Northwest Iowa Community College

  • Northwest Iowa Community College is a progressive learning college rapidly responding to the changing needs of our global community.
School Highlights
  • Northwest Iowa Community College serves 1,568 students (37% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 33:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 31%.
  • Northwest Iowa Community College is the only community colleges within Obrien County, IA.
  • The nearest community college to Northwest Iowa Community College is Globe University-Sioux Falls (50.5 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 67 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Northwest Iowa Community College(IA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty67 staff95 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Northwest Iowa Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Northwest Iowa Community College diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,568 students2,620 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:133:1
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# Full-Time Students575 students1,090 students
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# Part-Time Students993 students1,530 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-285
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% Hispanic
2%
5%
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% White
94%
69%
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% Two or more races
2%
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
11%
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Diversity Score0.120.50
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College Completion Rate
54%
28%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,300$36,000
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,460 is more than the state average of $4,714. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,850 is more than the state average of $5,619. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,460$4,714
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,850$5,619
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,000$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,430$6,334
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The College is located on a 263 acre campus along Highway 18 on the west side of Sheldon. Sheldon, Iowa is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 60 and Iowa State Highway 18 in the far northwest part of the state. Sheldon is located one hour from Sioux City, IA, and Sioux Falls, SD; and less than four hours from Des Moines, IA, and Minneapolis, MN. Northwest Iowa Community College serves Area IV in northwest Iowa, including Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, O'Brien and Cherokee counties. There are over 30 programs of study at NCC, including Arts & Science transfer and programs covering manufacturing, electrical, automotive, computers, business, and health. NCC also offers non-credit continuing education and training for business and industry. Northwest Iowa Community College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Iowa Department of Education, The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Globe University-Sioux Falls
    Private, for profit
    138 students | 50.50 Mi5101 S Broadband Ln
    Sioux Falls SD  57108
    (605)977-0705
    50.50138
  • 595 students | 50.50 Mi5801 South Corporate Place
    Sioux Falls SD  57108
    (605)336-4600
    50.50595
  • 2,332 students | 52.50 Mi2320 N Career Ave
    Sioux Falls SD  57107
    (605)367-7624
    52.502,332
  • St Luke's College
    Private, non-profit
    254 students | 53.20 Mi2720 Stone Park Blvd
    Sioux City IA  51104
    (712)279-3149
    53.20254
  • 6,331 students | 54.20 Mi4647 Stone Ave
    Sioux City IA  51106
    (800)352-4649
    54.206,331
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