North Iowa Area Community College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Mason City, IA

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How much is the North Iowa Area CC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, North Iowa Area CC's tuition & fees is $6,436 for Iowa residents and $9,245 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 $18,175 for Iowa residents and $20,984 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

North Iowa Area CC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Iowa Residents Tuition & Fees$6,436
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,245
Books & Supplies Costs$1,420
On-campus Room & Board$7,488
On-campus Expenses$2,831
Off-campus Room & Board$5,757
Off-campus Expenses$4,044
2023-2024 Estimates
Iowa Residents Tuition & Fees$6,937
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$10,000

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, North Iowa Area CC' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in Iowa, its tuition is slightly lower than the average tuition of $11,211.
North Iowa Area Community College$6,436$9,245
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 North Iowa Area 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.
North Iowa Area Community CollegeMason City, IA$6,436$9,245
Iowa Central Community CollegeFort Dodge, IA$5,376$7,668
Southwestern Community CollegeCreston, IA$7,024$7,248

Financial Aid and COA

At North Iowa Area Community College, 1,422 students (57%) 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 $6,284.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at North Iowa Area CC is $14,700 for students living on-campus and $14,182 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 479 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 $6,774 and the average amount of student loans is $5,001.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Iowa ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$18,175$20,984
COA (off-campus)$17,657$20,466
Tuition & Fees$6,436$9,245
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$11,739$11,739
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$11,221$11,221
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$11,891$14,700
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$11,373$14,182
Average Financial Aid$6,284$6,284
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,42257%$6,284
Pell Grants54522%$4,325
Federal Student Loan90737%$4,352
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid479100%-
Grants or Scholarships477100%$6,774
Federal Grants47699%$3,671
Pell Grants18438%$4,493
Other Federal Grants47699%$1,934
State/Local Grants10522%$3,960
Institutional Grants31866%$3,358
Student Loan Aid15132%$5,001
Federal Student Loans15132%$4,671
Other Student Loans82%$6,230
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level326326$7,742
110,001 or more6666$5,244

Student Population

North Iowa Area Community College has a total of 2,479 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 1,133 male students and 1,349 female students attending North Iowa Area CC. The school offers online degree programs and 483 students enrolled online exclusively (19.48% of all students).
Undergraduate2,482 1,1331,349

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address500 College Dr, Mason City, IA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered64 Programs
Online Program Offered10 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population2,479
Graduation Rate54%
Transfer-out Rate9%
Retention Rate72% (Full-time), 47% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate21 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties67 (Full-time), 28 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs219 (Full-time), 151 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$63,738
Average Staff Salary$54,047