North Iowa Area Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,793
3.57% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$8,399
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
12.6%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
2,894
48% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
45.8%
247 Graduates

About

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

In 2019, 889 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at North Iowa Area Community College. 60.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (775 degrees), 17.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (44 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at North Iowa Area Community College is $4,793, which is $-3,031 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at North Iowa Area Community College is $4,793, which is $-3,031 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,399.

In 2019, 44% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 28% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,793
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at North Iowa Area Community College was $4,793. The cost of tuition at North Iowa Area Community College is $-3,031 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$8,399
2019 Value
2.37%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 North Iowa Area Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,399. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of North Iowa Area Community College grew by 2.37%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,174
Room and Board
$1,001
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at North Iowa Area Community College was of $6,174 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,001. The cost of room and board increased by 2.36% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.52% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

44%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
28%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

44% of undergraduate students at North Iowa Area Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 4.35% with respect to 2018, when 46% 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.
12.6%
2017 Default Rate
78
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at North Iowa Area Community College was 12.6%, which represents 78 out of the 620 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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Enrollment

North Iowa Area Community College has a total enrollment of 2,894 students. The full-time enrollment at North Iowa Area Community College is 1,389 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,505. This means that 48% of students enrolled at North Iowa Area Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at North Iowa Area Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.2% White, 6.53% Hispanic or Latino, 3.87% Black or African American, 1.76% Two or More Races, 1.17% Asian, 0.173% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0691% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at North Iowa Area Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.9%), followed by White Male (37.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.46%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

48%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at North Iowa Area Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,894 students. The full-time enrollment at North Iowa Area Community College is 1,389 and the part-time enrollment is 1,505. This means that 48% of students enrolled at North Iowa Area Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2019 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 North Iowa Area Community College was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), North Iowa Area Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,437
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    189
  3. Black or African American
    112

The enrolled student population at North Iowa Area Community College is 84.2% White, 6.53% Hispanic or Latino, 3.87% Black or African American, 1.76% Two or More Races, 1.17% Asian, 0.173% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0691% 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 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 11 students (0.38%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 193 more women than men received degrees from North Iowa Area Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at North Iowa Area Community College is white (775 degrees awarded). There were 17.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (44 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at North Iowa Area Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (357 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), and Agriculture (21 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at North Iowa Area Community College are Registered nurses (1,383,276 people), Medical & health services managers (148,779 people), Pharmacists (135,947 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (130,239 people), and Other managers (113,358 people).

The most specialized majors at North Iowa Area Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (357 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), Agriculture (21 degrees), Precision Production (28 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (42 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at North Iowa Area Community College are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

The most specialized majors at North Iowa Area Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (357 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), Agriculture (21 degrees), Precision Production (28 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (42 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at North Iowa Area Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,471,303 people), Elementary & secondary schools (325,146 people), Outpatient care centers (231,131 people), Offices of physicians (222,871 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (179,933 people).

The most specialized majors at North Iowa Area Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (357 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), Agriculture (21 degrees), Precision Production (28 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (42 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 North Iowa Area Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

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

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

348
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
541
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 348 degrees were awarded to men at North Iowa Area Community College, which is 0.643 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (541).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 153 degrees were awarded to men at North Iowa Area Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.75 times less than the 204 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 204 degrees were awarded to women at North Iowa Area Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.33 times more than the 153 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 39% of students graduating from North Iowa Area Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (64.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at North Iowa Area Community College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (64.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    775 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    44 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at North Iowa Area Community College is white (775 degrees awarded). There were 17.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (44 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    477 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    298 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at North Iowa Area Community College is white female (477 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (298 degrees).

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Operations

North Iowa Area Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $31.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $656k (2.11%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, North Iowa Area Community College had a total salary expenditure of $41.1M. North Iowa Area Community College employs 68 Lecturers, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at North Iowa Area Community College are Male Lecturers (38), Female Lecturers(30), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Iowa Area Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 39 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 30 employees, and Management with 22 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$31.1M
2019 Endowment
7.23%
growth from 2018

North Iowa Area Community College has an endowment valued at about $31.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of North Iowa Area Community College grew 7.23% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $26.8M 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: High Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.61M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, North Iowa Area Community College received $1.61M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.3M
2019 Salaries
1.42%
growth from 2018

In 2019, North Iowa Area Community College paid a median of $15.3M in salaries, which represents 37.3% of their overall expenditure ($41.1M) and a 1.42% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.797% growth from 2017 and a 2.5% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.61M
Instructional Salaries
68
Number of Employees

In 2019, North Iowa Area Community College paid a total of $4.61M to 68 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
68 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
39 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at North Iowa Area Community College were Lecturer with 68 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Iowa Area Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 39 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees; and Management with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Lecturer
  2. Female Lecturer
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at North Iowa Area Community College was Male Lecturer with 38 employees, Female Lecturer with 30 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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