North Iowa Area Community College

  • The mission of the North Iowa Area Community College is to enhance the quality of life for people of North Iowa through comprehensive educational opportunities, progressive partnerships, exemplary service, and responsive leadership.

School Highlights

North Iowa Area Community College serves 2,995 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 28%.

Top Rankings

North Iowa Area Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Iowa for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 95 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
North Iowa Area Community College(IA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty95 staff95 staff
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Student Body

The student population of North Iowa Area Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The North Iowa Area Community College diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has grown by 53% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,995 students2,221 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio32:118:1
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# Full-Time Students1,412 students994 students
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# Part-Time Students1,583 students1,227 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
400400
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
7%
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% Black
4%
7%
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% White
86%
72%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.260.46
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College Completion Rate
47%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,600$36,000
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,703 is less than the state average of $5,984. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,664 is more than the state average of $6,485. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,703$5,984
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,664$6,485
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,000$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The College, which began as Mason City Junior College (MCJC) in 1918, has the distinction of being the very first public two-year college in Iowa and one of the first such institutions in the country. Today, the 500-acre countryside campus consists of contemporary, state-of-the-art facilities including the Student Activity Center, Muse-Norris Conference Center, and Murphy Manufacturing Technology Center, as well as lakeside student apartments. The College also operates Community Education Centers in Charles City, Garner, Hampton, Lake Mills and Osage. With a staff of approximately 300, the College currently offers nearly 40 one- and two-year career programs, the first two years toward a bachelor's degree in most fields, and an array of continuing education opportunities for professional and personal growth. On average, the College serves over 2,800 degree students each year and thousands more through non-credit programs. The college is accredited by theHigher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC).

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to North Iowa Area Community College is Purdue University Global-Mason City (7.4 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 142 students | 7.40 Mi2570 4th Street SW
    Mason City, IA 50401
    (641) 423-2530
    7.40142
  • Waldorf University
    Private, for profit
    1,426 students | 29.40 Mi106 S Sixth St
    Forest City, IA 50436
    (800) 292-1903
    29.401,426
  • 3,263 students | 36.40 Mi1900 8th Ave NW
    Austin, MN 55912
    (507) 433-0600
    36.403,263
  • 796 students | 43.90 Mi1100 College Ave
    Iowa Falls, IA 50126
    (800) 322-9235
    43.90796
  • 149 students | 58.60 Mi7009 Nordic Drive
    Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    (319) 277-0220
    58.60149
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Iowa community colleges have a diversity score of 0.46, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Southeastern Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.