Iowa Western Community College
- Iowa Western Community College is a learning community committed to excellence in meeting the educational needs and improving the quality of life through programs, partnerships and community involvement.
- The teacher population of 259 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Iowa Western Community College||(IA) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||Four or more years|
|Total Faculty||259 staff||95 staff|
|Total Enrollment||6,547 students||2,620 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||25:1||33:1|
|# Full-Time Students||3,403 students||1,090 students|
|# Part-Time Students||3,144 students||1,530 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||-||285|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races||-|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$34,700||$36,000|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Clarinda Junior College, which was established in 1923 and had a long history of providing a two-year liberal arts education in Southwest Iowa, was selected to serve as one campus, and a new campus was located in Council Bluffs. The College expanded into other parts of the district with the establishment of centers in Atlantic (Cass County Center), Harlan (Shelby County Center), and Shenandoah (Page/Fremont County Center). On January 23, 1967, two vocational-technical programs were started using facilities in Council Bluffs. A major development was the addition of a liberal arts curriculum at the Council Bluffs Campus in the fall of 1968. Currently the College offers 84 different vocational/technical programs and Arts and Sciences/Transfer majors. Fall 2003 enrollment was 4,205 students. In addition, there are over 42,795 enrollments in continuing education classes each year. Iowa Western has been a vital part of the development of southwest Iowa for the past 32 years. From providing students with the necessary resources to start on a bachelor's degree; offering services to employers to increase economic development; providing continuing education courses; and offering numerous two-year degrees in technical areas, Iowa Western continues to set the standard for colleges throughout the area.
- The nearest community college to Iowa Western Community College is Metropolitan Community College Area (8.5 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 14,675 students | 8.50 Mi30 & Fort Street
Omaha,  NE  68111
- 14 students | 9.60 Mi8702 North 30th Street
Omaha,  NE  68112
- 22 students | 12.30 Mi7500 Mercy Road
Omaha,  NE  68124
- 720 students | 14.50 Mi5425 N. 103rd St.
Omaha,  NE  68134
- 39 students | 14.80 Mi10850 Emmet St
Omaha,  NE  68164
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.