North Iowa Area Community College

Tel: (641)423-1264
3,279 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 3,279 students (51% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more 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 - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
North Iowa Area 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 3,279 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,279 students
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
1,684 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 1,595 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan 1%
% Asian 1%
% Hawaiian -
% Hispanic 3%
% Black 2%
% White 93%
% Two or more races 1%
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

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,506 is less than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,385 is less than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,506 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,385 $10,175
Source: 2012 (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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