Community Colleges

Iowa's community colleges meet the unique education, training, economic development and quality of life needs of the regions they serve.  Iowa community colleges serve over 270,000 credit and non-credit students - just under 10% of all Iowans.

Western Iowa Tech is meeting the unique needs of our region by:

  • Leading the state by conferring 24% of construction degrees, 17% of health sciences degrees and 30% of all certificates statewide.
  • Leading the state in re-certification and re-licensure five years in a row, and being third in non-credit enrollment.
  • Leading the state in percentage of Native American and Hispanic enrollment four years in a row.

To build on these successes, the Iowa Community College Trustees 2022 legislative priorities include:

State General Aid: Increase Community College State General Aid no less than $14 million.

Workforce Training: Increase funding to the Workforce Training and Economic Development fund by $5 million.  

Workforce Expansion: Increase ways to promote community college services to the wide range of needs across the state.