At Iowa Central Community College, students can train to become first responders or prepare themselves for careers in technology. Others may simply choose Iowa Central as a stepping stone in reaching a higher academic goal. Various options are available. In 1966, three area junior colleges merged to form Iowa Central. Since then the campus has continued to grow and now features an online program. More than six thousand students are enrolled in the college and it retains three campus centers in Iowa at Webster City, Storm Lake, and Fort Dodge. The online program offers convenience and flexibility for students desiring to pursue a degree from the comfort of their home.
Iowa Central Community College has regional accreditation from The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. Furthermore, Iowa Central College Online is a branch of the public not-for-profit Iowa Community College awarding diplomas and Associate’s degrees. Core degree areas include transfer degrees, Computer Networking Technology, a Criminal Justice degree that hosts Iowa’s Homeland Security Training Center, Health Care Administration, Human Services and Logistics and Transportation Management. Students enter at the freshman level, however remedial classes are available for students requiring additional competency and preparedness. Classes may be waived through transfer credit, placement test scores, or qualifying ACT/SAT scores. Typically, students attend two 8-week classes at a time, and complete four classes per 16-week semester.
Tuition rates at Iowa Central are $315 per credit hour. Recognizing their service to our country, past and current military student’s tuition rates are $250 per credit hour. In addition, financial aid is available to qualifying students based on the expected Family Contribution as determined by the Federal Government. The College supports federal and state aid, along with scholarships from private donating organizations. Additionally, the College supports aid programs for military servicemembers and Veterans through G.I. benefits, the Tuition Assistance program and benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:Associate's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:1,187
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