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Iowa Western Community College is a public institution located in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The city atmosphere of Council Bluffs makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

278 Undergraduate Degrees

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Iowa Western Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Iowa Western Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#39 Most Popular Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#105 Best Value Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#117 Most Popular Nursing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Iowa Western Community College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#154 Best Colleges for the Money College Factual
#228 Best Value Colleges for Registered Nursing College Factual
#233 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual

Where Is Iowa Western Community College?

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Contact details for Iowa Western Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2700 College Rd, Council Bluffs, IA 51503-1057
Phone: 712-325-3200
Website: www.iwcc.edu/

How Do I Get Into Iowa Western Community College?

You can apply to Iowa Western Community College online at: www.iwcc.edu/admissions/

Iowa Western Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Iowa Western Community College?

62% Take Out Loans
8.9% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Iowa Western Community College, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $5,769 a year. That adds up to $23,076 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Iowa Western Community College is 8.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Iowa Western Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,331 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,791 undergraduate students at Iowa Western Community College, with 2,331 being full-time and 3,460 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 2,331 full-time undergraduates at Iowa Western Community College, 50% are male and 50% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Iowa Western Community College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 33
Black or African American 365
Hispanic or Latino 223
White 1,552
International Students 89
Other Races/Ethnicities 69

Over 46 countries are represented at Iowa Western Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and Canada.

Online Learning at Iowa Western Community College

3,390 Took All Classes Online
4,328 Took At Least One Class Online
56.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 4,328 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Iowa Western Community College has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Iowa Western Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Iowa Western Community College was 56.5%. This is the #383 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Iowa Western Community College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Iowa Western Community College Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Registered Nursing 0 146 0 146
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 1 0 131 132
TOTAL 1 146 131 278

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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