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Ellsworth Community College

1100 College Ave, Iowa Falls, IA

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Ellsworth Community College was founded in Iowa in 1890 as a private business academy. Over the years the school has seen many changes, including being coming a four years institution, music conservatory, and public junior college until it finally merged with the Iowa Valley Community College District.

ECC is the only Iowa Community College to rank in the top thirty by The Washington Monthly. The campus is situated along the Iowa River and is within walking distance of downtown Iowa Falls. The campus is scenic, a mix of historic and modern buildings and facilities surrounded by nature.

Academics

Ellsworth Community College offers career and transfer programs. Students choosing to transfer to a four year degree will pursue an associate's degree in the arts or sciences. Most of the programs at ECC are geared toward career educations. Students entering certificate or degree career programs will be prepared to work in their field of study once the program is completed.

Programs offered include:

Ellsworth Community College also offers online programs for those who require flexible schedules.

Admissions and Financial Aid

Enrollment at Ellsworth Community college requires the completion and submission of the application form alongside all necessary transcripts and relevant test scores (GED, ACT, SAT, COMPASS…). Student seeking financial aid should complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and visit the financial aid office regarding awards or eligibility.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $11,200. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $3,800-$4,600
    • Out-of-State: $4,600-$5,472
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $160-$190 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $190-$230 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid94%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships86%$4,738
Receiving Student Loans68%$4,895

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Ellsworth Community College may offer services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in Iowa, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 Ellsworth Community CollegeHardin CountyIowa
Graduation Rate21.5%-29.0%
Transfer-out Rate43.9%-19.8%
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Ellsworth Community College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Engineering

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Natural Resources and Conservation

Security and Protective Services

Other Community Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Ellsworth Community College.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

School Reviews

Overall Rating: 3 / 5 Stars

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
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STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
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DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
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FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
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