Indian Hills Community College

Tel: (641)683-5111
4,604 students
Public institution
Indian Hills Community College is a premier college with top-notch programs and staff. We are very fortunate to have been able to provide reasonably priced education and training to our stduents since our inception. Over 90% of our student body comes from our local 10-county area, which is the highest percentage of in-district enrollees of any college in Iowa.
School Highlights:
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Indian Hills Community College serves 4,604 students (55.71% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 34%.
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Indian Hills Community College is the only community colleges within Wapello County, IA.
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The nearest community college is Southeastern Community College (West Burlington) (65.82 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 184 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
Indian Hills Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 184 staff
61 staff
Indian Hills Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,604 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,604 students 1,294 students
Indian Hills Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1
21:1
Indian Hills Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,565 students
822 students
Indian Hills Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,039 students
1,025 students
Indian Hills Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Indian Hills Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
2%
Indian Hills Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
3%
7%
Indian Hills Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
3%
12%
Indian Hills Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
69%
57%
Indian Hills Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1% 2%
% Unknown races
21%
3%
Indian Hills Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
2%
2%
Indian Hills Community College Non Resident (2008-2013)
Indian Hills Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.13 0.53
Indian Hills Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,576 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,376 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,576 $5,694
Indian Hills Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,376 $10,252
Indian Hills Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 571 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90%
89%
Indian Hills Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

We have beautiful campuses in Centerville and Ottumwa and attendance centers in each of our other counties. Our Arts and Sciences students have great success when they transfer to four-year colleges and our technical students enjoy the highest placement rates and starting salaries in the state. The Ottumwa campus of IHCC is the main administrative campus of the college. The majority of the college's technical programs are housed here, and the majority of our Arts & Sciences students also attend classes here. The volleyball, basketball, golf, and softball teams all call this campus "home." Indian Hills Community College offers a wide variety of majors/programs of study. We group our degree programs into three main areas: Advanced Technologies, Arts & Sciences, Health Occupations. There are almost 70 specific programs that you can choose from. IHCC's Business and Industry Resource Center is charged with coordinating regional economic development through industrial training and retraining, BioDevelopment and manufacturing extension support, waste management consulting, small business development, job training, and other statewide initiatives.

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Did You Know?
For Iowa public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,249 per year for in-state students and $5,184 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,927 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 0.53, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Kaplan University-Davenport Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.