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K-12 Education

Lee County boasts a 5% higher graduation rate then the national average. Students receive personalized attention with a student to teacher ratio of 14-to-1. School districts in the area include:

Central Lee Community
Fort Madison Community
Harmony Community
Holy Trinity Catholic
Keokuk Community

Higher Education

Southeastern Community College has two locations for higher educational advancement in Lee County, the South Campus is located in Keokuk and a satellite location in Fort Madison. Based out of Burlington, Iowa, Southeastern Community College provides a variety of training options including college credit courses for high school students, certificate programs, associate degree options and professional development courses.

Iowa State University also has an extension office in Donnellson, providing research-based learning opportunities. 

Residents also have access to

Iowa Wesleyan College – a fully accredited, coeducational, private four-year liberal arts college offering bachelor’s degrees in a variety of majors. Iowa Wesleyan, located in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, is the oldest University west of the Mississippi River. 

University of Iowa – located in Iowa City, Iowa, the University of Iowa is a major national research university, the university is organized into eleven colleges offering more than 100 areas of study and 7 professional degrees. A Division I school and members of the Big Ten Conference, the Hawkeyes have won 26 national championships. 

Western Illinois University – offers a variety of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, pre-professional programs, and certificate programs. Located in Macomb, Illinois, Lee County residents benefit from in state tuition, Western Illinois University was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top tier “Best Regional University.”
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