Frequently asked questions
Where is Ellsworth located? - Ellsworth Community College is located in Iowa Falls, Iowa, just north of the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway 65. The Ellsworth campus is north of the Iowa Falls downtown area. Click here to view maps and directions.
Why isn't Ellsworth located in Ellsworth, Iowa? - We hear that a lot! The small town of Ellsworth is located in Hardin County just off Interstate 35 and is actually about 30 miles from Iowa Falls! The town of Ellsworth was founded by the same man who founded Ellsworth Community College. When Eugene Ellsworth moved to Iowa Falls, he founded the college.
What is the enrollment of Ellsworth? It averages around 1,100 students.
What is the address for Ellsworth? 1100 College Ave., Iowa Falls, IA 50126.
What is the Ellsworth mascot? It's the Panther.
What are the school colors? Purple and gold.
Is there housing available on campus? Yes! Thompson Hall is for men only and Wall Hall is co-ed. These two housing units are dormitory style residence halls. The College Apartments and College Suites are apartment-style housing.
What is Ellsworth's connection to Iowa Valley Community College District? Ellsworth is one of two colleges operated by Iowa Valley Community College District. The other college is Marshalltown Community College in Marshalltown. MCC has a satellite campus located in Grinnell.
How much is tuition? Please see the current tuition and fee information on our website.
What about financial aid? Ellsworth participates in all federal financial aid programs. Click on Tuition & Financial Aid for more information.
What about scholarships? Ellsworth has one of the best scholarship programs of any community college! The Ellsworth Foundation offers numerous endowed scholarships and there are also need-based and academic scholarships available. More than $688,000 is awarded annually making college affordable to every student!
What support services are available? Upon admission, each student is assigned an academic advisor who assists in choosing courses to assure graduation, transfer to another college or completion of a career program. The Hub offers free tutoring and academic assistance.
How do I transfer credits from a different school or to another school? Ellsworth has partnership programs with Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa, plus many private colleges. Credits transfer to most any four-year college or university. Click here to learn more about transferability.