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.
Top Placements (Iowa)
Listed among the top community colleges in Iowa for:
- Category Attribute
- Affordability Least expensive tuition
- The teacher population of 259 teachers has grown by 23% 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||$36,200|
- 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