Iowa Central Community College

Tel: (515)576-7201
5,686 students
Public institution
Iowa Central Community College is one of the nation's 50 fastest growing community colleges because service to students is its highest priority. Approximately 5300 students attend Iowa Central's three campuses Centrally located with easy access to main east-west and north-south travel routes, Iowa Central offers high quality residence life opportunities, total transfer options, affordable costs and a wide range of two-year programs.
School Highlights
Iowa Central Community College serves 5,686 students (53% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 31%.
Iowa Central Community College is the only community colleges within Webster County, IA.
The nearest community college is Ellsworth Community College (47.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 197 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
College Iowa Central Community College (IA) Community College Avg.
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 197 staff
67 staff

Student Body

The student population of 5,686 has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.34 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has grown by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,686 students 2,041 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
# Full-Time Students 3,011 students
844 students
# Part-Time Students 2,675 students
1,250 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 1,214 420
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
% Non Resident races
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. 0.34 0.50

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,380 is more than the state average of $4,080. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,360 is more than the state average of $4,848. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,380 $4,080
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,360 $4,848
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Students who enter Iowa Central for associate degree programs and vocational-technical programs find low student-to-teacher ratios, a campus-wide understanding of business and industry needs, and quick response to student input and activity trends that keep its educational offerings on the cutting edge. Business & Industry Training & Solutions customized training program is designed to meet education and training needs of business and industry in area V. Iowa Central Community College offers quality customized training and technical assistance for employers. Specialized curriculum and consultant services can be tailored to meet your specific need. The Continuing Education and Workplace Services Division of Iowa Central Community College strives to meet educational needs of our communities by providing a broad array of interesting courses at a reasonable cost. Through cooperation and partnerships with local school districts, service agencies, businesses, industries and organizations, Iowa Central Community College provides quality education, training and cultural activities. The Collegian is the student newspaper of Iowa Central Community College. Established in 1961, The Collegian has chronicled the events of the college, its students, staff and faculty, on a regular basis since that time. A 12-page, tabloid section, the American Scholastic Press Association award-winning Collegian prints four times per semester, from September until May.

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Did You Know?
For Iowa public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,080 per year for in-state students and $4,848 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,327 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 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Kaplan University-Davenport Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.