Iowa Lakes Community College
About Iowa Lakes
Iowa Lakes is a two-year Community College founded in 1967. It is designed to provide affordable education to the
residents of northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota, and it is dedicated
to serving the changing needs of its students and the communities it serves.
Lakes is comprised of five campuses: Emmetsburg, Estherville,
Algona, Spencer, and Spirit Lake. Currently, over 3,900 students
are enrolled on all campuses of the College.
Iowa Lakes offers a variety of classes and programs,
such as liberal arts, career option, and vocational-technical programs.
Continuing Education programs help to provide workplace training for area
businesses and industry. In addition, Iowa Lakes supplies relicensure
courses, Adult Basic Education, high school completion (GED), the Small
Business Development Center, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
(RSVP) and short term vocational training. Students may choose to take
classes during the day or evenings or weekends from any of the five campuses.
|Iowa Lakes Community
3200 College Drive
Emmetsburg, IA 50536
The College operates Alternative High Schools in Emmetsburg, Estherville, and Spirit Lake in cooperation
with local school districts. It also participates in several cooperative
programs with local school districts.
Iowa Lakes Community College awards a variety of degrees,
diplomas and certificates. To be eligible for a degree or diploma
in a credit program, you must successfully complete the last 15 credits
before graduation in courses you take at Iowa Lakes.
The Emmetsburg, Estherville, and Spencer campuses provide on-campus
housing. The dorms provide the opportunity to develop
lifelong relationships, share activities and interests with others, and
to experience independence
and responsibility. Students participate in a variety of activities,
including intercollegiate sports, music groups, Student Senate, newspaper,
radio, and many clubs and organizations.
Students choose Iowa Lakes because of its accessibility
and low cost, and the availability of scholarships, grants, and
other financial aid.
Iowa Lakes prides itself in providing state-of-the-art technology in its classrooms, labs, student centers,
and dormitories. It believes in quality education and training on the
tools students will be using on the job.
The faculty and staff are knowledgeable and committed to
the success of each student. Iowa Lakes offers outstanding faculty, services,
career programs and fields of study at the right price, place and time
for each person.
You are invited to visit the facilities
on any campus. You’ll have the opportunity to tour the buildings,
sit in on a class, and meet personally with a professor to discuss your