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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.

Where Is Iowa Western Community College?


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

How Do I Get Into Iowa Western Community College?

You can apply to Iowa Western Community College online at:

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?

72% Take Out Loans
2.3% 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 72% of students took out student loans averaging $5,902 a year. That adds up to $23,608 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Iowa Western Community College is 2.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Iowa Western Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,427 Full-Time Undergraduates
45% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,684 undergraduate students at Iowa Western Community College, with 2,427 being full-time and 3,257 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 2,427 full-time undergraduates at Iowa Western Community College, 55% are male and 45% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 35
Black or African American 381
Hispanic or Latino 227
White 1,606
International Students 98
Other Races/Ethnicities 80

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

1,521 Took All Classes Online
3,580 Took At Least One Class Online
56.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 3,580 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.


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%.


*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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