Sheldon, Iowa — Northwest Iowa Community College has been rated as the #2 2-year college in Iowa, according to a ranking compiled by the website learnhowtobecome.org.
According to the website, colleges are rated in 8 separate categories: Median annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college; In-state tuition and fees for undergraduates; Student/teacher ratio; Percentage of students receiving institutional financial aid (first-time, full time undergrads); Average amount of institutional aid awarded per student (first-time, full time undergrads); Availability of placement services upon completion; Availability of academic/career counseling services; Availability of employment services.
NCC scored a 99.75 in the rankings, second only to Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City, which scored a 99.80. The study showed NCC graduates with the highest alumni earnings 10-years after entering college, of any 2-year college in the state, at $38,400. NCC’s Student/teacher ratio of 13:1 is also the best of all Iowa’s 2-year colleges, according to the website. The website says NCC also has the highest graduation rate of any 2-year Iowa college, at 51%.
NCC President Dr. Alethea Stubbe says the report is terrific praise for the school.
She called the rating a testament to NCC’s commitment to their students, and the community.
According to the website, 32% of NCC students receive financial aid to attend the college’s 34 programs of study.