Iowa Western Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,030
3.61% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$11,569
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.31%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
5,342
43.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
36.1%
472 Graduates

About

Iowa Western Community College is a higher education institution located in Pottawattamie County, IA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Iowa Western Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (314 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (126 degrees), and General Studies (77 degrees).

In 2022, 1,407 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Iowa Western Community College. 49% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,061 degrees), 8.92 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (119 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Iowa Western Community College is $6,030, which is $−2,082 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Iowa Western Community College is $6,030, which is $−2,082 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,569.

In 2022, 40% of undergraduate students attending Iowa Western Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,030
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Iowa Western Community College was $6,030. The cost of tuition at Iowa Western Community College is $−2,082 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$11,569
2022 Value
1.46%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Iowa Western Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,569. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Iowa Western Community College grew by 1.46%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,629
Room and Board
$1,240
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Iowa Western Community College was of $8,629 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.14% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 11.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

40%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

40% of undergraduate students at Iowa Western Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 6.98% with respect to 2021, when 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.31%
2019 Default Rate
39
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Iowa Western Community College was 2.31%, which represents 39 out of the 1688 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Iowa Western Community College had a total enrollment of 5,342 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Iowa Western Community College is 2,308 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,034. This means that 43.2% of students enrolled at Iowa Western Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Iowa Western Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.9% White, 10.4% Black or African American, 10.3% Hispanic or Latino, 1.97% Asian, 1.48% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.393% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Iowa Western Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (33.3%), followed by White Female (30.6%) and Black or African American Male (10.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

43.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Iowa Western Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,342 students. The full-time enrollment at Iowa Western Community College is 2,308 and the part-time enrollment is 3,034. This means that 43.2% of students enrolled at Iowa Western Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Iowa Western Community College was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Iowa Western Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,788 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    554 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    550 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Iowa Western Community College is 70.9% White, 10.4% Black or African American, 10.3% Hispanic or Latino, 1.97% Asian, 1.48% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.393% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 127 students (2.38%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 27 fewer women than men received degrees from Iowa Western Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Iowa Western Community College is white (1,061 degrees awarded). There were 8.92 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (119 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Iowa Western Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (314 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (126 degrees) and General Studies (77 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Iowa Western Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (106 degrees awarded), Precision Production (85 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (109 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Iowa Western Community College are Other managers (63,905 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (60,358 people), Construction managers (45,554 people), Software developers (38,269 people), and Chief executives & legislators (22,677 people).

The most specialized majors at Iowa Western Community College in 2022 are Construction (106 degrees awarded), Precision Production (85 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (109 degrees), Engineering Technologies (84 degrees), and Communication Technologies (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Iowa Western Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Iowa Western Community College are Construction (106 degrees awarded), Precision Production (85 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (109 degrees), Engineering Technologies (84 degrees), and Communication Technologies (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Iowa Western Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (118,985 people), Construction (112,620 people), Computer Systems Design (63,143 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (44,234 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (32,198 people).

The most specialized majors at Iowa Western Community College are Construction (106 degrees awarded), Precision Production (85 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (109 degrees), Engineering Technologies (84 degrees), and Communication Technologies (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Iowa Western Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 314 degrees awarded
  2. 126 degrees awarded
  3. 77 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Iowa Western Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 314 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

717
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
690
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 717 degrees were awarded to men at Iowa Western Community College, which is 1.04 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (690).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 138 degrees were awarded to men at Iowa Western Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.784 times less than the 176 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 176 degrees were awarded to men at Iowa Western Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.28 times more than the 138 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 21% of students graduating from Iowa Western Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Iowa Western Community College is Male and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.69% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,061 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    119 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    111 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Iowa Western Community College is white (1,061 degrees awarded). There were 8.92 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (119 degrees).

1.63% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    532 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    529 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    64 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Iowa Western Community College is white male (532 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (529 degrees).

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Operations

Iowa Western Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $19.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 122k (0.621%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Iowa Western Community College had a total salary expenditure of 74.5M. Iowa Western Community College employs 42 Instructors, 40 Assistant professors and 12 No academic ranks. Most academics at Iowa Western Community College are Male Assistant professor (28), Female Instructor (25), and Male Instructor (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Iowa Western Community College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 72 employees, Management, with 52 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 50 employees.

Endowment

$19.6M
2022 Endowment
13.1%
decline from 2021

Iowa Western Community College has an endowment valued at about $19.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Iowa Western Community College declined 13.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.4M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$23.9M
2022 Salaries
2.63%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Iowa Western Community College paid a median of $23.9M in salaries, which represents 32.1% of their overall expenditure ($74.5M) and a 2.63% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.25M
Instructional Salaries
111
Number of Employees

In 2022, Iowa Western Community College paid a total of $6.25M to 111 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
42 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
72 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Iowa Western Community College were Instructor with 42 employees, Assistant professor with 40 employees, and No academic rank with 12 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Iowa Western Community College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 72 employees, Management with 52 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 50 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Iowa Western Community College was Male Assistant professor with 28 employees, Female Instructor with 25 employees, and Male Instructor with 17 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Iowa Western Community College.

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