Iowa Lakes Community College: Narrative Description

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19 South 7th St.
Estherville, IA 51334-2295
Tel: (712)362-2604; 800-521-5054; Admissions: (712)362-2604; E-mail: [email protected]; 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 1967. Setting: 20-acre small town campus. Endowment: $63,000. Educational spending 2002-03: $1636 per student. Total enrollment: 2,993. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 1,897 applied, 81% were admitted. Full-time: 1,371 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 1,622 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 12 states and territories, 2 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 35% 25 or older, 10% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for allied health, aviation programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Placement: ACT, ACT ASSET, ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2880 full-time, $90 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2944 full-time, $92 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $436 full-time, $8.50 per semester hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. College room and board: $3700.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 37 open to all. Most popular organizations: Criminal Justice Club, Ecology Club, Nursing Club, Student Senate, BPA. Major annual events: homecoming, Convocations, Orientation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols. College housing designed to accommodate 306 students; 316 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2001-02. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Iowa Lakes Community College Library plus 2 others with 36,881 books, 353 serials, 1,133 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $624,435. 1,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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