Iowa Central Community College

One Triton Circle
Fort Dodge, IA 50501-0000
Tel: (515)576-7201
  • Iowa Central Community College is one of the nation's 50 fastest growing community colleges because service to students is its highest priority. Approximately 5300 students attend Iowa Central's three campuses Centrally located with easy access to main east-west and north-south travel routes, Iowa Central offers high quality residence life opportunities, total transfer options, affordable costs and a wide range of two-year programs.
School Highlights
  • Iowa Central Community College serves 5,686 students (53% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 33:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 31%.
  • Iowa Central Community College is the only community colleges within Webster County, IA.
  • The nearest community college is Ellsworth Community College (47.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 197 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
Iowa Central Community College(IA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty197 staff95 staff
Iowa Central Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 5,686 has declined by 9% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has grown by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,686 students2,620 students
Iowa Central Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio29:133:1
Iowa Central Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,011 students1,090 students
Iowa Central Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,675 students1,530 students
Iowa Central Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Iowa Central Community College Enrollment Breakdown IA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
1,214420
Iowa Central Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
1%
2%
Iowa Central Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
6%
5%
Iowa Central Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
7%
10%
Iowa Central Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
81%
69%
Iowa Central Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Iowa Central Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Iowa Central Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
2%
11%
Iowa Central Community College Ethnicity Breakdown IA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.330.50
Iowa Central Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
37%
28%
Iowa Central Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,300$36,200
Iowa Central Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,710 is less than the state average of $4,714. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,855 is more than the state average of $5,619. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,710$4,714
Iowa Central Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,855$5,619
Iowa Central Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%88%
Iowa Central Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$12,000
Iowa Central Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,677$6,334
Iowa Central Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Students who enter Iowa Central for associate degree programs and vocational-technical programs find low student-to-teacher ratios, a campus-wide understanding of business and industry needs, and quick response to student input and activity trends that keep its educational offerings on the cutting edge. Business & Industry Training & Solutions customized training program is designed to meet education and training needs of business and industry in area V. Iowa Central Community College offers quality customized training and technical assistance for employers. Specialized curriculum and consultant services can be tailored to meet your specific need. The Continuing Education and Workplace Services Division of Iowa Central Community College strives to meet educational needs of our communities by providing a broad array of interesting courses at a reasonable cost. Through cooperation and partnerships with local school districts, service agencies, businesses, industries and organizations, Iowa Central Community College provides quality education, training and cultural activities. The Collegian is the student newspaper of Iowa Central Community College. Established in 1961, The Collegian has chronicled the events of the college, its students, staff and faculty, on a regular basis since that time. A 12-page, tabloid section, the American Scholastic Press Association award-winning Collegian prints four times per semester, from September until May.

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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 $15,520 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Iowa community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Kaplan University-Davenport Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.