Iowa valley difference


Today's students have a lot of options after high school. Why should students spend their time and tuition dollars with us? Simple - we can offer individual attention, instructors with a vested interest in your success, unique programs, hands-on education, focused career training, and a four-year experience in two years. 

The better question is: why not choose community college?

06.30.20 5 Reasons Community Colleges are a Great Investment


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Community College

Iowa Falls, Iowa

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Iowa Valley
Business & Community Solutions

Marshalltown, Iowa

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Community College

Marshalltown, Iowa
Grinnell, Iowa


SINCE 1966


“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


More than a mission statement, this is part of the fabric of who we are as an institution. We work hard to put the "community" into community colleges. 



Iowa Community College graduates are employed in their field within a year of graduation.


Number of academic programs offered at IVCCD


Medical Assisting program ranked, statewide


Percentage of people that take a short-term training class and remain in Iowa after completing the program.


Average percentage of students that qualify for some sort of financial aid while studying at Iowa Valley.



Iowa Valley Phi Theta Kappa Announces All-Academic Team

During the annual state-wide banquet, Iowa Valley Community College District honored several students from Marshalltown Community College (MCC), Ellsworth Community College (ECC), and Iowa Valley Grinnell (IVG) for their academic…

Three Finalists Announced for MCC Provost Position

Iowa Valley Community College District has announced three finalists for the Marshalltown Community College Provost position. The public is invited to meet the candidates during open forums at the college…

IVCCD Board Report – February 14 Meeting

IVCCD Board Approves Jobs Training Program During the monthly Board meeting, the Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors approved a jobs training agreement with Plastic Recycling of Iowa…

IVCCD Board Report – January 10 Meeting

IVCCD Board Learns about Student Trip to Germany, Czechnia During the monthly Board meeting, the Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors learned about an overseas trip taken by…

Lilienthal Announces Departure from MCC

Dr. Robin Shaffer Lilienthal, Provost of Marshalltown Community College (MCC), has announced her plans to pursue other professional opportunities. In an action approved by the Iowa Valley Community College District…

IVCCD Board Report – December 13 Meeting

Iowa Valley Business and Community Solutions Responds to Healthcare Shortage MARSHALLTOWN – Iowa Valley Business and Community Solutions (BCS) is partnering with local healthcare agencies to address the healthcare worker…

IVCCD Board Report – November 8 Meeting

IVCCD Board Swore in New Board Secretary IOWA FALLS – During her first Board meeting on Wednesday, Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) President Dr. Anne Howsare Boyens had the…

Please, Allow Me to Introduce Myself

Community colleges are the state’s greatest asset. They offer a helping hand to students of all ages looking to improve their lives, offer skills training to working professionals looking to…

IVCCD Board Report – October 11 Meeting

IVCCD Board Received Bond Project Update MARSHALLTOWN – During her last board meeting on Wednesday, Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) President Dr. Kristie Fisher presented an update on the…

IVCCD to host Receptions for Dr. Fisher and Dr. Howsare Boyens

As Iowa Valley prepares to bid farewell to Dr. Kristie Fisher, outgoing President, and welcome Dr. Anne Howsare Boyens as incoming President, the District has planned two receptions in Marshalltown…