Indian Hills Community College

Ottumwa, IA 52501

Indian Hills Community College (IHCC) is located in Ottumwa, Iowa. This public community college was established in 1966. It serves nearly 4,000 students and many of these students commute from nearby areas. IHCC is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. This school offers students several associate degree opportunities, as well as diplomas and certificates. There are a large number of different courses to choose from. This school even has athletics departments for both men and women with many sports being represented.

IHCC has a very good nursing program that students can rely on as well. Students will have two main paths that they can follow when they choose to become nurses. There is the practical nursing path and the associate degree in nursing path. The associate degree path is split into two different opportunities at IHCC. The traditional schooling option allows for a more typical educational path that involves campus lectures, simulations, and more. Students can also choose to take an online schooling path that will give them a hybrid course structure that is part online and part in-person learning. All nursing courses are held to the same high standards and will give students the best possible education. Nurses at IHCC are taught the importance of teamwork, critical thinking, technical skills, therapeutic communication, and much more. 


Campus LocaleRemote Town
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate57%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 5 52
Associate's degree 18 108
Certificate 2 21
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 56.4%
  • NCLEX-PN: 80.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1980 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$170/credit
In State Students$170/credit
Out of State Students$240/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $7,650 $7,650 $10,800
ADN 70 $11,900 $11,900 $16,800
BSN 125 $21,250 $21,250 $30,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 87% of Indian Hills Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 52% $3,885
Other Federal Grant 8% $275
State Grant & Scholarships 18% $2,425
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 33% $2,412
Federal Student Loans 55% $4,875
Private Loans 1% $11,048


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$7,015
$30,001 to $48,000$7,431
$48,001 to $75,000$9,120
$75,001 to $110,000$11,961
Over $110,000$11,828

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Relevant scholarships

Mary Virginia Macrae Memorial Merit Award

A $400.00 nursing education merit award shall be given annually by the Iowa Department of the American Legion Auxiliary in memory of the late Mary Virginia Macrae, who served as the first ...

Bill and Mary Russell Healthcare Scholarship

This scholarship is for residents of the Heartland Foundation service region, which includes the following counties: In Missouri - Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Clay, Clinton, ...

Genesis Health Services Gala Nursing Scholarship

The scholarship is for  college students who are seeking admission to, or have been accepted into, a baccalaureate program in nursing at an accredited Iowa or Illinois college or university ...

Justine E. Granner Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to American Indian or other ethnic minority students preparing for a career in nursing, public health and/or related fields at a college or school of nursing ...

Bill and Mary Russell Scholarship

Applicant must be accepted and enrolled in an approved nursing or health care related program. Applicant must reside within the Heartland Foundation service region which includes the following ...

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Iowa state board of nursing.

Indian Hills Community College
525 Grandview Ave
Ottumwa, IA 52501

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