Northeast Iowa Community College: Narrative Description

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Box 400 Calmar, IA
Tel: (563)562-3263; 800-728-CALMAR; Admissions: (563)562-3263; Fax: (563)562-3719; 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: 210-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 4,724. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 4% from top quarter of their high school class, 14% from top half. Students come from 5 states and territories, 3% from outof-state, 0.5% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.05% international, 36% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Upper Iowa University, Clarke College, University of Dubuque, Loras College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for allied health programs. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required; ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2976 full-time, $93 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $384 full-time, $12 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: security personnel on week nights. College housing not available. Wilder Resource Center plus 1 other with 18,634 books, 302 serials, and an OPAC. 4,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Calmar is located 10 miles from Decorah, 25 miles from Cresco, 17 miles from Postville, and 24 miles from New Hampton. The town's primary business is agriculture and related fields. Two firms here manufacture furniture and truck racks. Recreational facilities are provided by Calmar Lake, Upper Iowa River, and Turkey River, which furnish great opportunity for fishing and hunting. Northeast Iowa operates a second campus at Peosta, Iowa, which is located approximately ten miles west of the city of Dubuque. The rural area of Peosta is similar to that of Calmar, except that it is close to the metropolitan area of Dubuque, which has a population of nearly 70,000. It offers a wide range of cultural and recreational activities and is situated on the Mississippi River. The popularity of Northeast Iowa is pointed out by the growing numbers of tourists who travel to the area from all over the Midwest.

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