Best Iowa Community Colleges (2021)

For the 2021 school year, there are 23 community colleges serving 92,659 students in Iowa (20 public colleges and 3 private colleges).
For Iowa community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,017 per year for in-state students and $6,595 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,086 per year (view national tuition costs).
Iowa community colleges have a diversity score of 0.46, which is lower than the national average of 0.73 (view national diversity statistics).
Minority enrollment is 28% (majority Black and Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 18:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(IA) School Average
Asian
2%
Hispanic
7%
Black
7%
White
72%
Two or more races
2%
Non Resident
2%
Unknown
8%
IA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

Top Iowa Community Colleges by Town (2021)

  • College Location Students
  • 19 S 7th St
    Estherville IA  51334
    (712) 362-2601

    2,051 students
  • 603 W Park St
    Sheldon IA  51201
    (712) 324-5061

    1,747 students
  • 7009 Nordic Drive
    Cedar Falls IA  50613
    (319) 277-0220

    149 students
  • 3165 Edgewood Parkway SW
    Cedar Rapids IA  52404
    (319) 363-0481

    411 students
  • 4655 North West 121 Street
    Urbandale IA  50323
    (515) 727-2100

    760 students
  • 2570 4th Street SW
    Mason City IA  50401
    (641) 423-2530

    142 students
  • St Luke's College
    Private not-for-profit
    2720 Stone Park Blvd
    Sioux City IA  51104
    (712) 279-3149

    273 students
  • 2006 Ankeny Blvd
    Ankeny IA  50023
    (515) 964-6241

    23,474 students
  • 101 W Third Street
    Davenport IA  52801
    (563) 336-3300

    7,771 students
  • 1100 College Ave
    Iowa Falls IA  50126
    (800) 322-9235

    796 students
  • 1501 E Orange Rd
    Waterloo IA  50701
    (319) 296-2320

    5,263 students
  • 525 Grandview Ave
    Ottumwa IA  52501
    (641) 683-5111

    3,918 students
  • One Triton Circle
    Fort Dodge IA  50501
    (515) 577-00000000

    5,390 students
  • 2700 College Rd
    Council Bluffs IA  51503
    (712) 325-3200

    5,962 students
  • 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
    Cedar Rapids IA  52406
    (319) 398-5411

    13,906 students
  • 3700 S Center St
    Marshalltown IA  50158
    (641) 752-7106

    1,931 students
  • 500 College Dr
    Mason City IA  50401
    (641) 423-1264

    2,995 students
  • 1625 Hwy 150
    Calmar IA  52132
    (563) 562-3263

    4,449 students
  • Ross College-Quad Cities
    Private for-profit
    2119 Kimberly Rd.
    Bettendorf IA  52722
    (563) 344-1500

    76 students
  • 1500 West Agency Road
    West Burlington IA  52655
    (319) 752-2731

    2,548 students
  • 1501 West Townline Street
    Creston IA  50801
    (641) 782-7081

    1,547 students
  • Waldorf University
    Private, for profit
    106 S Sixth St
    Forest City IA  50436
    (800) 292-1903

    1,426 students
  • 4647 Stone Ave
    Sioux City IA  51102
    (712) 275-00000000

    5,674 students
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