Community Colleges in Iowa
Finding the Best Community College in Iowa for YouIf you are unsure where to start your search, take the time to check out Black Hawk College, Eastern Iowa Community College, Ellsworth Community College, and Northwest Iowa Community College. The information you gain from studying their profiles will help you narrow down your community college search regardless of where you decide to attend school. College-bound students that are unsure of a career path, it is not uncommon to earn an Associate of Arts (AA) and transfer to a 4-year college to complete their degrees in a designated field of study. On the other hand, many students know a career path in advance and take courses in a direct-entry degree program. Upon graduation, students will be ready to launch a career in a field they have been formally trained to perform. In both cases, a community college in Iowa may be a great starting point for many high school graduates and working professionals to get a leg-up in their career field of choice.
The following link may provide helpful information about community colleges in Iowa:
- Iowa Valley Community College District (Official Website)
Community Colleges in Davenport, Moline, Rock Island
We have ranked the community colleges in the Davenport, Moline, and Rock Island area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Black Hawk College in Moline, IL ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at http://www.bhc.edu
Black Hawk College Highlights
- Serving students from Moline and surrounding areas
- 44% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
- Tuition & fees are about $7,900 per year for state residents ($8,000 for out of state)
Other Community Colleges in Iowa
The table below lists all the other community colleges in Iowa that do not belong to any large metropolitan or urban concentrated area. The table also displays the "Rate" column, which is the percent of students completing course work.
|65%||Ellsworth Community College||Iowa Falls, IA|
|63%||Northwest Iowa Community College||Sheldon, IA|
|63%||Southwestern Community College||Creston, IA|
|50%||Marshalltown Community College||Marshalltown, IA|
|59%||North Iowa Area Community College||Mason City, IA|
|49%||Northeast Iowa Community College - Calmar||Calmar, IA|
|44%||Iowa Western Community College||Council Bluffs, IA|
|43%||Hawkeye Community College||Waterloo, IA|
|41%||Southeastern Community College - West Burlington||West Burlington, IA|
|40%||Iowa Lakes Community College||Estherville, IA|
|35%||Indian Hills Community College||Ottumwa, IA|
|35%||Western Iowa Tech Community College||Sioux City, IA|
|34%||Iowa Central Community College||Fort Dodge, IA|
|27%||Kirkwood Community College||Cedar Rapids, IA|
|17%||Des Moines Area Community College||Ankeny, IA|
Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Iowa in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.
Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.