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 2,950 students (48% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is lower than the state community college average of 33:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 31%.
  • North Iowa Area Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Cerro Gordo County, IA.
  • The nearest community college to North Iowa Area Community College is Kaplan University-Mason City Campus (4.9 miles away).

Top Placements

North Iowa Area Community College places 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.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more 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 31:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The North Iowa Area Community College diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,950 students2,620 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio31:133:1
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# Full-Time Students1,420 students1,090 students
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# Part-Time Students1,530 students1,530 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
400285
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
5%
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% Black
2%
10%
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% White
91%
69%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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Diversity Score0.170.50
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College Completion Rate
41%
28%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,600$36,000
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,703 is less than the state average of $4,714. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,664 is more than the state average of $5,619. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,703$4,714
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,664$5,619
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%87%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,334
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Source: 2016 (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

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    (800)322-9235
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  • 403 students | 58.80 Mi7009 Nordic Drive
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