Iowa Lakes Community College

Tel: (712)362-2601
2,574 students
Public institution
Mission of the college is to provide opportunities for quality lifelong learning and promote economic development for our communities.
School Highlights:
Iowa Lakes Community College serves 2,574 students (52% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Iowa Lakes Community College is the only community colleges within Emmet County, IA.
The nearest community college is Northwest Iowa Community College (54.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 116 teachers has declined by 40% over five years.
College Iowa Lakes 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 116 staff
61 staff
Iowa Lakes Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,574 has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 225% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,574 students 1,296 students
Iowa Lakes Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1
21:1
Iowa Lakes Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,343 students
814 students
Iowa Lakes Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,231 students
1,040 students
Iowa Lakes Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Iowa Lakes Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
5%
Iowa Lakes Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
21%
Iowa Lakes Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
4%
15%
Iowa Lakes Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
86%
51%
Iowa Lakes Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
Iowa Lakes Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Iowa Lakes Community College Non Resident (2009-2013)
Iowa Lakes 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. 0.26 0.68
Iowa Lakes Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,324 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,676 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,324 $5,660
Iowa Lakes Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,676 $10,250
Iowa Lakes Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 507 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88%
89%
Iowa Lakes Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Iowa Lakes Community College is a public, comprehensive educational institution accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The college was established in 1967 under provision of Chapters 260C and 260D, Code of Iowa. Over 73,000 people reside in this predominately rural five-county district encompassing approximately 2,900 square miles. Iowa Lakes Community College is a two-year college located in the rural northwest part of the state of Iowa in the Iowa Great Lakes region. Founded in 1967, Iowa Lakes provides affordable education to the residents of northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota. The communities served by Iowa Lakes are Emmetsburg, Estherville, Algona, Spencer, Spirit Lake and Okoboji. Currently, over 3,600 students are enrolled in the liberal arts, career option, and vocational-technical programs as well as other programs. In addition, Continuing Education helps to provide lifelong learning opportunities as well as workplace training. The College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

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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 0.52. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Kaplan University-Davenport Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.