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 Iowa Valley Community College District 

Iowa Valley Community College District

Name: Iowa Valley Community College District (operating Ellsworth Community College and Marshalltown Community College)
President: Dr. Christopher Duree
City: Marshalltown & Iowa Falls
State: Iowa
Type: Public, two-year
Campus Setting: Rural
Year Established: IVCCD established in 1966; ECC established in 1890; MCC established in 1927

Governing Board Website 

Enrollment and Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2015

2015 Fall Credit Enrollment

Ellsworth Community College

Total Fall 2015 enrollment = 832
Part-time = 230
Full-time = 602

Marshalltown Community College

Total Fall 2015 enrollment = 1,925
Part-time = 1,129
Full-time = 796

Student characteristics

Ellsworth Community College

Male: 422 (50.72%)
Female: 410 (49.28%)

Marshalltown Community College

Male: 846 (43.95%)
Female: 1,078 (56%)
Did not respond: 1 (.05%)


Ellsworth Community College

American Indian/Alaskan: 5 (.60%)
Asian: 2 (.24%)
Black/African American: 116 (13.94%)
Hispanic: 44 (5.29%)
White: 544 (65.38%)

Marshalltown Community College

American Indian/Alaskan, 48 (2.49%)
Asian: 28 (1.45%)
Black/African American: 51 (2.65%)
Hispanic: 296 (15.38%)
White: 1,216 (63.17%)

Quote from the President

Throughout the Iowa Valley Community College District, we strive and are deeply committed to advancing our mission of providing quality learning experiences, ensuring student success, responding to the diverse needs of our communities, and building partnerships. Our intentions are quite straightforward – achieving our mission and remaining grounded in our core values of Educational Excellence, Leadership and Communication, Partnership, Recognition and Success, Growth and Quality. This is why our colleges are a great place for everyone to “Take Your Next Step!”

Dr. Christopher Duree

Dr. Christopher Duree

Yvonne Mallory

Yvonne Mallory
Board Chair

Interesting Facts

  • Iowa Valley is one of only two community college districts in Iowa with multiple colleges (Ellsworth CC and Marshalltown CC); the other multi-college district is Eastern Iowa. The other 13 Iowa community college districts consist of only one college with multiple sites.
  • In the latest Condition of Iowa's Community Colleges Report (Iowa Department of Education), IVCCD ranked fourth out of the 15 Iowa community colleges in graduation success rate.
  • When Brownells of Montezuma, the world’s largest supplier of firearms accessories and gunsmithing tools, decided to expand its business, the company indicated a need for highly skilled professional gunsmiths. Brownells’ new partnership with Iowa Valley Grinnell (a satellite campus of MCC) has resulted in a unique Gunsmith Technology program that is one-of-a-kind in Iowa.
  • IVCCD operates the Orpheum Theater Center in Marshalltown, a unique and historic landmark that’s been renovated and is now used for educational, cultural and community events.
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