Northwest Iowa Community College

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

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How much is the Northwest Iowa CC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Northwest Iowa CC's tuition & fees is $7,110 for Iowa residents and $7,410 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 $20,000 for Iowa residents and $20,300 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

Northwest Iowa CC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Iowa Residents Tuition & Fees$7,110
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$7,410
Books & Supplies Costs$1,312
On-campus Room & Board$6,598
On-campus Expenses$4,980
Off-campus Room & Board$7,768
Off-campus Expenses$5,430
2023-2024 Estimates
Iowa Residents Tuition & Fees$7,730
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,028

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Northwest Iowa CC' tuition is much lower than the average tuition of $12,965. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in Iowa, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $11,211.
Northwest Iowa Community College$7,110$7,410
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,675
Public Schools$7,198$12,965
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 Northwest Iowa 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.
Northwest Iowa Community CollegeSheldon, IA$7,110$7,410
Northeast Iowa Community CollegeCalmar, IA$6,600$7,470
Western Iowa Tech Community CollegeSioux City, IA$5,042$5,186

Financial Aid and COA

At Northwest Iowa Community College, 774 students (45%) 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 $4,825.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Northwest Iowa CC is $15,475 for students living on-campus and $17,095 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 244 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 $5,067 and the average amount of student loans is $5,043.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Iowa ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$20,000$20,300
COA (off-campus)$21,620$21,920
Tuition & Fees$7,110$7,410
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$12,890$12,890
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$14,510$14,510
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$15,175$15,475
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$16,795$17,095
Average Financial Aid$4,825$4,825
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship77445%$4,825
Pell Grants26716%$5,327
Federal Student Loan22113%$5,137
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid24499%-
Grants or Scholarships24499%$5,067
Federal Grants24298%$2,945
Pell Grants7028%$6,229
Other Federal Grants24198%$1,148
State/Local Grants14257%$2,616
Institutional Grants7229%$2,113
Student Loan Aid7229%$5,043
Federal Student Loans7229%$4,497
Other Student Loans42%$9,818
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level10492$5,719
110,001 or more1712$1,867

Student Population

Northwest Iowa Community College has a total of 1,811 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 730 male students and 986 female students attending Northwest Iowa CC. The school offers online degree programs and 765 students enrolled online exclusively (42.24% of all students).
Undergraduate1,716 730986

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address603 W Park St, Sheldon, IA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered38 Programs
Online Program Offered16 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population1,811
Graduation Rate64%
Transfer-out Rate6%
Retention Rate69% (Full-time), 29% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate15 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties36 (Full-time), 102 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs114 (Full-time), 126 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$53,207
Average Staff Salary$47,769