North Iowa Area Community College

Tel: (641)423-1264
3,207 students
Public institution
The mission of the North Iowa Area Community College is to enhance the quality of life for people of North Iowa through comprehensive educational opportunities, progressive partnerships, exemplary service, and responsive leadership.
School Highlights:
North Iowa Area Community College serves 3,207 students (49% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 23%.
North Iowa Area Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Cerro Gordo County, IA.
The nearest community college is Kaplan University-Mason City Campus (4.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 105 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
North Iowa Area 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 105 staff
59 staff

Student Body

The student population of 3,207 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,207 students
1,282 students
North Iowa Area Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
22:1
North Iowa Area Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,565 students
810 students
North Iowa Area Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,642 students
1,017 students
North Iowa Area Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
North Iowa Area Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
2%
North Iowa Area Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
5%
7%
North Iowa Area Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
3%
12%
North Iowa Area Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
87%
57%
North Iowa Area Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
North Iowa Area Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
North Iowa Area Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
North Iowa Area Community College non_resident (2006-2013)
North Iowa Area 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. 0.13 0.53
North Iowa Area Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,613 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,529 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,613 $5,742
North Iowa Area Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,529 $10,294
North Iowa Area Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 400 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87%
89%
North Iowa Area Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The College, which began as Mason City Junior College (MCJC) in 1918, has the distinction of being the very first public two-year college in Iowa and one of the first such institutions in the country. Today, the 500-acre countryside campus consists of contemporary, state-of-the-art facilities including the Student Activity Center, Muse-Norris Conference Center, and Murphy Manufacturing Technology Center, as well as lakeside student apartments. The College also operates Community Education Centers in Charles City, Garner, Hampton, Lake Mills and Osage. With a staff of approximately 300, the College currently offers nearly 40 one- and two-year career programs, the first two years toward a bachelor's degree in most fields, and an array of continuing education opportunities for professional and personal growth. On average, the College serves over 2,800 degree students each year and thousands more through non-credit programs. The college is accredited by theHigher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC).

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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 0.39, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Kaplan University-Davenport Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.