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 5,686 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 to Iowa Central Community College is Ellsworth Community College (47.8 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 197 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Iowa Central Community College(IA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty197 staff95 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Iowa Central Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Iowa Central Community College diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,686 students2,620 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:133:1
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# Full-Time Students3,011 students1,090 students
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# Part-Time Students2,675 students1,530 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-285
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
6%
5%
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% Black
7%
10%
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% White
81%
69%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
11%
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Diversity Score0.330.50
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College Completion Rate
37%
28%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,300$36,000
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,855$5,619
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,677$6,334
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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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