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Iowa Lakes Community College is a public institution located in Estherville, Iowa. The location of Iowa Lakes Community College is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

844 Full-Time Undergraduates
$6,112 Avg In-State Tuition

Where Is Iowa Lakes Community College?


Contact details for Iowa Lakes Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 19 S 7Th St, Estherville, IA 51334-2295
Phone: 712-362-2601

Can I Afford Iowa Lakes Community College?

$6,112 In-State Tuition
43% Take Out Loans
12.6% Loan Default Rate
For the 2019-2020 academic year, part-time Iowa Lakes Community College students paid $191 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $202 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $6,112 $6,464
Fees $732 $732
Books and Supplies $1,456 $1,456
On Campus Room and Board $7,700 $7,700
On Campus Other Expenses $4,123 $4,123

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 Iowa Lakes Community College, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $5,751 a year. That adds up to $23,004 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Iowa Lakes Community College is 12.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Iowa Lakes Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

844 Full-Time Undergraduates
45% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,288 undergraduate students at Iowa Lakes Community College, with 844 being full-time and 1,444 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 844 full-time undergraduates at Iowa Lakes Community College, 55% are male and 45% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Iowa Lakes Community College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 52
Hispanic or Latino 49
White 617
International Students 53
Other Races/Ethnicities 68

Over 18 countries are represented at Iowa Lakes Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, Brazil, and Australia.

Online Learning at Iowa Lakes Community College

203 Took All Classes Online
1,037 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 1,037 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Iowa Lakes Community College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 12th 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 Iowa Lakes Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Iowa Lakes Community College was -1.4%. This is the #1,653 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Iowa Lakes Community College regardless of major.

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%.

Iowa Lakes Community College Trade School Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Welding Technology/Welder 0 9 9
Surgical Technology 5 2 7
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 7 7
Motorcycle Maintenance & Repair Technology/Technician 6 0 6
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 5 0 5
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 5 0 5
Marine Maintenance/Fitter & Ship Repair Technology/Technician 2 3 5
Carpentry/Carpenter 3 1 4
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 4 0 4
General Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science & Technology 4 0 4
Electrician 2 0 2
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Management & Recycling Technology 1 0 1
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 0 1 1
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 0 0
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 0 0 0
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 0 0 0
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 0 0
TOTAL 37 23 60


*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.

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