Iowa Lakes Community College

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General Information

Admission Office

300 South 18th Street

Estherville, IA 51334-2725

(712) 362-7946

(800) 521-5054

Contact: Julie Carlson

Dean, Enrollment Management
Main Address

300 South 18th Street

Estherville, IA 51334-2725

(712) 362-2604

Total undergrads: 2,937

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 736

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,973


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

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 $4,172 $4,396 $4,652 $4,876 +4.82%
Books and Supplies $900 $900 $900 $900 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $4,450 $4,600 $4,800 $4,980 +3.75%
Other $3,550 $3,550 $3,600 $3,700 +2.78%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $5,600 $5,600 $5,600 $5,600 0.00%
Other $3,600 $3,650 $3,650 $3,620 -0.82%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $13,072 $13,446 $13,952 $14,456 +3.61%
In-state Off Campus $14,272 $14,546 $14,802 $14,996 +1.31%
In-state with Family $5,072 $5,296 $5,552 $5,776 +4.03%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 583 89%
Grant or scholarship aid 487 74% $1,843,446 $3,785
• Federal grants 311 47% $1,062,026 $3,415
• Pell grants 309 47% $1,001,855 $3,242
• Other federal grants 98 15% $60,171 $614
State/local government grant or scholarships 121 18% $229,389 $1,896
Institutional grants or scholarships 310 47% $552,031 $1,781
Student loan aid 432 66% $2,314,120 $5,357
• Federal student loans 431 66% $2,175,324 $5,047
• Other student loans 25 4% $138,796 $5,552

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOCTOR AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 439 222
Agriculture 43 2
Agricultural Power Machinery Operation 16
Agricultural Production Operations 15 2
Agricultural/farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling 8
Applied Horticulture/horticulture Operations 4
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 29 7
Accounting 2 3
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs 1
Business Administration and Management 8
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 2
Hospitality Administration/management, Other 8
Office Management and Supervision 5
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations 6 1
Vehicle and Vehicle Parts and Accessories Marketing Operations
Communication and Journalism Programs 8 2
Broadcast Journalism 6
Journalism 2 2
Computing and Information Sciences 13
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 4
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4
Web/multimedia Management and WebMA/MS 5
Construction Trades 4 11
Carpentry/carpenter 4 11
Engineering 2 5
Agricultural Engineering 2 5
Engineering Technology 19 1
Energy Management and Systems Technology/technician 18 1
Environmental Control Technologies/technicians, Other 1
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting Cad/cadd
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 91 138
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic)
Health/health Care Administration/management
Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training 108
Massage Therapy/therapeutic Massage 14
Medical Administrative/executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 3 4
Medical/clinical Assistant 3
Pharmacy Technician/assistant 5
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 74
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other 4
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling 2
Surgical Technology/technologist 5 7
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 15
Criminal Justice/police Science 15
Legal and Law Studies 4
Legal Assistant/paralegal 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 168
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 168
Mechanics and Repairers 18 21
Autobody/collision and Repair Technology/technician 4
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 4
Marine Maintenance/fitter and Ship Repair Technology/technician 4 8
Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Technology/technician 10 9
Natural Resources and Conservation 14
Environmental Studies 14
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Precision Production Trades 22
Welding Technology/welder 22
Transportation and Materials Moving 2
Aeronautics/aviation/aerospace Science and Technology 2
Visual and Performing Arts 4
Commercial and Advertising Art 4
Work and Family Studies 5 13
Child Care Provider/assistant 5 13
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

Special requirements for nursing, aviation/airport management, wind turbine technology, and computer-aided drafting and design programs. ACT required for nursing students.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Power Machinery A
Agricultural Production A
Agricultural Supplies A
Landscaping A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art A
Photography A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services C
Business Administration/Management A
Hotel/Motel Management A,C
Office Clerical Services C
Office Management A
Restaurant/Food Services Management A,C
Sales and Distribution A,C
Tourism/Travel Services A
Vehicle Parts/Accessories Marketing C
Warehousing/Inventory Management C

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism A,C
Journalism A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A
Computer/Systems Security C

Construction Trades

Carpentry C


Agricultural Engineering A

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology A
Energy Systems A,C
Environmental Engineering Technology A
Mechanical Drafting A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Service A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Health System Administration A
Massage Therapy C
Medical Administrative Assistance C
Medical Assistance C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Occupational Therapy Assistance C
Physical Therapy Assistance C
Rehabilitation and therapeutic services A
Surgical Technology C

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair C
Automotive Technology C
Marine Maintenance/Ship Repair C
Motorcycle Maintenance/Repair C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks/Leisure Facilities Management A

Precision Production Trades

Welding Technology C

Security & Protective Services

Police Science A

Social Sciences

Cartography A

Transportation & Materials Moving

Air Transportation A

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.

Iowa Lakes Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(712) 362-2601
Type of School:2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address:19 S 7th St, Estherville, IA 51334-2295
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,122
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,495 (70% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$5,900
Out-of-state Tuition:$6,252
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:88%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,091

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Iowa Lakes Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Iowa Lakes Community College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences24
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services76
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services3
Construction Trades11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields42
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences11
Health Professions and Related Programs89
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians35
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Precision Production2
Transportation and Materials Moving1
Visual and Performing Arts11
Grand total3141

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Iowa Lakes Community College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services54
Health Professions and Related Programs2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Grand total57

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Iowa Lakes 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$1,300

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 aid31588%
Grant or scholarship aid27978%$5,091
Student loan aid18652%$5,256

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid94840%$5,022
Federal student loans70030%$5,661

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Iowa Lakes 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 Iowa Lakes 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

Iowa Lakes Community College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment2,122
Undergraduate enrollment2,122
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

Iowa Lakes Community College Accreditation

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

Specialized institution accreditations:

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