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Indian Hills Community College is a public institution located in Ottumwa, Iowa. The surrounding location of Ottumwa is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

1,734 Full-Time Undergraduates
$4,560 Avg In-State Tuition

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Indian Hills Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at IHCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Best Value Electronics Engineering Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
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#52 Best Value Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Best Value Health/Medical Admin Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Most Popular Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
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#84 Best Value Allied Health Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
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Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards IHCC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Value Colleges for Laser & Optical Technology College Factual
#6 Best Value Colleges for Electronics Engineering Technology College Factual
#6 Best Value Colleges for Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology College Factual
#19 Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies College Factual
#33 Best Computer Science Schools Computer Science Degree
#82 Best Value Colleges for Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services College Factual

Where Is Indian Hills Community College?


Contact details for IHCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 525 Grandview Ave, Ottumwa, IA 52501
Phone: 641-683-5111

Can I Afford IHCC?

$4,560 In-State Tuition
50% Take Out Loans
11.3% Loan Default Rate
For the 2019-2020 academic year, part-time IHCC students paid $190 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $250 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $4,560 $6,000
Books and Supplies $1,512 $1,512
On Campus Room and Board $4,950 $4,950
On Campus Other Expenses $3,504 $3,504

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At IHCC, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $4,824 a year. That adds up to $19,296 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at IHCC is 11.3%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Indian Hills Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,734 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,279 undergraduate students at IHCC, with 1,734 being full-time and 1,545 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,734 full-time undergraduates at IHCC, 51% are male and 49% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Indian Hills Community College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 19
Black or African American 153
Hispanic or Latino 155
White 1,220
International Students 76
Other Races/Ethnicities 111

Over 56 countries are represented at IHCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, Canada, and United Kingdom.

Online Learning at Indian Hills Community College

473 Took All Classes Online
1,165 Took At Least One Class Online
-8.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 1,165 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at IHCC has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 3rd most popular in Iowa for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of IHCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Indian Hills Community College was -8.5%. This is the #1,746 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at IHCC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of IHCC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Health & Medical Administrative Services 57%
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 63%
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 52%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at IHCC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at IHCC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder #182
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician #210

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Indian Hills Community College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Welding Technology/Welder 0 3 54 57
Laser & Optical Technology 0 27 0 27
Truck & Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor 26 0 0 26
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 0 0 21 21
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 20 0 20
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 0 19 19
Radiologic Technology 0 17 0 17
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 16 0 16
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 8 8 0 16
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 12 0 12
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 11 11
Robotics Technology 0 10 0 10
Occupational Therapist Assistant 0 10 0 10
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 8 1 0 9
Carpentry/Carpenter 0 5 3 8
Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 8 0 8
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 7 0 7
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 7 0 0 7
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 0 5 1 6
Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology 0 5 1 6
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 0 5 1 6
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 0 5 0 5
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant 0 0 4 4
Laboratory Technician 0 3 0 3
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 0 0 2 2
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot & Flight Crew 1 1 0 2
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk 1 0 0 1
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 0 1 1
General Construction Trades 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 0 0 0 0
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 0 0 0 0
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 0 0 0 0
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician 0 0 0 0
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 0 0 0
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 51 168 118 337


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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