North Iowa Area Community College

Tel: (641)423-1264
  • 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 is Kaplan University-Mason City Campus (4.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 95 teachers has declined by 42% over five years.
North Iowa Area Community College (IA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 95 staff 67 staff
North Iowa Area Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,950 has declined by 17% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
  • The school's 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 Enrollment 2,950 students 2,094 students
North Iowa Area Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1 33:1
North Iowa Area Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 1,420 students 844 students
North Iowa Area Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 1,530 students 1,250 students
North Iowa Area Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
North Iowa Area Community College Enrollment Breakdown IA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
400 420
North Iowa Area Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
1%
2%
North Iowa Area Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
4%
5%
North Iowa Area Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
2%
10%
North Iowa Area Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
91%
69%
North Iowa Area Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
North Iowa Area Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
North Iowa Area Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
North Iowa Area Community College Ethnicity Breakdown IA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.17 0.50
North Iowa Area Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
41%
28%
North Iowa Area Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $33,600 $36,200
North Iowa Area Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
North Iowa Area Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,664 $5,619
North Iowa Area Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 86% 88%
North Iowa Area Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $9,500 $12,000
North Iowa Area Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,500 $6,334
North Iowa Area Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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).

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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 $15,406 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Iowa community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Kaplan University-Davenport Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.