Eastern Iowa Community Colleges

Tuition Increase for EICC

Apr 21, 2021

The cost to attend the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges will go up in the fall. This week, the board of trustees approved an increase in tuition of four dollars per credit hour.

Chancellor Don Doucette says the increase, from 175 dollars to 179 dollars per credit hour, is only about two per cent.

"We've tried to keep tuition as low as possible and the increase as low as possible, however we simply need to make sure that our tuition, which is the major source of our operational revenue, keeps up with operational costs."

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A new agreement will make it easier for community college students in eastern Iowa to continue their studies at a four-year institution. Tuesday Augustana College and the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges introduced "Augustana Next."

Augustana Provost Wendy Hilton-Morrow says when students apply to the community colleges, they can also apply to Augustana.

Special Election March 2

Mar 1, 2021

Polls will be open Tuesday in eastern Iowa for residents to vote on a bond issue and something called "revenue purpose statements."

The Eastern Iowa Community College district is asking permission to borrow up to 40 million dollars to pay for new and expanded facilities in Scott, Clinton, Jackson, and Muscatine counties so it can offer training in everything from robotics and welding to agriculture and nursing.

District officials says the new bonds would replace a series from 2007 that will be paid off this year, so the new bonds would not require raising property taxes.

The state of Iowa wants to help Clinton Community College build a new Career Training center in DeWitt. This month the Iowa Department of Education approved a one million dollar grant for the project.

President Brian Kelly says the college already offers some career and technical training programs in Clinton and Maquoketa, but the new facility would help make more programs available to more people at all three locations. And he thinks there's an urgent need for these programs in our area.

The Eastern Iowa Community Colleges want to help the state train the workers it'll need for the future. So last week, the board of trustees approved a 40 million dollar bond referendum for the ballot in March (3/2).

Chancellor Don Doucette says the money will pay for new and expanded facilities in Clinton, Jackson, Muscatine, and Scott counties - to offer training in everything from robotics and welding, to agriculture and nursing.

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges

College enrollment was down this semester nationwide. To keep students in the classroom, virtual or otherwise, The Eastern Iowa Community Colleges gave new students a choice between a free class or a free laptop. 800 students chose the laptop, and 12,000 took the free class.

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges

Starting today, the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges will move online for the remainder of the semester, with the exception of lab and career training classes. 

The Eastern Iowa Community Colleges has closed one of its campuses because of the pandemic. Starting Monday the Belmont Campus of Scott Community College in Riverdale will be closed for one week. 

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Higher education will continue in eastern Iowa this fall with a mix of in-person and virtual classes. Michelle O'Neill reports. 


When the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges open for the fall semester, they'll offer a combination of traditional and online classes. 

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