About Iowa Central
When Iowa Central was founded in 1966, few people ever imagined that this small college in Iowa would one day garner national acclaim and be lauded as one of the top Iowa colleges. Now, with over 100 programs to choose from and an array of student activities, Iowa Central provides an affordable and enriching alternative to four-year universities. You can attend classes at one of our five campus locations in Fort Dodge, Storm Lake, or Webster City for exceptional hands-on learning, while Iowa Central online classes offer a flexible distance-learning opportunity for many of our students.
Iowa Central Community College provides quality educational opportunities in and outside the classroom.
For all we serve, Iowa Central Community College strives to be the premier learning community, and college of choice, preparing the best citizens and workers for our region and beyond.
We will aspire to:
Contribute effectively to the economic, social, and cultural opportunities of our region.
Work proactively with businesses, civic organizations, high schools and other academic institutions to improve collaboration, develop educational and career opportunities, and expand Iowa Central’s visibility and target public and private investment into Iowa Central.
Monitor progress against our priorities, commitments, and aims, using relevant performance indicators, benchmarks, and targets. Through this assessment, we will maintain focus on our planning process to ensure we continue to meet academic and institutional needs.
Plan and budget annually to provide the framework for making the strategic plan operational.
It is the philosophy of Iowa Central Community College, as a comprehensive community college, to aid in developing our citizens capabilities to the maximum. Iowa Central provides a flexible program to satisfy the needs of the individual and the needs of the community. An educational environment is planned to provide experiences for those who desire pre-professional courses, improvement of educational or technical skills, or developmental programs for self-enrichment. This environment can be on campus or on-site. In concert with this mission, Iowa Central offers:
- college transfer courses
- career and technical training
- general education
- recreation and personal enrichment programs
- economic development, community service activities for people with diverse interests and needs, backgrounds, and skills
- adult basic education
- August 1967 College granted Federal Fund Eligibility
- August 1969 College granted Correspondent Status
- March 1971 College granted Recognized Candidate for Accreditation Status
- July 1973 College became Candidate for Accreditation under the new policy
- March 1974 College granted Accredited Status
- July 1979 Accreditation reaffirmed
- June 1984 Accreditation reaffirmed
- June 2001 Accreditation reaffirmed
- November 2010 Accreditation reaffirmed
- 2011 Accreditation reaffirmed (10-Year)
- 2021 Accreditation reaffirmed (10 years)
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
It is the policy of the Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental, or marital status.
If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Stacy Ihrig, Human Resources, 515-574-1138, firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.
Strategic Plan (2020-2023)
Strategic Plan (2015-2020)
Quality Faculty Plan
Iowa Central is awesome. There are personable teachers, a large campus feel, excellent music and drama departments, and the college is generous with scholarships. I’ve had some of the best experiences of my life here.