Eastern Iowa Community College district is a group of three community colleges throughout the state of Iowa, along the Mississippi river. The district includes Clinton Community College, Scott Community College and Muscatine Community College. The three community colleges serve the counties of Jackson, Clinton, Scott, Muscatine, and areas of Louisa and Cedar. Clinton Community College is located in Clinton, Iowa and was founded in 1946. Muscatine Community College is the oldest of the three colleges and was established in 1929 in Muscatine, Iowa. Scott Community College was founded in 1966 in Bettendorf, Iowa. The Eastern Iowa Community College district was founded in 1965.
All three community colleges offer post-secondary certificates and associate degrees. Muscatine and Scott also offer diplomas. Both Muscatine Community College and Scott Community College are regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Clinton Community College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Eastern Iowa Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The Eastern Iowa Community College district has about 10,100 students combined throughout the three schools. SCC is the largest with around 5,900, followed by Clinton with a little more that 2,200 students and Muscatine with about 2,000. The average age of the Eastern Iowa Community College District student body is 24 years old and 23 years old for full time students. About thirty percent of students classify as part-time. Potential students interested in applying must complete several tasks before enrolling. Students must complete an application for admission and submit previous college transcripts if they have attended another college. Students who have never attended college before must either come in the school to complete a COMPASS test or provide their ACT scores. As EICC is an open enrollment institution these exams are not for acceptance but to ensure that students are placed in the appropriate classes.
Within the Eastern Iowa Community College District, tuition is determined on a cost per credit hour basis. In-state students cost per credit hour is $131 and out of state students cost per credit hour is $197. Students also have the option to study entirely online and cost per credit hour for online students is $152. Student are encouraged to utilize the financial aid options available. Students can apply for scholarships, grants, Federal Student Aid and also private loans. Additionally, students can participate in federal work study programs. This allows students to work at part-time jobs to help fund their education. Veterans of military might also be eligible for benefits.
Eastern Iowa Community Colleges provide student with the option to earn certificates, diplomas and associate degrees. Some of the programs available at EACC are intended to provide students with the first two years of a four-year program and some are career programs designed to give individuals the skill sets needed to enter the workforce. Associate degree programs typically require a minimum of 60 credit hours, and diplomas require a minimum of 46 credit hours. Certificate programs require about 13.5 credit hours. EICC offers certificate programs in truck driving, logistics, and production welding.
Students interested in a degree or program from Eastern Iowa Community College District should request more information.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:Associate's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:3,065
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