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About North Iowa Area Community College

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


2 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College




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Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

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On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Located in Mason City, IA, North Iowa Area Community College is a public university. It was in 1918 when the North Iowa Area Community College was founded. Notably, the official colors of the university are blue and gold. Across all the courses offered at North Iowa Area Community College, the enrolment stands at 2,894. The school has a total of 131 academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. Speaking of gender distribution, there are around 56% of the students who are females and 44% are males at North Iowa Area Community College. At NIACC, around 85% of the students are 24 and under. In its 102 years of existence, NIACC has produced several known personalities like Amanda Ragan, Marshal Yanda, Chuck Harris, and Shawn Harper. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. It also encourages its students to participate in athletics, as it helps in building character. At NIACC, 79 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by Higher Learning Commission. The total endowment of the North Iowa Area Community College is around $32 million (2019).

Location & Contact


500 College Dr


Email: N/A
Phone: 6414231264
Fax: 6414231711
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To tackle the tough decision of choosing the right university, the ranking of a particular college helps the student in clearing their doubts regarding where they want to apply. It is generally considered that the ranking of any college helps a prospective student in a lot of ways. While taking admission to a particular college/university, its ranking helps the student determine various factors that include its research excellence, the performance of its students after completion of the degree, student experience, and academic success. The rankings by US News and Forbes are considered trustworthy by applicants as well as experts. North Iowa Area Community College, however, doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of US News and Forbes.


The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is fairly easy. The students are required to submit a fee along with the admission form, in order to be considered for admission at North Iowa Area Community College. It is a non-refundable amount. As a general rule of thumb, in order to improve one’s chances of securing admission, a person must score high on a standardised test like SAT or ACT. But, at North Iowa Area Community College, the average SAT or ACT scores of students securing admission is not available. This points to the fact that scoring high on standardised tests is not an important criterion for this university. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 500 College Dr, Mason City, Iowa 50401. They can also call them at (641) 423-1264.

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The next two things to keep in mind before applying to NIACC are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $17,326. For students seeking financial assistance, the college offers a number of options.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Associate degree

Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


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Non-traditional Learning

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Distance Education

Study Abroad


Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

282 Graduates

Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursi...

229 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

106 Graduates

Precision Metal Working

37 Graduates

Agricultural Production Operations

35 Graduates

Allied Health and Medical Assisting...

25 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

25 Graduates

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Tech...

25 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

21 Graduates

Agricultural Business and Managemen...

18 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

10 Graduates

Business Operations Support and Ass...

9 Graduates


9 Graduates

Ventilation and Refrigeration Maint...

9 Graduates

Electrical Engineering Technologies...

7 Graduates

Human Services, General

7 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

6 Graduates

Computer/Information Technology Adm...

5 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

4 Graduates

Computer Systems Networking and Tel...

2 Graduates

General Sales, Merchandising and Re...

2 Graduates

Graphic Communications

2 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

2 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

1 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

1 Graduates

Legal Support Services

1 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




85% White

0% Unknown

5% Black

6% Hispanic

1% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$50,917 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

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The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

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24-Hour Security Patrol


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On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $7,342 per year. The average meal plan at NIACC costs around $4,277 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The college has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr escort safety rides. The number of female and male students at the college are 44% and 56%, respectively.

After Graduation

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Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$78 - 183

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

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and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

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< $30K


$30K - $48K


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> $110K


The financial aid department of North Iowa Area Community College helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. At the college, the average federal grant comes to be around $4,491, whereas the financial aid is $2,260. The students at the college are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $1,946, while the institutional aid is $2,260.

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