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.
The nearest community college is Kilian Community College (49.4 miles away).

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 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 49% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,621 students
1,303 students
Northwest Iowa Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
692 students
834 students
Northwest Iowa Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 929 students
1,040 students
Northwest Iowa Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Northwest Iowa Community College sch enrollment Northwest Iowa Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
-
2%
Northwest Iowa Community College Asian (2008-2011)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
2%
7%
Northwest Iowa Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
- 11%
% White
97%
66%
Northwest Iowa Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Northwest Iowa Community College More (2009-2012)
Northwest Iowa Community College sch ethnicity Northwest Iowa Community College sta ethnicity
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 0.44
Northwest Iowa Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,190 is less than the state average of $5,890. 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 $10,050. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,190 $5,890
Northwest Iowa Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,670 $10,050
Northwest Iowa Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
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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Did You Know?
For Iowa public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,060 per year for in-state students and $5,941 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,615 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 0.44. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Kaplan University-Davenport Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.