Iowa Community Colleges

There are 27 community colleges located throughout Iowa (17 public colleges and 10 private colleges), serving 165,742 students.
Minority enrollment is 23% (majority Black), which is less than the national average of 34%.
The student:teacher ratio of 57:1 is more than the 29:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(IA) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
6%
Black
13%
White
77%
Unknown
1%

Iowa Community Colleges by Town:

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President Obama recently introduced a plan to deliver free Community College tuition to all Americans across the country. Is it the right call? In this story, we will not attempt to make a judgment call on whether free Community College is right or wrong for the United States. Instead, we paneled a few experts in education and economics to get their take on the issue. We’re showing both sides of the coin, and letting readers decide on their own.
Did You Know?
For Iowa public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,060 per year for in-state students and $5,941 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,615 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Iowa community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.39, which is lower than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Kaplan University-Davenport Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.