• Marshalltown Community College in Marshalltown was founded in 1927 as Marshalltown Junior College, a part of the Marshalltown Community School District. In 1966, MCC moved under the jurisdiction of Iowa Valley Community College District, where it continues to serve the needs of Marshall County and the surrounding area. In 1993 the District opened a satellite center in Poweshiek County, now known as Iowa Valley Grinnell, which offers MCC college credit courses and continuing education to students in that geographic area.

School Highlights

Marshalltown Community College serves 1,947 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 37%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,947 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,296
  • Out-state tuition: $4,536
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 56%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Marshalltown Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 154 teachers has grown by 102% over five years.
Marshalltown Community College
(IA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
154 staff
292 staff
This chart display total faculty of Marshalltown Community College and community college average number of faculty in IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Marshalltown Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 46:1 over five years.
The Marshalltown Community College diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,947 students
2,894 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Marshalltown Community College and community college average number of enrollment of IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
15:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Marshalltown Community College and community college average student staff ratio of IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
718 students
1,389 students
This chart display the total number of Full-Time students enrollment of Marshalltown Community College and average number of community college Full-Time students enrollment of IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Part-Time Students
1,229 students
1,505 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of Marshalltown Community College and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Marshalltown Community College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of IA.
Total Dormitory Capacity
152 students
411 students
This chart display the dormitory capacity of Marshalltown Community College and the community college average dormitory capacity of IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in Marshalltown Community College and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Asian
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Marshalltown Community College and the percentage of Asian community college students in IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Hispanic
15%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Marshalltown Community College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Black
3%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Marshalltown Community College and the percentage of Black community college students in IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
44%
63%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Marshalltown Community College and the percentage of White community college students in IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
% Two or more races
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Marshalltown Community College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Non Resident races
4%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Marshalltown Community College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Unknown races
27%
9%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Marshalltown Community College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score
0.71
0.57
This chart display the diversity score of Marshalltown Community College and the community college average diversity score of IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
College Completion Rate
39%
36%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Marshalltown Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,000
$34,700
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Marshalltown Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of IA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,296 is less than the state average of $4,866. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,536 is less than the state average of $5,422. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,296
$4,866
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Marshalltown Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,536
$5,422
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Marshalltown Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
83%
88%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Marshalltown Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$9,875
$11,375
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Marshalltown Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,306
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Marshalltown Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
29%
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
22
ACT Math
n/a
21
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • We help our students move quickly into a skilled career with over 52 Career-Technical diploma, certificate, and two-year associate degree programs designed to prepare them to hit the workforce with an edge. Equipped with an associate's degree, you can enjoy an average lifetime earning of $250,000 more than someone with less formal education. Our 43 Associate of Arts and Science Transfer programs prepare our students for four-year institutions with the first two years of general education and program prerequisites under their belt. Our graduates that finish these degrees can earn from $300,000 to over a million dollars more over their lifetime than their neighbors with less formal education. The MCC Library is a place for resources and information, as well as a popular place to study. Students can check out books and periodicals with their student ID's, use the copy machine, surf the Internet, use the computers, look at college catalogs, research class projects, and borrow audio-visual equipment.

Recent Articles

An In-Depth Guide to Financing Options for Community College
An In-Depth Guide to Financing Options for Community College
Attending college is expensive but there are options for financing beyond just student loans. Keep reading to learn more.
Do You Need to Take the GRE for Community College Applications?
Do You Need to Take the GRE for Community College Applications?
No matter where you choose to go to college you'll have to take some kind of standardized test. The GRE is often required for graduate programs, but it may also benefit your community college application.
Tips for Minimizing Educational Debt While in School
Tips for Minimizing Educational Debt While in School
Education becomes more expensive with each passing year so it is important to make smart use of your student loans and to minimize your debt while you are in school whenever possible.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,947 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,296
  • Out-state tuition: $4,536
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 56%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Related School Videos

Did You Know?

For Iowa public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,866 per year for in-state students and $5,422 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 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Ross College-Quad Cities. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

Quick Links