About NIACC

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North Iowa Area Community College is:

North Iowa Area Community College is affordable, convenient and close to home. It’s the perfect place for high school students to earn college credit, the go-to place for adults who need job training & the place for all lifelong learners.


We are About Jobs

NIACC is Part of the solution

During the economic downturn, North Iowans turned to NIACC more than ever. NIACC is expected to grow and provide state of the art programming, which becomes very costly.

    • We train people and help them get back to work!
    • 98% of NIACC Career and Technical graduates get jobs.
    • 91% of NIACC graduates continue to live and work in North Iowa.
    • Since 2006, NIACC has supported the creation of more than 1,200 jobs in North Iowa.

NIACC Economic Growth Impact

NIACC partners with local businesses and trains skilled workers – something employers tell us they must have.

    • For every dollar invested in NIACC, there is $9.80 returned to the region in economic activity.
    • NIACC has trained more than 11,500 workers under local individual employer workforce agreements, totalling $8 million in job training funds.

NIACC Entrepreneurial Impact

The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center serves as a key source for entrepreneurial support so each person and community can achieve their potential. This nationally-recognized center has many success stories, including:

    • More than 483 new statewide business starts
    • More than 1,558 new jobs created
    • 30% of new business starts in Iowa are created locally

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NIACC Numbers

Students who choose NIACC first after high school graduation save their families more than $7,000 for the same degree compared to those who attended a four-year school first.


Best Deal Around

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NIACC Cares

Leaders at the College and the NIACC Foundation are committed to making higher education affordable to everyone by offering financial aid and scholarships to students every year.

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    During the 2013-14 school year, $918,718 in NIACC scholarships was awarded to more than 550 students.

    Each year, NIACC offers the Extreme Makeover: College Edition contest where two lucky winners receive an entire year of education at NIACC for FREE, plus textbooks and more!

  • NIACC also provides scholarships to adult students who are returning to college.

Performing Arts

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NIACC brings the performing arts to your doorstep. About 18,000 people every year enjoy a variety of shows through the NIACC Performing Arts & Leadership Series. This ads to the culture of North Iowa and brings more people to North Iowa.

The mission of North Iowa Area Community College is to enhance the quality of life for people of North Iowa through comprehensive educational service, and responsive leadership.


NIACC Needs You!

In order to continue serving all of our communities, we need your support! Future challenges Picture of NIACC classroominclude:

    • Obtaining and maintaining state-of-the art equipment and technology
    • Meeting the expectations and needs of our business and industry partners and stakeholders
    • Aging facilities and deferred maintenance

Contact the NIACC Foundation to see how you can help. Financial support in all amounts is helpful and appreciated.

Phone: 641-422-4386 or Toll Free: 1-888 GO NIACC, extension 4386.