NCC Ranks Nationally for Best Return on Investment

Northwest Iowa Community College Ranks Nationally for Best Return on Investment

Northwest Iowa Community College was ranked among the top Higher Education Institutions across the nation and in Iowa for a student’s return on their financial investment in higher education. Ranking #6 in the Nation – Associate-Granting Public Institutions in the US by Median Lifetime Return on Investment (ROI) and #9 in Iowa – 10 Higher Education Institutions in Iowa by Median Lifetime Return on Investment (ROI), according to a new report, Which Colleges Are Worth the Cost?, published by the Bipartisan Policy Center. Both of these reports not only include community colleges from across the nation, but also includes public and private 4-year colleges and universities.

In an email to NCC Natalie Butler, Project Associate – Bipartisan Policy Center, stated, “We know just how important the ROI on education is to students and their families. We’re excited to share the value of the Northwest Iowa Community College experience, according to research from @BPC_Bipartisan. #BPCcollegeROI.”

Dr. John Hartog, NCC President, commented, “NCC’s career and technical students enter the labor force fully prepared to secure good paying jobs in high-demand fields.  Our transfer students earn quality credits that are affordable so they can enter four-year universities with advanced standing.  NCC, like other community colleges throughout our country, is a gateway to the middle class. This high ranking confirms what we already know:  NCC yields a great return on tuition investments and makes the American Dream accessible to everyone.  The students and staff of NCC are delighted to share this honor with our alumni, industry partners, and communities.”

The report, including the methodologies used can be found on the Bipartisan Policy Center website at – https://bipartisanpolicy.org/report/which-colleges-are-worth-the-cost.

#6 Associate-Granting Public Institutions in the US by Median Lifetime Return on Investment (ROI)
#9 in Iowa – 10 Higher Education Institutions in Iowa by Median Lifetime Return on Investment (ROI)

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