Indian Hills Community College

Tel: (641)683-5111
  • 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.
School Highlights
  • Indian Hills Community College serves 4,412 students (55% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the state community college average of 33:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
  • Indian Hills Community College is the only community colleges within Wapello County, IA.
  • The nearest community college to Indian Hills Community College is Southeastern Community College (65.8 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 187 teachers has declined by 26% over five years.
Indian Hills Community College(IA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty187 staff95 staff
Indian Hills Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Indian Hills Community College has declined by 9% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Indian Hills Community College diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has grown by 147% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,412 students2,620 students
Indian Hills Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio24:133:1
Indian Hills Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,448 students1,090 students
Indian Hills Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,964 students1,530 students
Indian Hills Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Indian Hills Community College Enrollment Breakdown IA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Indian Hills Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Indian Hills Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2012-2013)
% Asian
Indian Hills Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Indian Hills Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Indian Hills Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Indian Hills Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Indian Hills Community College More (2014-2016)
% Non Resident races
Indian Hills Community College Non Resident (2009-2016)
% Unknown races
Indian Hills Community College Ethnicity Breakdown IA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.330.50
Indian Hills Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Indian Hills Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,600$36,200
Indian Hills Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,720 is less than the state average of $4,714. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,580 is less than the state average of $5,619. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,720$4,714
Indian Hills Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,580$5,619
Indian Hills Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%87%
Indian Hills Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,454$12,000
Indian Hills Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2008-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,500$6,334
Indian Hills Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2008-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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.

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Did You Know?
For Iowa public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,714 per year for in-state students and $5,619 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,502 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Iowa community colleges have a diversity score of 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Kaplan University-Davenport Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.