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Iowa Lakes Community College

Estherville, IA 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate92%
Acceptance Rate92%

About Iowa Lakes Community College

Iowa Lakes Community College Overview

Iowa Lakes Community College is a public, state school in a small town setting in Estherville, Iowa. Iowa Lakes Community College was founded in 1967 and enrolls 2,340 undergrads and no graduate students. Iowa Lakes Community College ensures housing for up to 440 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 15% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Involvement at Iowa Lakes Community College

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Iowa Lakes Community College's theater groups.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Iowa Lakes Community College, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Iowa Lakes Community College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Iowa Lakes Community College on the Student Life page.

2022 Iowa Lakes Community College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 92%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $6,016
Out-of-State $6,368

Is Iowa Lakes Community College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer look at what Iowa Lakes Community College offers and if the college might be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Iowa Lakes Community College

Iowa Lakes Community College is not competitive to get into. The acceptance rate at Iowa Lakes Community College is 92%. Last year, 1,425 students applied to Iowa Lakes Community College and 1,318 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Iowa Lakes Community College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 54% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Iowa Lakes Community Collegeare still enrolled their sophomore year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Iowa Lakes Community College Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Iowa Lakes Community College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Iowa Lakes Community College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Iowa Lakes Community College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Iowa Lakes Community College's endowment was valued at $6.5 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Iowa Lakes Community College spends about $4,619 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Iowa Lakes Community College

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Iowa Lakes Community College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Iowa Lakes Community College.

Based on this information, is Iowa Lakes Community College the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Iowa Lakes Community College a good school for you?

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Where is Iowa Lakes Community College Located?

Iowa Lakes Community College is located in the small town setting of Estherville, Iowa.

If you would like to see Iowa Lakes Community College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 to Estherville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Sioux Falls Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Iowa Lakes Community College and Estherville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

19 South 7th Street Estherville, IA 51334-2295

Campus Setting: Small Town

Iowa Lakes Community College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Iowa Lakes Community College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Iowa Lakes Community College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Iowa Lakes Community College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Iowa Lakes Community College is like? There are approximately 2,340 students enrolled at Iowa Lakes Community College. 47% percent of students attend school full-time.


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