A community college located in Mason City, Iowa, North Iowa Area Community College was established in 1918. During its time of inception, it was the first institution of its kind in Iowa, and among the first in the country. The college offers associate, diploma, and certificate degrees. Owing to the transfer agreements that the school has with over 40 institutions all over the country, students will have a seamless transfer experience after completing their education at NIACC. Students at NIACC can enjoy personal attention and a vibrant campus life, given the plethora of options presented to them – student activity center, learning support, clubs & organisations, counselling, and community events.