With an overall population of 62,220 and a student population of 29,100, approximately 28,987 of Iowa City students attend one of Iowa City's schools that offer health science programs.
The largest health science school in Iowa City, by student population, is University of Iowa. In 2010, University of Iowa graduated approximately 6 students with credentials in health science.
A total of 12 students graduated with credentials in health science from health science schools in Iowa City in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,438 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Iowa City health science schools was an average of $34,812 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,090 for health science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,004 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,044.
If you decide to work as a health science professional in Iowa City, your job prospects are good. There were 3,990 health science professionals working in Iowa and 420 working in the greater Iowa City area in 2010. The government projects that the number of health science professionals in Iowa City will increase by 23% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for health science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a health science professional in Iowa City is $34,940 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for health science professionals.