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Residence Life: Benefits of Living On-Campus

When you dream about your college experience, you are probably thinking about living in the dorms, having a roommate, and going to games or checking out activities together. It’s easy to get involved on campus when the social activities are just a short walk away. And, let’s face it – living on campus can be a fun way to…

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How to Avoid Summer Melt: A Parent’s Toolkit

So often, a student will apply for college and enroll in classes, but decide that college just “isn’t for them” over the summer months. Maybe they have found a part–time job that is fun and intriguing; maybe they are reconsidering their financial situation. Whatever the reason, they have decided they aren’t college material. As a parent, what can…

Why Our Students Chose Community College

You are ready to start looking at continuing your education and attending college. What you are looking for may be different than your classmates. Either way community colleges offer a lot of positive aspects. Hear directly from current and former students what makes them positive they have made the right decision in starting at Iowa…

Putting the “Community” in Community College

“We are committed to providing quality learning experiences, ensuring student success, and partnering to address diverse community needs in an inclusive and respectful environment.”  IVCCD Mission Statement Serving our students and our community are integral to our identity as an institution.  We have gotten the chance to put this philosophy into action this year and…

Want to Take Classes for Free?

Free! There isn’t a better word than free, especially when it comes to paying for your education. The average student loan debt in the United States is over $31,000. Wouldn’t it be nice to finish your education and start the next stage of your life debt free? The state funded Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship…

Can I study abroad at a community college?

Some people look for the college with the best intramural activities.  Some look for the best food or residence halls.  But others have a sense of wanderlust early on and look for schools with the option to study abroad.  We are here to let you in on a little secret about your study abroad options. …