Iowa Community Colleges

Iowa's community colleges are a network of 15 public two-year institutions that serve the educational needs of the state. These colleges offer a wide range of educational opportunities, from career and technical programs to transfer degree programs that prepare students for further study at four-year institutions. Community colleges in Iowa also provide workforce training and continuing education programs, helping to meet the needs of local businesses and industries.

The Iowa community college system is made up of five college regions, which are divided into 15 community colleges. These colleges offer a wide range of academic programs, from associate degrees to certificate and diploma programs. The college system also offers career and technical programs in areas such as business, health care, information technology, automotive technology, and more. Additionally, students can enroll in online courses and hybrid programs that combine online and on-campus learning.

The Iowa community college system is committed to providing quality, affordable education to its students. Tuition rates are kept low, and the colleges offer financial aid, scholarships, and grants to help make college more accessible. The colleges also offer a variety of student support services, such as academic advising, career counseling, and tutoring.

The Iowa community college system is an important part of the state's educational infrastructure, providing educational opportunities to a diverse range of students. Through its academic programs, workforce training, and student services, the community college system is helping to ensure that Iowa's citizens are well-prepared to meet the demands of the 21st century.

Iowa Community Colleges

School City Enroll In-State Cost Out-State Cost
Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny 23,051 $14,900 $20,000
Eastern Iowa Community College District Davenport 7,081 $17,658 $19,802
Ellsworth Community College Iowa Falls 731 $18,268 $19,204
Hawkeye Community College Waterloo 5,042 $0 $0
Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa 3,279 $13,974 $15,414
Iowa Central Community College Fort Dodge 4,704 $17,384 $19,884
Iowa Lakes Community College Estherville 2,288 $19,008 $19,360
Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs 5,791 $20,414 $20,564
Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids 12,277 $0 $0
Marshalltown Community College Marshalltown 1,836 $17,517 $17,853
North Iowa Area Community College Mason City 2,681 $16,818 $19,304
Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar 4,162 $0 $0
Northwest Iowa Community College Sheldon 1,666 $18,514 $18,814
Southeastern Community College West Burlington 2,260 $19,116 $19,266
Southwestern Community College Creston 1,503 $16,207 $16,417
Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City 5,360 $17,033 $17,057

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