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
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,035
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,321 (65% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $6,588
Out-of-state Tuition: $6,940
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 88%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,470

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Iowa Lakes Community College Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 13
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 75
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Construction Trades 12
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 12
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 55
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 45
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Precision Production 1
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Visual and Performing Arts 11
Grand total 2332

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $6,588
Out-of-state $6,940
Books and supplies $1,384

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 320 88%
Grant or scholarship aid 282 77% $5,470
Student loan aid 213 58% $5,676

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 816 38% $5,249
Federal student loans 582 27% $5,509

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.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
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 2020

Total Enrollment 2,035
Undergraduate enrollment 2,035
Graduate enrollment 0

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 Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

*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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