North Iowa residents can meet their educational needs through regional institutions and agencies.
North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is a progressive, comprehensive community college in Mason City, Iowa. The college offers the first two years toward a bachelors degree in virtually any field, over 40 technical career programs, and an array of continuing education opportunities including business and industry training. NIACC enrolls nearly 3,000 students in credit programs each semester and serves the educational needs of more than 75,000 continuing education registrants annually. The college has served North Iowa for more than 80 years, having been established in 1918 as Mason City Junior College. Check out the college’s
web site at
Buena Vista University, Mason City Center offers bachelor's degree completion programs for A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. graduates. Most students graduate in two years and attend classes two evenings a week on the NIACC campus. Find the educational program that fits your needs at
La’James College, Mason City offers training in Costomology, Message Therapy, Nail Technology or Esthiology. Kevin Rentz is the third generation educational director and president of La’James College, which has
68 plus years of developing and revising its curriculum. Visit their
web site at
Waldorf College, Forest City is the only liberal arts college in Iowa featuring three-year accelerated bachelors degree programs. The college also offers an extensive menu of associates degree programs. The expanding bachelors degree offerings include Communications, Business, MIS, Humanities, English, Theatre Arts, Elementary Education K-12, Wellness, and History. Waldorf College is a residential college of 600 students. More information is available at the following
Area Education Agency 267, Clear Lake is a regional educational agency serving students K-12
in Region 2. For more information, AEA267’s
web site address is www.aea267.k12.ia.us.
Works pays class tuition for age and income eligible persons
needing education for employability purposes. While taking classes,
clients are paid hourly wages for each hour in class. Classes may be
taken at educational institutions or private vendor training. To be
eligible person must be 55 years or older. Contact