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Iowa Western Community College&

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,184 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
47.6% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
291 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at Iowa Western Community College is $5,024, which is $1,802 more than the national median in-state tuition of $3,222. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $5,184, which is 103% of the cost for in-state students, and is $1,752 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $6,936.

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.

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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, 0.76% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.31% Two or More Races, and 0.25% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Iowa Western Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (16.5%), followed by White Male (12.4%) and Black or African American Male (2.83%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 221 more women than men graduated from Iowa Western Community College. The majority of students graduating from Iowa Western Community College are White. These 927 graduates mean that there were 10.3 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 90 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Iowa Western Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences with 497 graduates, followed by Registered Nursing with 114 graduates and Dental Hygiene with 25 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Iowa Western Community College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Liberal Arts & Humanities, with 525 graduates, followed by Communication Technologies with 17 graduates and Mechanical Technologies with 99 graduates.


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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 $96,509 (0.87%), compared to the 0.69% average return ($21,444 on $3.12M) across all Associate's 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 $8.18M on benefits.

Iowa Western Community College employs 68 Instructors, 27 Assistant professors, and 23 Professors. Most academics at Iowa Western Community College are Female Instructors (35), Male Instructors (33), and Female Professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Iowa Western Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 70 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 69 employees, and Management with 40 employees.



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