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Welcome to Eastern Iowa Community Colleges
At Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC), we know that education changes lives and builds communities.
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Robust Region in Eastern Iowa
The Quad Cities and surrounding areas are the heart of the Midwest. We enjoy a healthy and diverse economy, where industries thrive, thanks to a well-educated workforce.
EICC designs and delivers curriculum and training that helps fill the talent pipeline. Our relationships with local and regional employers ensure students learn the skills needed to succeed today, tomorrow, and into the future. Our work has a direct impact on Iowa's economic vitality.
Staple in the Community
Founded in 1965, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges includes Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges. Stretched along the banks of the Mississippi River, the district covers all of Clinton, Jackson, Muscatine and Scott Counties, as well as parts of Cedar and Louisa Counties.
Spanning more than 120 miles from north to south, our campuses boast a dynamic combination of urban and rural landscapes. This creates an incredible diversity of ages, ethnic backgrounds, experiences, and cultures among our students and the communities we serve.
In fact, EICC is ranked as one of the most diverse community colleges in the state. We’re certainly proud of that, as it enriches our learning environments and the opportunities we offer our students.
Number One Choice
EICC is the first choice of area high school graduates, whether pursuing a four-year bachelor’s degree or a career education. There's a reason for that - many are already EICC students through our concurrent courses and hands-on Career Academies. We help more than 5,000 high school students get a jump-start on their college education each year.
EICC’s tuition is always one of the most competitive in the state, hundreds less than state universities and thousands less than private colleges. The college provides many scholarship opportunities, including loans, grants and work study options.
Small Class Sizes
With an average 19:1 student-faculty ratio, our classes are kept small and taught by instructors with real-world experience. At EICC, you’re more than just a number. Our instructors know you by name and care about your success—in and outside of the classroom.
Our students learn by doing. EICC offers more than 30 Career Technology Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees, allowing students to enter directly into the workforce. With classes taught by industry experts in our state-of-the-art facilities, you can expect to gain the knowledge and skills needed for an in-demand career.
Seamless Transfer Options
EICC holds formal transfer and joint admissions agreements with many area four-year private college and state universities. By choosing EICC first in your bachelor’s degree journey, you’ll receive top-notch faculty instruction, lower tuition rates, smaller class sizes, and in some cases, guaranteed transfer to your preferred institution.
Customized Training and Continuing Education
EICC’s Office of Continuing Education is committed to helping individuals and local organizations stay competitive in today's rapidly changing business climate. No matter the topic — health and safety, computer technology, leadership, industry trades, etc. — our classes and customized training solutions develop leaders, enhance employee skills, and address industry needs. Our experienced instructors and consultants work in partnership with more than 250 businesses each year to ensure every aspect of the training process is tailored to their exact requirements: from the development of custom-tailored curriculum to pre-course logistics and post-course evaluation.
Robust Student Support
As THE Community’s College, building a friendly, supportive, and well-connected community for students is our top priority. We have academic support services to help you thrive in your courses, and personal support systems that help you manage your mental health and well-being. Whatever support you need, EICC has your back. Services include: Admissions, Academic Advising, Student Success Center tutoring, Disability Services, Counseling, Career Services, Veteran and Military Student Affairs, Financial Aid, libraries, food pantries, and more.
EICC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). HLC accreditation means
our programs meet or exceed the standards for academic excellence set for every public
and private college in a 19-state region. The district is approved by the Iowa Department
of Education and the Board of Regents. Individual programs are accredited by associations
within their respective fields.