Polk County Community Colleges

In Polk County, Iowa, you can find 5 community colleges serving 22,489 students.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic). The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is more than the state average of 31:1.
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Polk, IA 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 0.22, which is lower than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Polk, IA is Vatterott College-Des Moines. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.