NCC Ranked #1 Online College in Iowa

University HQ has ranked Northwest Iowa Community College as the number one online college in Iowa on their 2022 Best Online Colleges in Iowa list.  University HQ is a college data center for Higher Learning. They consider themselves Experts in Education and a leading independent education organization that provides students with the necessary resources to prepare and plan their career paths in their chosen fields.

The top 5 Best Online Colleges in Iowa:

  1. Northwest Iowa Community College
  2. Iowa Lakes Community College
  3. Southwestern Community College-Creston
  4. Kirkwood Community College
  5. Marshalltown Community College

Ranking factors included for this study are: Admission Rate, Graduation Rate, Net Price, Online Availability, Retention Rate, and Student-to-Faculty Ratio.

University HQ uses the most reliable data sources available. They compile information from government and industry sources which are consistent, reliable, and unbiased. Further, each college in the rankings is assessed using the same data sources, so the comparisons are all even and consistent. Sources used for this study were;;; and

You can find the complete rankings and methodology of the study by going to:

NCC offers 16 programs along with 17 Transfer Majors fully online. There are also many programs that are available with hybrid options (programs partly online and partly on campus) along with over 750 different transferable online courses offered each semester.

NCC’s Fully Online Programs:

  1. AA+
  2. Accounting
  3. Agriculture
  4. Associate of Arts Program
  5. Business
  6. Business Management
  7. Emergency Medical Technician
  8. Health Information Technology
  9. Information Technology Specialist
  10. Medical Coding
  11. Medical Laboratory Technology
  12. Pharmacy Technician
  13. Transfer Majors (17 options)
  14. Virtual Administration Management
  15. Web & Graphic Design

Earlier in 2022 University HQ ranked NCC’s Associate of Arts (AA) program the best in Iowa.

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