• 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 4,704 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 26%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,704 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,710
  • Out-state tuition: $6,855
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 30%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 472 teachers has grown by 139% over five years.
Iowa Central Community College
(IA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
472 staff
274 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Iowa Central Community College has declined by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
The Iowa Central Community College diversity score of 0.49 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,704 students
2,681 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,341 students
1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,363 students
1,402 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
350 students
210 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,341 students
1,099 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
45 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,363 students
1,444 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
457 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
1,090 students
400 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
9%
7%
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% Black
10%
6%
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% White
70%
74%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
4%
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
7%
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Diversity Score
0.49
0.44
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
7.72%
3.27%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.01%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,300
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,710 is more than the state average of $4,331. The in-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,855 is more than the state average of $4,920. The out-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,710
$4,331
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,855
$4,920
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
94%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,000
$11,250
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,000
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
59%
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
22
ACT Math
n/a
21
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Iowa Central Community College cost?

Iowa Central Community College's tuition is approximately $4,710 for In-State students and $6,855 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,704 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,710
  • Out-state tuition: $6,855
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 30%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Iowa public 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. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Iowa community colleges have a diversity score of 0.44, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Ross College-Quad Cities. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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