Iowa Lakes Community College

  • Mission of the college is to provide opportunities for quality lifelong learning and promote economic development for our communities.
School Highlights
  • Iowa Lakes Community College serves 2,340 students (47% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 33:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 31%.
  • Iowa Lakes Community College is the only community colleges within Emmet County, IA.
  • The nearest community college to Iowa Lakes Community College is Northwest Iowa Community College (54.6 miles away).

Top Placements

Iowa Lakes Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Iowa for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 110 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Iowa Lakes Community College(IA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty110 staff95 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Iowa Lakes Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Iowa Lakes Community College diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,340 students2,620 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:133:1
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# Full-Time Students1,090 students1,090 students
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# Part-Time Students1,250 students1,530 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-285
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
-
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
5%
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% Black
5%
10%
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% White
86%
69%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Non Resident races
-
1%
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% Unknown races
3%
11%
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Diversity Score0.260.50
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College Completion Rate
48%
28%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,700$36,000
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,516 is more than the state average of $4,714. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,868 is more than the state average of $5,619. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,516$4,714
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,868$5,619
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,334
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Iowa Lakes Community College is a public, comprehensive educational institution accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The college was established in 1967 under provision of Chapters 260C and 260D, Code of Iowa. Over 73,000 people reside in this predominately rural five-county district encompassing approximately 2,900 square miles. Iowa Lakes Community College is a two-year college located in the rural northwest part of the state of Iowa in the Iowa Great Lakes region. Founded in 1967, Iowa Lakes provides affordable education to the residents of northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota. The communities served by Iowa Lakes are Emmetsburg, Estherville, Algona, Spencer, Spirit Lake and Okoboji. Currently, over 3,600 students are enrolled in the liberal arts, career option, and vocational-technical programs as well as other programs. In addition, Continuing Education helps to provide lifelong learning opportunities as well as workplace training. The College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

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