NCC Achieves Multiple Top Rankings in University HQ’s 2024 Best Online Programs

Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) proudly announces its achievement in securing top positions in three prestigious University HQ rankings for 2024. NCC is ranked as the 5th best institution nationally for online Associate Degrees in Business, 7th in the Top 50 Best Online Associate Degrees nationwide, and stands as the leading institution in Iowa across all online college offerings.

These accolades affirm NCC’s commitment to providing an accessible, high-quality educational experience, whether students pursue their studies online or on campus. Associate degrees offer a fast, cost-effective way to gain critical skills and advance educational credentials.

“NCC is thrilled to receive such high rankings from University HQ across multiple categories,” said Leah Murphy, Executive Dean of Student and Academic Services for NCC. “These rankings reflect our dedicated approach to combining academic excellence with practical skills that equip our students for both immediate career success and future educational opportunities.”

NCC’s online programs are designed with the flexibility needed to cater to various educational and career paths, from direct workforce entry to foundational courses for further studies. Students benefit from high-level academics, financial aid opportunities, and full access to campus amenities including libraries, alumni programs, a diverse catalog of majors, and robust student support systems.

The criteria used for these rankings include factors like admission rates, graduation rates, net price, availability of online programs, retention rates, and student-to-faculty ratios, ensuring a thorough evaluation of educational effectiveness.

View the rankings here:

  • Ranked 7th nationwide for the Top 50 Best Online Associate Degrees. Details here
  • Achieved the 5th position nationally for online Associate in Business Degrees. Learn more
  • Named the Best Online College in Iowa for 2024. View rankings

For more detailed information about the offerings and advantages of studying at Northwest Iowa Community College, please visit NCC’s Programs of Study.

 About Northwest Iowa Community College: Located in Sheldon, Iowa, Northwest Iowa Community College provides a variety of degree and certification programs offered both online and on campus that foster comprehensive student development and success in numerous professional fields. NCC combines quality technical and academic resources to support an engaging educational experience.

Pictured: Adrienne Zenk, Virtual Administrative Management graduate, Alton, IA (online program)

Pictured: Adrienne Zenk, Virtual Administrative Management graduate, Alton, IA (online program)