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 Indian Hills Community College 


Name: Indian Hills Community College
President: Marlene Sprouse
City: Ottumwa
State: IA
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Town, Remote
Year Established: 1968

Governing Board Website  


Indian Hills Community College

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data

2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total: 5,520
Part Time: 35.6%
Full Time: 64.4%

Male: 43.2%
Female: 56.8%

African American: 2.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 0.9%
Hispanic: 2.3%
Native American: 0.9%
White: 85.5%
Other: 8.4%


 Indian HIlls Community College President

Marlene Sprouse

 Indian Hills Community College Board Chair

John Pothoven
Board President

Quote from the President

"Community colleges have now become the primary postsecondary choice in Iowa. Our system enrolls over 100,000 undergraduates annually. Indian Hills Community College has grown to meet the changing needs of the residents in the 10-county area it serves. The college staff members, faculty, administration, and board of trustees are committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities through Indian Hills programs and facilities."

Interesting Facts

  • Indian Hills ranks second among Iowa’s 15 community colleges in the graduation rate of full-time students.
  • Students may enroll in arts and sciences, advanced technology or health occupations programs, and may also choose to enhance their learning through skills-building courses or customized learning options. In addition to on-campus courses, Indian Hills offers online learning courses and programs that utilize the latest educational technologies to allow students access to a high-quality education who might not otherwise have the option, due to work and family responsibilities, or their distance from campus.
  • Indian Hills graduates have among the highest placement and starting salaries among Iowa community colleges, according to the Iowa Department of Education. In 2010, annual starting salaries for Indian Hills graduates ranged up to $62,000.
  • The college sponsors approximately 40 clubs and organizations, many of them in individual academic programs, which provide opportunities for student involvement and leadership.
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