Northwest Iowa Community College was recently named one of the top community colleges in 2012. Located in Sheldon, Iowa, the school provides the first step toward realizing post-secondary educational goals: programs of certification with a fast-track to the marketplace and associate degrees for students desiring to transfer to four-year colleges or universities following graduation. NCC offers traditional classes, of course, but in the spirit of educational flexibility and innovation, they also provide online classes to accommodate students with scheduling or proximity challenges.
NCC students study hard, but they also know when it’s time to put down the books and play hard. The school offers an array of student clubs and organizations. From Crafter’s Anonymous and Rodeo Club to Phi Beta Kappa and Student Nursing Association, there’s something for everyone! The school’s state-of-the-art recreational facility is a particular matter of pride, providing students with seemingly endless fitness possibilities: Pilates, yoga, indoor cycling, and the opportunity to work out with certified personal trainers, to name just a few high points.
In an age when college expenses have soared out of control, you’ll be happy to hear that NCC tuition rates are affordable. Also, financial assistance is available in the form of scholarships, loans, and financial aid, which is awarded to qualifying students. Admission is open to students with a high school diploma or GED. For more information, contact the NCC admissions office.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $11,100. 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
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $4,500-$5,400
- Out-of-State: $4,800-$5,760
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $150-$180 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $160-$190 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||85%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||61%||$3,722|
|Receiving Student Loans||58%||$5,366|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Northwest Iowa Community College may provide services like:
- Online course work available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for Northwest Iowa Community College, versus those community colleges in Iowa, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|Northwest Iowa Community College||Sioux County||Iowa|
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 Northwest Iowa 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
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
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 Northwest Iowa Community College.
- Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, IA (97 miles away)
- North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City, IA (138 miles away)
- Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, IA (140 miles away)
- Southwestern Community College in Creston, IA (165 miles away)
- Marshalltown Community College in Marshalltown, IA (171 miles away)