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Iowa Western Community College Demographics & Diversity

Council Bluffs, Iowa

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Iowa Western Community College are primarily White with a smaller Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 33% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Iowa Western Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 67%
Black 13%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 2%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 3%
Race Unknown 7%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 25% more female students than male students enrolled at Iowa Western Community College with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Iowa Western Community College has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Iowa Western Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for Iowa Western Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,651
Women 3,311

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Iowa Western Community College serves a very low number of students outside of Iowa, with 84 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Iowa Western Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 84%
Out of State 16%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$54,571 per year

54% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
5,962
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 20.7%
Part time Undergrads 31.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153630 IPEDS survey data for Iowa Western Community College.