Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa

Ottumwa, IA

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Indian Hills Community College offers 225-degree programs and 18 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1. 1 high safety campus. 43.7% are women, and 56.3% are men. 2% percents of international students. Indian Hills Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Indian Hills Community College is 8987$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $8112 and $13572 per year. 23% of full-time Indian Hills 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 $31,300, 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 Indian Hills 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, Indian Hills Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$7,557
$30,001 - $48,000$8,364
$48,001 - $75,000$10,129
$75,001 - $110,000$11,860



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 2160

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


2680 of Indian Hills Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 61 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Indian Hills Community College number 33 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Iowa.

Students at Indian Hills 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

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Athletic associations

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

Graduation Rate


Indian Hills Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

23% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Indian Hills 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 an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account 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 picture. 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 educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Indian Hills Community College is 19:1, that means that for every 19 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 Indian Hills 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 Indian Hills 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 Ottumwa Campus

The campus located by 525 Grandview address in Ottumwa, Iowa.


Ottumwa Campus 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 Indian Hills Community College with 0.27% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Ottumwa Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Indian Hills Community College offers 225 programs in total: 117 are for Associate's degree, 72 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 36 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. Indian Hills Community College is one of the few institutions in Iowa that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 18 distance learning programs that are offered in the Indian Hills Community College: 9 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 6 - for Associate's degree and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. 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.


Indian Hills Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 3595 students with 107842 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Indian Hills Community College

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I went through the Aviation Maintenance Program many years ago and had a wonderful experience as a middle-aged student.

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Every teacher there is amazing. I haven't got to a better college. They helped me get my GED. They care about all of there students. I would recommend it to anyone.

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I graduated this past May. My first year I had no problems. My second year was absolutely awful. One of the ladies in the as tech building is more than rude. Also one of the academic advisors canceled my financial aid for the term and told me I was ready to graduate but I was 2 credits short. Then with information you'll get.a different answer from each representative you talk to and the answers conflict. I will say that most of the instructors are absolutely wonderful and setting up your classes is a breeze. I just wish the faculty that didn't teach were more trained and knew what they were doing.

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This is a terrible college. I would never recommend it to anybody. I attempted to go back to school recently and I was on a SAP appeal so when I started having issues with a class I went to the acedemic advisor at the centerville campus to ask her what I could do. She told me to drop the class and I asked her specifically "if I drop this class how will affect my appeal?" Her response was that it would be fine. Turns out that it wasn't and that I lost my appeal and so now I have to try to get it back if I want to go to another college. But, based on personal experience, indian hills will make sure that getting my transcripts is nightmare so that I can't transfer my credits or anything to a new school. I also took a 7 week certification program through the ottumwa campus and when it came time for me take my final exam I failed it because the person who was watching me take it (not my instructor) wasn't actually watching me do most of the required steps so instead of saying "I wasn't paying attention" she just said I didn't do it. This is a terrible place that claims to be an educational environment and I wouldnt waste your time, energy or financial aid on this place. You could succeed and go a lot farther at another school.

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The campus itself is beautiful, and the professors are great and the people at the One Stop building are very helpful. But Financial Aid is a pain to deal with and when you're enrolled in just one class at a time, and you don't pass, they take away your FASFA and they don't tell you until you apply for a couple classes, then all of a sudden they tell you that you can't. The whole system they have there is outdated and ridiculous. The only thing I enjoyed about the campus was at the St. John Auditorium where there were performances put on by guests coming in, the choir and jazz band performances, and ESPECIALLY the theatre performances. This is a good college to go to if you want cheap education, and if you have a lot of patience.

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Location & Website

Address: 525 Grandview Ave


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Other academic year

General Phone Number: +6416835111

Institution is active in current year: 1

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