Northeast Community College was initially founded in 1973 by the Nebraska state legislature. Today, the public two-year Northeast Community College focuses on the development of vocational and technical skills, in addition to providing liberal arts and transfer degrees and continuing education coursework. Northeast Community College awards associate's degrees and select certificates.
The campus is located at the northeast edge of Norfolk, Nebraska and is easily accessible to the residents of the 20-county area in northeast Nebraska in which it serves. Northeast also retains educational facilities in O’Neill, South Sioux City, and West Point.
Northeast Community College’s mission is to provide “comprehensive, lifelong, learning-centered educational opportunities and services to meet the diverse needs of our public.”
Northeast Community College is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition to overall accreditation, the Physical Therapy and Nursing programs have also been awarded programmatic accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and is approved by the Nebraska State Board of Nursing.
Northeast Community College supports an open admission policy and a rolling admissions deadline. However, students are required to submit test scores for both Math and English prior to enrollment. Credits earned at Northeast Community College can be transferred to other higher learning institutions.
Currently, there are approximately 5,000 students enrolled in classes at Northeast Community College, including about 1,900 adult learners. A slight majority of students at Northeast Community College are enrolled part-time and the gender breakdown reflects an approximate 45:55 female-to-male student body ratio. White students represent about 85 percent of the student body, with Hispanic, African American and American Indian representing less than 10 percent. Just over 90 percent of students declare in-state residency.
Students at Northeast Community College can enroll in more than 95 associate’s degree, diploma, certificate or workforce training completion programs, including fields of study, such as Business and Industry, Computer, Continuing Education, Health and Professional or Special Interest. Northeast Community College awards Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science and an Associate of Arts degrees. Approximately 300 instructional faculty members teach classes at Northeast Community College and the student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1.
Students also have the opportunity to gain valuable skills through participation in the clubs and organizations at Northeast Community College. Nearly 50 extracurricular activities are available covering a broad range of interest from theatre, public service, religious, academic and social organizations to collegiate basketball and intramural athletic teams.
The yearly tuition and fees for enrollment at Northeast Community College is $2836.50 for in-state students and $3425.50 for out-of-state students. Northeast Community College also supports grants, loans, and scholarships, including:
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
- Nebraska Opportunity Grant
- Federal Work-Study
- Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
- Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
- Tuition Waivers
- Northeast Community College Scholarships
- Other Scholarship opportunities, including external awards and transfer awards
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:Associate's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:1,910
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