Iowa Lakes Community College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Estherville, IA

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How much is the Iowa Lakes CC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Iowa Lakes CC's tuition & fees is $7,196 for Iowa residents and $7,644 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $20,726 for Iowa residents and $21,174 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

Iowa Lakes CC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Iowa Residents Tuition & Fees$7,196
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$7,644
Books & Supplies Costs$1,624
On-campus Room & Board$7,930
On-campus Expenses$3,976
Off-campus Room & Board$10,230
Off-campus Expenses$3,976
2023-2024 Estimates
Iowa Residents Tuition & Fees$7,566
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,120

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Iowa Lakes CC' tuition is much lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in Iowa, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $11,211.
Iowa Lakes Community College$7,196$7,644
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Iowa 2-4 Years Colleges$21,556
Public Schools$8,453$11,211
Private Schools$25,497

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Iowa Lakes CC and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Iowa Lakes Community CollegeEstherville, IA$7,196$7,644
Hawkeye Community CollegeWaterloo, IA$6,308$6,598
Indian Hills Community CollegeOttumwa, IA$4,872$6,120
Kirkwood Community CollegeCedar Rapids, IA$5,980$7,968

Financial Aid and COA

At Iowa Lakes Community College, 936 students (51%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $6,170.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Iowa Lakes CC is $15,004 for students living on-campus and $17,304 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 245 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $6,751 and the average amount of student loans is $5,816.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Iowa ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$20,726$21,174
COA (off-campus)$23,026$23,474
Tuition & Fees$7,196$7,644
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$13,530$13,530
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$15,830$15,830
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$14,556$15,004
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$16,856$17,304
Average Financial Aid$6,170$6,170
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship93651%$6,170
Pell Grants39822%$4,684
Federal Student Loan37120%$5,397
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid24593%-
Grants or Scholarships24493%$6,751
Federal Grants23589%$4,241
Pell Grants11845%$4,846
Other Federal Grants23389%$1,823
State/Local Grants5119%$5,252
Institutional Grants15860%$2,423
Student Loan Aid10440%$5,816
Federal Student Loans10440%$4,638
Other Student Loans93%$13,613
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level105100$6,022
110,001 or more149$2,994

Student Population

Iowa Lakes Community College has a total of 1,960 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 803 male students and 1,000 female students attending Iowa Lakes CC. The school offers online degree programs and 332 students enrolled online exclusively (16.94% of all students).
Undergraduate1,803 8031,000

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address19 S 7th St, Estherville, IA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered63 Programs
Online Program Offered1 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population1,960
Graduation Rate37%
Transfer-out Rate26%
Retention Rate60% (Full-time), 46% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate14 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties69 (Full-time), 51 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs203 (Full-time), 145 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$54,174
Average Staff Salary$55,391