Iowa Central Community College

  • 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 5,237 students (49% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.

Top Rankings

Iowa Central Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Iowa for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 472 teachers has grown by 174% over five years.
Iowa Central Community College(IA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty472 staff292 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Iowa Central Community College has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
The Iowa Central Community College diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,237 students2,894 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
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# Full-Time Students2,544 students1,389 students
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# Part-Time Students2,693 students1,505 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
1,253 students411 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
10%
9%
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% Black
10%
12%
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% White
68%
63%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
5%
9%
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Diversity Score0.510.57
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College Completion Rate
35%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,300$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,710 is less than the state average of $4,866. The in-state tuition has declined by 15% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,855 is more than the state average of $5,422. The out-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,710$4,866
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,855$5,422
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$11,375
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,250$5,500
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Iowa Central Community College is Ellsworth Community College (46.3 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 741 students | 46.30 Mi1100 College Ave
    Iowa Falls, IA 50126
    (800) 322-9235
    46.30741
  • 23,258 students | 58.00 Mi2006 Ankeny Blvd
    Ankeny, IA 50023
    (515) 964-6200
    58.0023,258
  • 760 students | 58.20 Mi4655 North West 121 Street
    Urbandale, IA 50323
    (515) 727-2100
    58.20760
  • Waldorf University
    Private for-profit
    3,071 students | 64.30 Mi106 S Sixth St
    Forest City, IA 50436
    (641) 585-2450
    64.303,071
  • 1,947 students | 70.90 Mi3700 S Center St
    Marshalltown, IA 50158
    (641) 752-7106
    70.901,947
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Did You Know?
For Iowa public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,866 per year for in-state students and $5,422 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 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Ross College-Quad Cities. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.