Northwest Iowa Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,340
2.89% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$10,395
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.86%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
1,666
36.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
60.8%
127 Graduates

About

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

In 2020, 373 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest Iowa Community College. 48.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (304 degrees), 10.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (28 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Iowa Community College is $5,340, which is $−2,640 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Iowa Community College is $5,340, which is $−2,640 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,395.

In 2020, 32% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 16% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,340
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Northwest Iowa Community College was $5,340. The cost of tuition at Northwest Iowa Community College is $−2,640 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$10,395
2020 Value
7.91%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Northwest Iowa Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,395. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Northwest Iowa Community College grew by 7.91%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,719
Room and Board
$1,312
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwest Iowa Community College was of $6,719 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,312. The cost of room and board increased by 2.19% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

32%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
16%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

32% of undergraduate students at Northwest Iowa Community College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 14.3% with respect to 2019, when 28% 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.
2.86%
2018 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Northwest Iowa Community College was 2.86%, which represents 8 out of the 280 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

Northwest Iowa Community College has a total enrollment of 1,666 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Iowa Community College is 604 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,062. This means that 36.3% of students enrolled at Northwest Iowa Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwest Iowa Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.5% White, 9.06% Hispanic or Latino, 4.68% Black or African American, 1.8% Two or More Races, 1.5% Asian, 0.54% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.06% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwest Iowa Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (48.5%), followed by White Female (29.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.79%). 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

36.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest Iowa Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,666 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Iowa Community College is 604 and the part-time enrollment is 1,062. This means that 36.3% of students enrolled at Northwest Iowa Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
2020 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 Northwest Iowa Community College was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Northwest Iowa 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
    1,325
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    151
  3. Black or African American
    78

The enrolled student population at Northwest Iowa Community College is 79.5% White, 9.06% Hispanic or Latino, 4.68% Black or African American, 1.8% Two or More Races, 1.5% Asian, 0.54% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.06% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 9 fewer women than men received degrees from Northwest Iowa Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northwest Iowa Community College is white (304 degrees awarded). There were 10.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (28 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwest Iowa Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (74 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (48 degrees), and Transportation (11 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 Northwest Iowa Community College are Other managers (67,631 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (53,660 people), Construction managers (44,793 people), Software developers (36,180 people), and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (35,321 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Iowa Community College are Construction (74 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (48 degrees), Transportation (11 degrees), Engineering Technologies (13 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (67 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 Northwest Iowa Community College are Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, and Real estate brokers & sales agents

The most specialized majors at Northwest Iowa Community College are Construction (74 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (48 degrees), Transportation (11 degrees), Engineering Technologies (13 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (67 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 Northwest Iowa Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (117,362 people), Construction (110,497 people), Computer Systems Design (51,465 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (40,445 people), and Air transportation (37,545 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Iowa Community College are Construction (74 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (48 degrees), Transportation (11 degrees), Engineering Technologies (13 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (67 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 Northwest Iowa 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 Northwest Iowa Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

191
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
182
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 191 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Iowa Community College, which is 1.05 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (182).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 66 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Iowa Community College in Lineworker, which is Infinityk times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 45 degrees were awarded to women at Northwest Iowa Community College in Registered Nursing, which is 9 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%
100% Completion Time
69%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 65% of students graduating from Northwest Iowa Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwest Iowa Community College is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.57% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    304 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    28 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest Iowa Community College is white (304 degrees awarded). There were 10.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (28 degrees).

3.22% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    154 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    150 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northwest Iowa Community College is white male (154 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (150 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest Iowa Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.91M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $710k (18.1%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Northwest Iowa Community College had a total salary expenditure of $21M. Northwest Iowa Community College employs 36 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Northwest Iowa Community College are Male No academic ranks (24), Female No academic ranks(12), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Iowa Community College are: Management, with 19 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 18 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.91M
2020 Endowment
40.2%
decline from 2019

Northwest Iowa Community College has an endowment valued at about $3.91M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwest Iowa Community College declined 40.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $509k lower 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-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.37M - Federal
  2. $867k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Northwest Iowa Community College received $1.37M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $867k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$7.35M
2020 Salaries
0.998%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Northwest Iowa Community College paid a median of $7.35M in salaries, which represents 35% of their overall expenditure ($21M) and a 0.998% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.503% growth from 2018 and a 0.198% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.01M
Instructional Salaries
36
Number of Employees

In 2020, Northwest Iowa Community College paid a total of $2.01M to 36 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
36 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
19 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwest Iowa Community College were No academic rank with 36 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Iowa Community College were Management with 19 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 18 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest Iowa Community College was Male No academic rank with 24 employees, and Female No academic rank with 12 employees.

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