There is no doubt that earning an education will be one of the most important investments your child will make. We know that you probably have many questions about how your daughter or son will transition from high school to college. We understand. Know that Indian Hills Community College is committed to the success of its students and that we take seriously our call to help each one achieve his or her educational goals, while developing the life skills necessary to flourish outside the classroom, as well.

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 student and learning centered. 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. Students are only a short distance away from the courses they need. Online Learning options mean that an education is within reach anywhere an Internet connection is available.

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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 your high school student.

Online Learning Options

Indian Hills Community College has a robust Online Learning Program. More than 160 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 >>

Financing Your Student's 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 >>

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 your child once he/she enrolls at Indian Hills Community College. The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is also available to help lower-income, first-generation college students with financial aid and admissions applications, as well as academic/career advising.

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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 your child should earn a 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.

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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 >>


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 >>

Safety on Campus

At Indian Hills Community College, the safety and security of our students, faculty, and staff is a top priority. In addition to support from local law enforcement authorities, the Ottumwa Campus has its own on-campus security. Further, we have incorporated outdoor lighting and high-quality security locks as part of our ongoing efforts toward preventing crime, rather than just reacting to it. Find out more >>

Student Life

Your son or daughter 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 eager to help your son or daughter reach his/her goals.

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