Kaplan University-Mason City Campus in Mason City

Mason City, IA

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Kaplan University-Mason City Campus offers 201-degree programs and 156 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 21:1. 18.5% are women, and 81.5% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Kaplan University-Mason City Campus is 19734$, that is above national average. 40% of full-time Kaplan University-Mason City Campus students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $33,400, 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 Kaplan University-Mason City Campus is a private and 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 receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Kaplan University-Mason City Campus students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$18,879
$30,001 - $48,000$22,979
$48,001 - $75,000$21,123
$75,001 - $110,000--



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


207 of Kaplan University-Mason City Campus undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 83 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Kaplan University-Mason City Campus number 56 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Iowa.

Students at Kaplan University-Mason City Campus awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal grant aid.

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

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

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

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

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.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Kaplan University-Mason City Campus.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


Kaplan University-Mason City Campus graduation rate is below the national average.

40% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Kaplan University-Mason City Campus 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 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 institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Kaplan University-Mason City Campus is 21:1, that means that for every 21 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



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Kaplan University-Mason City Campus the biggest percent of students are enrolled in some but not all distance education courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Kaplan University-Mason City Campus and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Iowa.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Kaplan University-Mason City Campus offers 201 programs in total: 66 are for Master's degree, 60 - for Bachelor's degree, 36 - for Associate's degree, 15 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 15 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 6 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 92 universities in Iowa state. Kaplan University-Mason City Campus 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 156 distance learning programs that are offered in the Kaplan University-Mason City Campus: 66 are for Master's degree, 42 - for Bachelor's degree, 15 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 15 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 12 - for Associate's degree, 3 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

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


Kaplan University-Mason City Campus provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 421 students with 12642 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 32 with 759 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Kaplan University-Mason City Campus

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Overall Rating:

The Finance Manager, Julie Dannon, there is a fraud, charges students off the books, deletes credits, and does not distribute living expense checks per policy. She is very unprofessional and does whatever she can to skeem money out of people. They will do whatever they can to get graduate numbers and foot you the bill on your last day of school, making you believe you owe nothing out of pocket until you have graduated. UNETHICAL business practices and misleading behavior. Enroll in another office if you can.

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Kaplan University was perfect fit for me. Through the online courses I was able to earn a bachelor's degree in a way that fit my lifestyle. I have been able to advance my career because of this degree.The Mason City Campus made me feel welcome and supported me throughout my journey. I highly recommend Kaplan especially if you have a busy lifestyle but want to further your education.

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Hello, I am a recent graduate with an Associates Degree in Health Science through the Mason City, IA campus. I can't say enough about the experience that i have had being a student. I decided to go back to school at the age of 43 and everyone at the campus was so supportive. It is like one big happy family, in fact I am proud to say that they are my second family. I had awesome advisers that would take the time to check on me weekly to make sure I was doing ok in my classes and if I had any questions. Financial aide was always willing to answer any questions I may have had and helped me the whole way through school. The instructors were great! I would like to say a HUGE thank you to the health science instructor Cheryl Blakely, I would not have made it if it weren't for you. The instructors actually cared about you and wanted you to succeed, they never left you hanging. I always got replies from instructors within 24 hours with answers to any questions i may have had. This campus made my college experience fabulous, I can't say enough about it. I would also recommend this University to anyone, yes, it may be a bit more expensive, but the helpfulness and compassion that this campus has for its students is worth it. They want you to succeed and will help you all the way.

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Please look into this school before enrolling! At first, this school was great. It was incredibly expensive but it was suitable for me. Then came the problems, one after another constantly. First of all, the staff is illiterate! I still to this day wonder why they have people "teaching" online classes if they cant even use a computer! The staff is SO lazy and will do anything to get out of being active in class and actually teaching. The only good professor there is Tim Byington, he is wonderful. Then in my 3rd term, I wanted to drop my math class 2 days after it started (I had not participated in it at all yet) and they said I couldnt! So I asked if I could drop all 3 of my classes and take a break that term, Alice Futrell or Butrell (not sure what her last name is) said the day I called was the last day to drop classes and not get charged for them. Therefore, I wouldn't get charged for them. She said I would get a call back in an hour. I NEVER HEARD FROM HER! The next day, I got a call from Sherri Bodecker and she said Alice was misinformed and didn't know the full policy (she has been there for years!!!!) and I never received an apology! I was disrespected and treated badly and charged over $650 for 3 classes 2 days after they started! The financial aid is a joke and I am pretty sure most of the staff there are mentally ill and very unprofessional. DONT GO THERE!!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: Plaza West 2570 4th Street SW


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Other academic year

General Phone Number: +6414232530

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: masoncity.kaplanuniversity.edu/Pages/Homepage.aspx

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