North Iowa Area Community College
Mason City, IA
Public University|Community College
About Our College
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.