Sheldon, Iowa — Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon will be increasing tuition by 4.67% for next year, according to Mark Brown, the College’s Vice President of College Operations & Finance. Brown says the increase amounts to a raise from $150 to $157 per credit hour.
Brown tells KIWA that the increase is due, at least in part, to an increase in state aid to the college of only 1.5% for next year. He says the College’s Board tries to keep tuition rates at NCC as low as possible to allow more students access to the school’s programs of study.
He says that each of the last two years, the Board has voted to raise NCC’s tuition by only 2% each year.
Brown says NCC’s 4.67% tuition increase for next year is very modest in comparison to the 7% to 8% increase for the state’s four-year universities, that is currently under discussion by the Board of Regents.