North Iowa Area Community College is our region’s first choice for post-secondary education, recognized for its commitment to quality teaching and learning and dedication to seamless educational opportunities, exemplary programs and services, responsive and collaborative partnerships with business and industry, and steadfast commitment to the individuals we serve locally, regionally, and internationally.


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

Core Values

  • Academic Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Community

Strategic Priorities: Keeping NIACC First in Education

Student Quality Experience
NIACC students will have a superior learning experience as evidenced by the College collaborating to increase organizational efficiencies, delivering top-quality service, practicing learning college principles, optimizing financial aid opportunities, and increasing academic quality and student completion and success.

Quality and Relevant Education
NIACC embraces assessment as a critical and essential strategy for the continuous improvement of its programs, courses, and 21st century student learning outcomes.

Educational Center for Excellence
NIACC’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning serves as a resource for all employees teaching NIACC courses, in all venues across our district by providing educational support services and supporting innovative pedagogy and assessment methodology.

Expand Outreach Centers
NIACC has a strong and enhanced presence in its regional centers as evidenced by the innovative utilization of technology, expanded educational and cultural offerings, and strong public school partnerships.

Performance Metrics
NIACC has useful and meaningful key performance indicators that measure and communicate the effectiveness of teaching and learning strategies, student engagement, and administrative processes that support the educational process.