Iowa Lakes Community College is a public two year institution founded in 1967 and is located in Estherville, Iowa. The school is fully accredited and provides education opportunities for residents within its service area. The school serves the counties of Algona, Emmetsburg, Estherville, Spencer and Spirit Lake, which constitutes over 79,000 Iowa residents. Students may attend part or full time, and take day, night or weekend courses in order to create flexible scheduling options for individuals.
Iowa Lakes Community College offers a number of programs that allow for academic transfer or career training opportunities. Academic transfer programs allow students to pursue higher education opportunities by first completing the freshman and sophomore years of a four year education, followed by applying for transfer to a four year institution to complete their education. Career training programs allow students to pursue an education in a given field or industry for the purpose of entering the workforce as a qualified professional. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or degree upon completion.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Iowa Lakes Community College is an open enrollment institution that allows any individual to enroll as long as they are a high school graduate or are eighteen years of age or older. Students must complete the admissions application, pay all fees, and supply previous transcripts and test scores. Students should participate in orientation and meet with a counselor prior to registration. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships awarded based on need as determined by the information provided by the student's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. 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 range:
- State Residents: $5,100-$6,100
- Out-of-State: $5,500-$6,566
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $160-$190 per unit
- Out-of-State: $170-$210 per 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||88%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||77%||$5,260|
|Receiving Student Loans||56%||$4,969|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Iowa Lakes Community College may provide services like:
- Online course work available
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
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 Iowa Lakes 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,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Iowa Lakes Community College.
- Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, IA (54 miles away)
- South Central College in North Mankato, MN (66 miles away)
- Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, IA (71 miles away)
- North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City, IA (87 miles away)
- Riverland Community College in Austin, MN (94 miles away)