North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City

Mason City, IA

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North Iowa Area Community College offers 195-degree programs and 6 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1. 1 high safety campus. 44% are women, and 56% are men. 1% percents of international students. North Iowa Area Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at North Iowa Area Community College is 8045$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $9092 and $14576 per year. 40% of full-time North Iowa Area 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 $31,600, 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 North Iowa Area 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, North Iowa Area Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$6,106
$30,001 - $48,000$6,740
$48,001 - $75,000$8,916
$75,001 - $110,000$10,877



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 2607

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1363 of North Iowa Area Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 46 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes North Iowa Area Community College number 40 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Iowa.

Students at North Iowa Area 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

Recognized student veteran organization

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.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in North Iowa Area Community College.

Study abroad

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Athletic associations

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

Graduation Rate


North Iowa Area Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

40% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to North Iowa Area 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 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 educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at North Iowa Area Community College is 20:1, that means that for every 20 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 North Iowa Area 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 North Iowa Area 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 Main Campus

The campus located by 500 College Dr address in Mason City, Iowa.


Main 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 North Iowa Area Community College with 0.2% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

North Iowa Area Community College offers 195 programs in total: 94 are for Associate's degree, 67 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 34 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. North Iowa Area 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 6 distance education programs that are offered in the North Iowa Area Community College: 3 are for Associate's degree and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully 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.


North Iowa Area Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2008 students with 60226 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for North Iowa Area Community College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Atttended NIACC in the 90s to get my Gen Ed out of the way before transferring. Was a great value at the time, my credits transferred easily, and I loved the campus. Have recommended NIACC to many others over the years.

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Overall Rating:

I called strictly to find out if my desired classes were elligable for financial aid, the individual I spoke with on the phone has ZERO customer service. she was extremely rude and even hung up on me before even completing the conversation. No help what do ever. I will be looking for education else where.

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I loved some of my classes. I hate the graduation rate and lack thereof. Post grad income is sub par. Now my property taxes support illegal aliens. I majored in criminal law. Ironic.

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Was not that great in my experience, but only because colleges require way too many general education classes. I had some good teachers, but many of whom that should not be teaching anymore. Really just is not worth the money.

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Location & Website

Address: 500 College Dr


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6414231264

Institution is active in current year: 1

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