receiving service in civil actions. In the absence of such designation, service may be had upon the director of education if service cannot otherwise be made in this state.
  3. A copy of any catalog, prospectus, brochure, or other advertising material intended for distribution in Iowa. Such material shall state the cost of the course offered, the schedule of refunds for portions of the course not completed, and if no refunds are to be paid, the material shall so state. Any contract induced by advertising materials not previously filed, as provided in this chapter shall be voidable on the part of the pupil or any person liable for the tuition provided for in the contract.

Nonapplicability. None of the provisions of this chapter shall apply to the following:

  1. Colleges or universities authorized by the laws of Iowa or any other state or foreign country to grant degrees.
  2. Schools of nursing accredited by the board of nurse examiners or an equivalent public board of another state or foreign country.
  3. Public Schools.
  4. Private and nonprofit schools recognized by the state department of public instruction or a local school board for the purpose of complying with chapter 299 and employing certified teachers.
  5. Nonprofit schools exclusively engaged in training physically handicapped persons in the state of Iowa.
  6. Schools and educational programs conducted by firms, corporations, or persons for the training of their own employees, for which no fee is charged.
  7. Seminars, refresher courses and schools of instruction sponsored by professional, business, or farming organizations or associations for the members and employees of members of such organizations or associations.
  8. Private business schools accredited by the accrediting commission for business schools or an acknowledged accrediting agency.
  9. Private college preparatory schools approved or probationally approved under the provisions of the law.

One Contract per Person. It shall be unlawful to sell more than one lifetime contract to any one person.

Penalty. Violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be a serious misdemeanor.

Trade and Vocational Schools - Exemption - Conditions. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to trade or vocational schools if they meet either of the following conditions:

  1. File a bond or a bond is filed on their behalf by a parent corporation with the director of department of education as required.
  2. File an annual sworn statement, or such statement is filed on their behalf by a parent corporation, certified by a certified public accountant, showing all assets and liabilities of the trade or vocational school and the assets of a parent corporation. The statement shall show the trade or vocational school's net worth, or the net worth of the parent corporation, to be not less than five times the amount of the bond required by law. If a parent corporation files the statement or its net worth is included in the statement to comply with this subsection, the parent corporation shall appoint a registered agent and is liable for the breach of any contract or agreement with students as well as liable for any fraud in connection with the contract or agreement or for any violation of the law by the trade or vocational school or any of its agents or salespersons.

AMES

Salon Professional Academy

309 Kitty Hawk Dr., Ames, IA 50010. Cosmetology. Founded 1978. Contact: Marilyn Fulkerson, Dir. of Admissions, (515)956-3781, (515)232-7250, 800-956-3781, Fax: (515)956-3783, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://pciames.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Hour. Tuition: $3,646-$16,024 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 2, women 126. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (2100 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Manicurist (325 Hr); Massage Therapy (624 Hr)

ANKENY

Des Moines Area Community College, Arkeny Campus

2006 S. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, IA 50023-3993. Two-Year College. Founded 1927. Contact: Rob Denson, Pres., (515)964-6200, 800-362-2127, Fax: (515)964-7158, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.dmacc.org; Laurie Wolf, Exec. Dean of Student Services, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $95 resident; $190 non-resident. Enrollment: men 4,021, women 4,438. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Business Education (2 Yr); Child Care & Guidance (1-2 Yr); Computer Technology (1-2 Yr); Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Nursing, Practical (1 Yr); Nursing, R.N.; Recreation Leadership; Secretarial, General

BETTENDORF

Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd., Bettendorf, IA 52722-6804. Two-Year College. Founded 1966. Contact: Kirk R. Barkdoll, Dean of Student Development, (563)441-4001, 800-895-0811, Fax: (319)441-4176, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.eicc.edu/general/scott. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $80 per semester hour, in-state; $120per semester hour, out-of-state. Enrollment: Total 3,940. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Administrative Assistant; Air Conditioning; Automotive Collision Repair; Automotive Technology; Business Management; Child Care & Guidance; Construction Management; Culinary Arts; Dental Assisting; Diesel Technology; Electro-Mechanical Technology; Environmental Technology; Industrial Engineering Technology; Interior Design; Language; Medical Laboratory Technology; Microcomputers; Nursing, Practical; Nursing, Vocational; Pharmacy Technician; Radiologic Technology; Welding Technology

BURLINGTON

Dayton's School of Hair Design (Burlington)

315 N. Main St., Burlington, IA 52601. Cosmetology. Founded 1937. Contact: D. Dayton, (319)752-3193, Fax: (319)754-7563, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $8,512 plus $425 books and supplies. Enrollment: men 1, women 29. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (2100 Hr)

CALMAR

Northeast Iowa Community College - Calmar Campus

PO Box 400, Calmar, IA 52132-0400. Two-Year College, Trade and Technical. Founded 1966. Contact: Martha Keune, Student Enrollment Mgr., (563)562-3263, 800-728-2256, Fax: (563)562-3719, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.nicc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 2,141. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: SACS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Clerical (2 Sm); Accounting, Specialist (4 Sm); Administrative Assistant (4 Sm); Agribusiness Technology (5 Sm); Agricultural Technology; Agriculture, General (4 Sm); Agri-Management; Air Conditioning & Heating (3 Sm); Arboriculture (5 Sm); Art (4 Sm); Auto Mechanics (3 Sm); Automotive Technology (4 Sm); Business Administration (4 Sm); Carpentry (3 Sm); Communications (4 Sm); Computer Aided Design; Computer Technology (4 Sm); Construction Management (4 Sm); Cosmetology (4 Sm); Criminal Justice (4 Sm); Dairy Husbandry (3 Sm); Dental Assisting (3 Sm); Desktop Publishing; Early Childhood Specialist (3 Sm); Electricity, Industrial (4 Sm); Electricity, Residential; Electroneurodiagnostic Technology (6 Sm); Electronics Technology; Emergency Medical Technology; Engineering Technology, Mechanical (5 Sm); Enology (1-2 Sm); Entrepreneurship; Farm Implement Mechanics (5 Sm); Fire Science (4 Sm); General Studies (4 Sm); Health Information Technology (4 Sm); Human Services (3 Sm); Industrial Technology; Law Enforcement (4 Sm); Legal Assistant (4 Sm); Machinist, General (4 Sm); Marketing (3 Sm); Marketing Management (5 Sm); Massage Therapy; Mechanics, Diesel (3 Sm); Medical Laboratory Technology (5 Sm); Medical Transcription (2 Sm); Nail Technology (1 Sm); Nursing; Office Technology (3 Sm); Paramedic (4 Sm); Radiologic Technology (6 Sm); Regional Planning (4 Sm); Respiratory Therapy (3 Sm); Surgical Technology (4 Sm); Teacher Assistant; Travel & Tourism (2 Sm); Travel & Transportation Management (5 Sm); Viticulture (1-2 Sm); Web Development

CARROLL

Des Moines Area Community College, Carroll Campus

906 N. Grant Rd., Carroll, IA 51401. Two-Year College. Founded 1979. Contact: JoAnn G. Morlan, Educational Advisor, (712)792-1755, 800-622-3334, Fax: (712)792-6358, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.dmacc.edu/; Robert J. Denson, Pres., E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $90 per credit hour; $181 non-resident. Enrollment: Total 700. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NLNAC; NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Nursing, Practical (2 Sm); Nursing, R.N. (5 Sm)

CEDAR FALLS

Hamilton College (Cedar Falls)

7009 Nordic Dr., Cedar Falls, IA 50613. Business. Founded 1987. Contact: Doug Garvin, (319)277-0220, 800-728-1220, Fax: (319)268-0978, Web Site: http://hamiltoncf.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $12,000 per year; $8,010 room and board. Enrollment: Total 658. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACICS; NCA-HLC; CAAHEP. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (21 Mo); Administrative Assistant (21 Mo); Computer Information Science (21 Mo); Computer Technology (9 Mo); Criminal Justice (21 Mo); Information Sciences Technology (3 Yr); Management (21 Mo-3 Yr); Paralegal (21 Mo); Travel & Tourism (21 Mo)

La James International College (Cedar Falls)

6322 University Ave., Cedar Falls, IA 50613. Cosmetology, Trade and Technical. Contact: Cynthia Becher, President, (319)277-2150, 800-779-8589, Web Site: http://lajames.net. Private. Coed. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $3,410-$13,275 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 6, women 95. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (2100 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (1000 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Massage Therapy (625 Hr); Nail Technology (350 Hr)

CEDAR RAPIDS

American College of Hairstyling (Cedar Rapids)

1531 1st Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. Barber. Founded 1899. Contact: Jackie Cleppe, School Dir., (319)362-1488, 800-397-7174, Fax: (319)362-8746, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.americancollegeofhair.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $2,400-$13,460 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 3, women 14. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Barbering (400-2700Hr)

Capri College (Cedar Rapids)

2945 Williams Pkwy. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-1475. Cosmetology. Founded 1961. Contact: Melissa Sheetz, (319)364-1541, 800-397-0612, Fax: (319)366-2075, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.capricollege.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Semester. Tuition: Varies by program. Enrollment: men 5, women 170. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (2100 Hr); Esthetician; Massage Therapy; Nail Technology (15 wk)

Hamilton College (Cedar Rapids)

3165 Edgewood Pkwy. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. Other. Founded 1900. Contact: Susan M. Spivey, Exec.Dir, (319)363-0481, 800-728-0481, Fax: (319)363-3812, Web Site: http://www.hamiltonia.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $12,000 per year; $8,010 room and board. Enrollment: Total 669. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCAHLC; CAAHEP. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (7 Qt); Accounting, Specialist (7 Qt); Business Management (7 Qt); Computer Networking (4 Qt); Computer Programming (7 Qt); Information Sciences Technology (4 Qt); Management (12 Qt); Medical Transcription (2 Qt); Office Technology (4 Qt); Secretarial, Administrative (7 Qt); Secretarial, Executive (4 Qt); Travel Agents (4 Qt); Travel & Transportation Management (6 Qt)

Kirkwood Community College

6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW., Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. Two-Year College. Founded 1966. Contact: Becki S. Lynch, Ph.D., VP, Educational Services, (319)398-5517, 800-363-2200, Fax: (319)398-5492, E-mail: [email protected]od. cc.ia.us, Web Site: http://www.kirkwood.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $89/credit IA residents; $178/credit non-residents. Enrollment: Total 11,323. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: AAMAE; JRCRTE; ADA; CAAHEP; NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (4 Sm); Agriculture - Production (5 Sm); Agri-Management (5 Sm); Animal Science Beef Production (2 Sm); Animal Science - Companion Animal Care & Management (2 Sm); Animal Science - Swine Management & Production (2 Sm); Auto Body & Fender Repair (3 Sm); Auto Mechanics (3 Sm); Automotive Technology (5 Sm); Clerical, General (2 Sm); Communications, Electronic (5 Sm); Computer Operator (4 Sm); Construction Technology (5 Sm); Dental Assisting (3 Sm); Dental Laboratory Technology (6 Sm); Drafting, Architectural (5 Sm); Electro-Encephalograph Technology (5 Sm); Electro-Mechanical Technology (6 Sm); Electronic Engineering Technology (5 Sm); Farm Equipment Repair & Maintenance (5 Sm); Fashion Merchandising (2 Sm); Floriculture (3 Sm); Food Service & Management (4 Sm); Food Store Management (2 Sm); Horsemanship (4 Sm); Industrial Technology (6 Sm); Insurance, General (4 Sm); Interior Design (4 Sm); Landscaping (4 Sm); Machinist, General (2 Sm); Management Development (4 Sm); Marketing (2 Sm); Mechanical Engineering (5 Sm); Medical Assistant (3 Sm); Medical Record Technology (4 Sm); Medical Transcription (4 Sm); Nursing, Practical (3 Sm); Nursing, R.N. (6 Sm); Occupational Therapy Assistant (5 Sm); Paramedic (5 Sm); Park & Recreation (4 Sm); Park & Turf Management (4 Sm); Physical Therapy Aide (5 Sm); Printing Technology (3 Sm); Respiratory Therapy (6 Sm); Retail Management (2 Sm); Secretarial, Administrative (4 Sm); Secretarial, General (3 Sm); Secretarial, Legal (3 Sm); Secretarial, Medical (3 Sm); Small Engine Repair (3 Sm); Surgical Technology (3 Sm); Veterinary Technology (5 Sm); Welding Technology (2 Sm)

Mercy/St. Luke's School of Radiologic Technology

1026 A Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. Allied Medical. Founded 1944. Contact: Danna Schmitz, Interim Program Dir., (319)369-7097, Fax: (319)368-5721, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.isrt.org/mstl.htm. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Year. Tuition: $2,000 plus $125 activity fee, per year. Enrollment: men 8, women 35. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: JRCERT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Radiologic Technology (24 Mo)

CENTERVILLE

Indian Hills Community College Centerville Campus

N. 1st St., Centerville, IA 52544. Two-Year College. Founded 1930. Contact: Becky Henderson, Recruiting, (515)683-5234, 800-726-2585, Fax: (515)856-5527, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.ihcc.cc.ia.us. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Trisemester. Tuition: $2,244/semester (includes fees, based on 12 credits). Enrollment: Total 392. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Administrative Assistant (9 Mo); Art (18 Mo); Building Trades (12 Mo); Business Management (18 Mo); Drafting Technology (20 Mo); Nursing, Practical (12 Mo); Science (18 Mo)

CLARINDA

Iowa Western Community College (Clarinda)

923 E. Washington, Clarinda, IA 51632. Two-Year College. Founded 1923. Contact: Tim Nichols, Campus Dir., (712)542-5117, 800-521-2073, Fax: (712)542-4608, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.iwcc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $100/semester hr. residents; $150/semester hr. non-residents; $200/semester hr. international students. Enrollment: Total 236. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCA-HLC; ABET; ADA; FAA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Art; Business Education; Criminal Justice; Fine Arts; Human Services; Mechanical Technology; Nursing, Practical (1 Yr); Paralegal; Secretarial, Technical (1 Yr); Tool Engineering Technology

CLINTON

Clinton Community College

1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton, IA 52732. Two-Year College. Founded 1946. Contact: Ron Serpliss, Dean of the College, (319)244-7000, (563)244-7001, 800-637-0559, Fax: (319)244-7107, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.eicc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $2,880/year (average full-time). Enrollment: Total 1,200. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Business (2 Yr); Clerical, General (1 Yr); Computer Networking (1 Yr); Drafting Technology (2 Yr); Electronics Technology (2 Yr); Graphic Arts (2 Yr); Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Management (2 Yr); Microcomputers (2 Yr); Nursing, Practical (1 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Office Administration (1-2 Yr); Printing Technology (2 Yr); Secretarial, General (1 Yr)

COUNCIL BLUFFS

Iowa Western Community College (Council Bluffs)

2700 College Rd., Box 4C, Council Bluffs, IA 51503. Two-Year College. Founded 1966. Contact: Tori Christie, Dir. of Admissions, (712)325-3200, 800-432-5852, Fax: (712)325-3424, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://iwcc.cc.ia.us. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $100/semester hr. residents; $150/semester hr. non-residents; $200/semester hr. international students. Enrollment: Total 4,205. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: AAMAE; NCA-HLC; ABET; ADA; FAA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting & Business Administration (2 Yr); Auto Mechanics (2 Yr); Auto Parts Specialist (1 Yr); Aviation Maintenance Technology (2 Yr); Baking (1 Yr); Child Care & Guidance (1 Yr); Civil Engineering Technology (2 Yr); Clerical, General (1 Yr); Computer Programming (2 Yr); Culinary Arts (2 Yr); Deaf Education (2 Yr); Dental Assisting (1 Yr); Diesel Technology (2 Yr); Electronics Technology (18 Mo); Engineering Technology, Architectural (2 Yr); Farm Operations (2 Yr); Fashion Merchandising (2 Yr); Food Distribution & Management (2 Yr); Food Service & Management (2 Yr); Graphic Arts (18 Mo); Handicapped, Child Care (1 Yr); Human Services (2 Yr); Industrial Technology (2 Yr); Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Machine Tool & Die (2 Yr); Machinist, General (1 Yr); Mechanical Technology (2 Yr); Mechanics, Diesel (1 Yr); Medical Assistant (1 Yr); Nursing, Practical (1 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Paralegal (2 Yr); Printing Technology, Lithographic (1 Yr); Retail Management (2 Yr); Secretarial, General (1 Yr)

Jennie Edmundson School of Radiologic Technology

933 E. Pierce St., Council Bluffs, IA 51503. Allied Medical. Founded 1945. Contact: Kristin Schnitker, R.T.R. B.A., (712)396-6746, (712)396-6140, Fax: (712)396-6227, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Year. Tuition: $1,200 per year. Enrollment: Total 12. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: JRCERT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Curriculum: Radiologic Technology (24 Mo)

CRESTON

Hair Tech., Ltd.

402 W. Montgomery, Creston, IA 50801. Cosmetology. Founded 1979. Contact: Mary Lee Foltz, (641)782-6537, 877-653-6589, Fax: (641)782-6539, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Year. Tuition: $8,500 Cosmetology, $4,000 Esthetics, $2,500 Nail Technology. Enrollment: women 18. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (12 Mo); Esthetician (4.5 Mo); Nail Technology (2.5 Mo)

Southwestern Community College

1501 W. Townline St., Creston, IA 50801. Two-Year College. Founded 1966. Contact: Lisa Carstens, Admissions Coord., (641)782-7081, 800-247-4023, Fax: (641)782-3312, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected] cc.ia.us, Web Site: http://www.swcc.cc.ia.us. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $3,090/year in-state; $4,455/year out-of-state. Enrollment: Total 680. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: CAAHEP; NATEF; SACS; JRCERT; NAACLS; CAPTE; CARC; NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Agriculture - Production (9-10 Mo -); Automotive Collision Repair (10 Mo-2 Yr); Automotive Technology (10 Mo-2 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Business Technology (10 Mo-2 Yr); Carpentry (10 Mo-2 Yr); Computer Programming (20 Mo); Drafting, Structural (10 Mo-2 Yr); Electronics Technology (10 Mo); Engineering Technology (20 Mo); Medical Transcription (10 Mo-2 Yr); Microcomputers (10 Mo); Music (20 Mo); Nursing, Practical (10 Mo); Nursing, R.N. (20 Mo); Office, General (10 Mo-2 Yr); Web Development (2 Yr)

DAVENPORT

Caplon College

1801 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA 52807. Two-Year College. Founded 1937. Contact: Gary Kerber, Pres., (563)355-3500, 800-747-1035, Fax: (563)355-1320. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $148 per credit hour. Enrollment: men 110, women 482. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACICS; CAAHEP; NCRA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting & Business Administration (7 Qt); Accounting, Specialist (4 Qt); Administrative Assistant (6 Qt); Business, General Office (6 Qt); Business Management (4 Qt); Computer Operator (4 Qt); Computer Programming, Business (7 Qt); Court Reporting (8 Qt); Executive Assistant (4 Qt); Hospitality (6 Qt); Hotel & Restaurant Management (4 Qt); Legal Assistant (4 Qt); Management (6 Qt); Medical Assistant (6 Qt); Medical Office Management (6 Qt); Medical Transcription (6 Qt); Office, General (3 Qt); Paralegal (6 Qt); Radio Announcing (4 Qt); Travel & Tourism (4 Qt)

Carver Aero. Inc.

RR 3, Municipal Airport, Davenport, IA 52804. Flight and Ground. Founded 1990. Contact: Gary Lewis, (563)391-5650, Fax: (319)391-9481, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 90, women 10. Financial aid available. Curriculum: Aircraft Flight Instruction, Commercial Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Instrument Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Multi-Engine Rating - Airplane; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Primary Flying

Davenport Barber Styling College

730 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA 52807. Barber. Founded 1959. Contact: Sandra K. Higgins, (563)391-9950, (563)391-9951, 800-615-4247, Fax: (563)391-1613, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Hour. Tuition: $10,500 plus $850 books and supplies. Enrollment: men 5, women 11. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Barbering (2100 Hr)

Eastern Iowa Community College District Scott, Clinton and Muscatine

306 W. River Dr., Davenport, IA 52801-1221. Two-Year College. Founded 1966. Contact: Lorrie Adolph, (563)336-3300, (563)336-3351, 800-462-3255, Fax: (563)336-3350, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.eicc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $2,880/year (average full-time). Enrollment: men 2,645, women 4,175. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: CAAHEP; NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Specialist (2 Yr); Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (2 Yr); Auto Body & Fender Repair (2 Yr); Automotive Technology (2 Yr); Chef Training (3 Yr); Clerical, General (1 Yr); Culinary Arts (3 Yr); Deaf Education (2 Yr); Dental Assisting (1 Yr); Diesel Technology (2 Yr); Drafting & Design Technology (2 Yr); Electricity, Industrial (2 Yr); Electro-Encephalograph Technology (2 Yr); Electronics, Industrial (2 Yr); Engineering Technology, Electronic (2 Yr); Environmental Technology (2 Yr); Farm Management Technology (2 Yr); Feed & Fertilizer Technology (2 Yr); Graphic Arts (2 Yr); Health Information Technology (2 Yr); Horse Management (2 Yr); Horticulture (2 Yr); Industrial Engineering Technology (2 Yr); Interior Design (2 Yr); Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Legal Assistant (2 Yr); Library Technical Assistant (1 Yr); Machine Tool & Die Design (1 Yr); Maintenance Technology (2 Yr); Manufacturing Technology (2 Yr); Microcomputers (2 Yr); Nursing, Practical (1 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Physical Therapy Aide (2 Yr); Radiologic Technology (2 Yr); Respiratory Therapy (2 Yr); Secretarial, Administrative (2 Yr); Truck Driving (9 Wk)

La James International College (Davenport)

3802 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA 52807-3091. Cosmetology, Trade and Technical. Contact: Cynthia Becher, President, (563)441-7900, 888-880-2104, Web Site: http://lajames.net. Private. Coed. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $3,410-$13,275 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 2, women 77. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (2100 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (1000 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Massage Therapy (625 Hr); Nail Technology (350 Hr)

DES MOINES

AIB College of Business

2500 Fleur Dr., Des Moines, IA 50321. Business, Two-Year College. Founded 1921. Contact: Tim Hauber, Dean of Admissions, (515)244-4221, 800-444-1921, Fax: (515)244-6773, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.aib.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $3,960 per quarter; housing starting at $950. Enrollment: Total 689. Degrees awarded: Associate. Accreditation: NCRA; NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Administrative Assistant (2 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Computer Networking (2 Yr); Computer Programming (2 Yr); Computer Technology (2 Yr); Court Reporting (2 Yr); Financial Planning (2 Yr); Leadership Training; Network Security; Sales (2 Yr); Travel & Tourism (2 Yr)

American College of Hairstyling (Des Moines)

603 E. 6th St., Des Moines, IA 50309. Barber. Founded 1899. Contact: T. L. Millis, (515)244-0971, 800-798-2554, Fax: (515)244-5158, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.americancollegeofhair.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $2,400-$13,460 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 10, women 8. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Barbering (61 Wk)

College of Massage and the Healing Arts Center

3601 Douglas Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310. Trade and Technical. Founded 1986. Contact: Deb Elliot, (515)277-2126, Fax: (515)277-0548. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $6,500 Massage Therapy. Enrollment: men 25, women 75. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Massage Therapy (7 Mo)

Iowa Methodist Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology

1200 Pleasant St., Des Moines, IA 50309. Allied Medical. Founded 1955. Contact: Suzanne E. Crandall, Dir., (515)241-6883, Fax: (515)241-8015, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.iowahealth.org. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $1,000 per year. Enrollment: men 1, women 18. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: JRCERT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Radiologic Technology (2 Yr)

Mercy College of Health Sciences

928 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309-1239. Allied Medical, Nursing. Founded 1995. Contact: Susan Rhoades, Dean of Enrollment and Student Services, (515)643-6715, (515)643-3180, 800-637-2994, Fax: (515)643-6698, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.mchs.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $5,850 per semester (12 or more credit hours), plus fees. Enrollment: men 57, women 602. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: JRCERT; NLNAC; CAAHEP; NCA-HLC; CCNE. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Health Care & Management (4 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Radiologic Technology (2 Yr); Surgical Technology (1-2 Yr); Ultrasonography (2 Yr)

Vatterott College

6100 Thornton, Ste. 290, Des Moines, IA 50321. Trade and Technical. Founded 1969. Contact: Jodi Clendenen, (515)309-9000, 800-353-7264, Fax: (515)309-0366, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.vatterott-college.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: varies by program. Enrollment: men 117, women 50. Degrees awarded: Diploma, Associate. Accreditation: ACCSCT; ARCEST. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Aided Drafting (60 Wk); Computer Networking (90 Wk); Computer Programming (60 Wk); Computer Science (60 Wk); Dental Assisting (60 Wk); Medical Administrative Assistant (60 Wk)

DUBUQUE

Capri College (Dubuque)

PO Box 873, Dubuque, IA 52001. Trade and Technical, Cosmetology. Founded 1966. Contact: Ellen Brown, (563)588-2379, 800-728-0712, Fax: (563)588-1988, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.capricollege.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $4,000-$11,750 depending on program. Enrollment: men 5, women 147. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (2100 Hr); Esthetician; Massage Therapy (6 Mo); Nail Technology (15 Wk)

University of Dubuque

2050 University Ave., Dubuque, IA 52001. Flight and Ground. Founded 1852. Contact: Jessie James, Dean of Admissions, (563)589-3000, (563)589-3214, 800-722-5583, Fax: (563)589-3690, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.dbq.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $15,000. Enrollment: Total 769. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: FAA; NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Aircraft Flight Instruction, Advanced Ground; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Basic Ground; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Commercial Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor Additional Rating; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Instrument Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Primary Flying

ESTHERVILLE

Iowa Lakes Community College

300 South 18th St., Estherville, IA 51334. Two-Year College. Founded 1970. Contact: Mary Larscheid, Executive Dean, (712)362-0438, (712)362-2604, 800-242-5106, Fax: (712)362-0480, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.iowalakes.edu; Julie Carlson, Admissions Dir.. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $96/credit resident; $98/credit non-resident. Enrollment: men 1,347, women 1,646. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCA-HLC; AAMAE; CAAHEP. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Specialist (5 Sm); Administrative Assistant (5 Sm); Agribusiness Technology (5 Sm); Airport Management (5 Sm); Auto Mechanics (5 Sm); Automotive Collision Repair (3 Sm); Carpentry (3 Sm); Child Care & Guidance (5 Sm); Clerical, General (3 Sm); Commercial Art (5 Sm); Communications Technology (5 Sm); Computer Technology (4 Sm); Environmental Technology (5 Sm); Farm Management Technology (5 Sm); Health Care & Management (5 Sm); Hotel & Motel Management (5 Sm); Information Sciences Technology (5 Sm); Law Enforcement (5 Sm); Legal Assistant (5 Sm); Marketing (5 Sm); Marketing & Sales (3 Sm); Mechanics, Tractor (5 Sm); Media Technology (5 Sm); Motorcycle Repair (2 Sm); Nursing, Practical (3 Sm); Nursing, R.N. (5 Sm); Printing, Offset (3 Sm); Recreation Leadership (5 Sm); Rehabilitation Therapy (5 Sm); Secretarial, General (2 Sm); Small Business Management (5 Sm); Small Engine Repair (3 Sm); Surgical Technology (3 Sm); Travel & Tourism (5 Sm); Welding Technology (2 Sm)

FORT DODGE

Iowa Central Community College (Fort Dodge)

330 Ave. M, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Two-Year College. Founded 1966. Contact: Kelly Wirtz, Admissions Representative, (515)576-7201, 800-362-2793, Fax: (515)576-7724, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.iowacentral.com. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $103 credit hour in-state; $150 credit hour out-of-state (includes fees). Enrollment: Total 2,520. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma, Associate. Accreditation: NCA-HLC; ADA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Agribusiness; Agriculture, General; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Commercial Flying; Art; Automotive Technology; Banking; Broadcasting Technology; Business Administration; Business Technology; Carpentry; Computer Aided Drafting & Design; Computer Hardware Technology; Computer Science; Conservation & Environmental Science; Construction Technology; Criminal Justice; Early Childhood Education; Economics & Business Administration; Education; Electronics, Industrial; Engineering; Finance; General Studies; Horticulture; Human Services; Industrial Management & Supervision; Industrial Technology; Journalism; Language; Liberal Arts; Maintenance, Electrical; Manufacturing Technology; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Assistant; Medical Laboratory Technology; Medical Transcription; Mortuary Science; Multimedia Design; Music; Nursing, Practical; Nursing, R.N.; Physical Education; Science; Sports Management; Theatre Arts; Web Development; Welding Technology

La James International College (Ft. Dodge)

2419 5th Ave. S., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Cosmetology, Trade and Technical. Contact: Cynthia Becher, President, (515)576-3119, Web Site: http://lajames.net. Private. Coed. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $3,410-$13,275 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 1, women 43. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (2100 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (1000 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Massage Therapy (625 Hr); Nail Technology (350 Hr)

FORT MADISON

Bill Hill College of Cosmetology

910 Ave. G, Fort Madison, IA 52627. Cosmetology. Founded 1978. Contact: Ellen S. Hill, (319)372-6248, Fax: (319)372-6249, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Hour. Tuition: $8,500 including equipment. Enrollment: men 1, women 42. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (2100 Hr)

IOWA CITY

La James International College (Iowa City)

227 E. Market-Brewery Sq., Iowa City, IA 52245. Cosmetology, Trade and Technical. Contact: Cynthia Becher, President, (319)338-3926, 800-779-8589, Web Site: http://lajames.net. Private. Coed. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $3,410-$13,275 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 6, women 135. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (2100 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (1000 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Massage Therapy (625); Nail Technology (350 Hr)

University of Iowa College of Medicine

Division of Associated Medical Sciences, 200 CMAB, Iowa City, IA 52242. Allied Medical. Founded 1980. Contact: Catherine Solow, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, (319)335-6707, (319)335-8053, Fax: (319)335-9707, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/dams/index.htm. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Enrollment: men 30, women 49. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: APTA; CAAHEP. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Clinical Laboratory Sciences (1 Yr); Medical Laboratory Technology (1 Yr); Nuclear Medical Technology (1 Yr); Physical Therapy Technology (2.5 Yr); Physicians Assistant (2 Yr); Radiation Therapy Technology (2 Yr)

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Radiologic Technology Program

C-723-200 Hawkins Dr., Iowa City, IA 52242. Allied Medical. Founded 1925. Contact: Kathy Martensen, (319)356-4332, (319)356-3861, Fax: (319)384-9574, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.radiology.uiowa.edu/radtech. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $3,500 per year. Enrollment: Total 25. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: JRCERT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Radiologic Technology (24 Mo)

IOWA FALLS

Ellsworth Community College

1100 College Ave., Iowa Falls, IA 50126. Two-Year College. Founded 1890. Contact: Annie Stelow, Dir. of Admissions, (641)648-4611, 800-322-9235, Fax: (641)648-3128, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.ellsworthcollege.com. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $123 per credit, IA resident; room $1700/semester. Enrollment: Total 601. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCA-HLC; ADA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Automated; Accounting, General; Accounting, Junior; Agribusiness; Agriculture, General; Art; Biological Technology; Business Administration; Carpentry; Clerical, General; Computer Information Science; Conservation & Environmental Science; Criminal Justice; Farm Management Technology; Fashion Merchandising; Home Economics; Horse Management; Human Services; Information Sciences Technology; Laboratory Technology; Masonry; Mortuary Science; Nursing, Practical; Nursing, R.N.; Pharmacy Technician; Retail Management; Secretarial, Executive; Secretarial, General; Secretarial, Legal; Secretarial, Medical

JOHNSTON

La James International College (Johnston)

8805 Chambery Blvd., Johnston, IA 50131. Cosmetology, Trade and Technical. Contact: Cynthia Becher, President, (515)278-2208, 800-779-8589, Web Site: http://lajames.net. Private. Coed. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $3,410-$13,275 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 2, women 218. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (2100 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (1000 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Massage Therapy (625 Hr); Nail Technology (350 Hr)

KEOKUK

Dayton's School of Hair Design (Keokuk)

23 S. 2nd St., Keokuk, IA 52632. Cosmetology. Founded 1983. Contact: Jim Dayton, (319)524-6445, Fax: (319)524-8473, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $8,528 plus $425 books and supplies. Enrollment: men 0, women 16. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (2100 Hr)

Lindner Aviation, Inc.

3504 340th St., Keokuk, IA 52632. Flight and Ground. Founded 1946. Contact: Greg Gobble, Pres., (319)524-6203, 800-383-3104, Fax: (319)524-8448, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.lindneraviation.com/. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Term: Varies with Program. Enrollment: Total 5. Curriculum: Aircraft Flight Instruction, Commercial Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Primary Flying

Southeastern Community College (Keokuk)

335 Messenger Rd., PO Box 6007, Keokuk, IA 52632-6007. Two-Year College. Founded 1953. Contact: Kari Bevans, Sr. Enrollment Officer, (319)524-3221, (866)722-4692, Fax: (319)524-8621, Web Site: http://www.scciowa.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $2232/year resident; $2520/year out-of-state. Enrollment: Total 600. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma, Certificate. Accreditation: CAAHEP; CARC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1 Yr); Criminal Justice (2 Yr); Drug & Alcohol Counseling (2 Yr); Microcomputers (1 Yr); Nursing, Practical (1 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Office Technology (2 Yr)

MARSHALLTOWN

Iowa School of Beauty (Marshalltown)

112 Nicholas Dr., Marshalltown, IA 50158. Cosmetology. Founded 1923. Contact: Alecia Storjohann, (641)752-4223, 800-798-5661, Fax: (641)752-4909, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://iowaschoolofbeauty.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $11,007 cosmetology; $2,648 nail technology; $2,625 cosmetology instructor (prices do not include books and supplies). Enrollment: men 1, women 34. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (2100 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (1000 Hr); Nail Technology (325 Hr)

Marshalltown Community College

3700 S. Center St., Marshalltown, IA 50158. Two-Year College. Founded 1927. Contact: Deana Inman, Assoc. Dean of Student Svcs., (641)752-7106, (866)622-4748, Fax: (641)752-8149, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.iavalley.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Semester. Tuition: $123 per credit, IA resident; room $1700/semester. Enrollment: Total 627. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: AAMAE; ADA; CAAHEP; NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Banking (2 Yr); Broadcasting Technology (2 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Child Care & Guidance (2 Yr); Clerical, General (2 Yr); Community Aid (1 Yr); Computer Science (2 Yr); Dental Assisting (11 Mo); Drafting Technology (2 Yr); Industrial Maintenance (2 Yr); Machine Operator, General (11 Mo); Machinery Parts & Sales (11 Mo); Machine Shop Operator (11 Mo); Machine Tool & Die (1 Yr); Machinist, General (11 Mo); Marketing (2 Yr); Medical Assistant (11 Mo); Merchandising (2 Yr); Nursing, Practical (11 Mo); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Operating Room Technology (11 Mo); Retail Management (2 Yr); Secretarial, General (1 Yr); Secretarial, Medical (2 Yr); Small Business Management (2 Yr); Surgical Technology (11 Mo)

MASON CITY

Hamilton College (Mason City)

Plaza West 2570 4th St. SW, Mason City, IA 50401. Business. Founded 1900. Contact: David Fritz, Exec.Dir., (515)423-2530, 800-325-6887, Fax: (515)423-7512, Web Site: http://www.hamiltonia.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $12,000 per year; $8,010 room and board. Enrollment: Total 328. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACICS; NCA-HLC; CAAHEP. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Automated (62 Hr); Accounting, Specialist (94 Hr); Administrative Assistant (92 Hr); Computer Business Systems Technology (48 Hr); Computer Information Science (92 Hr); Computer Networking (48 Hr); Management (90 Hr); Office Technology (64 Hr); Paralegal (92 Hr); Travel & Tourism (66 Hr); Travel & Transportation Management (90 Hr)

La James College Beauty Schools

24 Second St. N.E., Mason City, IA 50401-3308. Cosmetology, Trade and Technical. Founded 1932. Contact: Kevin Rentz, Pres./Educational Dir., (641)424-2161, Fax: (641)424-2168, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.lajames.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $3,000-$12,650 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 3, women 98. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (2100 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (1000 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Massage Therapy (650 Hr); Nail Technology (350 Hr)

North Iowa Area Community College

500 College Dr., Mason City, IA 50401-7299. Two-Year College. Founded 1918. Contact: Rachel McGuire, Dir. of Admissions, (641)423-1264, 888-466-4222, Fax: (641)422-4150, Web Site: http://www.niacc.edu.Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $1,569/15 hrs. resident; or $105/semester hr. resident; $2,267/15 credits non-resident; or $151/credit non-resident. Enrollment: Total 3,000. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NLNAC; CAAHEP; NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Advanced (2 Yr); Accounting, Clerical (9 Mo); Accounting, General; Agribusiness (20 Mo); Agriculture, General (20 Mo); Automotive Technology (11 Mo); Building Trades (11 Mo); Business, General Office (2 Yr); Climate Control (11 Mo); Electronics Technology (2 Yr); Emergency Medical Technology; Information Systems (2 Yr); Insurance, General (2 Yr); Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Machine Tool & Die (2 Yr); Machinist, General (11 Mo); Management (9 Mo); Marketing (2 Yr); Marketing & Sales (9 Mo); Mechanical Technology (2 Yr); Medical Assistant (11 Mo); Medical Laboratory Technology (2 Yr); Nursing, Practical (1 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Paramedic (2 Yr); Physical Therapy Aide (2 Yr); Retail Management (2 Yr); Secretarial, Administrative (9 Mo and 2); Secretarial, Legal; Secretarial, Medical; Web Development (2 Yr)

World Wide College of Auctioneering

202 1st St. SE, Ste. 151, PO Box 949, Mason City, IA 50401. Other. Founded 1933. Contact: Vicky L. Flickinger, VP, (641)423-5242, 800-423-5242, Fax: (641)423-3067, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.worldwidecollegeofauctioneering.com; Paul C. Behr, Pres.. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $1,095 for full program. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Auctioneering (95 Hr)

MUSCATINE

Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St., Muscatine, IA 52761. Two-Year College. Founded 1929. Contact: Katie Watson, Admissions Representative, (563)288-6001, 800-351-4669, Fax: (563)288-6104, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.eicc.edu/mcc. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $2,880/year (average full-time). Enrollment: men 482, women 694. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Specialist (2 Yr); Administrative Assistant (2 Yr); Business, General Office (2 Yr); Child Care & Guidance (1 Yr); Clerical, General (1 Yr); Conservation & Environmental Science (2 Yr); Farm Management Technology (2 Yr); Feed & Fertilizer Marketing Technology (2 Yr); Horticulture (2 Yr); Information Sciences Technology (2 Yr); Liberal Arts (2 Yr); Maintenance, Machine Tool (2 Yr); Manufacturing Technology (2 Yr); Nursing, Practical (1 Yr); Office Technology (2 Yr); Secretarial, General (1 Yr)

OTTUMWA

Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa Campus

525 Grandview Ave., Ste. 1, Ottumwa, IA 52501. Two-Year College. Founded 1966. Contact: Becky Henderson, Recruiting Office, (641)683-5111, 800-726-2585, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.indianhills.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $99/credit hr in-state; $149/credit hr out-of-state. Enrollment: men 1,553, women 1,802. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: CAAHEP; FAA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Administrative Assistant (9 Mo); Aircraft Flight Instruction, Primary Flying (18 Mo); Automotive Collision Repair (18 Mo); Automotive Technology (18 Mo); Aviation Maintenance Technology (18 Mo); Bookkeeping (6 Mo); Building Trades (12 Mo); Child Care & Guidance (9 Mo); Computer Networking (21 Mo); Computer Programming (21 Mo); Criminal Justice (21 Mo); Culinary Arts (21 Mo); Culinary Occupations (9 Mo); Diesel Technology (18 Mo); Drafting Technology (21 Mo); Early Childhood Education (4 Yr); Electronics Technology (12 Mo); Emergency Medical Technology; Health Technology (21 Mo); Horticulture (12 Mo); Industrial Maintenance (12 Mo); Laser Technology (21 Mo); Machine Technology (18 Mo); Medical Transcription (9 Mo); Microcomputers (9 Mo); Nursing, Practical (12 Mo); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Physical Therapy Aide (21 Mo); Radiologic Technology (2 Yr); Robotics (21 Mo); Telecommunications Technology (21 Mo); Welding Technology (12 Mo)

Iowa School of Beauty (Ottumwa)

609 W. 2nd St., Ottumwa, IA 52501. Cosmetology. Founded 1923. Contact: Linda Corbett Thorne, (641)684-6504, 800-383-3109, Fax: (641)684-6444, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://iowaschoolofbeauty.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $11,007 cosmetology, $2,648 nail technology; $2,625 cosmetology instructor (prices do not include books and supplies). Enrollment: men 1, women 34. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (2100 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (1000 Hr); Nail Technology (325 Hr)

PEOSTA

Northeast Iowa Community College - Peosta Campus

10250 Sundown Rd., Peosta, IA 52068-9703. Trade and Technical, Two-Year College. Founded 1967. Contact: Lee Noethe, Student Enrollment Mgr., (563)556-5110, 800-728-7367, Fax: (563)556-5058, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.nicc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 2,583. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma, Certificate. Accreditation: NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. span Curriculum: Accounting, Clerical; Accounting, Specialist; Administrative Assistant; Agriculture, General; Air Conditioning & Heating; Art; Auto Mechanics; Business Administration; Cabinet & Mill Work; Carpentry; Computer Networking; Computer Programming, Business; Computer Support Technology; Construction Management; Criminal Justice; Dental Assisting; Desktop Publishing; Early Childhood Education; Education; Electronics Technology; Emergency Medical Technology; Entrepreneurship; Fine Arts; Fire Science; Graphic Design; Health Information Technology; Human Services; Internet Technologies; Law Enforcement; Legal Assistant; Marketing; Marketing Management; Mechanics, Diesel; Medical Laboratory Technology; Medical Transcription; Nursing, Practical; Office Technology; Paralegal; Paramedic; Radiologic Technology; Respiratory Therapy; Travel & Tourism; Urban Planning; Viticulture; Welding Technology

SHELDON

Northwest Iowa Community College

603 W. Park St., Sheldon, IA 51201. Contact: Drew Matonak, President, (712)324-5061, Web Site: http://www.nwicc.edu. Public. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $2,760 in-state; $3,780 out-of-state. Degrees awarded: Associate.

SIOUX CENTER

Dordt College

498 4th Ave., NE, Sioux Center, IA 51250-1606. Other. Founded 1955. Contact: Quentin Van Essen, Exec. Dir. Admissions, (712)722-6000, (712)722-6080, 800-343-6738, Fax: (712)722-6066, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.dordt.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $16,670. Enrollment: Total 1,285. Degrees awarded: Diploma, Associate. Accreditation: ABET; NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Bible Study; Computer Science; Environmental Technology; Handicapped, Special Education; Health Technology; Mathematics; Minister; Secretarial, General; Social Work Technology

SIOUX CITY

Iowa School of Beauty (Sioux City)

2524 Glenn Ave., Sioux City, IA 51106. Cosmetology. Founded 1923. Contact: Mark A. Oswald, President, (712)274-9733, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://iowaschoolofbeauty.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $11,007 cosmetology; $2,648 nail technology; $2,625 cosmetology instructor (prices do not include books and supplies). Enrollment: men 1, women 62. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Placement service available.

Mercy Medical Center School of Medical Technology

801 5th St., Sioux City, IA 51101. Allied Medical. Founded 1941. Contact: Mary K. Smith, MS, MT(ASCP), (712)279-2371, (712)279-2052, Fax: (712)279-2372, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://mercysiouxcity.com/services/clinical/. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Year. Tuition: $2,500 per year. Enrollment: Total 6. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NAACLS. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Medical Technology

St. Luke's College

2720 Stone Park Blvd., Sioux City, IA 51104. Nursing, Two-Year College. Founded 1967. Contact: JoAnn Breyfogle, RN, Dean of Academic Services, (712)279-3149, (712)279-3158, 800-352-4660, Fax: (712)233-8017, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.stlukes.org. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $11,088 nursing; $10,780 radiologic technology; $10,472 respiratory care. Enrollment: Total 142. Degrees awarded: Associate. Accreditation: JRCERT; NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Radiologic Technology (2 Yr); Respiratory Therapy (2 Yr)

Western Iowa Tech Community College

4647 Stone Ave., Sioux City, IA 51106. Two-Year College. Founded 1967. Contact: Robert E. Dunker, Ph.D., Pres., (712)274-6400, 800-352-4649, Fax: (712)274-6412, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.witcc.com. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $93/credit resident; $133/credit non-resident; $125/credit on-line courses. Enrollment: Total 2,269. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: CAAHEP; NCAHLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Specialist (5 Sm); Administrative Assistant (5 Sm); Agribusiness Technology (4 Sm); Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (5 Sm); Architectural Technology (4 Sm); Art (4 Sm); Auto Body & Fender Repair (5 Sm); Biomedical Electronics (4 Sm); Bookkeeping (2 Sm); Building Maintenance (4 Sm); Business Administration (4 Sm); Carpentry (3 Sm); Child Care & Guidance (2 Sm); Clerical, General (2 Sm); Computer Programming (5 Sm); Computer Science (4 Sm); Dental Assisting (4 Sm); Desktop Publishing (3 Sm); Diesel Technology (6 Sm); Electronic Engineering Technology (5 Sm); Electronics & Communication (3 Sm); Emergency Medical Technology (5 Sm); English As A Second Language (4 Sm); Fire Science (4 Sm); Horticulture (4 Sm); Management (5 Sm); Marketing Management (5 Sm); Mechanical Engineering (5 Sm); Medical Laboratory Technology (6 Sm); Microcomputers (5 Sm); Musical Instrument Repair (5 Sm); Nursing, Practical (3 Sm); Nursing, R.N. (5 Sm); Occupational Therapy Assistant (6 Sm); Office Management (5 Sm); Physical Education (4 Sm); Physical Therapy Aide (6 Sm); Plumbing (3 Sm); Police Science (4 Sm); Secretarial, General (4 Sm); Surgical Technology (2 Sm); Telecommunications Technology (4 Sm); Welding Technology (3 Sm)

SPENCER

Storeys School of Taxidermy

2450 Hwy. 18 E, PO Box 1234, Spencer, IA 51301. Trade and Technical. Founded 1983. Contact: Dianne (Dee) Storey, (712)262-6441. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Other. Tuition: $4,400 (includes room, materials, specimen, tools). Enrollment: men 41, women 5. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Taxidermy (6 Wk)

STORM LAKE

Faust Institute of Cosmetology

502 Erie St., Storm Lake, IA 50588. Cosmetology. Contact: Ann Smith, Owner/Director, (712)732-6570, (712)732-6571. Private. Coed. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $10,850 plus $895 books and supplies. Enrollment: men 1, women 23. Accreditation: NACCAS. Curriculum: Cosmetology (2100 Hr)

UNIVERSITY PARK

Vennard College

2300 8th Ave. E., PO Box 29, University Park, IA 52595. Other. Founded 1910. Contact: Ms. Robyn Chrisman, Dir. of Admissions, (641)673-8391, Fax: (641)673-8365, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.vennard.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $4,080 per semester. Enrollment: Total 105. Degrees awarded: Associate, Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: ABHE. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: General Studies (2-4 Yr); Music (2-4 Yr)

URBANDALE

Hamilton College (Des Moines)

4655 121st St., Urbandale, IA 50323. Two-Year College. Founded 1900. Contact: Edward Rogan, Exec.Dir., (515)727-2100, 800-325-6887, Fax: (515)727-2115, Web Site: http://www.hamiltonia.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $12,000 per year; $8,010 room and board. Enrollment: Total 827. Degrees awarded: Associate, Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCA-HLC; CAAHEP. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Specialist (21 Mo); Administrative Assistant (21 Mo); Business Administration (39 Mo); Computer Networking (21 Mo); Computer Programming (21 Mo); Computer Servicing - Theory & Systems (12 Mo); Criminal Justice (21 Mo); General Studies (21 Mo); Information Sciences Technology (39 Mo); Management (21-39 Mo); Medical Assistant (21 Mo); Medical Transcription (6 Mo)

Iowa School of Beauty (Des Moines)

3305 70th St., Urbandale, IA 50322. Cosmetology. Founded 1923. Contact: Mark A. Oswald, President, (515)278-9939, 800-383-1509, Fax: (515)278-0793, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://iowaschoolofbeauty.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Year. Tuition: $11,007 cosmetology; $2,648 nail technology; $2,625 cosmetology instructor (prices do not include books and supplies). Enrollment: men 3, women 161. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (2100 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (1000 Hr); Nail Technology (325 Hr)

WATERLOO

College of Hair Design, Inc.

Squiers Square, 722 Water St., Ste. 201, Waterloo, IA 50703. Barber. Founded 1957. Contact: Joseph O. Squiers, Pres./Administrator/Instructor, (319)232-9995, Fax: (319)235-5352, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $10,359 plus $1,834 books and supplies. Enrollment: men 5, women 50. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Barbering (2100 Hr)

Covenant Medical Center School of Radiography

3421 W. 9th St., Waterloo, IA 50702. Allied Medical. Founded 1986. Contact: Ken Helfrick, BA, RT(R)(QM), (319)272-7296, Fax: (319)272-7105, Web Site: http://www.covhealth.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $2,000 per year; $275 activity fee; $550 books. Enrollment: men 5, women 18. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: JRCERT. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Radiologic Technology (2 Yr)

Hawkeye Community College

1501 E. Orange Rd., PO Box 8015, Waterloo, IA 50704-8015. Two-Year College. Founded 1966. Contact: Pat East, Records and Registration, (319)296-2320, 800-670-4769, Fax: (319)296-2505, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.hawkeyecollege.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $93 per semester hour. Enrollment: men 2,281, women 3,029. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: JRCRTE; ABET; FAA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (4 Sm); Accounting, Junior (3 Sm); Agribusiness (4 Sm); Agriculture - Production (4 Sm); Agri-Power Equipment (4 Sm); Air Conditioning & Heating (3 Sm); Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (3 Sm); Animal Science, General (4 Sm); Architectural Technology (4 Sm); Auto Body & Fender Repair (3 Sm); Automation Technology (5 Sm); Automotive Electronics (5 Sm); Automotive Technology (5 Sm); Aviation Maintenance Technology (5 Sm); Business Administration (4 Sm); Child Care & Guidance (2 Sm); Civil Engineering Technology (4 Sm); Commercial Art (4 Sm); Computer Networking (2 Sm); Dental Assisting (3 Sm); Dental Hygiene (5 Sm); Diesel Technology (4 Sm); Drafting, Architectural (4 Sm); Electro-Mechanical Technology (3 Sm); Electronics Technology (3 Sm); Engineering Technology, Electronic (5 Sm); Fire Science (4 Sm); Horticulture (5 Sm); Information Sciences Technology (1 Sm); Inhalation Therapy Technology (3 Sm); Interior Design (4 Sm); Machine Tool & Die (4 Sm); Machinist, Advanced (4 Sm); Manufacturing Technology (5 Sm); Marketing Management (4 Sm); Mechanics, Truck (4 Sm); Medical Assistant (4 Sm); Medical Laboratory Technology (5 Sm); Nurse, Assistant (1 Sm); Nursing, Practical (3 Sm); Nursing, R.N. (6 Sm); Office Technology (2 Sm); Optometric Assistant (3 Sm); Photography (4 Sm); Police Science (4 Sm); Science (4 Sm); Secretarial, Administrative (3 Sm); Secretarial, Executive (4 Sm); Secretarial, General (3 Sm); Secretarial, Medical (3 Sm); Truck Driving (1 Sm); Web Development (4 Sm); Welding Technology (3 Sm)

Young Cosmetology College

415 Hammond Ave., Waterloo, IA 50702-2321. Cosmetology. Founded 1959. Contact: Kim Young-Kalkhoff, (319)234-2847. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Hour. Tuition: $5,040. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1 Yr); Cosmetology Instructor (6 Mo)

WEBSTER CITY

Iowa Central Community College (Webster City)

1725 Beach St., Webster City, IA 50595. Two-Year College. Founded 1967. Contact: Kelly J. Wirtz, Campus Program Coordinator, (515)832-1632, 800-362-2793, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.iccc.cc.ia.us. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $103 credit hour in-state; $150 credit hour out-of-state (includes fees). Enrollment: Total 225. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Agribusiness; Airport Management; Aviation Management; Business Law; Civil Engineering Technology; Electronics Technology; Fashion Merchandising; Health Care & Management; Law Enforcement; Machine Technology; Medical Assistant; Nursing, Practical; Nursing, R.N.; Receptionist; Retail Management; Secretarial, Executive; Secretarial, General; Teacher Assistant

WEST BURLINGTON

Southeastern Community College (West Burlington)

1500 West Agency Rd., PO Box 180, West Burlington, IA 52655-0180. Two-Year College. Founded 1967. Contact: Dana Chrisman, Admissions/Enrollment Services, (319)752-2731, (866)SCC-IOWA, Fax: (319)752-4957, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.scciowa.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $93/credit hour. Enrollment: Total 1,866. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: AAMAE; NACCAS; NLNAC; SACS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Administrative Assistant (2 Yr); Agribusiness Marketing (2 Yr); Agriculture - Production (2 Yr); Auto Body & Fender Repair (40 Wk); Automation Technology (2 Yr); Auto Mechanics (2 Yr); Bookkeeping (40 Wk); Business (2 Yr); Clerical, General (32 Wk); Computer Aided Design (40 Wk); Computer Aided Manufacturing (2 Yr); Computer Networking (2 Yr); Computer Programming (2 Yr); Computer Programming, Advanced (2 Yr); Computer Support Technology (2 Yr); Construction Management (2 Yr); Construction Technology (2 Yr); Cosmetology (52 Wk); Criminal Justice (2 Yr); Desktop Publishing (2 Yr); Drafting Technology (2 Yr); Drug & Alcohol Counseling (2 Yr); Electronics Technology (2 Yr); Information Sciences Technology (2 Yr); Internet Technologies (2 Yr); Medical Assistant (40 Wk); Nursing, Practical (40 Wk); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Occupational Therapy (2 Yr); Office Technology (2 Yr); Paramedic (2 Yr); Physical Therapy Technology (2 Yr); Respiratory Therapy (2 Yr); Visual Communications (2 Yr); Welding, Pipe (40 Wk); Welding Technology (32 Wk)

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Iowa

Iowa

1 Location and Size

2 Topography

3 Climate

4 Plants and Animals

5 Environmental Protection

6 Population

7 Ethnic Groups

8 Languages

9 Religions

10 Transportation

11 History

12 State Government

13 Political Parties

14 Local Government

15 Judicial System

16 Migration

17 Economy

18 Income

19 Industry

20 Labor

21 Agriculture

22 Domesticated Animals

23 Fishing

24 Forestry

25 Mining

26 Energy and Power

27 Commerce

28 Public Finance

29 Taxation

30 Health

31 Housing

32 Education

33 Arts

34 Libraries and Museums

35 Communications

36 Press

37 Tourism, Travel & Recreation

38 Sports

39 Famous Iowans

40 Bibliography

State of Iowa

ORIGIN OF STATE NAME: Named for Iowa Indians of the Siouan family.

NICKNAME : The Hawkeye State.

CAPITAL: Des Moines.

ENTERED UNION: 28 December 1846 (29th).

OFFICIAL SEAL: A sheaf and field of standing wheat and farm utensils represent agriculture; a lead furnace and a pile of pig lead are to the right. In the center stands a citizen-soldier holding a US flag with a liberty cap atop the staff in one hand and a rifle in the other. Behind him is the Mississippi River with the steamer Iowa and mountains; above him an eagle holds the state motto. Surrounding this scene are the words “The Great Seal of the State of Iowa” against a gold background.

FLAG: There are three vertical stripes of blue, white, and red; in the center a spreading eagle holds in its beak a blue ribbon with the state motto.

MOTTO: Our Liberties We Prize and Our Rights We Will Maintain.

SONG: “The Song of Iowa.”

FLOWER: Wild rose.

TREE: Oak.

BIRD: Eastern goldfinch.

ROCK OR STONE: Geode.

LEGAL HOLIDAYS: New Year’s Day, 1 January; Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., 3rd Monday in January; Memorial Day, last Monday in May; Independence Day, 4 July; Labor Day, 1st Monday in September; Veterans’ Day, 11 November; Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thursday in November; Christmas Day, 25 December.

TIME: 6 AM CST = noon GMT.

1 Location and Size

Located in the western north-central United States, Iowa is the smallest of the Midwestern states west of the Mississippi River and ranks 25th in size among the 50 states. The total area of Iowa is 56,275 square miles (145,752 square kilometers), of which land takes up 55,965 square miles (144,949 square kilometers) and inland water 310 square miles (803 square kilometers). The state extends 324 miles (521 kilometers) east-west and 210 miles (338 kilometers) north-south. Its total boundary length is 1,151 miles (1,853 kilometers).

2 Topography

The physical terrain of Iowa consists of a gently rolling plain that slopes from the highest point of 1,670 feet (509 meters) in the northwest to the lowest point of 480 feet (146 meters) in the southeast at the mouth of the Des Moines River. Iowa has the richest and deepest topsoil in the United States. The major rivers are the Mississippi River and the Missouri River. Iowa has 13 natural lakes. The largest are Spirit Lake, at about 9 miles (14 kilometers) long) and West Okoboji Lake, at 6 miles (10 kilometers) long. Both are near the state’s northwest border.

3 Climate

Iowa lies in the humid continental zone and generally has hot summers, cold winters, and wet springs. Temperatures vary widely during the year, with an annual average of 49°f (9°c). Des Moines, in the central part of the state, has a normal daily maximum temperature of 86°f (30°c) in July and a normal daily minimum of 11°f (-4°c) in January. The record low temperature for the state of Iowa is -47°f (–44°c), set as Washta on 12 January 1912. That record was matched on 3 February 1996 in Elkader. The record high is 118°f (48°c), set at Keokuk on 20 July 1934. Annual precipitation averages 32.4 inches (82 centimeters) in Des Moines. Average snowfall statewide is 33.2 inches (84 centimeters).

4 Plants and Animals

Although most of Iowa is under cultivation, such unusual wild specimens as bunchberry and bearberry can be found in the northeast. Other notable plants are pink lady’s slipper and twinleaf.

Iowa Population Profile

Total population estimate in 2006:2,982,085
Population change, 2000–06:1.9%
Hispanic or Latino†:3.7%
Population by race
One race:98.9%
White:93.5%
Black or African American:2.2%
American Indian /Alaska Native:0.2%
Asian:1.5%
Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander:0.0%
Some other race:1.5%
Two or more races:1.1%

Population by Age Group

Major Cities by Population
City Population % change 2000–05
Notes: †A person of Hispanic or Latino origin may be of any race. NA indicates that data are not available.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey and Population Estimates. www.census.gov/ (accessed March 2007).
Des Moines194,163-2.3
Cedar Rapids123,1192.0
Davenport98,8450.5
Sioux83,148-2.2
Waterloo66,483-3.3
Iowa62,8871.1
Council Bluffs59,5682.2
Dubuque57,7980.2
West Des Moines52,76813.7
Ames52,2633.0

More than 80 native plants have become extinct in the area and at least 35 others are confined to a single location. The federal government classified five plant species as threatened as of April 2006. Among these are the northern wild monkshood and the eastern and western prairie fringed orchids.

Common Iowa mammals include red and gray foxes, raccoon, opossum, and woodchuck. Common birds include the cardinal, rose-breasted grosbeak, and eastern goldfinch (the state bird). Game fish include rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, and walleye. In all Iowa has 140 native fish species.

Rare animals include the pygmy shrew, ermine, black-billed cuckoo, and crystal darter. As of April 2006, the US Fish and Wildlife Service listed eight threatened or endangered species, including the Indiana bat, bald eagle, Higgins’ eye pearlymussel, piping plover, Topeka Shiner, Iowa Pleistocene snail, pallid sturgeon, and least tern.

5 Environmental Protection

Conservation measures in Iowa are generally directed toward preventing soil erosion and preserving watershed runoff. Other concerns include with improving air quality, preventing chemical pollution, and preserving water supplies. In 1997, wetlands covered 1.2% of Iowa. The Wetlands Reserve Program of 1990 was created to reclaim some of the state’s lost wetlands.

The Department of Water, Air and Waste Management, established in 1983, regulates operation of the state’s 2,900 public water supply systems. The department also enforces laws prohibiting open dumping of solid wastes, monitors the handling of hazardous wastes, establishes standards for air quality, and regulates the emission of air pollutants from more than 600 industries and utilities.

In 2003, Iowa had 172 hazardous waste sites listed in the Environmental Protection Agency’s database, 11 of which were on the National Priorities List in 2006.

6 Population

In 2005, Iowa ranked 30th of the 50 states in population with an estimated total of 2,982,085 residents. In 2004, population density was 52.9 persons per square mile (20.4 persons per square kilometer). The median age of all residents in 2004 was 38. In 2005, about 14% of the people were 65 or older while just over 23% were 18 or younger. In 2005, the largest cities and their estimated populations were Des Moines, 194,163 and Cedar Rapids, 123,119.

7 Ethnic Groups

In the 2000 census, Iowa had 61,853 black Americans, 8,989 Native Americans, and 82,473 Hispanics and Latinos living in the state. Among Iowans of European descent, there were 1,046,153 Germans, representing about 35.7% of the population. Other groups included 395,905 Irish residents and 277,487 English residents. The foreign-born population numbered 91,085. The primary countries of origin included Germany, Mexico, Laos, Canada, Korea, and Vietnam.

8 Languages

Iowa English reflects the three major migration streams: Northern in the half of the state above Des Moines, North Midland in the southern half,

Iowa Population by Race

Census 2000 was the first national census in which the instructions to respondents said, “Mark one or more races.” This table shows the number of people who are of one, two, or three or more races. For those claiming two races, the number of people belonging to the various categories is listed. The U.S. government conducts a census of the population every ten years.

 Number Percent
Total population2,926,324100.0
One race2,894,54698.9
Two races29,9591.0
White and Black or African American7,8560.3
White and American Indian/Alaska Native7,0750.2
White and Asian4,3690.1
White and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander468
White and some other race7,0490.2
Black or African American and American Indian/Alaska Native577
Black or African American and Asian266
Black or African American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander46
Black or African American and some other race634
American Indian/Alaska Native and Asian198
American Indian/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander24
American Indian/Alaska Native and some other race299
Asian and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander275
Asian and some other race750
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and some other race73
Three or more races1,8190.1

and a slight South Midland trace in the extreme southeastern corner. Northern words that contrast with Midland words include: crab for crawdad, corn on the cob for roasting ears, barnyard for barn lot, and gopher for ground squirrel. In 2000, 94.2% of all Iowans aged five or more spoke only English at home. Other languages reported by Iowans, and the number speaking each at home, included Spanish, 79,491; German, 17,262; and French, 7,476.

9 Religions

The first church building in Iowa was constructed by Methodists in Dubuque in 1834. A Roman Catholic church was built in Dubuque the following year. Mainline Protestantism is predominant in the state even though the largest single Protestant denomination is the Evangelical Free Church of America, which had about 268,211 members in 2000. Other major Protestant denominations include the United Methodist Church (with 195,024 adherents in 2004), the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (120,075 adherents in 2000), the Presbyterian Church USA (69,974 adherents in 2000), and the United Church of Christ (36,326 adherents in 2005). Roman Catholic Church membership was about 506,698 in 2004. The Jewish community had about 6,400 members in 2000. Muslims numbered about 4,717. Nearly 41.5%

(over 1.2 million) of the state population did not specify a religious affiliation.

10 Transportation

The early settlers came to Iowa by way of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and the Great Lakes, then traveled overland on trails via wagon and stagecoach. The need of Iowa farmers to haul their products to market over long distances prompted the development of the railroads.

In 2003, Iowa had 4,248 miles (6,839 kilometers) of track. Amtrak operates the long-distance California Zephyr (Chicago to Oakland, California) and Southwest Chief (Chicago to Los Angeles, California), serving six major stations in Iowa.

Iowa had 113,377 miles (182,462 kilometers) of public roadway in 2004. In 2004, there were 3,461,000 registered vehicles in the state, including 1,872,000 automobiles, 1,448,000 trucks, and around 1,000 buses. There were 2,003,723 licensed drivers.

Iowa is bordered by two great navigable rivers, the Mississippi and the Missouri. They provided excellent transport facilities for the early settlers via keelboats and paddle-wheel steamers. Today, rivers remain an important part of Iowa’s intermodal transportation system, providing shippers a gateway to an extensive inland waterway system that has access to ports in St. Paul, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Houston, and New Orleans. Most docks in Iowa are privately owned and all are privately operated.

Iowa’s busiest airfield is Des Moines Municipal Airport, which handled 975,859 passengers in 2004.

11 History

The first permanent settlers of the land were the Woodland Indians, who built villages in the forested areas along the Mississippi River and introduced agriculture. Not until June 1673 did the first known white men, explorer Louis Jolliet and the Catholic priest Jacques Marquette, come to the territory. Iowa was part of the vast Louisiana Territory that extended from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian border and was ruled by the French until the title was transferred to Spain in 1762.

Napoleon took the territory back in 1800 and then promptly sold all of Louisiana Territory to the amazed American envoys who had come to Paris seeking only the purchase of New Orleans and the mouth of the Mississippi. After Iowa had thus come under US control in 1803, the Lewis and Clark expedition worked its way up the Missouri River to explore the newly purchased land.

Placed under the territorial jurisdiction of Michigan in 1834, and then two years later under the newly created Territory of Wisconsin, Iowa became a separate territory in 1838. The first territorial governor, Robert Lucas, began planning for statehood by drawing aggressive boundary lines that extended county boundaries and local government westward and northward. Under the Missouri Compromise, Iowa came into the Union with Florida as its slaveholding counterpart. A serious dispute, concerning how large the state would be, delayed Iowa’s admission into the Union until 28 December 1846.

State Development The settlement of Iowa was rapidly accomplished. With one-fourth of the nation’s fertile topsoil located within its borders, Iowa was a powerful magnet that drew farmers by the thousands from many areas. The settlers were overwhelmingly Protestant in religion and remarkably uniform in ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Fiercely proud of its claim to be the first free state created out of the Louisiana Purchase, Iowa was an important center of abolitionist sentiment throughout the 1850s. The Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves from the South ran across the southern portion of Iowa to the Mississippi River. When the Civil War came, Iowa overwhelmingly supported the Union cause.

The railroad had been lavishly welcomed by Iowans in the 1850s. By the 1870s, Iowa farmers were battling the railroad interests for effective regulatory legislation. The National Grange (an association of farmers) was powerful enough in Iowa to push through the so-called Granger laws regulating the railroads. Following World War I, conservatives regained control of the ruling Republican Party and remained in control until the 1960s. Then new liberal leadership was forced on the party after the disastrous 1964 presidential campaign of Barry Goldwater and effective opposition from a revitalized Democratic Party led by Harold Hughes.

After Hughes gave up the governorship in 1969 to become a US senator, he was succeeded in office by Robert Ray, a liberal Republican who dominated the state throughout the 1970s. Iowa’s economy suffered in the 1980s from a combination of high debt and interest rates, numerous droughts, and low crop prices. Businesses departed or shrank their work forces.

By the 1990s, however, the companies that had survived were in a much stronger position, and Iowa began enjoying a period of cautious prosperity. The state’s unemployment rate in 1992 was 4.7%, lower than the national average. By 1999, it had dropped to 2.5%, the lowest rate in the nation. In Iowa, as elsewhere in the Midwest, high-tech and service industries continued to pull workers away from farming—and away from the state, causing many to worry about a disappearing way of life.

By 2003, the United States economy was slowly recovering from its 2001 recession, and Iowa was also feeling the effects. In 2005, the state was pursuing a comprehensive economic growth strategy focusing on renewable energy, life sciences, financial services, advanced manufacturing, and improving cultural and recreational opportunities. The governor made Iowa’s energy independence a goal, and to that effect, the state from 2000 to 2005 nearly tripled its ethanol production and by 2006 was projected to be the nation’s leading producer of ethanol.

In 1993, unusually heavy spring and summer rains produced record floods along the Mississippi River by mid-July. The entire state of Iowa was declared a disaster area. The floods forced 11,200 people to evacuate their homes and caused $2.2 billion in damages.

12 State Government

The state legislature, or general assembly, consists of a 50-member senate and a 100-member house of representatives. Senators serve four-year

Iowa Governors: 1846–2007

1846–1850Ansel BriggsDemocrat
1850–1854Stepehn P. HempsteadDemocrat
1854–1858James Wilson GrimesWhig
1858–1860Ralph Phillips LoweRepublican
1860–1864Samuel Jordan KirkwoodRepublican
1864–1868William Milo StoneRepublican
1868–1872Samuel MerrillRepublican
1872–1876Cyrus Clay CarpenterRepublican
1876–1877Samuel Jordan KirkwoodRepublican
1877–1878Joshua G. NewboldRepublican
1878–1882John Henry GearRepublican
1882–1886Buren Robinson ShermanRepublican
1886–1890William LarrabeeRepublican
1890–1894Horace BoiesDemocrat
1894–1896Frank Darr JacksonRepublican
1896–1898Francis Marion DrakeRepublican
1898–1902Leslie Mortier ShawRepublican
1902–1908Albert Baird CumminsRepublican
1908–1909Warren GarstRepublican
1909–1913Beryl Franklin CarrollRepublican
1913–1917George W. ClarkeRepublican
1917–1921William Lloyd HardingRepublican
1921–1925Nathan Edward KendallRepublican
1925–1931John HammillRepublican
1931–1933Daniel Webster TurnerRepublican
1933–1937Clyde LaVerne HerringDemocrat
1937–1939Nelson George KraschelDemocrat
1939–1943George Allison WilsonRepublican
1943–1945Bourke Blakemore HickenlooperRepublican
1945–1949Robert Donald BlueRepublican
1949–1954William S. BeardsleyRepublican
1954–1955Leo ElthonRepublican
1955–1957Leo Arthur HoeghRepublican
1957–1961Herschel Celiel LovelessDemocrat
1961–1963Norman Arthur ErbeRepublican
1863–1969Harold Everett HughesDemocrat
1969Robert David FultonDemocrat
1969–1983Robert D. DayRepublican
1983–1999Terry Edward BranstadRepublican
1999–2006Thomas J. VilsackDemocrat
2006–Chester CulverDemocrat
Democratic Republican – Dem-Rep
Independent – Indep
National Republican – Nat-Rep

terms, with half the members elected every two years; representatives serve two-year terms. Each house may introduce or amend legislation, with a simple majority vote required for passage. The governor’s veto of a bill may be overridden by a two-thirds majority in both houses. The state’s elected executives are the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, attorney general, and secretary of agriculture.

As of December 2004, the governor’s salary was $107,482, and the legislative salary was $21,380.54.

13 Political Parties

For 70 years following the Civil War, a majority of Iowa voters supported the Republicans over the Democrats in nearly all state and national elections. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, Iowa briefly turned to the Democrats, supporting Franklin D. Roosevelt in two presidential elections. However, from 1940 through 1984, the majority of Iowans voted Republican in 10 of 12 presidential elections. Democrats carried the state in four recent presidential contests (1988, 1992, 1996, 2000), but turned Republican again in 2004. Republicans won 35 of the 45 gubernatorial elections from 1900 through 2002 and controlled both houses of the state legislature for 112 of the 130 years from 1855 to 1984.

In the 2000 elections, Iowa gave Democrat Al Gore 49% of the vote, while Republican George W. Bush received 48%. In 2004, Bush increased his support to 50% to Democrat John Kerry’s 49%. As of the 2006 elections, Democrats had a 3–2 edge in the US House delegation, while a Democrat and a Republican both served in

Iowa Presidential Vote by Political Parties, 1948–2004

YEAR IOWA WINNER DEMOCRAT REPUBLICAN PROGRESSIVE PROHIBITION SOCIALIST LABOR
* Won US presidential election.
1948*Truman (D)522,380494,01812,1253,3824,274
1952*Eisenhower (R)451,513808,9065,0852,882
      CONSTITUTION
1956*Eisenhower (R)501,858729,1873,202
1960Nixon (R)550,565722,381
1964*Johnson (D)733,030449,1481,902
    SOC. WORKERS AMERICAN IND.  
1968*Nixon (R)476,699619,1063,37766,422
    AMERICAN  PEACE & FREEDOM
1972*Nixon (R)496,206706,20722,0561,332
      LIBERTARIAN
1976Ford (R)619,931632,8633,0401,452
    CITIZENS   
1980*Reagan (R)508,672676,0262,19112,324
1984*Reagan (R)605,620703,088
1988Dukakis (D)670,557545,3557555402,494
    IND. (PEROT)   
1992*Clinton (D)586,353504,891253,4683,0791,177
1996*Clinton (D)620,258492,644105,1592,315
     REFORM  
2000Gore (D)638,517634,37329,3745,731190
2004*Bush, G. W. (R)741,898751,957

the US Senate—Republican Charles Grassley, who won election to a fifth term in 2004, and Democrat Tom Harkin, who won reelection for a fourth term in 2002. Democrat Chet Culver won election as governor in 2006. Following the 2006 elections, there were 30 Democrats and 20 Republicans in the state senate, and 54 Democrats, 45 Republicans, and 1 Independent in the state house. There were 30 women serving in the state legislature following the 2006 elections, or 20%.

Iowa’s presidential caucuses are held in January of presidential campaign years (ahead of New Hampshire, which also has a primary in January). This is earlier than any other state, thus giving Iowans a degree of influence in national politics.

14 Local Government

The state’s 99 counties are governed by boards of supervisors. County officials enforce state laws, collect taxes, supervise welfare activities, and manage roads and bridges. Local government was exercised by 948 municipal units in 2005. The mayor-council system functioned in the great majority of these municipalities. The power to tax is authorized by the state general assembly. In 2005, there were 374 public school districts and 542 special districts.

15 Judicial System

The Iowa supreme court consists of seven justices appointed by the governor, who select one of their number as chief justice. The court exercises appeals jurisdiction in civil and criminal cases, supervises the trial courts, and establishes the rules of civil and appeals procedure. The supreme court transfers certain cases to the six-member court of appeals. The state is divided into eight judicial districts, each with a chief justice. Iowa’s violent crime rate (murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault) in 2004 was 270.9 per 100,000 population. Crimes against property (burglary, larceny/theft, and motor vehicle theft) in 2004 totaled 2,905.3 reported incidents per 100,000 people. Iowa does not have a death penalty. As of 31 December 2004, there were 8,525 prisoners in federal and state institutions.

16 Migration

Iowa was opened, organized, and settled by a generation of native migrants from other states. Around the 1850s, the largest group of foreign immigrants were Germans who had fled military conscription. The next largest group had sought to escape the hardships of potato famine in Ireland or of agricultural and technological displacement in Scotland, England, and Wales. They were joined in the by Dutch immigrants seeking religious liberty and by Norwegians and Swedes. During and immediately after the Civil War, some former slaves fled the South for Iowa, and more blacks settled in Iowa cities after 1900. But many of the migrants who came to Iowa did not stay long. Some Iowans left to join the gold rush and others settled lands in the West.

In the period 2000–05, a net total of 29,386 moved into the state from other countries and a net 41,140 people moved to other states, for a net loss of 11,754 people.

17 Economy

Iowa’s economy is based on agriculture. Although the value of the state’s manufactures exceeds the value of its farm production, manufacturing is basically farm-centered. The major industries are food processing and the manufacture of agriculture-related products, such as farm machinery.

Technological progress in agriculture and the growth of manufacturing industries have enabled Iowans to enjoy general prosperity since World War II. In the early 1980s, however, high interest rates and falling land prices created serious economic difficulties for farmers and contributed to the continuing decline of the farm population. By the early 1990s, the state had recovered. The national recession of 2001 had a relatively mild effect on Indiana’s unemployment rate. Agricultural production was positive in 2002, largely because Iowa escaped the drought that was harming other states in the region.

18 Income

In 2005, Iowa ranked 30th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia with a gross state product (GSP) of $114 billion. In 2004, Iowa had a per capita personal income of $31,058. This ranked 28th in the United States; the national average was $33,050. The three-year average median household income for 2002–04 was $43,042, compared to the national average of $44,473. For the period 2002–04, 9.7% of the state’s residents lived below the federal poverty level, as compared to 12.4% nationwide.

19 Industry

Because Iowa was primarily a farm state, the first industries were food processing and the manufacture of farm implements. These industries have retained a key role in the economy. In recent years, Iowa has added a variety of others—including pens, washing machines, and even mobile homes.

The estimated total value of shipments by manufacturers was $79.47 billion in 2004.

20 Labor

In April 2006, the seasonally adjusted civilian labor force in Iowa numbered 1,674,200, with approximately 59,800 workers unemployed. Iowa’s unemployment rate of 3.6% was below the overall US rate of 4.7%. As of April 2006, approximately 5% of the labor force was employed in construction; 15.5% in manufacturing; 20.5% in trade, transportation, and public utilities; 6.6% in financial activities; 16.4% in government; 7.6% in professional and business services; 13.2% in education and health services; and 8.7% in leisure and hospitality services.

The labor movement generally has not been strong in Iowa, and labor unions have had little success in organizing farm laborers. The Knights of Labor, consisting mostly of miners and railroad workers, was organized in Iowa in 1876. But the Knights practically disappeared after 1893, when the American Federation of Labor (AFL) established itself in the state among miners and other workers. The Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) succeeded in organizing workers in public utilities, meat packing, and light industries in 1937. After 1955, when the AFL and CIO merged, the power and influence of labor unions increased in the state.

In 2005, 157,000 of Iowa’s 1,369,000 employed wage and salary workers were members of unions. This represented 11.5% of those so employed. The national average is 12%.

21 Agriculture

Iowa recorded a gross farm income of $14.2 billion in 2005, the third highest in the United States. Nearly half of all cash receipts from marketing came from the sale of livestock and meat products. During 2000–04, Iowa ranked first in output of corn for grain and soybeans and fifth for oats.

Two important 20th-century developments were the introduction in the 1920s of hybrid corn and the utilization on a massive scale of soybeans as a feed grain (during World War II). In 2004, Iowa had 89,700 farms, with an average size of 353 acres (143 hectares) per farm. Nearly all of Iowa’s land is tillable and about nine-tenths of it is given to farmland. Corn is grown practically everywhere; wheat is raised in the southern half of the state and in counties bordering the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.

In 2004, production of corn for grain totaled 2.24 billion bushels, soybeans totaled 497.4 million bushels, oats totaled 10.1 million bushels, and hay totaled 6.24 million tons.

22 Domesticated Animals

Iowa had an estimated 3.6 million cattle and calves in 2005, worth around $3.2 billion. In 2004, Iowa was ranked first among the 50 states in the number of hogs and pigs with 16.1 million, worth around $1.77 billion.

Pigs, calves, lambs, and chickens are raised throughout the state, particularly in the Mississippi and Missouri river valleys, where good pasture and water are plentiful. Iowa farmers are leaders in applying modern livestock breeding methods to produce lean hogs, tender corn-fed cattle, and larger-breasted chickens and turkeys. In 2003, Iowa farmers produced an estimated 30.7 million pounds (14 million kilograms) of sheep and lambs, which grossed a total of around $31.6 million. Also during 2003, Iowa farmers produced 267.7 million pounds (121.6 million kilograms) of turkeys, worth $96.4 million. In the same year an estimated 10.4 billion eggs were produced, worth around $460.5 million.

Iowa dairy farmers produced 3.8 billion pounds (1.7 million kilograms) of milk from 201,000 dairy cows in 2003.

23 Fishing

Fishing has very little commercial importance in Iowa. Game fishing in the rivers and lakes, however, is a popular sport. In 2004, there were 429,689 sport fishermen licensed in the state.

24 Forestry

Lumber and woodworking were important to the early settlers, but the industry has since declined in commercial importance. In 2004, Iowa had 2.7 million acres (1.1 million hectares) of forestland, which represents 7.5% of the state’s land area, up from 1.6 million acres (650,000 hectares) in 1974. The state’s lumber industry produced 78 million board feet of lumber in 2004.

25 Mining

The value of nonfuel mineral production in Iowa was estimated at $478 million in 2003. The top products were crushed stone, construction sand and gravel, cement, crude gypsum, which collectively accounted for 97% of the total mineral value produced. In 2001, Iowa ranked second in production of crude gypsum. In 2003, Iowa was a significant producer of crushed stone (34.7 million metric tons), portland cement, and construction sand and gravel (13 million metric tons). The state is also a producer of common clays.

26 Energy and Power

Although Iowa’s fossil fuel resources are extremely limited, the state’s energy supply has been adequate for consumer needs. In 2000, Iowa consumed 372 million Btu (93.7 million kilocalories) per capita, to rank 19th among the states. In 2003, the state’s production of electricity (utility and nonutility) totaled 42.1 billion kilowatt hours. The total installed capacity was 10 million kilowatts. Coal-fired plants supplied the vast majority of generated power (85%), with nuclear power plants in second place (9.5%). The remainder came from gas, hydroelectric power, and other sources. Iowa has one single-unit nuclear plant, the Duane Arnold plant in Palo.

Extensive coalfields in southeastern Iowa were first mined in 1840. The state’s annual bituminous coal production reached nearly 9 million tons in 1917–18. Coal output in 1994 was only 46,000 tons. Recoverable coal reserves totaled 1.1 billion tons in 2001. As of 2004, Iowa had

no production of crude oil or natural gas. There are no refineries in Iowa.

27 Commerce

Iowa had 2002 wholesale sales of $33.5 billion and retail sales of $31.1 billion. The most valuable categories of goods traded were agricultural raw materials, durable goods, groceries and related products, and farm supplies. Iowa’s exports of goods originating within the state had an estimated value of $7.3 billion in 2005.

28 Public Finance

The public budget is prepared by the Department of Management with the governor’s approval and is adopted or revised by the general assembly. The fiscal year runs from 1 July to 30 June.

Iowa’s fiscal year 2004 budget included revenues of $15.3 billion and expenditures of $13.4 billion. The largest general expenditures were for education ($4.67 billion), public welfare ($3.1 billion), and highways ($1.36 billion). The state had an outstanding debt of $4.8 billion, or $1,644.98 per capita (per person).

29 Taxation

Iowa’s personal income tax schedule has nine brackets. In 2006, the lowest bracket was at 0.36% and the highest was at 8.98%. Iowa’s corporate income tax ranges from 6% to 12%. Iowa’s retail sales tax is 5%, with exemptions for basic foods and prescription drugs. Some local governments have local-option sales taxes of up to 2%. There are also state excise taxes on motor fuels, tobacco products, amusements, pari-mutuels, insurance premiums, and other selected items. The state directly controls alcohol sales. Other state taxes include license fees and stamp taxes. Property taxes are all local. Localities collect over 40% of the taxes in Iowa.

Total state tax collections in Iowa came to over $5.7 billion in 2005, with 39.2% generated by the state income tax, 29.9% by the state sales tax, 15.7% by state excise taxes, 3.2% by the state corporate income tax, and other taxes 11.9%. The state placed 33rd in the nation in terms of tax burden in 2005.

In October 2005, the infant mortality rate was 5.2 per 1,000 live births. The overall death rate was 9.5 per 1,000 people in 2003. The leading causes of death were heart disease and cerebrovascular disease. About 20.8% of all Iowans ages 18 and older were smokers in 2004. The mortality rate from HIV infection was 1 per 100,000 persons, the lowest in the nation. In 2004, the reported AIDS case rate was at about 2.2 per 100,000 population.

Iowa’s 116 community hospitals have about 11,000 beds. In 2004, Iowa had 218 doctors per 100,000 people and 1,009 nurses per 100,000 people in 2005. In 2004, there were 1,546 dentists in the state. In 2001, the average expense for hospital care was $1,437.60 per inpatient day. In 2004, about 10% of the population was uninsured.

31 Housing

In 2004, there were 1,292,976 housing units in Iowa, of which 1,175,771 were occupied; 73.8% were owner-occupied, placing the state fourth in the nation in the percentage of homeownership. About 74.7% of all units were single-family, detached homes. About 31.5% of all units were built in 1939 or earlier. Most households relied on utility gas and electricity for heating. It was estimated that 52,215 lacked telephone service, 4,728 lacked complete plumbing facilities, and 5,037 lacked complete kitchen facilities. Average household size was 2.42 people.

In 2004, 16,300 privately owned housing units were authorized for construction. Median home value was $95,901. The median monthly cost for mortgage owners was $942. Renters paid a median of $533 per month.

32 Education

In 2004, 89.8% of Iowans age 25 and older were high school graduates and 24.3% had obtained a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Total enrollment in public schools was estimated at 482,000 in fall 2002 but expected to drop to 452,000 by fall 2014. Enrollment in private schools in fall 2003 was 45,309. Expenditures for public education in 2003/04 were estimated at $4.28 billion.

As of fall 2002, there were 202,546 students enrolled in institutions of higher education. As of 2005, Iowa had 63 degree-granting institutions. Iowa has three state universities and 35 private colleges. Since the public community college system began offering vocational and technical training in 1960, total enrollment has increased rapidly and the number of different career programs has grown. Iowa’s small liberal arts colleges and universities include Briar Cliff College, Coe College, Cornell College, Drake University, Grinnell College, Iowa Wesleyan College, Loras College, and Luther College.

33 Arts

There is an opera company in Des Moines, and there are art galleries, little theater groups, symphony orchestras, and ballet companies in the major cities and college towns. The Des Moines Arts Center is a leading exhibition gallery for native painters and sculptors. The Des Moines Arts Festival, established in 1998, has drawn an attendance of nearly 800,000 people each year. The 2002 ArtFair SourceBook ranked it as the Sixth Best Fine Arts Festival in the nation. There are regional theater groups in Des Moines, Davenport, and Sioux City. The Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa has an international reputation.

The Iowa Arts Council (IAC) was established as a state agency in 1967. In 1986, the IAC became a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, which also includes the State Historical Society of Iowa. Humanities Iowa, founded in 1971, sponsors over $1.5 million of programs each year. Iowa’s arts programs have a total audience of nearly seven million people. There are over 36,000 contributing artists for the programs. The state offers arts education to about 120,000 schoolchildren. There are over 800 art associations in Iowa.

34 Libraries and Museums

As of the end of fiscal year 2001 (June), Iowa had 537 public library systems, with a total of 561 libraries, of which 24 were branches. That year, the public library system had total book and serial publication holdings of 11.45 million volumes and a circulation of nearly 25.5 million. Among the principal libraries in Iowa are the State Library in Des Moines, the State Historical Society Library in Iowa City, the libraries of the University of Iowa (also in Iowa City), and the Iowa State University Library in Ames.

Iowa had 134 museums and zoological parks in 2000. The Herbert Hoover National Historical Site, in West Branch, houses the birthplace and grave of the 31st US president and a library and museum with papers and memorabilia.

35 Communications

In 2004, about 95.4% of all occupied units had telephones. In June of that year, there were 1,445,711 mobile phone subscribers. In 2003, 64.7% of Iowa households had a computer and 57.1% had Internet access. The first commercial radio station west of the Mississippi, WDC at Davenport, began broadcasting in 1921. In 2005 there were 110 major radio stations, including 37 AM stations and 73 FM stations. In the same year, Iowa had a total of 21 network television stations.

36 Press

In 2005, Iowa had 37 dailies (21 evening, 16 morning) and 12 Sunday papers. The Des Moines Register remained the leader, with a morning circulation of 152,800 and a Sunday circulation of 243,302 as of 2002. Other major newspapers and their estimated daily circulations at 2002 include the Cedar Rapids Gazette (63,493), Dubuque Telegraph Herald (28,621), Sioux City Journal (41,182), and the Waterloo Courier (42,679). Also published in Iowa were over 100 periodicals,

among them Better Homes and Gardens and Successful Farming.

37 Tourism, Travel & Recreation

The Mississippi and Missouri rivers offer popular water sports facilities for both out-of-state visitors and resident vacationers. Notable tourist attractions include the Effigy Mounds National Monument (near Marquette), which has hundreds of prehistoric Indian mounds and village sites. Tourist sites in the central part of the state include the state capitol and the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site (West Branch), with its Presidential Library and Museum.

Iowa has about 85,000 acres (34,400 hectares) of lakes and reservoirs and 19,000 miles (30,600 kilometers) of fishing streams. There are 52 state parks and 7 state forests.

In 2005, there were about 30.5 million visitors to the state. This showed an increase from 17.1 million in 2001. Travel generated expenditures of about $4.3 billion in 2002; in 2005, the figure was $5 billion. In 2005, there were over 62,290 travel-related jobs in the state.

38 Sports

Iowa has no major league professional sports teams, but do sponsor the Iowa Barnstormers in the Arena Football League. Minor league baseball and basketball teams make their home in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Clinton, Sioux City, Burlington, and the Quad Cities. High school and college basketball and football teams draw thousands of spectators, particularly to the state high school basketball tournament at Des Moines in March. Large crowds also fill stadiums and fieldhouses for the University of Iowa games in Iowa City and Iowa State University games in Ames.

In intercollegiate football competition, the University of Iowa Hawkeyes belong to the Big Ten Conference. They have a legendary wrestling program that has won the NCAA Championship 20 times. The Iowa State University Cyclones are in the Big Twelve Conference. A popular track-and-field meet for college athletes is the Drake Relays, held every April in Des Moines.

Horse racing is popular at state and county fairgrounds, as is stock car racing at small-town tracks. The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa is held in July. There are rodeos in Sidney and Fort Madison and the National Balloon Classic is held in Indianola. Iowa has over 350 golf courses, eight major ski areas, and is the nation’s leading state in pheasant hunting.

39 Famous Iowans

Among Iowa’s most influential governors were the first territorial governor, Robert Lucas (b.Virginia, 1781–1853); William Larrabee (b.Connecticut, 1832–1912); and Harold Hughes (1863–1969). Iowa has produced a large number of radical dissenters and social reformers. Abolitionists, strong in Iowa before the Civil War, included Josiah B. Grinnell (b.Vermont, 1821–1891), and Asa Turner (b.Massachusetts, 1799–1885). George D. Herron (b.Indiana, 1862–1925) made Iowa a center of the Social Gospel movement before helping to found the Socialist Party. William “Billy” Sunday (1862–1935) was an evangelist with a large following among rural Americans. John L. Lewis (1880–1969), head of the United Mine Workers, founded the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).

Iowa can claim two winners of the Nobel Peace Prize: religious leader John R. Mott (b.New York, 1865–1955), and agronomist and plant geneticist Norman E. Borlaug (b.1914). Distinguished scientist George Washington Carver (b.Missouri 1864–1943) was an Iowa resident.

Iowa writers of note include Hamlin Garland (b.Wisconsin, 1860–1940) and Wallace Stegner (1909–1993). Two Iowa playwrights, Susan Glaspell (1882–1948) and her husband, George Cram Cook (1873–1924), were instrumental in founding influential theater groups. Columnists Abigail Van Buren (Pauline Esther Friedman, b.1918) and her twin sister Ann Landers (Esther Pauline Friedman Lederer, 1918–2002) are from Sioux City. Iowans who have contributed to America’s musical heritage include popular composers Meredith Willson (1902–1984) and Peter “PDQ Bach” Schickele (b.1935), jazz musician Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke (1903–1931), bandleader Glenn Miller (1904–1944), and opera singer Simon Estes (b.1938). Iowa’s artists of note include Grant Wood (1892–1942), whose American Gothic is one of America’s best-known paintings.

Iowa’s contributions to the field of popular entertainment include William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody (1846–1917); circus promoter Charles Ringling (1863–1926) and his four brothers; and one of America’s best-loved movie actors, John Wayne (Marion Michael Morrison, 1907–1979). Johnny Carson (1925–2005), host of the Tonight Show for 30 years, was born in Corning. Iowa sports figures of note are baseball Hall of Famers Adrian C. “Cap” Anson (1851–1922) and Robert “Bob” Feller (b.1918), and football All-American Nile Kinnick (1918–1944).

40 Bibliography

BOOKS

Bristow, M. J. State Songs of America. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000.

Dykstra, Mary. Iowa. Milwaukee, WI: Gareth Stevens, 2006.

Genoways, Ted, and Hugh H. Genoways, eds. A Perfect Picture of Hell: Eyewitness Accounts by Civil War Prisoners from the 12th Iowa. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2001.

Kule, Elaine A. Iowa Facts and Symbols. Rev. ed. Mankato, MN: Capstone, 2003.

Morrice, Polly Alison. Iowa. 2nd ed. New York: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, 2007.

Murray, Julie. Iowa. Edina, MN: Abdo Publishing, 2006.

WEB SITES

Iowa Tourism Office. Iowa: Life Changing. traveliowa.com (accessed March 1, 2007).

State of Iowa. Official Web Site of the State of Iowa. www.iowa.gov/state/main/index.html (accessed March 1, 2007).

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Iowa

The Hawkeye State joined the Union as the twenty-ninth state on December 28, 1846. It is located in the western northcentral region of the United States and is surrounded by Minnesota , Wisconsin , Illinois , Missouri , Nebraska , and South Dakota .

The Woodland Indians were the first permanent settlers of the land. White men did not show up until June 1673, when explorer Louis Jolliet (1645–1700) and priest Jacques Marquette (1637–1675) arrived. The French controlled the region until 1762, at which time Spain took over. French emperor Napoléon Bonaparte (1769–1821) reclaimed the area in 1800, then sold it to America in 1803. Iowa became an independent territory in 1838.

In the first decade of the twenty-first century, Iowa was home to just under three million people, 93.5 percent of them white. Another 2.2 percent was African American and 1.5 percent was Asian. The most popular church of Iowans is the Evangelical Free Church, followed closely by the United Methodist Church and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Iowa's economy is based on agriculture, though it boasts a large farm-centered manufacturing industry as well. Iowa is known for its livestock and meat products. Corn is grown nearly everywhere throughout the state; nearly nine-tenths of Iowa's land is dedicated to farming. Despite the fact that it is an agricultural state, the labor movement has not been strong there. In 2005, just 11.4 percent of employed wage and salary workers were members of labor unions.

Iowa is one of the most important states in the political arena because it always holds the first presidential caucus (gathering of voters to select delegates to the state convention). The caucus is held in January of the election year, and because the media gives Iowa's voters such intense coverage and attention, those voters have a great deal of influence over the rest of the nation's voters.

After the end of the American Civil War (1861–65), Iowa voters supported Republicans over Democrats until the 1930s, when they supported Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945; served 1933–45) in two presidential elections. The years 1940 through 1984 saw them voting Republican once again, but Democrats carried the state in 1988, 1992, 1996, and 2000. The year 2004 saw them vote Republican again.

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Iowa

Iowa

Our liberties we prize, and our rights we will maintain.

At a Glance

Name: Iowa is believed to have come from a Native American word meaning "this is the place" or "the beautiful land."

Nickname: Hawkeye State

Capital: Des Moines

Size: 56,276 sq. mi. (145,755 sq km)

Population: 2,926,324

Statehood: Iowa became the 29th state on December 28, 1846.

Electoral votes: 7 (2004)

U.S. Representatives: 5 (until 2003)

State tree: oak

State flower: wild rose

State bird: eastern goldfinch

Highest point : Osceola County, 1,670 ft. (509 m)

The Place

Approximately 11,500 years ago, during the last Ice Age, Iowa was covered by glaciers. These huge mounds of ice, rock, and dirt carved the state into three distinct areas. The first is a glacier-leveled region in northern and central Iowa, that has some of the most fertile soil in the Midwest.

Uneven soil deposits resulted in beautiful lakes and characteristic swamps in this region. The southern portion of Iowa is much like the north, although the glaciers that once filled this area did not leave the land as rich or as flat as the northern and central parts of the state. The northeastern portion of Iowa was crossed by only one glacier, which left most of the area's original hills intact. The northeastern corner of Iowa is covered with pine trees and cliffs.

The powerful Mississippi and Missouri Rivers form Iowa's eastern and western borders. In their valleys are some of the best hardwood forests in Iowa.

Iowa's climate is extreme and can change quickly from day to day. Winter in Iowa is cold and snowy, while summer is usually hot.

The Past

Like many other midwestern states, Iowa was once inhabited by prehistoric Native Americans who constructed earth mounds to bury their dead. More than 10,000 of these mounds remain throughout Iowa.

The first Europeans to reach the area were the French explorers Louis Jolliet and Father Jacques Marquette, who arrived in 1673. A few French fur traders and settlers followed, but France gave the region to Spain in 1762.

The French later regained control, only to sell present-day Iowa to the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In 1832, the region suffered during a brief war between the U.S. government and the Sauk and Fox tribes, who did not want to be relocated from their homeland in Illinois to unsettled Iowa.

Iowa came to be known as the Hawkeye State in honor of Chief Black Hawk, the leader of the Native American protesters. Iowa officially became a state on December 28, 1846.

Iowa: Facts and Firsts

  1. Wright County has the highest percentage of grade A topsoil in the nation.
  2. Iowa is the only state with east and west borders that are formed by water. The Missouri and Mississippi Rivers mark Iowa's borders.
  3. Herbert Hoover, Iowa native and 31st president of the United States, was the first president born west of the Mississippi River.
  4. The campers and motor homes known as Winnebagos are manufactured in Winnebago County.

The growth of railroads in the 1870s and the large-scale construction of roads during World War I helped Iowa's agriculture industry expand. Iowa's economy suffered during the Great Depression of the 1930s, but the high demand for food during World War II helped the state recover. Food processing and the production of farm equipment grew in importance.

Iowa: State Smart

Iowa grows more corn than any other state—about 1.65 billion bushels, most of which is used for livestock feed.

During the 1980s, Iowa again suffered from serious economic problems as its crops became less valuable, but the state recovered and continued to expand.

The Present

Iowa has changed a great deal during the last century. Though Iowa was once a primarily agricultural state that depended on corn as its main crop, today the state's manufacturing industries compete with its farms in economic importance. Although 93 percent of Iowa's land is used for farming, only about 10 percent of its inhabitants live on farms.

Iowa produces about 7 percent of the nation's food supply. The state grows a wide variety of crops, including soybeans and oats. Many farmers also raise hogs and cattle for meat and dairy products.

The capital, Des Moines, has become a national center for many insurance companies, as well as food processing and farm equipment factories. Many kinds of electrical equipment, including home appliances, are also manufactured in the state.

Born in Iowa

  1. Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke , jazz musician
  2. Norman Borlaug , plant pathologist, geneticist
  3. Johnny Carson , television entertainer
  4. William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody , scout, showman
  5. Mamie Doud Eisenhower , first lady
  6. George H. Gallup , poll taker
  7. Herbert Hoover , U.S. president
  8. Ann Landers , newspaper columnist
  9. John L. Lewis , labor leader
  10. Glenn Miller , bandleader
  11. Wallace Stegner , writer, environmentalist
  12. Abigail Van Buren , newspaper columnist
  13. John Wayne , actor
  14. Meredith Wilson , composer
  15. Grant Wood , painter

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Iowa

AIB COLLEGE OF BUSINESS H-8
ALLEN COLLEGE E-12
BRIAR CLIFF UNIVERSITY D-1
BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY D-4
CENTRAL COLLEGE H-10
CLARKE COLLEGE D-16
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DIVINE WORD COLLEGE E-15
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ELLSWORTH COMMUNITY COLLEGE D-9
EMMAUS BIBLE COLLEGE D-16
FAITH BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE AND THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY G-8
THE FRANCISCAN UNIVERSITY OF THE PRAIRIES G-17
GRACELAND UNIVERSITY K-7
GRAND VIEW COLLEGE H-8
GRINNELL COLLEGE G-11
HAMILTON COLLEGE F-13
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KAPLAN COLLEGE H-16
KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE F-13
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MERCY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES H-8
MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE D-1
MOUNT MERCY COLLEGE F-13
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ST. AMBROSE UNIVERSITY H-16
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VENNARD COLLEGE
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