Indian Hills Community College

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General Information

Admission Office

623 Indian Hills Drive, Building 12

Ottumwa, IA 52501

(641) 683-5153

(800) 726-2585

Fax: (641) 683-5184

Contact: Jane Sapp

Admissions Officer
Main Address

525 Grandview Avenue

Ottumwa, IA 52501

(641) 683-5111

Total undergrads: 4,229

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,012

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,863


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $2,664 $2,832 $2,976 $3,120 +4.84%
Books and Supplies $1,272 $1,344 $1,416 $1,488 +5.08%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $4,872 $5,184 $5,592 $5,688 +1.72%
Other $2,904 $2,976 $3,288 $3,168 -3.65%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $6,648 $6,816 $7,152 $6,768 -5.37%
Other $5,304 $5,472 $6,000 $5,664 -5.60%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $11,712 $12,336 $13,272 $13,464 +1.45%
In-state Off Campus $15,888 $16,464 $17,544 $17,040 -2.87%
In-state with Family $3,936 $4,176 $4,392 $4,608 +4.92%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 799 87%
Grant or scholarship aid 745 81% $1,988,479 $2,669
• Federal grants 429 47% $1,430,039 $3,333
• Pell grants 429 47% $1,342,125 $3,128
• Other federal grants 157 17% $87,914 $560
State/local government grant or scholarships 113 12% $185,297 $1,640
Institutional grants or scholarships 203 22% $373,143 $1,838
Student loan aid 569 62% $3,367,655 $5,919
• Federal student loans 558 61% $3,333,396 $5,974
• Other student loans 11 1% $34,259 $3,114

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOCTOR AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 805 418
Agriculture 6
Agricultural Production Operations 4
Applied Horticulture/horticulture Operations 2
Crop Production
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 4 58
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping 27
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs 31
Construction Management 4
Computing and Information Sciences 34 10
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance 10
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 10
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 14
Computer/information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other 10
Technology Teacher Education/industrial Arts Teacher Education
Engineering 2
Agricultural Engineering 2
Engineering Technology 43 17
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 17
Energy Management and Systems Technology/technician
Laser and Optical Technology/technician 16
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting Cad/cadd 5
Robotics Technology/technician 22
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 181 239
Clinical/medical Laboratory Assistant 3
Clinical/medical Laboratory Technician
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 2
Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician 12
Health Unit Coordinator/ward Clerk 8
Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training 95
Massage Therapy/therapeutic Massage 7
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/coder 10
Medical Transcription/transcriptionist 12
Nursing Assistant/aide and Patient Care Assistant/aide
Pharmacy Technician/assistant 13
Physical Therapy Technician/assistant 18
Radiologic Technology/science – Radiographer 31
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 118 91
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 26
Criminal Justice/police Science 26
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 433
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 433
Mechanics and Repairers 31 25
Autobody/collision and Repair Technology/technician 5
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 8
Avionics Maintenance Technology/technician 9
Diesel Mechanics Technology/technician 9
Industrial Electronics Technology/technician 25
Personal and Culinary Services 9 2
Culinary Arts/chef Training 9 2
Precision Production Trades 16 53
Machine Tool Technology/machinist 16
Welding Technology/welder 53
Science Technologies/technicians 6
Biology Technician/biotechnology Laboratory Technician 6
Social Sciences
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Transportation and Materials Moving 2
Airline/commercial/professional Pilot and Flight Crew 2
Truck and Bus Driver/commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
Work and Family Studies 12 14
Child Care Provider/assistant 12 14
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

GPA, any prior college credit, test scores considered for limited enrollment programs. ACT required for technology programs and for counseling. College Qualification Test required for some health occupation program applicants.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Production A
Crop Production C
Horticultural Services C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting Technology C
Administrative/Secretarial Services C
Business Administration/Management A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General C
Computer/Systems Security A

Construction Trades

Construction Trades – General A,C


Agricultural Engineering A

Engineering Technologies

Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Laser/Optical Technology A
Mechanical Drafting A
Robotics A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Service A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Massage Therapy C
Medical Insurance Coding C
Medical Records Technology A
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Pharmacy Assistance C
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A
Ward Clerk C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair A
Automotive Technology A
Avionics Maintenance/Technology A
Diesel Mechanics A
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C
Industrial Electronics C

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Chef Training A,C

Precision Production Trades

Machine Tool Technology A
Welding Technology C

Science Technologies

Biology Technician A

Security & Protective Services

Police Science A

Transportation & Materials Moving

Airline – Commercial Pilot/Flight Crew A
Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicle Operation C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Indian Hills Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(641) 683-5111
Type of School:2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address:525 Grandview Ave, Ottumwa, IA 52501
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:4,366
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,310 (53% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$3,960
Out-of-state Tuition:$5,760
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:83%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,522

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Indian Hills Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Indian Hills Community College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences22
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services33
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services13
Construction Trades11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields46
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences11
Health Professions and Related Programs138
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians54
Personal and Culinary Services11
Precision Production32
Science Technologies/Technicians1
Social Sciences1
Transportation and Materials Moving11
Grand total3639

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Indian Hills Community College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Health Professions and Related Programs31
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Grand total42

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Indian Hills Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,248

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid68183%
Grant or scholarship aid54567%$4,522
Student loan aid43754%$5,062

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,40350%$3,958
Federal student loans2,05243%$5,685

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Indian Hills Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Indian Hills Community College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Indian Hills Community College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment4,366
Undergraduate enrollment4,366
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Indian Hills Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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