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“Right to Know” Information

All schools that receive Title IV Federal Financial Aid (Pell Grants, Direct Stafford Loans, Federal Work Study, etc.) are required to inform students each year of graduation rates at their school. Rates are calculated based on 150% of the time that it would take to earn a degree (students seeking a 2-year degree would be tracked for 3 years to be counted in the graduation rate cohort).

MCC student achievement data

Student achievement (including retention, graduation, transfer and employment rates) is important to MCC. Student cohort retention rates are tracked and reported to the National Center for Education Statistics via the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) each spring. The most recent IPEDS submission reports on the fall-to-fall retention rate of fall 2016 first-time, full-time students. The fall 2016 IPEDS cohort consisted of 313 students; 174 students (56 percent) of the cohort enrolled during fall 2017.

The 150% (three-year) graduation rate is also reported via IPEDS. For Marshalltown Community College students who first entered, full-time in the fall 2014, 37.4 percent graduated within 150 percent of normal completion time. The transfer rate for the fall 2014 cohort was 16.4 percent. Student-athletes who first entered on a full-time basis during fall 2014 had a graduation rate of 51.4 percent.

Campus safety and security

Campus crime statistics are available through the Dean of Students’ Office (Rm 111) and Provost’s Office (Rm 119) or by going to and searching for Marshalltown Community College.

The most current MCC security and fire safety data can be viewed here: IVCCD Annual Security & Fire Safety 2018 Report (ASR) (a printed copy may be requested through the Dean of Students’ Office).

Marshalltown Community College takes seriously the safety of its students and guests. We have a separate web page devoted to information about Title IX, which pertains to sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic/dating violence, stalking and related crimes.

Grievances, complaints & concerns

Iowa Valley Community College District and Marshalltown Community College desire to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an expeditious, fair and amicable manner. MCC students residing outside of the state of Iowa while attending classes who desire to resolve a grievance should follow the College’s grievance procedure on page 16 in the MCC student handbook. In the event that a complaint cannot be satisfied through one of these avenues, the Iowa College Student Aid Commission (ICSAC) is authorized to receive and review complaints from students. You may contact ICSAC to register a complaint at If an issue cannot be resolved through ICSAC, you may file a complaint with either the Iowa Department of Education (515-281-0319) or the Higher Learning Commission (; ph. 312-263-0456).

The College believes in maintaining an educational environment that is positive and productive for its students. Occasionally, a student may claim that he or she has experienced an alleged violation, misinterpretation, or misapplication of IVCCD Board policies, rules and regulations; or has been unfairly treated by an IVCCD employee or another student; or that the contractual relationship between the student and IVCCD has been breached. When these situations arise, students should follow the Student Grievance Procedure. For all other complaints and feedback, the student should follow the Student Feedback/Complaint Procedure. Forms are found in the Dean of Students’ office as well as here:

Access to an appeal as defined within College policies and procedures, but no more than 5 business days after the sanctioning decision. If students feel that they have been disciplined unfairly or if they wish to appeal some other decision which they consider to be unjustified, unfair, or a violation of student rights, then the student should appeal that decision. An appeal is not granted in cases where there is disagreement with a College policy or procedure. In those cases, students should file a complaint with the appropriate department, but the sanction will not be contested. Appeal forms are located in the Dean of Students’ office as well as here:

MCC Education Equity Statement

It is the policy of Iowa Valley Community College District that no individual will be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by the District on the basis of actual or potential parental, family or marital status; age; color; creed; gender identity; national origin; physical or mental disability; race; religion; or sexual orientation as required by the Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq).

Marshalltown Community College and Iowa Valley Grinnell students who feel they have been discriminated against are advised to contact Dr. Patrick Kennedy, Equity Officer, at 641-844-5716 or Complaints may also be filed with the Director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission in Des Moines at (515) 281-4121 and/or the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, at the Chicago office, 500 W. Madison St., Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661; (312) 730-1560.

Retaliation against any individual for reporting discrimination or assisting in providing information relevant to a report of discrimination is strictly prohibited by IVCCD and constitutes a violation of this policy.

Semester college credits

At IVCCD/Marshalltown Community College, semester hours of undergraduate credit across all disciplines and departments are awarded by the “Carnegie Unit” method. A semester credit hour is normally granted for satisfactory completion of one 55-minute session of classroom instruction per week for a semester of 15 weeks. This basic measure may be adjusted proportionately to reflect modified academic calendars and formats of study. A semester credit hour is an academic unit earned for 15 55-minute sessions of classroom or direct faculty instruction or its equivalent with a normal expectation of two hours of outside study for each class session.

All IVCCD distance learning classes have an on-campus version of the course whereby the amount of instruction, course objectives and learning outcomes are equivalent between modes of delivery. Learning objectives are determined, organized and evaluated by our faculty annually per course. Comparisons of course syllabi for distance vs. on-campus sections of a course have equivalent learning standards. For a distance learning class, while there is no “seat requirement,” there is a normal expectation of three hours of outside study per week for each semester credit hour during the typical 15 weeks of the course.

Credit definitions

  1. One on-campus class credit is defined as: 1 class hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction per week and a minimum of 2 class hours of out-of-class student work each week.
  2. One distance learning or hybrid class credit is defined as: an equivalent amount of instruction and student work leading to equivalent learning outcomes, as required for the on-campus class as defined above.
  3. One laboratory credit is defined as a minimum of 2 class hours of work each week in a laboratory under the supervision of a lab supervisor/instructor and an expectation of 1 class hour of additional out-of-class student work each week.
  4. Online courses with one laboratory credit taught via distance learning require the equivalent learning outcomes/lab experiences as required for the on-campus lab, but with a normal expectation of 3 hours of student work each week (usually handled through laboratory kits purchased by the student).
  5. One clinical or internship or practicum credit is defined as a minimum of 4 class hours of work each week in a laboratory or work setting under the supervision of a lab supervisor/instructor and an expectation of 1 class hour of additional out-of-class student work each week.

Additional MCC Consumer Information

The U.S. Department of Education requires that all colleges annually provide notice regarding the availability of the consumer information listed below. Please contact the department responsible with questions, concerns or requests for paper copies.


Maintained by the MCC Athletic Department.

Drug & Alcohol Prevention and Abuse

Maintained by the MCC Dean of Students.

Emergency Notification System

Maintained by the MCC Provost’s Office.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Maintained by the MCC Registrar’s Office.

Financial Aid

Maintained by the MCC Financial Aid Office.

General MCC Information

Photo/Video Policy

Iowa Valley Community College District reserves the right to take photographs or videos of faculty, staff, and students engaged in teaching, research, clinical practices, intercollegiate athletics, student activities, and other activities, as well as casual and portrait photography or videography. These photographs and videos may be used as part of marketing and promotional efforts including (but not limited to) advertisements, news/feature stories, publications (e.g., catalogs, brochures, posters, etc.), website images, social media posts, recruitment activities, and other promotional purposes serving IVCCD and/or its units.

Classes are photographed only with the permission of the instructor, and students will be given the opportunity not to be featured. Photographs and video files will be kept in the files and archives of IVCCD as deemed appropriate and will remain available for use by the District without time limitations or restrictions.

Faculty, staff, and students are made aware by virtue of this policy that the District reserves the right to alter photography and videography for creative purposes. Faculty, staff, and students who do not want to be in District photographs or videography as described in this policy should contact the IVCCD Marketing Director.

IVCCD employees, students, and community members are advised that photographs and videography taken in public places and at public events do not require signatures or authorization for publication. IVCCD has no control over the use of photographs or videography taken by third parties, including (without limitation) the news media covering College activities and events.

Student Right-To-Know Act

Employees are available during normal operating hours (Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm) to help prospective students, current students, and current and prospective employees obtain consumer information.

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