Northwest Iowa Community College

Northwest Iowa Community College

Northwest Iowa Community College, abbreviated as NICC, is situated in Sheldon, Iowa. The college was established in 1966 as a pilot program. It was sponsored by the Department of Education in cooperation with the local high schools. The college offers associate's, and bachelor's degrees, certificate courses, diplomas, as well as online study programs in various fields of study. Students can choose from academic programs in arts, science, computers, business, manufacturing, electronics, and automation.

Northwest Iowa Community College offers extensive financial assistance to the students. The eligible students can apply for financial aid and scholarships from the NICC foundation. Hope Scholarship, Iowa Workforce Investment Act, and Veterans Educational Benefits are some of the financial aid programs at NICC. The college also has a center for career counseling and guidance.

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Contacting Northwest Iowa Community College

Northwest Iowa Community College
603 W Park St
Sheldon , IA 51201
General Phone: (712) 324-5061

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine80EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Construction Trades57construction, carpentry, electrician, lineworker
Mechanics and Repair50industrial electronics tech, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Liberal Arts32liberal arts and sciences
Business and Management15business management, accounting, retail
Transportation13construction equipment operation
Office and Administration12administrative assistant
Medical Administration11medical records tech
Engineering Technician10electronics tech, manufacturing tech, mechanical drafting
Medical Support and Technology9radiographer
Computer Science and Engineering7computer networking, computer services management
Production Trades6machinist, welding

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree17419
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years12812

Northwest Iowa Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Northwest Iowa Community College had a total enrollment of 1,288 students (989 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 91%
Black 0%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 34%
18-19 33%
20-21 13%
22-24 6%
25-29 5%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

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

South Dakota4%

Northwest Iowa Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %
Part-Time 40 %

Northwest Iowa Community College Room and Board (2007)

Northwest Iowa Community College offers campus housing for 105 of its 989 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,140
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,190
Room and board $ 4,896
Room charge $ 2,600
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,150
Books and supplies $ 940
Other expenses $ 4,530

Financial Aid:
Northwest Iowa Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 460000)

Northwest Iowa Community College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2615

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year10$57,2632*
All faculty totalcalendar year10$57,2632*

*: 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
No academic rankacademic year16$41,40113$40,629
All faculty totalacademic year16$41,40113$40,629

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

Northwest Iowa Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Retailing and Retail Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General

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

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

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

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

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

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation

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What Sets Northwest Iowa Community College Apart:

Number of degree programs
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% of degrees in construction trades
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Northwest Iowa Community College % of degrees in construction trades
Number of students
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Top 9%Northwest Iowa Community College Number of students
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 12%Northwest Iowa Community College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 14%Northwest Iowa Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Northwest Iowa Community College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing

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