Northwest Iowa Community College

Tel: (712)324-5061
1,628 students
Public institution
Northwest Iowa Community College is a progressive learning college rapidly responding to the changing needs of our global community.
School Highlights:
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Northwest Iowa Community College serves 1,628 students (38.76% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 34%.
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Northwest Iowa Community College is the only community colleges within Sioux County, IA.
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The nearest community college is Kilian Community College (49.36 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 68 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
Northwest Iowa 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 68 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,628 teachers has grown by 29% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,628 students 1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students 631 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 997 students
1,017 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
% Hispanic
4%
7%
% White
89%
57%
% Two or more races
1%
2%
% Unknown races
3%
3%
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 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,370 is less than the state average of $5,694. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,850 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,370 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,850 $10,252
Total Dormitory Capacity 128 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88%
89%
Source: 2005 (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
  • Sioux Falls
    Kilian Community College
    Private, non-profit
    300 E. 6th Street
    Sioux FallsSD 57103
    (605)221-3100
    49.36 Mi | 252 students
  • Sioux Falls
    5101 S Broadband Ln
    Sioux FallsSD 57108
    (605)977-0705
    50.47 Mi | 165 students
  • Sioux Falls
    5801 South Corporate Place
    Sioux FallsSD 57108
    (605)336-4600
    50.52 Mi | 659 students
  • Sioux Falls
    2320 N Career Ave
    Sioux FallsSD 57107
    (605)367-7624
    52.48 Mi | 2,464 students
  • Sioux City
    St Luke's College
    Private not-for-profit
    2720 Stone Park Blvd
    Sioux CityIA 51104
    (712)279-3149
    53.20 Mi | 180 students
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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 0.53, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Kaplan University-Davenport Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.