Experience Ellsworth


Located in the heart of the Scenic City, Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls offers world-class academic opportunities, competitive athletics, activities to suit every interest, and resources that promote success. Ellsworth is the oldest community college in the state of Iowa which means we have over 130 years of experience in higher education.

At Ellsworth, our goal is to help you successfully transfer, or enter the workforce after graduation. Anything is possible – and we’re ready to help you!


Ellsworth Community College is part of the Iowa Valley Community College District. The beautiful campus is tucked into the charming riverside city of Iowa Falls, Iowa. Our students and staff get the best of both worlds – a safe, small-town environment that’s close to the entertainment, recreation, and career opportunities of bigger cities.




Average class size at Ellsworth Community College


Percentage of students enrolled full time


Practical Nursing program is ranked in the STATE


Precision Ag is ranked NATIONALLY


Percentage of students that participate in intercollegiate athletics, and compete in the NJCAA conference.


The North Central Iowa Crop Summit is set to take place on Friday, February 23, 2024, at the Ellsworth Community College Ag Center, located at 709 Ellsworth Avenue in Iowa Falls.

This event, organized in collaboration with the Hardin County Corn Growers Association, Hardin County Extension, and Hardin County Farm Bureau, promises to be a day of insightful discussions and networking opportunities for the agricultural community. Please kindly RSVP to Eric Weuve at Eric.Weuve@iavalley.edu or call 641-648-8661.

Visit ecc.iavalley.edu/events for more information!

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Meet Kylie Willems, a first-year Graphic Design student at Ellsworth Community College. When Kylie was asked about the Last-Dollar Scholarship and how important it was to her, here is what she had to say... 🤔

"Back in high school, our school pushed for us to apply for the Last-Dollar Scholarship, and that extra support was really helpful and made a real difference, taking off some academic and financial stress. I’ve always wanted to express myself creatively and the graphic design program at Ellsworth being a Last-Dollar Scholarship program was just an added bonus and incentive for me to enroll at ECC. I have less stress in my life thanks to the Last-Dollar Scholarship and can just focus on my classes!"

Learn more about how the Last-Dollar Scholarship program could help you, too! 👍

Visit our website for more information: ecc.iavalley.edu/last-dollar-scholarship/ ✅

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ECC Students Excel At Iowa Pas Conference, Earn Spots At National Competition

Ellsworth Community College is proud to announce the outstanding achievements of its students at the Iowa PAS (Professional Agricultural Students) Conference held at Honey Creek Lodge in Moravia last week.…

ECC announces Fall Graduates

Sixteen students have completed all requirements of their respective degree programs as of the end of the Fall 2023 semester and are now graduates of Ellsworth Community College in Iowa…

ECC announces 2023 Fall Term Dean’s List

One hundred and forty-eight students were named to the Fall 2023 (August to December) Dean’s List at Ellsworth Community College. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must have…


Ellsworth Selected for FAA Training Program


Today Ellsworth Community College (ECC) announces the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected its Precision Ag program for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Collegiate Training Initiative program or the UAS-CTI. “This is…

Meeting the Demands for Qualified Nurses


IOWA FALLS – The demand for qualified nurses in the work force continues to grow and Iowa Valley Community College District is rising to the challenge to meet those demands…

Ellsworth Community College Introduces New Welding Program for Fall 2024


IOWA FALLS – Ellsworth Community College has announced the launch of a new Welding program, which will begin enrolling students for the Fall 2024 semester. The Welding program will offer…

ECC Announces Spring Graduates 2023

One hundred and thirty-one students have completed all requirements of their respective degree programs as of the end of the Spring 2023 semester and are now graduates of Ellsworth Community…

ECC announces 2023 Spring Term Dean’s List

IOWA FALLS, IA – One hundred and thirty-four students were named to the Spring 2023 (January to May) Dean’s List at Ellsworth Community College. To be eligible for the Dean’s…

Ellsworth Community College Commencement Ceremony 2023

Ellsworth Community College celebrated its commencement ceremony on Friday, May 12, 2023 at 2:00 PM in the Martin Ellsworth Dittmer Gymnasium in Iowa Falls, Iowa. Below are pictures from the…

ECC Honors Reception

Ellsworth Community College celebrated the annual Honors Reception on Thursday, April 27th at 6:30 PM in the Gentle Student Center. Below are pictures from the Honors Reception.