Best Iowa Community Colleges (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 20 community colleges serving 87,770 students in Iowa (17 public colleges and 3 private colleges).
For Iowa 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 (view national tuition costs).
The best top ranked community colleges in California include Northwest Iowa Community College, St Luke's College and Purdue University Global-Des Moines.
Iowa community colleges have a diversity score of 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.70 (view national diversity statistics).
Minority enrollment is 26% (majority Hispanic and Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 12:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(IA) School Average
Asian
2%
Hispanic
7%
Black
6%
White
74%
Two or more races
2%
Non Resident
2%
Unknown
7%
IA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

Top Ranked Iowa Community Colleges (2023)

College
Location
Students
500 College Dr
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 423-1264
| 2,681 students
603 W Park St
Sheldon, IA 51201
(712) 324-5061
| 1,666 students
4655 North West 121 Street
Urbandale, IA 50323
(515) 727-2100
| 760 students
St Luke's College
Private not-for-profit
2720 Stone Park Blvd
Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 279-3149
| 211 students
Waldorf University
Private for-profit
106 S Sixth St
Forest City, IA 50436
(641) 585-2450
| 3,025 students
2006 Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023
(515) 964-6200
| 23,051 students
101 W Third Street
Davenport, IA 52801
(563) 336-3300
| 7,081 students
Ellsworth Community College
Public
1100 College Ave
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
(800) 322-9235
| 731 students
Hawkeye Community College
Public
1501 E Orange Rd
Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 296-2320
| 5,042 students
Indian Hills Community College
Public
525 Grandview Ave
Ottumwa, IA 52501
(641) 683-5111
| 3,279 students
Iowa Central Community College
Public
One Triton Circle
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 576-7201
| 4,704 students
Iowa Lakes Community College
Public
19 S 7th St
Estherville, IA 51334
(712) 362-2601
| 2,288 students
Iowa Western Community College
Iowa Western Community College Photo
Public
2700 College Rd
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 325-3200
| 5,791 students
Kirkwood Community College
Public
6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
(319) 398-5411
| 12,277 students
Marshalltown Community College
Public
3700 S Center St
Marshalltown, IA 50158
(641) 752-7106
| 1,836 students
1625 Hwy 150
Calmar, IA 52132
(844) 642-2338
| 4,162 students
Ross College-Quad Cities
Private for-profit
1801 E. Kimberly Road, Suite B
Davenport, IA 52807
(563) 344-1500
| 62 students
Southeastern Community College
Public
1500 West Agency Road
West Burlington, IA 52655
(319) 752-2731
| 2,260 students
1501 West Townline Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-7081
| 1,503 students
4647 Stone Ave
Sioux City, IA 51102
(712) 274-6400
| 5,360 students
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Community Colleges in Iowa (Closed)

School
Location
Students
2500 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321
(515) 244-4221
| 1,014 students
1860 NW 118th St, Ste 110
Clive, IA 50325
(515) 327-5500
| 147 students
3165 Edgewood Parkway SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 363-0481
| 411 students
1801 East Kimberly Road, Suite 1
Davenport, IA 52807
(866) 527-5268
| 30,512 students
2570 4th Street SW
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 423-2530
| 142 students

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