Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls

Iowa Falls, IA

(Rating 3.6 based on 5 reviews)
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Ellsworth Community College offers 102-degree programs and 3 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 1 high safety campus. 52.2% are women, and 47.8% are men. 1% percents of international students. Ellsworth Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Ellsworth Community College is 11425$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $10096 and $16496 per year. 20% of full-time Ellsworth Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $33,900, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Ellsworth Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Ellsworth Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$9,523
$30,001 - $48,000$10,534
$48,001 - $75,000$12,268
$75,001 - $110,000$14,386



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 3400

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


605 of Ellsworth Community College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 64 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Ellsworth Community College number 46 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Iowa.

Students at Ellsworth Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Ellsworth Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

20% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Ellsworth Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Ellsworth Community College is 18:1, that means that for every 18 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Ellsworth Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Ellsworth Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Iowa.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Ellsworth Community College

The campus located by 1100 College Ave address in Iowa Falls, Iowa.


Ellsworth Community College in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Ellsworth Community College with 1.89% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Ellsworth Community College are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Ellsworth Community College offers 102 programs in total: 51 are for Associate's degree, 39 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 12 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 92 universities in Iowa state. Ellsworth Community College is one of the few institutions in Iowa that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 3 distance learning programs that are provided in the Ellsworth Community College: 3 are for Associate's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Iowa state average data to help you compare.


Ellsworth Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 796 students with 23873 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Ellsworth Community College

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Overall Rating:

Just graduated from the Ellsworth Community College equestrian program with my associates in both equine science and equine management. Great experience! All of my instructors were so helpful throughout my two years and pushed me to be the best I could be! I was honored to be a member of student senate and enjoyed getting involved on campus. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Proud to be a panther!

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Overall Rating:

Best decision I have made for my education. I attended the equine program and there are so many great opportunities out here. The staff here is very supportive and want to make you successful! The Judging team was the highlight of my college experience! Highly recommend attending this program!

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Overall Rating:

This review is not based on an attendance experience, instead on how hard they are to contact! I've been emailing for months and I haven't gotten any responses. I'm in the process of trying to figure out what college I would like to attend after high school graduation, so some answers would be nice. I'm sure the school is wonderful, and I may just be impatient, but it seems like 4+ months is more than enough time to answer an email or two.However, I've seen multiple people ripping apart the equine management program (what I plan on enrolling for), and talk about rude staff; so is ECC even worth my time?

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I attended Ellsworth Community college for three semesters and I had nothing but HORRIBLE experiences and they got worse as the year and half went on. I attended the horse program after being a 3x top five in the world for several events at the AQHYA world show I went in with high expectations. They make you more of a barn hand then student. I learned NOTHING, it was pitiful! I then switched majors and took only on campus classes. Only do that if you're comfortable with guys constantly following you and cat calling you 24/7. Dont bother living on campus. They WAY OVER charge you to live there and the apartments and so called SUITES suck! Just dont do it!

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Overall Rating:

I took physics and calculus in the classrooms, not online. The professors are adept and always encourage seeking help outside class time. That could’ve been because of the small class sizes, however, which aren’t a bad thing.I also frequently ate at the dining center. You get a lot of food for the price, but the quality and taste leave much to be desired.

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Location & Website

Address: 1100 College Ave


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8003229235

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: https://ecc.iavalley.edu

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