- Indian Hills Community College is a premier college with top-notch programs and staff. We are very fortunate to have been able to provide reasonably priced education and training to our stduents since our inception. Over 90% of our student body comes from our local 10-county area, which is the highest percentage of in-district enrollees of any college in Iowa.
Indian Hills Community College serves 3,279 students (53% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 26%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 3,279 students
- In-state tuition: $3,720
- Out-state tuition: $5,580
- Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
- Minority enrollment: 24%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
The teacher population of 464 teachers has grown by 148% over five years.
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The student population of Indian Hills Community College has declined by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 8:1 over five years.
The Indian Hills Community College diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $3,720 is less than the state average of $4,331. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,580 is more than the state average of $4,920. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- We have beautiful campuses in Centerville and Ottumwa and attendance centers in each of our other counties. Our Arts and Sciences students have great success when they transfer to four-year colleges and our technical students enjoy the highest placement rates and starting salaries in the state. The Ottumwa campus of IHCC is the main administrative campus of the college. The majority of the college's technical programs are housed here, and the majority of our Arts & Sciences students also attend classes here. The volleyball, basketball, golf, and softball teams all call this campus "home." Indian Hills Community College offers a wide variety of majors/programs of study. We group our degree programs into three main areas: Advanced Technologies, Arts & Sciences, Health Occupations. There are almost 70 specific programs that you can choose from. IHCC's Business and Industry Resource Center is charged with coordinating regional economic development through industrial training and retraining, BioDevelopment and manufacturing extension support, waste management consulting, small business development, job training, and other statewide initiatives.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Indian Hills Community College cost?
Indian Hills Community College's tuition is approximately $3,720 for In-State students and $5,580 for Out-State students.
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