Name: Indian Hills Community College
President: Jim Lindenmayer
Campus Setting: Town, Remote
Year Established: 1968
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data
2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 5,520
Part Time: 35.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 0.9%
Native American: 0.9%
Quote from the President
"Community colleges have now become the primary postsecondary choice in Iowa. Our system enrolls over 100,000 undergraduates annually. They are the unquestioned 'best value' in higher education. Indian Hills Community College has grown to meet the changing needs of the residents in the 10-county area the college serves. The college staff members, faculty, administration, and board of trustees are committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities through Indian Hills programs and facilities."
- Indian Hills ranks second among Iowa’s 15 community colleges in the graduation rate of full-time students.
- Students may enroll in arts and sciences, advanced technology or health occupations programs, and may also choose to enhance their learning through skills-building courses or customized learning options. In addition to on-campus courses, Indian Hills offers online learning courses and programs that utilize the latest educational technologies to allow students access to a high-quality education who might not otherwise have the option, due to work and family responsibilities, or their distance from campus.
- Indian Hills graduates have among the highest placement and starting salaries among Iowa community colleges, according to the Iowa Department of Education. In 2010, annual starting salaries for Indian Hills graduates ranged up to $62,000.
- The college sponsors approximately 40 clubs and organizations, many of them in individual academic programs, which provide opportunities for student involvement and leadership.