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Iowa Central Community College Overview

Located in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Iowa Central Community College is a public institution. The surrounding location of Fort Dodge is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Iowa Central Community College Known For?

1,132 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Iowa Central Community College.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Iowa Central Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Iowa Central Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#388 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Iowa Central Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Computer Systems Networking Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Electronics Maintenance & Repair Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular Agricultural Economics & Business Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Most Popular Computer Systems Networking Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Most Popular Accounting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#65 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Most Popular Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#134 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Iowa Central Community College?

Location of Iowa Central Community College

Contact details for Iowa Central Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 515-576-7201
Website: www.iowacentral.edu

How Do I Get Into Iowa Central Community College?

You can apply to Iowa Central Community College online at: https://secure.iowacentral.edu/forms/applications.asp

Iowa Central Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Iowa Central Community College?

59% Take Out Loans
22.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Iowa Central Community College, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $5,153 a year. That adds up to $20,612 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Iowa Central Community College is 22.5%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Iowa Central Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,544 Full-Time Undergraduates
45% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,237 undergraduate students at Iowa Central Community College, with 2,544 being full-time and 2,693 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Iowa Central Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,544 full-time undergraduates at Iowa Central Community College, 55% are male and 45% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Iowa Central Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Iowa Central Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Iowa Central Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 32
Black or African American 396
Hispanic or Latino 238
White 1,555
International Students 118
Other Races/Ethnicities 205

Over 37 countries are represented at Iowa Central Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, Australia, and Kenya.

Online Learning at Iowa Central Community College

825 Took All Classes Online
1,537 Took At Least One Class Online
9.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,537 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Iowa Central Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 9th most popular in Iowa for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Iowa Central Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Iowa Central Community College was 9.2%. This is the #1,391 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Iowa Central Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Iowa Central Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 14%
Computer & Information Sciences 38%
Computer Systems Networking 43%
Health Professions 5%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 8%
Liberal Arts General Studies 8%
Public Administration & Social Service 22%
Social Work 22%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Iowa Central Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Iowa Central Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Health & Medical Administrative Services #182
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #262
Liberal Arts General Studies #262
Health Professions #495

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Iowa Central Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 447 0 447
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 179 0 33 212
Nursing 0 62 0 62
Accounting 0 23 31 54
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 43 0 43
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 13 19 32
Precision Metal Working 0 5 25 30
Computer Systems Networking 0 28 0 28
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 24 2 26
Business Administration & Management 0 18 4 22
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 20 0 20
Culinary Arts 0 1 19 20
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 17 2 19
Social Work 0 18 0 18
Allied Health Professions 0 16 0 16
Dental Support Services 0 13 0 13
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 9 0 9
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 9 0 9
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 7 1 8
Carpentry 0 0 7 7
Design & Applied Arts 0 5 0 5
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 0 4 4
Graphic Communications 0 3 0 3
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 3 0 3
General Engineering Technology 0 3 0 3
Cosmetology 0 3 0 3
Fire Protection 0 3 0 3
Hospitality Management 0 0 2 2
Audiovisual Communications 0 2 0 2
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 2 2
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 2 0 2
Horticulture 0 1 0 1
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 1 0 1
Computer Software & Applications 0 1 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 1
Physical Science Technicians 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 179 802 151 1,132

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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