Northeast Iowa Community College was founded in 1966 by the State Board of Education as the Area One Vocational -Technical School. In 1979, the Area One Vocational -Technical School changed its name to Northeast Iowa Technical Institute then to Northeast Iowa Community College in 1988. Also in 1988, the College gained authorization by the Iowa Board of Education to award Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees as well as diplomas and certificates.
Northeast Iowa Community College is a two-year, public, not-for-profit institution of higher learning and is accredited by the North Central Commission on Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees and certificates. Northeast Iowa Community College operates with the mission to “provide accessible, affordable, quality education and training to meet the needs of our communities.” The values of service, respect innovation, stewardship and integrity help Northeast Iowa Community College to strive towards its mission.
Northeast Iowa Community College operates two campuses located within the state of Iowa in the cities of Calmar and Peosta. Northeast Iowa Community College prides itself on making its campus experiences safe, welcoming and enjoyable for each and every student that enters its doors. Both campuses feature academic and faculty facilities as well as student bookstores, dining halls and child care services available to both students and local community members.
More than 5,000 students are enrolled in Northeast Iowa Community College, and the college provides students with an open admissions policy along with a rolling admissions schedule. While Northeast Iowa Community College takes pride in open admissions, being admitted into the college does not mean admission to all courses or academic programs. Students must apply for acceptance into select programs.
Northeast Iowa Community College supports 22 diploma programs, 20 certificate programs and 58 programs that lead to an Associate of Applied Science, an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree. Classes maintain a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, and more than 300 faculty are employed, including full-time and part-time instructors. Eight academic divisions house degree programs, including:
- Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Technology
- Agriculture and Animal Science
- Business, Communication and Marketing
- Education, Human and Public Services
- Electrical and Construction Technology
- Health Sciences
- Liberal Arts and Transfer
- Science and Computer Technology
Northeast Iowa Community College also offers a number of online classes through the distance learning program. Online classes facilitate higher education for students not able to commute to campus for face-to-face classes.
Northeast Iowa Community college recognizes that college is more than books and tests. Students are encouraged to explore their interests, expand social circles and make a difference by getting involved and participating in the various clubs, professional organizations and honor societies that are available on campus. Currently there are 25 active clubs and organizations on campus that cover a broad range of topics and interests.
Tuition and fees for both in-state and out-of-state students is $5,216 per academic year. The financial aid office on campus manages grants and loans including Federal, state and institutional financial aid programs, such as the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Loans, in addition to institutional and local Scholarships. Additional financial aid programs include the Northeast Iowa Community College Student Employment Program, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Veterans Assistance. Northeast Iowa Community College also offers a tuition payment plan making college more affordable for all students.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:Associate's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:1,305
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