Iowa Western Community College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,024

5.37% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$10,030

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

19.1%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

6,081

47.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

25.1%

291 Graduates

About

Iowa Western Community College is a higher education institution located in Pottawattamie County, IA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Iowa Western Community College were .

In 2016, 1,151 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Iowa Western Community College. 59.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (927 degrees), 10.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (90 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Iowa Western Community College is $5,024, which is $-2,296 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Iowa Western Community College is $5,024, which is $-2,296 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,030.

In 2016, 48% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,024

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Iowa Western Community College was $5,024. The cost of tuition at Iowa Western Community College is $-2,296 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$10,030

2016 Value

3.69%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Iowa Western Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,030. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Iowa Western Community College grew by 3.69%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,800

Room and Board

$1,188

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Iowa Western Community College was of $7,800 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,188. The cost of room and board increased by 2.36% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.06% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

48%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

48% of undergraduate students at Iowa Western Community College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 7.69% with respect to 2015, when 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

19.1%

2015 Default Rate

381

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Iowa Western Community College was 19.1%, which represents 381 out of the 1997 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Iowa Western Community College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 6,081 students enrolled at Iowa Western Community College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Iowa Western Community College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Iowa Western Community College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Iowa Western Community College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Iowa Western Community College has a total enrollment of 6,081 students. The full-time enrollment at Iowa Western Community College is 2,893 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,188. This means that 47.6% of students enrolled at Iowa Western Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Iowa Western Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.4% White, 6.71% Black or African American, 5.79% Hispanic or Latino, 1.04% Asian, 0.756% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.312% Two or More Races, and 0.247% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Iowa Western Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (34.7%), followed by White Male (26.1%) and Black or African American Male (5.95%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

47.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Iowa Western Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,081 students. The full-time enrollment at Iowa Western Community College is 2,893 and the part-time enrollment is 3,188. This means that 47.6% of students enrolled at Iowa Western Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

44%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Iowa Western Community College was 44%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Iowa Western Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,037

  2. Black or African American

    408

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    352

The enrolled student population at Iowa Western Community College is 66.4% White, 6.71% Black or African American, 5.79% Hispanic or Latino, 1.04% Asian, 0.756% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.312% Two or More Races, and 0.247% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 949 students (15.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 221 more women than men received degrees from Iowa Western Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Iowa Western Community College are white (927 degrees awarded). There were 10.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (90 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Iowa Western Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Iowa Western Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (525 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (17 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (99 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Iowa Western Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (77,090 people), Miscellaneous managers (69,025 people), Construction managers (33,006 people), Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers (28,676 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (25,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Iowa Western Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (525 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (17 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (99 degrees), Construction (23 degrees), and Agriculture (13 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Iowa Western Community College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, General & operations managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Other Sales Workers

The most specialized majors at Iowa Western Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (525 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (17 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (99 degrees), Construction (23 degrees), and Agriculture (13 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Iowa Western Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (123,195 people), Construction (85,710 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (57,204 people), Hospitals (40,418 people), and Farming (28,764 people).

The most specialized majors at Iowa Western Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (525 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (17 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (99 degrees), Construction (23 degrees), and Agriculture (13 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Iowa Western Community College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Iowa Western Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 465

  2. 686

In 2016, 465 degrees were awarded to men at Iowa Western Community College, which is 0.678 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (686).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 208 degrees were awarded to men at Iowa Western Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.705 times less than the 295 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 295 degrees were awarded to women at Iowa Western Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.42 times more than the 208 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%

100% Completion Time

21%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 12% of students graduating from Iowa Western Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 21% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 24% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Iowa Western Community College is Male and Asian (33.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.41% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    927 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    90 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    65 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Iowa Western Community College is white (927 degrees awarded). There were 10.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (90 degrees).

1.39% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    573 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    354 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Iowa Western Community College is white female (573 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (354 degrees).

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Operations

Iowa Western Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $11.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $96.5k (0.872%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Iowa Western Community College had a total expenditure of $62.3M. Of that $62.3M, they spent $24.9M on salaries and $62.3M on benefits.

Iowa Western Community College employs 75 Instructors, 22 Assistant professors, and 17 Professors. Most academics at Iowa Western Community College are Male Instructors (39), Female Instructors(36), and Female Assistant professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Iowa Western Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 73 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 67 employees, and Management with 45 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$11.1M

2015 Endowment

5.57%

growth from 2014

Iowa Western Community College has an endowment valued at about $11.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Iowa Western Community College grew 5.57% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.94M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.97M - Federal

  2. $1.35M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Iowa Western Community College received $2.97M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.35M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$24.9M

Salary Expenditure

$62.3M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Iowa Western Community College had a total expenditure of $62.3M. Of that $62.3M, they spent $24.9M on salaries and $62.3M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Iowa Western Community College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$24.9M

2015 Salaries

3.24%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Iowa Western Community College paid a median of $24.9M in salaries, which represents 40% of their overall expenditure ($62.3M) and a 3.24% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.5% growth from 2013 and a 3.11% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.3M (44.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.88M

Instructional Salaries

133

Number of Employees

In 2015, Iowa Western Community College paid a total of $6.88M to 133 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

75 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

73 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Iowa Western Community College were Instructor with 75 employees; Assistant professor with 22 employees; and Assistant professor with 17 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Iowa Western Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 73 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 67 employees; and Management with 45 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Instructor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Iowa Western Community College was Male Instructor with 39 employees, Female Instructor with 36 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 13 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Iowa Western Community College.

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