• 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 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)

School Overview

The teacher population of 464 teachers has grown by 148% over five years.
Indian Hills Community College
(IA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
464 staff
274 staff
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Student Body

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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,279 students
2,501 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,734 students
1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,545 students
1,402 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
264 students
210 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,734 students
1,099 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
45 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,545 students
1,444 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
457 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
648 students
400 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
6%
7%
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% Black
6%
6%
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% White
76%
74%
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% Two or more races
4%
2%
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% Non Resident races
5%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
7%
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Diversity Score
0.41
0.44
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
35%
35%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.01%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,600
$33,600
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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
$3,720
$4,331
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,580
$4,920
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
93%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,709
$11,250
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
59%
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
22
ACT Math
n/a
21
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

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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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)

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Did You Know?

For Iowa public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,331 per year for in-state students and $4,920 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,086 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Iowa community colleges have a diversity score of 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Ross College-Quad Cities. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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