Kaplan University-Mason City Campus

Plaza West 2570 4th Street SW
Mason City, IA 50401
Tel: (641)423-2530
276 students
Private for-profit
Hamilton College is an institution of higher education offering quality programs that integrate general education, professional skills, and career-focused education to empower students to develop and achieve their personal and career potentials.
School Highlights
Kaplan University-Mason City Campus serves 276 students (58% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 31%.
Kaplan University-Mason City Campus is one of 2 community colleges within Cerro Gordo County, IA.
The nearest community college is North Iowa Area Community College (4.90 miles away).

School Overview

College Kaplan University-Mason City Campus (IA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 276 has declined by 35% 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 declined by 52% over five years.
Total Enrollment 276 students 2,041 students
# Full-Time Students 160 students
844 students
# Part-Time Students 116 students
1,250 students
# Undergraduate Students 142 students 1,090 students
# Graduate Students 18 students 44 students
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Unknown 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 private state tuition of $15,352 is more than the state average of $15,327. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $15,352 $15,327
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 94%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Hamilton College was originally established in Mason City, Iowa, in 1900 as a proprietary career college, and has the distinction of being the oldest continuously operating college in the state of Iowa specializing in business education. In 1980, Hamilton opened a campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to allow more students to be part of the Hamilton educational experience. In 1988, the Des Moines, Iowa, campus was added to create a triad of campuses to better accommodate the entire state. The College is proud of its carefully selected staff and faculty members who bring varied educational and work experiences from their fields. Many are involved on a day-to-day basis in their profession and contribute knowledge and skills that reflect the current trends and requirements of their respective fields. The college is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 2,950 students | 4.90 Mi500 College Dr
    Mason City IA 50401
  • Waldorf College
    Private for-profit
    1,426 students | 22.60 Mi106 S Sixth St
    Forest City IA 50436
  • 3,243 students | 38.00 Mi1900 8th Ave NW
    Austin MN 55912
  • 949 students | 42.90 Mi1100 College Ave
    Iowa Falls IA 50126
  • 403 students | 61.00 Mi7009 Nordic Drive
    Cedar Falls IA 50613
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 equal to the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Kaplan University-Davenport Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.