Iowa Lakes Community College

Iowa Lakes Community College

Iowa Lakes Community College, also known as Iowa Lakes, is a public, comprehensive, educational institution located in Iowa Great Lakes Region, United States. It was established in the year 1967. The college operates campuses in Estherville, Algona, Emmetsburg, Spencer, and Spirit Lake. Iowa Lakes Community College offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. The college also offers distance learning programs through online courses.

Iowa Lakes' athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. They participate in sports such as volleyball, softball, socce, and wrestling. The college is a member of the Iowa Junior College Conference. The campus is also home to several student clubs and organizations.

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Iowa Lakes Community College
19 S 7th St
Estherville , IA 51334-2295
General Phone: (712) 362-2601

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Iowa Lakes Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts182liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine160EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Mechanics and Repair53autobody repair, automobile mechanics, motorcycle mechanic, marine mechanic
Agricultural Science and Management30agricultural supply, agricultural machine operation, agricultural production
Business and Management27business management, accounting, sales and marketing, vehicle parts marketing
Construction Trades24carpentry
Engineering Technician22energy systems tech, mechanical drafting
Office and Administration18office management, administrative assistant, general office occupations
Family and Social Work17child care provider
Conservation and Resource Management14environmental studies
Medical Support and Technology13medical assistant, pharmacy tech, surgical tech
Security and Law Enforcement12criminal justice and police
Photography and Commercial Art12commercial art
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9parks and recreation management, rehabilitation
Hospitality9hospitality administration
Medical Administration8health care administration, medical secretary
Production Trades8welding
Therapy and Counseling8massage therapy
Computer Science and Engineering6computer applications programming, computer networking, computer security, webmastering
Media5journalism, broadcast journalism
Transportation3aviation tech
Law3legal assistant

Number of programs and degrees for Iowa Lakes Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree45238
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years19322
Award of less than 1 academic year03

Iowa Lakes Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Iowa Lakes Community College had a total enrollment of 3,013 students (2,314 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 94%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 31%
18-19 29%
20-21 11%
22-24 7%
25-29 8%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

South Dakota2%
Puerto Rico1%

Iowa Lakes Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 62 %
Part-Time 24 %

Iowa Lakes Community College Room and Board (2007)

Iowa Lakes Community College offers campus housing for 477 of its 2,314 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Estherville, 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 17 meals per week.

Iowa Lakes Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,396
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,460
Room and board $ 4,600
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 3,550

Financial Aid:
Iowa Lakes Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 186400)

Iowa Lakes Community College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4946

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year5$64,3545$57,377
Associate professorcalendar year6$57,0996$47,493
Assistant professorcalendar year4$49,1828$43,656
Instructorcalendar year16$43,0746$38,582
All faculty totalcalendar year31$50,00925$46,103

*: 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
Professoracademic year10$52,18311$55,208
Associate professoracademic year2*5$44,386
Assistant professoracademic year2*2*
Instructoracademic year4$42,5413$42,158
All faculty totalacademic year18$47,47021$49,435

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

Iowa Lakes Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports369

Iowa Lakes Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Power Machinery Operation
Agricultural Production Operations, General
Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Vehicle and Vehicle Parts and Accessories Marketing Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Systems Security
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Construction Trades

Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering

Engineering Technician
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Hospitality Administration/Management, Other

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Marine Maintenance/Fitter and Ship Repair Technology/Technician
Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Technology/Technician

Broadcast Journalism

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Surgical Technology/Technologist

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General

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Iowa Lakes Community College Highlights

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What Sets Iowa Lakes Community College Apart:

Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 6%Iowa Lakes Community College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in agricultural science and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Iowa Lakes Community College % of degrees in agricultural science and management
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 11%Iowa Lakes Community College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Iowa Lakes Community College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in conservation and resource management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Iowa Lakes Community College % of degrees in conservation and resource management
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Iowa Lakes Community College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
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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