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Ashford University
400 North Bluff Blvd., Clinton,
(563) 242-4023 or (800) 242-4153,
Fax: (563) 242-2003,

Ashford University® has been a force in Clinton for more than nine decades - from providing quality education for thousands of students on its historic campus to being one of the city's major employers. The last 90 years have brought significant changes, but what has never changed is Ashford University's commitment to provide affordable, innovative and high-quality learning opportunities to high school graduates, transfer students and adult learners. You'll find that Ashford is the perfect blend of tradition with 21st century vision.

Choose Ashford University, founded in 1918, to provide unforgettable college experiences that you will think of for many years to come. You'll get the personal attention you deserve thanks to the 12:1 student teacher ratio. Plus, with one of the lowest tuition costs in the Midwest, you can afford to advance your life at Ashford.

At Ashford, you can choose from more than 25 undergraduate programs. If you're looking for graduate studies, Ashford offers several programs including a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Show your Saints pride when you play for or cheer on Ashford’s 17 intercollegiate teams.

ASPIRE, Ashford's adult accelerated programs, is designed for adults active in the workforce who need to improve their professional skills in order to reach career goals. ASPIRE offers several programs in an accelerated format at both the Bachelor’s and Master's levels. The programs are offered one night per week, in 5- and 6-week formats, focusing on one class at a time. Students can earn their degrees in less time than comparable, conventional programs.

In addition to classes at its Clinton campus, Ashford offers online courses for true educational convenience.

You can rely on Ashford's commitment to excellence, because it is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; the Iowa Department of Education accredits the teacher education program within the College of Education. For more information, visit

Clinton Community College
1000 Lincoln Boulevard, Clinton,
(563) 244-7001 or (800) 637-0559,
Fax: (563) 244-7026,

Clinton Community College has been a part of the Clinton community since opening its doors in 1946 as Clinton Junior College. The college became a part of the Eastern Iowa Community College District in 1965 and was renamed to Clinton Community College. The college remains a part of the EICCD today, which includes Scott Community College and Muscatine Community College.

As a comprehensive community college, a variety of services and programs are offered. Students are enrolled in college transfer programs, as well as career technology programs that will prepare students to enter the workforce. Transfer agreements and articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities provide for a smooth transition for CCC graduates as they continue their education. Advisory committees help to keep career programs current with needed skills. Each semester, over 1,500 students choose to begin their education close to home.

CCC also provides non-credit programming through its Continuing Education Department by offering a variety of programs and classes for the lifelong learner. Classes for GED completion, English as a Second Language and tutors for non-readers are offered through the Adult Basic Education program. The Business and Industry Center offers employee training and retraining services for area industries. Each year, over 13,000 people in Clinton and Jackson counties participate in non-credit classes at CCC.

There are a variety of programs and activities open for the community. The annual B-rrry Scurry race attracts people to Clinton from throughout the Midwest. Programs such as the Visiting Artist series, annual Eagle Watch and events hosted with other organizations are held at the college. Additionally, the college facilities serve as frequent meeting places for area groups.

For more information, visit the EICCD website at and view the video on Clinton Community College.

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