Fall Enrollments Second Highest in Northwest Iowa Community College’s Forty-Seven Year History

Date posted - September 19, 2013

NCC Sign CropSheldon, Iowa — More and more people are attending Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon.

The 2013-2014 academic year enrollment is the second highest in NCC’s forty-seven year history. The final numbers for Fall 2013 are 1,628 students which is an increase of just under one percent over last fall. This represents about an 81% overall increase in enrollments since fall of 2000 in which NCC had 897 students.

NCC President Dr. Alethea Stubbe says that they are pleased that NCC’s impact continues to grow. Students and parents are realizing NCC has many quality classes and programs as well as employees that are committed to helping students be successful in reaching their educational goals, she says. She says that they are proud to offer accessible and affordable higher education opportunities to the communities they serve.

NCC has been named one of the top 20 Fastest-Growing Community Colleges in the Nation by Community College Week. Enrollment jumped by nearly 200 students between 2005 and 2006, and jumped by almost 400 students between 2008 and 2009. It’s been in the 1600’s since then, with the top enrollment of 1654 in 2010.

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