- 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.
North Iowa Area Community College serves 2,681 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 26%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 2,681 students
- In-state tuition: $4,703
- Out-state tuition: $6,664
- Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
- Minority enrollment: 14%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
North Iowa Area Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:
Debt For Students
The teacher population of 292 teachers has grown by 207% over five years.
North Iowa Area Community College
(IA) Community College Avg.
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of North Iowa Area Community College has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five years.
The North Iowa Area Community College diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $4,703 is more than the state average of $4,331. The in-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,664 is more than the state average of $4,920. The out-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- 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).
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does North Iowa Area Community College cost?
North Iowa Area Community College's tuition is approximately $4,703 for In-State students and $6,664 for Out-State students.
What is North Iowa Area Community College's ranking?
North Iowa Area Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Iowa for: Percent of students receiving financial aid, Highest completion rates and Least debt for graduating students.
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