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  1. Professors
    C-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Life
    B
  6. Location
    C+
Northwest Iowa is an above-average public college located in Sheldon, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 580 undergraduate students. The Northwest Iowa acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Electrical Engineering Technician, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN). Graduating 76% of students, Northwest Iowa alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,000.
603 W Park St
Sheldon, IA 51201
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Northwest Iowa 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

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$11,288/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,029/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
83%

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.4 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.4 responses
100%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.4 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
10
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
5
Online Associates Programs
5
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    26%
  • On Campus
    39%
  • Online
    35%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
580Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,167
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Day Care Services
No
43%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.7 responses
71%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.7 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%

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Best Community College in the area. With the program I am going into they have everything updated to the latest technology!
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I love the campus. NICC is compact, easy to navigate, and very organized. The staff is friendly and helpful. Most of the educators are exceptional, and I feel like my first degree at NICC was a worth while investment in my career. The parking lot is very large, but during busy spouts finding a parking place is difficult. The college does not offer housing. The intermural sports are scarce, but the social activities are very abundant. NICC offers a lot of great opportunities by having different recruiters visit the campus, and by offering a free learning center for enrolled students.
Northwest Iowa Community College has been a good experience thus far. I have had an excellent professor who is extremely patient and makes sure we have to opportunity to ask question if we are feeling lost. The campus is welcoming and easy to navigate. The staff are friendly and very helpful. Overall I'm excited to continue my education here!