Future Students

Welcome to Indian Hills Community College! Whether you are just finishing high school, have previous college credit, are a working professional in need of more education, or are interested in exploring new career opportunities, we are here to help you achieve your goals. There is no doubt that an education will be one of the most important investments you will ever make. At Indian Hills you can earn your associate’s degree, get started on a bachelor’s degree, or earn diplomas or certifications in many specialized fields.

Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 150Indian Hills Community College has been ranked in the top 10% of all community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute, since 2011. Read More

Why Choose Indian Hills?

Indian Hills Community College is all about you. We have a wide variety of programs including career–focused Advanced Technology programs, outstanding Health Sciences programs, and transferable Arts and Sciences courses. Small class sizes allow for personal attention, and flexible class schedules include a four-day academic week and evening and weekend classes. Having an Indian Hills Community College Campus or County Service Center in each of the ten counties which comprise our geographic area means added convenience for our students. You are only a short distance away from the courses you need. Online Learning options mean that an education is within reach anywhere you have an Internet connection.

Want more information?
Download the Viewbook for a quick overview.
View the College Catalog for all the details.

Campus Tour and More About Us

Take our Virtual Campus Tours to get a sense of what it feels like to be on our beautiful campuses. Then, find out more about Indian Hills locations and our mission and history. Accreditation is also an important factor when considering where to earn your degree. Indian Hills is regionally accredited and also accredited in a variety of other specialized fields.

Schedule a Visit

The best way to experience the opportunities available at Indian Hills Community College is to visit one of our campuses and take a look for yourself. Please contact our Admission and Recruiting Office by calling either the Ottumwa Campus: (800) 726-2585, ext. 5153 or the Centerville Campus: at (800) 670-3641.

Explore Hills: Campus Visit Day

Warrior HeadSign up for a personalized visit, to our Main Campus (Ottumwa), and see what Indian Hills has to offer! Enjoy lunch at The Hills Diner, visit our residence halls, talk with financial aid and scholarship experts, speak with an advisor, shop at the Indian Hills Bookstore, and tour our beautiful campus.

Reserve your spot at one of the following upcoming Campus Visit Days >>
Call Today:
(800) 726-2585, 5153

Apply Now

Indian Hills Community College maintains an open admissions policy, and it’s our goal to make our admissions process as simple as possible. There is no fee to apply. Apply today >>

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Housing/Dorms

On-campus housing is available on both the Ottumwa and Centerville campuses. Rooms range from modern, apartment-style units to traditional double–occupancy. Check out our options >>

Financing Your Education

Most Indian Hills students receive some form of financial assistance. The Indian Hills Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships each year. There are many other types of scholarships and assistance available, as well, including the Community–Based Job Training Program, Veterans Affairs Education Benefit Programs, and the Indian Hills Work Study Program. Our Financial Aid Office is ready to help you navigate the process of applying for Federal and State sources of financial aid, as well. Find out more >>

Programs of Study

Indian Hills offers associate degrees, as well as numerous certificate and diploma options. Please browse through our Courses & Programs pages to learn more.

Continuing Education

The Customized Learning Division at Indian Hills provides services to anyone who wants to learn new skills, gain relicensure or continuing education credits, or just enhance their skills and learn something new.

High School Programs

High school students have the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school! Explore our many options and find one that’s right for you.

Online Learning Options

Indian Hills Community College has a robust Online Learning Program. More than 250 online courses are offered in subjects related to arts and sciences, advanced technologies, and health occupations, with new courses being developed each term. Online continuing education and skill–building courses are also available. Learn more >>

International Students

Over the years, hundreds of international students, including students from six of the world's seven continents, have attended Indian Hills Community College, earning a quality education, while experiencing the rich culture found in the heartland of the United States. Find out more >>

Academic and Student Services

Assistance is available to all Indian Hills students in the form of academic advising and counseling, tutoring, skill–building courses, disability services, and much more. Feel free to explore the Current Students section of our website to take a peek at what will be available to you once you enroll at Indian Hills Community College.

Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)
The Educational Opportunity Center helps lower–income, first–generation college students with financial aid and admission applications as well as academic and career advising. (The EOC is a TRIO program).

COMPASS Testing

All prospective students in specific Health Sciences programs (Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Dental Assisting, Early Childhood Education, Emergency Medical Services, Health Informatics, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Pharmacy Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology, Surgical Technology, and Therapeutic Massage) are required to take the ACT or COMPASS test and have a minimum score on the test. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into a program.

For more information, please contact the Testing Center.

Registrar and Academic Policy Information

This information includes: Academic Renewal Policy, Grade Requital Policy, and How to Transfer Credit from Another College. Read more >>

Student Life

You will find many student activities at Indian Hills. There are a variety of ways to have fun and get to know other students, including athletics, intramural sports, performing and visual arts, student clubs, student government, and more. Take a look >>

Ready to Talk?

If you have questions or would like to find out more about Indian Hills Community College, please contact our Admission and Recruiting Office. We are looking forward to helping you reach your educational goals.

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