North Iowa Area Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,378
4.37% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$6,327
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.93%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,479
45.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
54.8%
333 Graduates

About

North Iowa Area Community College is a higher education institution located in Cerro Gordo County, IA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at North Iowa Area Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (302 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (49 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (17 degrees).

In 2022, 903 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at North Iowa Area Community College. 54.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (757 degrees), 11.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (65 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at North Iowa Area Community College is $5,378, which is $−2,734 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at North Iowa Area Community College is $5,378, which is $−2,734 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,327.

In 2022, 57% of undergraduate students attending North Iowa Area Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,378
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at North Iowa Area Community College was $5,378. The cost of tuition at North Iowa Area Community College is $−2,734 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,327
2022 Value
27.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 North Iowa Area Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,327. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of North Iowa Area Community College grew by 27.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,395
Room and Board
$1,044
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at North Iowa Area Community College was of $6,395 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.424% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,044. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.967% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

57% of undergraduate students at North Iowa Area Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 6.56% with respect to 2021, when 61% 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.
5.93%
2019 Default Rate
35
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at North Iowa Area Community College was 5.93%, which represents 35 out of the 590 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 had a total enrollment of 2,479 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at North Iowa Area Community College is 1,138 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,341. This means that 45.9% 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 84.5% White, 6.98% Hispanic or Latino, 3.23% Black or African American, 1.98% Two or More Races, 1.21% Asian, and 0.161% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at North Iowa Area Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.5%), followed by White Male (40.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.87%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

45.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at North Iowa Area Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,479 students. The full-time enrollment at North Iowa Area Community College is 1,138 and the part-time enrollment is 1,341. This means that 45.9% of students enrolled at North Iowa Area Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2022 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 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    2,094 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    173 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    80 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at North Iowa Area Community College is 84.5% White, 6.98% Hispanic or Latino, 3.23% Black or African American, 1.98% Two or More Races, 1.21% Asian, and 0.161% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% 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, 8 students (0.323%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 87 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 (757 degrees awarded). There were 11.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (65 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at North Iowa Area Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (302 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (49 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (17 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Communication Technologies (15 degrees awarded), Precision Production (40 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (60 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

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 Elementary & middle school teachers (1,556,671 people), Secondary school teachers (435,364 people), Education administrators (244,163 people), Special education teachers (185,635 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (169,011 people).

The most specialized majors at North Iowa Area Community College in 2022 are Communication Technologies (15 degrees awarded), Precision Production (40 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (60 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (302 degrees), and Construction (20 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Correspondence clerks & order clerks

The most specialized majors at North Iowa Area Community College are Communication Technologies (15 degrees awarded), Precision Production (40 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (60 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (302 degrees), and Construction (20 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 North Iowa Area Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,688,379 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (211,290 people), Construction (131,130 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (111,481 people), and Child day care services (98,856 people).

The most specialized majors at North Iowa Area Community College are Communication Technologies (15 degrees awarded), Precision Production (40 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (60 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (302 degrees), and Construction (20 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 302 degrees awarded
  2. 49 degrees awarded
  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at North Iowa Area Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 302 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

408
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
495
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 408 degrees were awarded to men at North Iowa Area Community College, which is 0.824 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (495).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 140 degrees were awarded to men at North Iowa Area Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.864 times less than the 162 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 162 degrees were awarded to men at North Iowa Area Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.16 times more than the 140 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 46% 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, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (62.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at North Iowa Area Community College is Male and Two or More Races (62.5% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.3% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    757 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    65 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at North Iowa Area Community College is white (757 degrees awarded). There were 11.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (65 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    416 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    341 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at North Iowa Area Community College is white female (416 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (341 degrees).

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Operations

North Iowa Area Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $35.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 131k (0.372%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, North Iowa Area Community College had a total salary expenditure of 49.1M. North Iowa Area Community College employs 61 Lecturers, 2 No academic ranks and 1 Instructors. Most academics at North Iowa Area Community College are Male Lecturer (35), Female Lecturer (26), and Female No academic rank (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Iowa Area Community College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 36 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 31 employees, and Service with 22 employees.

Endowment

$35.3M
2022 Endowment
8.2%
decline from 2021

North Iowa Area Community College has an endowment valued at about $35.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of North Iowa Area Community College declined 8.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $30.1M 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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Salary Expenditure

$14.2M
2022 Salaries
7.15%
decline from 2021

In 2022, North Iowa Area Community College paid a median of $14.2M in salaries, which represents 29% of their overall expenditure ($49.1M) and a 7.15% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.38M
Instructional Salaries
64
Number of Employees

In 2022, North Iowa Area Community College paid a total of $4.38M to 64 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
61 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
36 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at North Iowa Area Community College were Lecturer with 61 employees, No academic rank with 2 employees, and Instructor with 1 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Iowa Area Community College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees, and Service with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Lecturer
  2. Female Lecturer
  3. Female No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at North Iowa Area Community College was Male Lecturer with 35 employees, Female Lecturer with 26 employees, and Female No academic rank with 2 employees.

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