North Iowa Area Community College

Mason City, IA 50401
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North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is located in Mason City, Iowa. This public community college provides an important service for the community. It offers students the opportunity to pursue many different lucrative career paths. There are career-focused certificate opportunities, as well as many associate degree opportunities that students will be able to look into. To add to this, the school is also committed to providing students with various other interesting departments. NIACC has a renowned arts department with many different performance arts opportunities being available to students. There is even a fantastic athletics department with many sports teams for students to participate in.

NIACC has a nursing program that has proven to be very popular as well. Students will be able to pursue their associate degree in nursing (ADN) at this school. There are also transfer opportunities for students who wish to pursue their bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. This school is such a great option for prospective nurses due to the high success rate of the students. Students who go on to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination have a much higher success rate than the national average. This is thanks to the thorough education that the students receive during their time at the school. 


Campus LocaleRemote Town
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate53%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 2 23
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 18
Certificate 29 181
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 95.4%
  • NCLEX-PN: 95.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1919 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
02/01/1988 - 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$148/credit
In State Students$148/credit
Out of State Students$222/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 $6,660 $6,660 $9,990
ADN 70 $10,360 $10,360 $15,540
BSN 125 $18,500 $18,500 $27,750
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, 91% of North Iowa Area 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 42% $3,781
Other Federal Grant 7% $519
State Grant & Scholarships 9% $1,985
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 55% $2,168
Federal Student Loans 45% $4,475
Private Loans 1% $4,180


Average Net Price
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$6,924
$30,001 to $48,000$7,848
$48,001 to $75,000$9,751
$75,001 to $110,000$11,539
Over $110,000$11,624

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
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.

North Iowa Area Community College
500 College Dr
Mason City, IA 50401

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