Sheldon, Iowa — Northwest Iowa Community College was recently named one of CareerCounselorServices.com’s 50 Great Schools in Which High School Students Can Earn College Credit. CareerCounselorServices.com is an online resource that connects parents and students with trained college admissions counselors. According to their website, The list pulls together 50 excellent schools that offer high school students the ability to earn college credit. The list is divided by 2 year institutions, 4 year institutions, and summer programs. A point based system was developed and institutions scoring a “6” or above made the list. All institutions included in this list have current accreditation with appropriate accreditation bodies and offer coursework for college credit, according to the website.
NCC President, Dr. Alethea Stubbe, says NCC values these partnerships with the students and local high schools, and believes that these courses are a true benefit to students. She says students can begin to explore the rigor of college academics while they are still in the secure atmosphere. All of this will help them to be successful when they graduate and pursue further academic opportunities, according to Stubbe.
NCC has been the recipient of several national awards over the past several years. In 2016, 2014, 2012 and 2011 NCC was recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the Best 150 Community Colleges in the nation. 2016 – Best Two Year College in Iowa, BestColleges.com; 2015 – 3rd Best Online College in the U.S., BestColleges.com; 2015 – Top 45 Colleges in the Nation, College Scorecard, U.S. Department of Education.