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Palmer College of Chiropractic-Davenport

Palmer College of Chiropractic-Davenport is college with 39 students located in Davenport, IA.

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The Davenport Campus is located in the Quad Cities--a large metropolitan area (pop. 400,000) in the Mississippi River Valley. As the original Palmer campus, it is referred to as "The Fountainhead" and retains the College's rich history.

Today some 1,300 students study here, earning Doctor of Chiropractic, Associate of Science in Chiropractic Technology, Bachelor of Science, General Science and Master of Science degrees within facilities that are second to none.


Almost all buildings on the eight-acre campus are connected by a skywalk and covered walkways. The newest--the state-of-the-art Academic Health Center--opened in July 2007. It houses the Davenport Clinic, Clinical Radiology and Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Sports Injury.

The Davenport Campus also is home to the largest chiropractic research center in the world--the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, with a clinic, laboratories and research facilities.

Another outstanding campus feature is the David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library with a collection of 52,000 volumes, audio-visual viewing areas and a Special Collections Department considered the most comprehensive chiropractic historical resource in the world.

Community service

Community outreach is an important part of the Palmer College experience. Students on the Davenport Campus have opportunities for hands-on experiences at five clinics. Two of the clinics are on campus and three are in the neighboring Quad Cities area serving local residents. In addition, students participating in Sports Council offer care at local athletic events. Each year, students also are involved in community service activities such as blood drives, food and clothing drives and spending a day with kids at a Ronald McDonald House.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 39
Gender 49% Male / 51% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 93% Full Time / 7% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 40% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 84%
Multi-racial 2%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Ethnicity Unknown 4%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 4%

Student Services

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Popular Majors

Biological and Physical Sciences (83%), Chiropractic Assistant/Technician (16%)

Majors Offered


A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of a chiropractor, to provide patient management, examination, and treatment services. Includes instruction in the principles and procedures of chiropractic, radiographic X-Ray procedures and techniques, X-Ray film analysis and media studies, orthopedic and neurological testing, clinical laboratory procedures, patient management and education, office administrative skills, and applicable law and regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Medical Assistants
Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.


A program that is either a general synthesis of one or more of the biological and physical sciences, or a specialization which draws from the biological and physical sciences.

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Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Administration & Faculty

Chancellor Dennis Marchiori
Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Full-time Faculty 140
Student : Faculty Ratio 10 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 62 : 37
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 97
No Status Faculty 2




Acceptance Rate: 60.0% accepted of 10 applications



Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $22,547 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $15,994
$48K-$75K $24,669
$110K+ $24,669

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $8,283, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $8,283 Same as On-Campus
Fees $105 Same as On-Campus
Housing $9,476 $9,476
Books $1,695 $1,695
Total (before financial aid) $19,559 $19,559

Students Receiving Aid

40% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 100% $9,442
Federal Scholarships/Grants 40% $8,675
Other Federal Grants 40% $3,125
Other Loans 20% $12,000
Pell Grants 40% $5,550
Student Loans 100% $11,842

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

46% of students graduated on time.

66% of students graduated in six years.

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