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Welcome to Iowa Lakes Community College! Whatever your goals may be, we can help you reach them. Whether you’re starting your college career, returning to enhance or change your career, or just learn something new, we are here for you.

Why choose Iowa Lakes?

Our courses are taught by qualified instructors and we maintain a small student-to-teacher ratio. You’ll receive a more personalized education with individual attention instead of being lost in a classroom with over 300 first-year students. In addition to our small classes, we have state-of-the-art facilities and offer classes at five convenient campus locations. For those students seeking classes on a flexible schedule, Iowa Lakes offers a wide variety of online and hybrid classes in both 16-week and 8-week formats. Our staff is very dedicated and caring.

We are affordable! In recent years, college tuition has greatly increased, leaving many college graduates burdened with heavy debts. Our tuition rates are low and there are numerous financial aid programs and nearly $1 million in scholarships available. Our Veteran Students have additional financial aid available.

Come visit us

We'd love to have you visit on any of our five campus locations, talk with an admissions counselor, and get all your questions answered! To set up a visit, please call the campus you are interested in visiting to schedule a date and time or click here to set up a visit online.

Algona Emmetsburg Estherville Spencer

Spirit Lake

Phone: 515-295-9455
Fax: 515-295-3729
Toll Free: 877-807-9583

Phone: 712-852-3554
Fax: 712-852-2152
Toll Free: 800-242-5108

Phone: 712-362-2604
Fax: 712-362-8363
Toll Free: 800-242-5106

Phone: 712-262-7141
Fax: 712-262-4047
Toll Free: 877-807-9585

Phone: 712-336-3439
Fax: 712-336-1357
Toll Free: 877-807-9584 


Apply Today

Get started today! Iowa Lakes offers an open door admission policy and the application for admission is free. 

Sail Ahead!

We want your college experience to be fun and rewarding. Explore our website and discover why Iowa Lakes is the best choice for your education.


Questions or comments? Please email us at or call 712-362-2604 or 800-521-5054.
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