North Iowa Area Community College

College Degree Finder

School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

500 College Drive

Mason City, IA 50401

(641) 422-4245

(888) 466-4222

Fax: (641) 422-4385

Contact: Rachel McGuire

Director of Admissions
Main Address

500 College Drive

Mason City, IA 50401

(888) 466-4222

Total undergrads: 3,485

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 839

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,335


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 $3,364 $3,488 $3,691 $3,913 +6.01%
Books and Supplies $785 $817 $834 $859 +3.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $4,280 $4,536 $4,806 $4,950 +3.00%
Other $2,011 $2,093 $2,137 $2,202 +3.04%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $4,090 $4,258 $4,347 $4,477 +2.99%
Other $2,872 $2,990 $3,053 $3,145 +3.01%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $10,440 $10,934 $11,468 $11,924 +3.98%
In-state Off Campus $11,111 $11,553 $11,925 $12,394 +3.93%
In-state with Family $4,149 $4,305 $4,525 $4,772 +5.46%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 650 85%
Grant or scholarship aid 632 83% $1,446,126 $2,288
• Federal grants 277 36% $898,971 $3,245
• Pell grants 277 36% $845,546 $3,053
• Other federal grants 85 11% $53,425 $629
State/local government grant or scholarships 77 10% $77,110 $1,001
Institutional grants or scholarships 345 45% $470,045 $1,362
Student loan aid 533 70% $1,541,143 $2,891
• Federal student loans 533 70% $1,524,183 $2,860
• Other student loans 6 1% $16,960 $2,827

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOCTOR AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 545 479
Agriculture 10 2
Agricultural Business Technology
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Production Operations 5 2
Agricultural/farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling 5
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 60 38
Accounting 8 2
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping 13
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs 11 8
Business Administration and Management 32 8
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies 6
Hospitality Administration/management 4
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations 5 1
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services 7
Prepress/desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design 7
Computing and Information Sciences 14
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 12
Network and System Administration/administrator
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design 2
Construction Trades 5
Carpentry/carpenter 5
Education 2
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 2
Engineering Technology 10 13
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 10 13
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 56 385
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 29
Health and Wellness 1
Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training 15
Medical Administrative/executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 5 51
Medical/clinical Assistant 12
Nursing Assistant/aide and Patient Care Assistant/aide 272
Pharmacy Technician/assistant 5
Physical Therapy Technician/assistant 13
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 38
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 15
Criminal Justice/police Science 15
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/technician
Legal and Law Studies 1 2
Legal Administrative Assistant/secretary 1 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 343 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 343 5
Mechanics and Repairers 14 3
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 7 1
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/technician 7 2
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 5 1
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 5 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
Precision Production Trades 10 23
Tool and Die Technology/technician 10 2
Welding Technology/welder 21
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 admission requirements for nursing and physical therapy assistants.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations A
Agricultural Business A
Agricultural Production A
Agricultural Supplies A
Agriculture – General A
Farm/Ranch Management A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Accounting Technology C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Entrepreneurial Studies A,C
Hospitality Administration/Management A

Computer & Information Sciences

System Administration A

Construction Trades

Carpentry C


Early Childhood Education A
Education – General A
Physical Education A
Secondary Education A

Engineering Technologies

Electrical Engineering Technologies A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family/Consumer Sciences – General A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Emergency Medical Technology A
Medical Assistance C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Physical Therapy Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C
Industrial Electronics A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration A

Personal & Culinary Services

Funeral Services/Mortuary Science A

Precision Production Trades

Machine Shop Technology C
Machine Tool Technology A
Tool/Die Technology A
Welding Technology C

Security & Protective Services

Fire Services Administration A
Police Science A

Social Sciences

Criminology A
Geography A
Political Science/Government A
Social Sciences – General A
Sociology 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.

North Iowa Area Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (641) 423-1264
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 500 College Dr, Mason City, IA 50401
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,995
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 22 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 874 (29% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $5,408
Out-of-state Tuition: $7,721
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 94%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,144

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

North Iowa Area Community College Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 13
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 85
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 13
Construction Trades 1
Education 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 54
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 24
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 21
Precision Production 31
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Grand total 2826

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at North Iowa Area 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 2018-2019
In-state $5,408
Out-of-state $7,721
Books and supplies $1,001

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 540 94%
Grant or scholarship aid 506 88% $4,144
Student loan aid 465 81% $4,683

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,346 46% $4,228
Federal student loans 928 31% $4,420

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for North Iowa Area 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 North Iowa Area 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

North Iowa Area Community College Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 2,995
Undergraduate enrollment 2,995
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

North Iowa Area Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

*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.

If you work for a school and would like to update your data please contact us.

Enjoy this post? Don't forget to share.