Iowa Lakes Community College

Estherville, IA 51334

Iowa Lakes Community College is one of the 16 public 2-year colleges in Iowa. Its campus is small in size and located in the town of Estherville. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 55% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Iowa Lakes Community College's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $5,504, and fees were $732. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $5,856 and $732 respectively.


Campus LocaleRemote Town
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate60%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 3 30
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 8
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 65.2%
  • NCLEX-PN: 75.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1976 - 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$172/credit
In State Students$172/credit
Out of State Students$183/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 $7,740 $7,740 $8,235
ADN 70 $12,040 $12,040 $12,810
BSN 125 $21,500 $21,500 $22,875
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, 86% of Iowa Lakes 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 43% $3,951
Other Federal Grant 9% $1,158
State Grant & Scholarships 15% $2,063
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 55% $3,071
Federal Student Loans 51% $4,768
Private Loans 5% $8,015


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$7,897
$30,001 to $48,000$8,306
$48,001 to $75,000$11,081
$75,001 to $110,000$12,558
Over $110,000$14,458

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
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.

Iowa Lakes Community College
19 S 7th St
Estherville, IA 51334

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