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North Iowa Area Community College

The North Iowa Area Community College is a community college in Mason City, Iowa.

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Location

Address
500 College Dr
City
Mason City
State
IA
Zip/Post Code
50401-7213

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Website
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
3207
In State Tuition Fees
3832
Out State Tuition Fees
5749
Grade Point Average(GPA)
2.75
Male Female Ratio
45:55
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
25:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
NULL
Mascot
Trojan
Colors
Royal And Gold
Conference
Iowa Community College Athletic Conf

College History

History

NIACC began as Mason City Junior College in 1918, becoming the first public two-year college in Iowa and one of the first such institutions in the country. The first year there were 28 students, six instructors, and five fields of study under Principal James Rae. Tuition was free to Mason City residents and $10 for non-residents. The College was on the top floor of the high school until the 1950s when it moved to the Memorial University Building. In 1960, the college moved into the former Roosevelt High School Building. In 1965, Iowa�s 61st General Assembly enacted legislation creating a statewide system of two-year post-secondary educational institutions, identified as Merged Area Schools. Mason City Junior College then transformed into North Iowa Area Community College (Merged Area II). Enrollment exceeded 1700 full-time students and in 1970 the College moved to its current campus on the east edge of Mason City. NIACC is a progressive, comprehensive learning institution positioned to serve as the major cultural, educational, and economic development force for the North Iowa region. In 2018, the College will celebrate its 100th anniversary. The College began in 1918 as Mason City Junior College, the first public two-year college in Iowa, and became North Iowa Area Community College in 1966. The College sits on a 500-acre countryside campus that consists of modern facilities including the Student Activity Center, Recreation Center, Muse-Norris Conference Center and Murphy Manufacturing Technology Center, as well as lakeside student apartments. New student housing for approximately 400 students is under construction and will be open in the fall 2014. The College also operates Community Education Centers in Charles City, Garner, Hampton, Lake Mills and Osage. With a staff of approximately 300, the College currently offers nearly 40 one- and two-year career programs, the first two years toward a bachelor�s degree in most fields and an array of continuing education opportunities for professional and personal growth. On average, the College serves more than 3,700 degree students each year and thousands more through non-credit programs.

College Specialty

Specialty

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

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