Community Colleges in Iowa

For the academic year 2019-2020, 16 community colleges are active in Iowa. Grinnell College has ranked first in Iowa community college ranking and Drake University and Iowa State University ranked second and third in the ranking. You can view more ranked community college ranking at Iowa community college ranking page.
  • The 2020 average tuition & fees of community colleges in Iowa is $5,566 for Iowa residents and $6,764 for out-of-state students.
  • Total 89,422 students have enrolled in community colleges in Iowa and, of that, 14,605 students enrolled online exclusively.
  • The average students to faculty ratio of Iowa community colleges is 16.94 to 1.
  • The average financial aid amount received at community colleges in Iowa is $4,664.
  • The average graduation rate is 39.00% and the average transfer-out rate is 17.00% at community colleges in Iowa.

16 Community Colleges in Iowa Comparison Table

College NameIowa Residents Tuition & FeesOut-of-State Tuition & FeesStudent PopulationOnline Student PopulationGraduation RateTransfer-out RateFinancial Aid AmountStudents to Faculty Ratio
Des Moines Area Community College
Ankeny, IA
$5,100$10,20023,4743,58931%10%$3,77019 to 1
Ellsworth Community College
Iowa Falls, IA
$4,968$5,9047966629%37%$5,16519 to 1
Eastern Iowa Community College District
Davenport, IA
$5,600$7,7447,7711,48637%13%$4,19319 to 1
Hawkeye Community College
Waterloo, IA
$5,790$6,5105,26361329%19%$4,09818 to 1
Indian Hills Community College
Ottumwa, IA
$4,440$5,8803,91845638%13%$4,54714 to 1
Iowa Central Community College
Fort Dodge, IA
$5,700$8,2005,39082533%23%$5,12117 to 1
Iowa Lakes Community College
Estherville, IA
$6,748$7,1002,05124752%23%$4,99015 to 1
Iowa Western Community College
Council Bluffs, IA
$6,120$6,2705,9621,05230%11%$5,35318 to 1
Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids, IA
$5,140$6,73613,9061,81932%10%$4,79819 to 1
Marshalltown Community College
Marshalltown, IA
$4,968$5,3041,93134532%20%$4,59519 to 1
North Iowa Area Community College
Mason City, IA
$5,791$8,2772,99536747%19%$4,22822 to 1
Northeast Iowa Community College
Calmar, IA
$6,000$6,7204,44949845%15%$4,89013 to 1
Northwest Iowa Community College
Sheldon, IA
$6,390$6,6901,74760569%10%$5,19912 to 1
Southeastern Community College
West Burlington, IA
$5,910$6,0602,54862131%19%$5,40516 to 1
Southwestern Community College
Creston, IA
$5,910$6,1201,54750749%19%$4,73815 to 1
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Sioux City, IA
$4,488$4,5125,6741,50940%11%$3,52716 to 1
Average$5,566$6,76489,42214,60539%17%$4,66417 to 1