• At Southeastern Community College (SCC), we're on to something. For some it might be starting on the road to a four-year degree. For others it's learning the specialized skills to enter into a rewarding career. Still others take advantage of SCC's resources to make the Great River Region of Southeast Iowa a better place through economic development, job skills training, and more. Thousands of successful alumni can attest to the positive impact this community college has had on their lives. SCC has a tradition of excellence in providing close-to-home, affordable, relevant education.

School Highlights

Southeastern Community College serves 2,478 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 31%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,478 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,590
  • Out-state tuition: $4,740
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 74%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Southeastern Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 267 teachers has grown by 53% over five years.
Southeastern Community College
(IA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
267 staff
274 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Southeastern Community College has declined by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The Southeastern Community College diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,478 students
2,478 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,163 students
1,163 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,315 students
1,315 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
202 students
203 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,163 students
1,163 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
61 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,315 students
1,315 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
233 students
411 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
n/a
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
8%
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% Black
5%
6%
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% White
26%
69%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
4%
2%
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% Unknown races
55%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.62
0.50
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.73%
3.27%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.01%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$29,100
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,590 is more than the state average of $4,331. The in-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,740 is less than the state average of $4,920. The out-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,590
$4,331
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,740
$4,920
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
87%
88%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,800
$11,250
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
29%
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
22
ACT Math
n/a
21
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Southeastern Community College envisions itself as a dynamic leader in lifelong learning, an innovator of responsive programs and services, and a promoter of professional, personal, social, and economic development. SCC is the community college for the citizens of Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Lee, Louisa, Van Buren and Washington counties in Iowa, with campuses in West Burlington and Keokuk, and centers in Fort Madison and Mount Pleasant. SCC's geographic territory encompasses 1,623 square miles and has a population of 106,242. The college's role as a regional leader in education means that it also serves populations in the neighboring states of Illinois and Missouri. The goal of Southeastern Community College is to be a model of excellence among community colleges.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Southeastern Community College cost?

Southeastern Community College's tuition is approximately $4,590 for In-State students and $4,740 for Out-State students.

What is Southeastern Community College's ranking?

Southeastern Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Iowa for: Diversity in US community colleges and Average community college minority breakdown.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,478 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,590
  • Out-state tuition: $4,740
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 74%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Iowa public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,331 per year for in-state students and $4,920 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,086 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Iowa community colleges have a diversity score of 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Ross College-Quad Cities. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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