Northwest Iowa Community College

Tel: (712)324-5061
1,568 students
Public institution
Northwest Iowa Community College is a progressive learning college rapidly responding to the changing needs of our global community.
School Highlights
Northwest Iowa Community College serves 1,568 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 31%.
Northwest Iowa Community College is the only community colleges within Obrien County, IA.
The nearest community college is Kilian Community College (49.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 67 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
College Northwest Iowa Community College 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 67 staff
62 staff
Northwest Iowa Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 1,568 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,568 students 1,371 students
Northwest Iowa Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
22:1
Northwest Iowa Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 575 students
779 students
Northwest Iowa Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 993 students
1,083 students
Northwest Iowa Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Northwest Iowa Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
2%
20%
Northwest Iowa Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% White
94%
49%
Northwest Iowa Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
Northwest Iowa Community College More (2009-2014)
% Unknown races
2%
6%
Northwest Iowa Community College Unknown (2006-2014)
Northwest Iowa 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. 0.12 0.70
Northwest Iowa Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,460 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,850 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,460 $5,664
Northwest Iowa Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,850 $10,360
Northwest Iowa Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Total Dormitory Capacity 128 271
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 89%
90%
Northwest Iowa Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The College is located on a 263 acre campus along Highway 18 on the west side of Sheldon. Sheldon, Iowa is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 60 and Iowa State Highway 18 in the far northwest part of the state. Sheldon is located one hour from Sioux City, IA, and Sioux Falls, SD; and less than four hours from Des Moines, IA, and Minneapolis, MN. Northwest Iowa Community College serves Area IV in northwest Iowa, including Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, O\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Brien and Cherokee counties. There are over 30 programs of study at NCC, including Arts & Science transfer and programs covering manufacturing, electrical, automotive, computers, business, and health. NCC also offers non-credit continuing education and training for business and industry. Northwest Iowa Community College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Iowa Department of Education, The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Kilian Community College
    Private, non-profit
    252 students | 49.40 Mi300 E. 6th Street
    Sioux Falls SD 57103
    (605)221-3100
    49.40252
  • 138 students | 50.50 Mi5101 S Broadband Ln
    Sioux Falls SD 57108
    (605)977-0705
    50.50138
  • 595 students | 50.50 Mi5801 South Corporate Place
    Sioux Falls SD 57108
    (605)336-4600
    50.50595
  • 2,332 students | 52.50 Mi2320 N Career Ave
    Sioux Falls SD 57107
    (605)367-7624
    52.502,332
  • St Luke's College
    Private not-for-profit
    254 students | 53.20 Mi2720 Stone Park Blvd
    Sioux City IA 51104
    (712)279-3149
    53.20254
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 $14,883 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.