Iowa Western Community College

Council Bluffs, IA, USA
3.71 Average Rating

Iowa Western Community College is a public institution located in the city of Council Bluffs. Each student attending IWCC is assigned to an academic advisor with knowledge of specific careers to guide their academic progress. Along with vocational and liberal arts studies, the college is also home to a flight school. For students with an inclination toward technology, the IWCC cyber library is equipped with a wide variety of resources for academic success, including a fully digitized library collection, and netbooks available to borrow.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
56%
Out-Of-State Students
41%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Associate's
Total Number of Students
6,080
Total Number of Undergrads
6,080
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
12%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
21%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$10,416
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$5,952
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$6,112
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,500
Books and Supplies
$1324

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
90%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,893
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
90%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,532
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,939

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
73%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,434
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$128
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
44%
54%
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Reivers
School Colors
White/Silver/Royal Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NJCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Omaha
Des Moines
Kansas City
Lincoln
Sioux Center
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$33,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.71 Average Rating
Friendly, community based understanding of their students needs to succeed at all cost.
Angela from Omaha, NE
Overall I would say the expectations at IWCC are relatively low in comparison to most schools. They have however done a great job of expansion and trying to increase curriculum difficulty. But this institution has much growth to still accomplish if it wishes to compete with other universities in the area.
Robert from Council Bluffs, IA
Community college with a small, private school feel. Not your typical community college!
Stacy from Council Bluffs, IA
I love the small class sizes. Makes me feel like a person, or student, rather than just another number. Instructors have been great and willing to help with any questions I have.
Kayla from Council Bluffs, IA
Iowa Western offers a wide variety of classes and programs. I have found that the staff is always helpful and the admissions process was very simple. Iowa Western is a great place to learn, to grow, and to academically inspired and challenged.
Dana
Love the class size. Free tutoring available. Current instructors are very supportive and want all students to succeed.
Adult Student from rural Iowa

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