NCC Ranked Number 6 in the Nation and Number 1 in Iowa for Best Junior College Employment

Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) has been ranked sixth in the nation and number one in Iowa for being the Best Junior College For Employment by, a website dedicated to providing timely and actionable career insights.’s website states, “The national rankings were achieved by using the Department of Education’s College Scorecard data and data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), we searched for the junior college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students start.”

McLeod Brown, Content Strategist for, stated in an email to NCC, “NCC’s strong showing on this list reflects, among other things, a strong employment rate for graduates 10 years after entry.”

This is the second year in a row that NCC has been ranked in the top ten nationally and best in the state of Iowa for Best Junior College For Employment by

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NCC has been the recipient of several national awards over the past several years:

2016, 2014, 2012, 2011 – NCC was recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the Best 150 Community Colleges in the nation.

2018 – #1 Electrical Programs in the United States,; Best Junior Colleges For Employment In Iowa and 6th Best in the United States,; 4th top Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program in Iowa,

2017 – Best Two Year College in the State of Iowa,; 4th Best Junior College for Getting a Job in the Nation and #1 in the State of Iowa,; NCC’s Pharmacy Technician Program 2nd in the Nation, #11 Best Community Colleges in America,; #2 in the State of Iowa Among all 2 Year Colleges,

2016 – 12th nationally for Premier National Online Associate Degree Program,; Best Two Year College in Iowa,

2015 3rd Best Online College in the U.S.,; Top 45 Colleges in the Nation, College Scorecard, U.S. Department of Education.

Quick facts about NCC:

  • 11,500+ College Alumni since 1966, of which 8,000+ live in Iowa and 4,000+ live in Northwest Iowa
  • 96% Placement Rate for College Alumni
  • Many seamless transfer agreements with Colleges and Universities
  • 50+ Programs of study including career & transfer and applied technology
  • Have taught 800,000 + students through the Continuing Education and Workforce & Economic Development Departments
  • 4 Housing complexes on campus

To find out more call 800-352-4907, email, or visit our website at  At NCC – Your Success is Our Story!