Iowa Western Community College

Iowa Western Community College

Iowa Western Community College is a community college located in Council Bluffs, Iowa. It was founded in 1967. The college offers more than 80 programs in vocational and technical areas, as well as in liberal arts. IWCC is home to a flight school for the various aircraft related professions.

IWCC's athletic department fields both men's and women's sports teams, which participate in football, baseball, basketball and soccer, among others. The college's campus is home to several clubs and organizations like Latino/CASS, Marketing Club, PTK and The Rover, IWCC's Student Newspaper.

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Iowa Western Community College
2700 College Rd
Council Bluffs , IA 51502-3004
General Phone: (712) 325-3200

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts360sign language translation, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine166EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology56dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical assistant, veterinary assistant, surgical tech
Engineering Technician32civil engineering tech, electronics tech, manufacturing tech, architectural drafting
Mechanics and Repair29automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, avionics maintenance
Business and Management27business management, accounting, sales and marketing
Cooking and Culinary Arts16waiter/waittress
Construction Trades14construction
Office and Administration12administrative assistant
Computer Science and Engineering12computer applications programming, computer services management, computer support
Family and Social Work10child care provider
Media10radio and TV tech, graphic communications
Agricultural Science and Management10agricultural operations
Landscaping and Horticulture8landscaping
Medical Administration2medical transcription

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree61528
Award of less than 1 academic year44
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years14512

Iowa Western Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Iowa Western Community College had a total enrollment of 5,300 students (6,680 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 83%
Black 3%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 26%
18-19 30%
20-21 13%
22-24 8%
25-29 8%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 5%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Iowa Western Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 48 %
Part-Time 34 %

Iowa Western Community College Room and Board (2007)

Iowa Western Community College offers campus housing for 858 of its 6,680 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Council Bluffs, 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 Western Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,660
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,490
Room and board $ 4,900
Room charge $ 2,720
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,180
Books and supplies $ 850
Other expenses $ 2,500

Financial Aid:
Iowa Western Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 459800)

Iowa Western Community College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*1*
Associate professorcalendar year1*3$50,314
Assistant professorcalendar year2*4$47,187
Instructorcalendar year7$49,4394$46,312
All faculty totalcalendar year10$50,65612$49,906

*: 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 year6$60,5398$56,477
Associate professoracademic year11$49,7768$45,857
Assistant professoracademic year9$44,73311$46,232
Instructoracademic year12$39,99421$38,606
All faculty totalacademic year38$47,19248$44,541

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

Iowa Western Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports245074

Iowa Western Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician

Graphic Communications, General
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

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

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

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Iowa Western Community College Highlights

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What Sets Iowa Western Community College Apart:

Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 7%Iowa Western Community College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Iowa Western Community College % of degrees in liberal arts
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Iowa Western Community College Number of students
Number of degree programs
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 16%Iowa Western Community College Number of degree programs

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
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 Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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