North Iowa Area Community College

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is a public community college in Mason City, Iowa.

North Iowa Community College
Former names
Mason City Junior College
PresidentSteven Shultz
Students2,995 [1][better source needed]
Location, ,
United States
ColorsBlue and Gold          
AffiliationsAmerican Association of Community Colleges, National Junior College Athletic Association, Iowa Community College Athletic Conference


NIACC began as Mason City Junior College in 1918, becoming the first public two-year college in Iowa. The college was located in the high school until 1953, when it moved to the Memorial University Building. In 1965, Mason City Junior College transformed into North Iowa Area Community College (Merged Area II) and moved into the former high school in downtown Mason City. In 1970, the college moved to its current campus on the east edge of Mason City.[2]


North Iowa Area Community College's athletic teams are nicknamed the Trojans. NIACC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference [3]

Sports teamsEdit

  • Baseball (Men)
  • Basketball (Men and Women)
  • Cross Country (Men and Women)
  • Golf (Men and Women)
  • Soccer (Men and Women)
  • Softball (Women)
  • Track & Field (Men and Women)
  • Volleyball (Women)
  • Wrestling (Men)

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "North Iowa Area Community College Student Population And Demographics". College Tuition Compare. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
  2. ^ Stewart, Ashley (September 9, 2018). "Centennial milestone: NIACC marks 100 years of education in Mason City (with photos)". Mason City Globe Gazette. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
  3. ^ "Iowa Community College Athletic Conference". Iowa Community College Athletic Conference. November 24, 2020. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
  4. ^ Shaffer, Jonas (November 24, 2019). "Where did Marshal Yanda's path to Ravens history start? With a junior-college pledge to 'sacrifice everything.'". Retrieved January 13, 2020.

External linksEdit