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Iowa Western Community College Overview

Iowa Western Community College is a public institution situated in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Iowa Western Community College Known For?

1,229 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Iowa Western Community College.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#398 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#450 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Most Popular Construction Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Electronics Engineering Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Value Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Most Popular Communications Technologies & Support Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Value Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#83 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#83 Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#85 Most Popular Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#96 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#277 Most Popular Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Iowa Western Community College?

Location of Iowa Western Community College

Contact details for Iowa Western Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2700 College Rd, Council Bluffs, IA 51503-1057
Phone: 712-325-3200
Website: www.iwcc.edu/

How Do I Get Into Iowa Western Community College?

You can apply to Iowa Western Community College online at: www.iwcc.edu/future_student/

Iowa Western Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Iowa Western Community College?

74% Take Out Loans
21.3% 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 Western Community College, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $5,566 a year. That adds up to $22,264 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Iowa Western Community College is 21.3%. 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 Western Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,555 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,977 undergraduate students at Iowa Western Community College, with 2,555 being full-time and 3,422 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,555 full-time undergraduates at Iowa Western Community College, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Iowa Western Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Iowa Western Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 35
Black or African American 381
Hispanic or Latino 234
White 1,702
International Students 98
Other Races/Ethnicities 105

Over 46 countries are represented at Iowa Western Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and Canada.

Online Learning at Iowa Western Community College

1,052 Took All Classes Online
2,667 Took At Least One Class Online
2.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,667 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 8th 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 Western Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Iowa Western Community College was 2.9%. This is the #1,822 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Iowa Western Community College regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 52%
Agricultural Economics & Business 57%
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 55%
Business Administration & Management 15%
Business, Management & Marketing 32%
General Sales & Marketing 50%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 3%
Liberal Arts General Studies 3%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Iowa Western 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 Western Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Programming #57
Information Technology #98
Computer & Information Sciences #335
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #442
Liberal Arts General Studies #442

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 Western 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 0 467 0 467
Nursing 0 125 0 125
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 4 0 106 110
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 19 18 26 63
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 30 11 41
Agricultural Economics & Business 14 13 13 40
Business Administration & Management 13 12 9 34
Precision Metal Working 34 0 0 34
Electronics Engineering Technology 8 5 20 33
Accounting 0 10 19 29
Construction 10 9 10 29
Human Development & Family Studies 14 8 4 26
Dental Support Services 0 12 14 26
Audiovisual Communications 0 21 0 21
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 20 0 0 20
Culinary Arts 10 6 4 20
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 14 0 5 19
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 5 10 15
Allied Health Professions 0 15 0 15
Computer Systems Networking 7 6 0 13
Graphic Communications 0 8 4 12
Computer Programming 3 7 0 10
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 5 0 1 6
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 6 0 6
Environmental Control Technology 5 1 0 6
Information Technology 4 0 0 4
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 3 0 0 3
General Sales & Marketing 0 2 0 2
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 187 786 256 1,229

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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