Iowa Western Community College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Council Bluffs, IA

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How much is the Iowa Western CC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Iowa Western CC's tuition & fees is $6,780 for Iowa residents and $6,930 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 $20,837 for Iowa residents and $20,987 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

Iowa Western CC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Iowa Residents Tuition & Fees$6,780
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$6,930
Books & Supplies Costs$1,240
On-campus Room & Board$8,750
On-campus Expenses$4,067
Off-campus Room & Board$8,408
Off-campus Expenses$4,067
2023-2024 Estimates
Iowa Residents Tuition & Fees$7,262
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$7,411

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Iowa Western 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 Western Community College$6,780$6,930
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 Western 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 Western Community CollegeCouncil Bluffs, IA$6,780$6,930
Des Moines Area Community CollegeAnkeny, IA$5,550$11,100
Eastern Iowa Community College DistrictDavenport, IA$4,680$6,299
Marshalltown Community CollegeMarshalltown, IA$5,304$5,808

Financial Aid and COA

At Iowa Western Community College, 2,551 students (40%) 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 $5,427.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Iowa Western CC is $15,560 for students living on-campus and $15,218 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 759 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 $5,523 and the average amount of student loans is $5,695.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Iowa ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$20,837$20,987
COA (off-campus)$20,495$20,645
Tuition & Fees$6,780$6,930
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$14,057$14,057
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$13,715$13,715
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$15,410$15,560
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$15,068$15,218
Average Financial Aid$5,427$5,427
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,55140%$5,427
Pell Grants1,70127%$4,299
Federal Student Loan2,37437%$6,335
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid75992%-
Grants or Scholarships75992%$5,523
Federal Grants38747%$5,333
Pell Grants38747%$5,217
Other Federal Grants698%$653
State/Local Grants10312%$3,956
Institutional Grants40449%$4,259
Student Loan Aid58971%$5,695
Federal Student Loans58771%$5,424
Other Student Loans243%$7,094
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level369318$5,773
110,001 or more8156$2,813

Student Population

Iowa Western Community College has a total of 5,342 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 2,540 male students and 3,144 female students attending Iowa Western CC. The school offers online degree programs and 1,463 students enrolled online exclusively (27.39% of all students).
Undergraduate5,684 2,5403,144

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address2700 College Rd, Council Bluffs, IA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered97 Programs
Online Program Offered13 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population5,342
Graduation Rate36%
Transfer-out Rate19%
Retention Rate66% (Full-time), 72% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate19 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties103 (Full-time), 316 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs399 (Full-time), 411 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$54,330
Average Staff Salary$48,527