Iowa Western Community College

2700 College Rd, Council Bluffs,
IA, 51503-1057
Tel: (712)325-3200
7,367 students
Public institution

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Iowa Western Community College is a learning community committed to excellence in meeting the educational needs and improving the quality of life through programs, partnerships and community involvement.
School Highlights:
Iowa Western Community College serves 7,367 students (54% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 23%.
Iowa Western Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Pottawattamie County, IA.
The nearest community college is Metropolitan Community College Area (8.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Iowa Western 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

Student Body

The student population of 7,367 teachers has grown by 39% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 30% over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,367 students
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
3,981 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 3,386 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan -
1%
% Asian 1%
2%
% Hawaiian -
1%
% Hispanic 2%
7%
% Black 4%
12%
% White 91%
66%
% Two or more races 1%
2%
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. 0.17
0.45

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,285 is less than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,435 is less than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,285 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,435 $10,175
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Clarinda Junior College, which was established in 1923 and had a long history of providing a two-year liberal arts education in Southwest Iowa, was selected to serve as one campus, and a new campus was located in Council Bluffs. The College expanded into other parts of the district with the establishment of centers in Atlantic (Cass County Center), Harlan (Shelby County Center), and Shenandoah (Page/Fremont County Center). On January 23, 1967, two vocational-technical programs were started using facilities in Council Bluffs. A major development was the addition of a liberal arts curriculum at the Council Bluffs Campus in the fall of 1968. Currently the College offers 84 different vocational/technical programs and Arts and Sciences/Transfer majors. Fall 2003 enrollment was 4,205 students. In addition, there are over 42,795 enrollments in continuing education classes each year. Iowa Western has been a vital part of the development of southwest Iowa for the past 32 years. From providing students with the necessary resources to start on a bachelor's degree; offering services to employers to increase economic development; providing continuing education courses; and offering numerous two-year degrees in technical areas, Iowa Western continues to set the standard for colleges throughout the area.

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