Marshalltown Community College

  • 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 2,041 students (41% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 46:1 is higher than the state community college average of 33:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 31%.
  • Marshalltown Community College is the only community colleges within Marshall County, IA.
  • The nearest community college to Marshalltown Community College is Des Moines Area Community College (39.5 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Marshalltown Community College(IA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty44 staff95 staff
This chart display total faculty of Marshalltown Community College and community college average number of faculty in IA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.

Student Body

  • The student population of Marshalltown Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 46:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Marshalltown Community College diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,041 students2,620 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 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio46:133:1
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 2015-16 school year data.
# Full-Time Students844 students1,090 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 2015-16 school year data.
# Part-Time Students1,197 students1,530 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 2015-16 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
180285
This chart display the dormitory capacity of Marshalltown Community College and the community college average dormitory capacity of IA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
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 2015-16 school year data.
% Asian
1%
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 2015-16 school year data.
% Hispanic
10%
5%
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 2015-16 school year data.
% Black
2%
10%
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 2015-16 school year data.
% White
78%
69%
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 2015-16 school year data.
% Two or more races
1%
1%
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 2015-16 school year data.
% Non Resident races
4%
1%
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 2015-16 school year data.
% Unknown races
3%
11%
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 Score0.380.50
This chart display the diversity score of Marshalltown Community College and the community college average diversity score of IA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
College Completion Rate
18%
28%
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 2014-15 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,000$36,000
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.

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,296 is less than the state average of $4,714. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,536 is less than the state average of $5,619. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,296$4,714
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 2015-16 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,536$5,619
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 2015-16 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%87%
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 2015-16 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$9,280$12,000
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 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,550$6,334
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 2014-15 school year data.
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

Nearby Schools

Recent Articles
Complaints about the current system of accrediting community colleges, combined with the quickly changing scope of community college education and how it’s delivered, may soon necessitate changes in the way that community college programs are accredited.
Community college enrollment is in decline, but some schools are refusing to roll over. Read on to learn the factors impacting enrollment rates and what some schools are doing to stay afloat.
In a time of change, the LGBTQ community is receiving more support than ever and the world is changing with each passing year. As a young adult member of the LGBTQ community, you have unique opportunities to take advantage of when preparing to enter college if you choose to. Keep reading to learn what you can expect to see during your college search and how best to prepare for your freshman year.
Did You Know?
For Iowa public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,714 per year for in-state students and $5,619 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,502 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Iowa community colleges have a diversity score of 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Kaplan University-Davenport Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.