Northwest Iowa Community College

Tel: (712)324-5061
1,621 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 1,621 students (43% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 23%.
Northwest Iowa Community College is the only community colleges within Obrien County, IA.

School Overview

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

Student Body

The student population of 1,621 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 49% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,621 students
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
692 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 929 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan -
% Asian -
% Hawaiian -
% Hispanic 2%
% Black -
% White 97%
% 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. 0.06

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,190 is less than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,670 is less than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,190 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,670 $10,175
Source: 2012 (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.

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