Indian Hills Community College: Narrative Description

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525 Grandview Ave., Bldg. No. 1
Ottumwa, IA 52501-1398
Tel: (641)683-5111; 800-726-2585; Admissions: (641)683-5151; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Iowa Area Community Colleges System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 400-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 2,867. 2,477 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,046 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 821 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 7% from out-of-state, 40% 25 or older, 15% live on campus, 0.4% transferred in. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing, technology programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required; ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2370 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3570 full-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time. College room and board: $3888. College room only: $1650. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Warriors Club. Major annual events: Foundation Auction, Art on the Lawn Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. Option: coed housing available. Indian Hills Community College Library plus 2 others with 53,073 books, 350 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: The population of Ottumwa is 27,000. This community is located about 85 miles southwest of Des Moines. Recreational activities are available at Lake Rathbun, about six miles northwest of Centerville.

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