B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Experience
    B+
  6. Location
    B
North Iowa Area Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Address
500 College Dr
Mason City, IA 50401
Website

North Iowa Area Community College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$7,593/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,106/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,740/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,916/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,877/ year
  • $110k+
    $10,903/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.19 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,420Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
15%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Day Care Services
No
69%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.13 responses
46%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.13 responses
17%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.6 responses

After North Iowa Area Community College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%

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North Iowa Area Community College Reviews

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The one thing I really enjoyed about going to North Iowa Area Community College, and also the reason why I reapplied to the school this year, was the fact that I was felt welcomed when I first arrived. Being an out-of-state student can be hard, especially when you don't have any family in the surrounding area. But the staff helped me feel like I belonged to a community that cared. An aspect of the college that I would change if I could would be the lack of involvement from the students. I noticed when I went there that no one truly participated in outside activities. Those activities are intended to help others make friends. It makes college a bit easier. But all in all, I loved my experience there, which is why I'm planning on going back.
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NIACC was the best decision that has ever happened to me! The teachers are so helpful and care about my education. I have met my best friends for life as well as some really awesome new friends. The small campus makes the experience more cozy and at home. My education is taken very seriously and I know I wouldn't still be a music major if I went anywhere else but NIACC. My time at NIACC has been the best 2 years of my life!
I am double majoring, my active major being Pre-Law, and my secondary major being Business Management. Unfortunately, NIACC doesn't offer many Law courses, and I too several of them my senior year in high school. The workload is very heavy, but I am lightening it by taking courses both over summer, and over winter break. NIACC is based on the outskirts of Mason City, which doesn't offer any law internships, but there are dozens of other opportunities for both paid internships, and part-time jobs on campus. The facilities are well kept and very up to date. There is a Student Learning Center which offers free tutoring, homework assistance, free printing, and a testing room from 7:30 am til 5:30 at night.