Student Right to Know & Disclosures | Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)
Iowa Lakes Community College is required to disclose specific information to current and potential students under regulations set forth by the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965. Below is a list of the required disclosures and links to the actual information or where to obtain the information.
Accreditation, FERPA, and Diversity
Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs:
Iowa Lakes Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Some programs are also accredited and/or approved by other agencies. For specific program accreditation and affiliations, please see Education Programs further down this page for links and guidance. Accreditation information can be found at:
Accreditation information can be found at:
General College Information/Student Disclosures Links for Student Information Privacy of Student Records – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act:
In the Fall of 2017, enrollment of all full and part-time undergraduate students in credit programs was 2,067. Of the total enrolled, 50% were female and 44% were male and 6% did not report. .4% were American Indian/Alaska Native, 1.5% were Asian/Pacific Islander, 0.1 % Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 5.7% were Black, 5.0% were Hispanic, 79% were White, .3% were Two or More Races, and 7.8% were None Reported. For more information, visit:
Diversity of Pell Recipients:
44% of full-time students at Iowa Lakes Community College received Pell in Fall 2016. Of those, 20% claimed a minority ethnicity. Those students receiving Pell in Fall 2016, 52% were female and 48% were male.
Financial Aid, Costs to Attend and Related Topics
Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information:
Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information:
Net Price Calculator:
The Net Price Calculator is a tool designed to help students estimate what it may cost to attend Iowa Lakes Community College. This broad estimate is based on the cost of attendance and the financial aid that was provided to full-time, first-time degree/certificate seeking undergraduate students. Actual net price can vary significantly based on student eligibility and does not represent an actual award. Submission of the FAFSA is the only way to obtain a true and accurate determination of eligibility. Estimates apply to full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students. Visit the link below for more information and to learn your net cost to attend:
Gainful Employment Program Disclosures:
The gainful employment information provides student consumer information and gainful employment disclosures for qualifying diploma and/or certificate programs, including program length, estimated cost of completion, median loan debt, and on-time completion rates. The following link lists all college programs requiring Gainful Employment Disclosures. https://www.iowalakes.edu/gainful-employment
Price of Attendance:
Requirements of Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid:
Programs, Graduation, Transfer, and other Outcomes
By selecting the link below, you will see a list of all active credit programs offered at Iowa Lakes Community College. By selecting the program of interest, you will see further links and information specific to that program, such as: curriculum/education plan, accreditations and affiliations, program coordinators and faculty within the department, cost estimate worksheets, and related links (employment opportunities, Career Coach with employment information and wage earnings). Additional Career Resources related links are provided below.
Career Resource Center:
Career Resource Center Facebook:
Articulation and Transfer Planning are vital to many Iowa Lakes Community College Students. The following two links provided are great resources to review. The first is specific to Iowa Lakes and has our Educational Counselors listed to assist you. Additionally, you will see links to transfer planning guides, specific transfer/articulation agreements listed by program and a checklist to ensure you are ready for your next step in your educational plan and to assist you in being successful. The second link to the direct work and partnership between the community colleges of Iowa and our three regent universities.
Transfer of Credit Policies:
https://www.iowalakes.edu/media/cms/Student_Handbook1718_302ABAE85542D.pdf (page 60)
Student Outcomes/Retention Rate:
64% of the first-time, full-time undergraduate students who enrolled in the Fall of 2015 returned in the Fall of 2016. The part-time student retention rate was 13%.
Graduation Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act)
The 3-year graduation rate for full-time students entering in Fall 2013 was 48%. Additional graduation data can be found at the link below. Complete graduate rate reports including: all students, student athletes, athletes (men), and athletes (women) see our student handbook page 51 at the link below:
Iowa Lakes Community College Student Success at Iowa Regent Universities:
According to the Iowa Board of Regents 2016 Community College Transfer Report, Iowa Lakes Community College students who transfer to continue their college education at an Iowa Regent University have a retention rate after their first year post transferring of 84%. Additionally, 54% those who transfer, graduate from an Iowa Regent University within 3 years of transferring.
Services for Students, Security Report, Activities and Related Topics
Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities:
The following link provides guidance, resources and FAQs to assist you if you have or feel the need to request additional support or accommodations. Our professional staff is ready to assist you in being successful while you attend Iowa Lakes Community College.
Iowa Lakes Community College offers a wide variety of activities and opportunities to broaden the student’s horizons. The Student Services link below has many opportunities identified in the column on the left side of the web-page. The list ranges from clubs, Laker Crew, Music, Student Senate, to specialized TRIO Programs. Further direction is provided in our student handbook located at the second link below.
Acceptable Use Policy:
Student Financial Assistance Links for Student Information Initial Loan Counseling & Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers:
Institutional Code for Conduction for Educational Loans:
Health and Safety Links for Student Information Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program: Pages 31-34:
Vaccination Policies for Health Professional Students:
Vaccination Policies for Health Professional Students: Pages 19-20:
Campus Security Policies and Annual Report:
Iowa Lakes Community College publishes a report that discloses relevant information about campus security and crime statistics which can be found at the website:
Information for Crime Victims About Disciplinary Hearings:
Information for Crime Victims About Disciplinary Student Handbook Pages 39-44:
Voter Registration Information: