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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Iowa Falls, Iowa

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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.


IVCCD Board Report – February 9

IVCCD Board Approves New Athletic Programs MARSHALLTOWN – The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors reviewed plans to add new athletic teams on both the Ellsworth Community College…

IVCCD Board Report – January 11

IVCCD Learns of Workforce Training Initiatives MARSHALLTOWN – The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors learned about workforce development initiatives spearheaded by Iowa Valley Continuing Education. Initiatives include…

IVCCD Board Report – December 8

IVCCD Elects Leadership MARSHALLTOWN – The Iowa Valley Community College District swore in the Board members elected at the November 2, 2021 City/School Election.  Re-elected to serve 4 year terms…

IVCCD Board Report – November 10

IVCCD Board Learns About Academic Engagement IOWA FALLS – Ellsworth Community College Director of Student Success, Tracy Crippin-Haake, provided an update on the early alert systems Ellsworth Community College and…

IVCCD Board Report – October 13

IVCCD Board Learns About Enrollment Trends MARSHALLTOWN – The Board of Directors learned about a dip in Fall 2021 enrollment at the Iowa Valley Community College District. The Board reviewed…

IVCCD Students and Faculty Participate in Movie Trailer

When Hollywood was looking for a German advisor for the short film, they didn’t need to look further than Ellsworth Community College’s own Joerg Rochlitzer, Social Sciences Faculty and German-native.…

IVCCD Board Report – September 8

IVCCD Approves Sale of Orpheum Theater IOWA FALLS – The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors approved a Letter of Intent for the sale of the Orpheum Theater…

New Report Finds Taking College Credit Coursework is Linked to Postsecondary Outcomes

DES MOINES – Students who take college credit courses in high school are more likely to enroll in postsecondary education after graduation and earn a degree or credential, according to…

IVCCD Bestows Ambassador of the Year Award

During the Marshalltown Community College’s first week of class (dubbed the Week of Welcome), MCC recognized people and organizations that have made a notable contribution to the campus communities. Director…

IVCCD Honors Years of Service

During the Iowa Valley Community College District All Staff Day, held August 17 at Ellsworth Community College, the District recognized the years of service of faculty and staff members. Honorees…