Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) is a public, tax supported, two year educational institution serving the residents of Allamakee, Dubuque, Chickasaw, Delaware, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek counties and sections of Bremer, Buchanan, Jones, Jackson, and Mitchell counties. The history of the college dates back to the year 1966 when the State Board of Education approved the establishment of the Area One Vocational-Technical School district, headquartered at Calmar. In 1967, construction started for classroom facilities of the college on an area of 210 acres on the south edge of Calmar. In 1979, the second campus of the college was set up at Peosta.
Presently, the college has a total enrollment of 5,000 students and the campus features facilities such as the Wilder Learning Resource Center, Darwin L. Schrage Administration, Max Clark Hall, Student Union, Industrial Technologies, Farm Implement/Welding, and the Northeast Iowa Community-based Dairy Center.
Northeast Iowa Community College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.