Chemical Engineering

2022 Best Chemical Engineering Schools in Iowa

3 Colleges in Iowa
207 Chem Eng Degrees Awarded
$62,300 Avg Early-Career Salary
If you plan on majoring in chemical engineering, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #66 in the country in terms of popularity. So, you have a fair amount of options to choose from when looking for a school.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 3 schools in Iowa to determine which ones were the best for chemical engineering students pursuing a degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 207 degrees in chemical engineering during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Chemical Engineering School

Best Chemical Engineering Schools in Iowa The chem eng program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Chemical Engineering rankings. For our Best Overall Chemical Engineering School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Chemical Engineering Rankings by Degree Level

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Chemical Engineering Schools in Iowa list, to help you choose the best school for you. More interested in schools in a specific area of the country? Filter this list by region or state.

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Best Schools for Chemical Engineering in Iowa

The schools below may not offer all types of chem eng degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer.

Top Iowa Schools in Chem Eng

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
150 Chem Eng Degrees Awarded

Iowa State University is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a degree in chemical engineering. Iowa State is a very large public university located in the city of Ames. A Best Schools rank of #146 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Iowa State is a great university overall.

There were about 150 chemical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Iowa State in the most recent year we have data available. Those chemical engineering students who get their degree from Iowa State University earn $3,700 more than the typical chem eng graduate.

More information about a degree in chemical engineering from Iowa State University

#2

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
56 Chem Eng Degrees Awarded

Every student pursuing a degree in chemical engineering needs to look into University of Iowa. Located in the city of Iowa City, Iowa is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 4th out of 45 colleges for overall quality in the state of Iowa.

There were about 56 chemical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Iowa in the most recent year we have data available. Soon after graduation, chem eng degree recipients typically make around $58,600 in their early careers.

More information about a degree in chemical engineering from University of Iowa

#3

Dordt University

Sioux Center, IA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In IA

It is difficult to beat Dordt University if you want to pursue a degree in chemical engineering. Dordt is a small private not-for-profit university located in the town of Sioux Center. This university ranks 12th out of 45 schools for overall quality in the state of Iowa.

There were roughly 1 chemical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Dordt in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in chemical engineering from Dordt University

Best Chemical Engineering Colleges in the Plains States Region

Explore all the Best Chemical Engineering Schools in the Plains States Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Minnesota 275 191
Missouri 272 222
Kansas 258 177
Nebraska 227 43
North Dakota 200 51
South Dakota 199 52

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Chemical Engineering is one of 40 different types of Engineering programs to choose from.

Chem Eng Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Chemical Engineering 207

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Majors Similar to Chem Eng

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 603
Computer Engineering 432
Civil Engineering 291
Industrial Engineering 232
Biomedical Engineering 188
Electrical Engineering 186
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 170
Agricultural Engineering 105
Engineering Mechanics 84
Materials Engineering 55

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Mikulova.

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