Indian Hills Community College

Indian Hills Community College

The Indian Hills Community College, also known as IHCC, is a two-year, public community college located in Southeast Iowa with campuses in Ottumwa, Iowa and Centerville, Iowa, United States. The institution was founded in the year 1966. The college offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Sciences degrees in the areas of Arts and Sciences, Advanced Technologies, and Health Occupations.

IHCC offers a wide variety of student services. The campus hosts several clubs and organizations. Many graduates of IHCC have gone on to become famous. Some of them are Tom Arnold, actor; Kevin Ritz, former Major-League baseball pitcher; and Rick Upchurch, former NFL Wide Receiver.

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Contacting Indian Hills Community College

Indian Hills Community College
525 Grandview
Ottumwa , IA 52501
General Phone: (641) 683-5111

Indian Hills Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts368liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine295EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Mechanics and Repair90industrial electronics tech, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, avionics maintenance
Engineering Technician77electronics tech, laser/optical tech, robotics tech, mechanical drafting
Computer Science and Engineering70computer applications programming, computer networking, computer security, computer services management
Office and Administration47administrative assistant
Medical Administration45health unit coordinator, medical records tech, medical transcription
Medical Support and Technology36medical coding, pharmacy tech, radiographer, medical lab tech
Production Trades33machinist, welding
Security and Law Enforcement22criminal justice and police
Therapy and Counseling20physical therapist assistant, massage therapy
Family and Social Work20child care provider
Business and Management18business management, accounting technology
Cooking and Culinary Arts14chef training
Construction Trades8construction
Science and Laboratory Technician7biology tech
Landscaping and Horticulture7applied horticulture
Agricultural Science and Management4agricultural production, crop production
Transportation1commercial pilot and flight crew

Number of programs and degrees for Indian Hills Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree82129
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years33219
Award of less than 1 academic year303

Indian Hills Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Indian Hills Community College had a total enrollment of 4,174 students (3,660 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 89%
Black 1%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 15%
18-19 32%
20-21 15%
22-24 9%
25-29 9%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Indian Hills Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %
Part-Time 28 %

Indian Hills Community College Room and Board (2007)

Indian Hills Community College offers campus housing for 571 of its 3,660 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Ottumwa, Iowa for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Iowa Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 18 meals per week.

Indian Hills Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,832
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,248
Room and board $ 5,184
Room charge $ 1,950
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,225
Books and supplies $ 1,344
Other expenses $ 2,976

Financial Aid:
Indian Hills Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 840300)

Indian Hills Community College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track6665

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year35$62,10914$59,854
All faculty totalcalendar year35$62,10914$59,854

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year31$51,20251$53,300
All faculty totalacademic year31$51,20251$53,300

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Indian Hills Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports82937

Indian Hills Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Production Operations, General
Crop Production

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Systems Security
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Laser and Optical Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Robotics Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Physical Therapist Assistant

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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Indian Hills Community College Highlights

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What Sets Indian Hills Community College Apart:

Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 8%Indian Hills Community College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%Indian Hills Community College % of degrees in computer science and engineering
Number of degree programs
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 15%Indian Hills Community College Number of degree programs
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Indian Hills Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Indian Hills Community College Number of students

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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