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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in Iowa

2,208 Bachelor's Degrees
$62,741 Avg Salary
$24,681 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in IowaEngineering is one of the most popular subjects to study in Iowa. With 2,208 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 2nd out of all the majors we track. This means that 1.7% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Engineering Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

This year's Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in Iowa ranking analyzed 3 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in engineering.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

How Much Do Engineering Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduating, engineering majors that go to school in Iowa go on to jobs making an average of $62,741 per year. This is 58% higher than the average college graduate, who only makes around $39,802 a year.

The national average salary for engineering bachelor's degree holders is $62,200. That's pretty close to the average for students who get their degree from a school in Iowa.

Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools in Iowa  62,741
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125,400
Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools Nationwide  62,200
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125,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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125,400

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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Grads in Iowa

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Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Graduates in Iowa

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Iowa State University. Iowa State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Ames.

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#2

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Iowa City, Iowa is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#3

Dordt College

Sioux Center, IA

Dordt College landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Located in the town of Sioux Center, Dordt is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Morningside College

Sioux City, IA

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Morningside College. Located in the small city of Sioux City, Morningside is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#5

Saint Ambrose University

Davenport, IA

Saint Ambrose University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Davenport, St. Ambrose University is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Plains States Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Missouri 35 2,090
Minnesota 34 1,652
Kansas 32 1,208
South Dakota 32 485
Nebraska 31 514
North Dakota 30 652

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 600
Computer Engineering 273
Civil Engineering 232
Industrial Engineering 224
Chemical Engineering 196

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Majors Similar to Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,425
Computer & Information Sciences 870
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 849
Mathematics & Statistics 466
Physical Sciences 395

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Notes and References

  • 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 Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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