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Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar

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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.


Northeast Iowa Community College offers academic/transfer programs, technical, and life enrichment training programs for the students.

Transfer Programs

Northeast Iowa Community College offers the Associate in Arts (A.A.) and Associate in Science (A.S.) degree programs for students who eventually want to transfer to a four year university or college for pursuing the baccalaureate degrees. The college offers the Associate in Arts degree programs in areas such as Business Administration, Communication, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Psychology, Early Childhood, and Law Enforcement. The Associate in Science degree students can opt for numerous areas of specialization such as Agriculture, Animal Science, Dairy Science, Industrial Tech Teacher Education, and Pre-Vet Medicine.

Career and Technical Education

Northeast Iowa Community College also offers the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program for students who want to take up a profession directly after completing their course. Students opting for the A.A.S degree can major in areas such as Accounting Specialist, Administrative Assistant, Associate Degree Nursing, Automotive Technology, Business Specialist, Dairy Science Technology, Entrepreneurial Cosmetology, Industrial Electrician, and Viticulture Technology.

Northeast Iowa Community College also offers various career-oriented diplomas and certificates for students who want to prepare for specific occupations, and those who want to upgrade their skills. The areas in which certificate programs and diplomas are offered include Carpentry – Cabinet Making, Dairy Science Technology – Dairy Breeding Specialist, Enology, Paraeducator Certification, Agriculture Business-Animal Science, Accounting Clerk, Commercial-Residential Electrician, Massage Therapy, and Agriculture Business – Crop Advisor.

Most Popular Fields of Study


Northeast Iowa Community College admits any student who can benefit from a program of study. Students are required to fill the admission application form and appear for the ACCUPLACER placement test for evaluation of reading, comprehension, essay writing, and mathematics skills. Students who can produce their ACT scores or have prior college experience are exempt from taking the placement test. Students are required to submit their official high school transcripts/college records. Once these requirements have been evaluated by the Admissions office, a letter of acceptance is sent to the student.

International Applicants

International applicants seeking admission in Northeast Iowa Community College are required to submit the admission form, official academic credentials, certified secondary school transcripts, and evidence of their proficiency in English by submitting their TOEFL scores. They need to provide a certificate of finances to demonstrate availability of funds to finance the education expenses for a year.

Financial Aid

Northeast Iowa Community College provides financial aid to students to help them meet their academic expenses. The financial aid office provides information on aid eligibility, types of aides, and policies for federal, state, and institutional programs. Northeast Iowa Community College offers financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment.

Scholarships, Grants, and Loans

The need-based awards offered to eligible students are: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Iowa Vocational-Technical Grant, and Iowa Grant. Students can avail various loans such as Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and Federal Direct Parent PLUS loans. Students can apply for numerous scholarship programs such as NIACC Scholarships, Dollars For Scholars Iowa-Illinois Mensa Education Research Foundation Scholarships, CHS Foundation Scholarship, Allamakee-Clayton REC Hauschild Memorial Scholarship, and Great Clips Alice Madden Barton Scholarship. Students can also apply for work-study programs wherein they can seek in-campus and off-campus work-study positions.


To apply for financial aid from Northeast Iowa Community College, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4792nd for the average student loan amount.
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The student life at Northeast Iowa Community College offers various opportunities to ensure that learning occurs both within and outside the classrooms. The Academic Advising office provides valuable guidance to students and clarifies doubts regarding assessment testing, course selection, academic goals, transferring, and career options. The Career Services center helps students make the right career decisions and provides assistance with job searching. The Learning Center provides individual and group assistance for the students in areas such as general education, health occupations, business, and technology. The center also makes arrangements for peer tutoring.

Northeast Iowa Community College library has a collection of 40,000 print and non-print items including academic databases, e-Books, and selected internet resources. Northeast Iowa Community College bookstore houses new and used text books, school supplies, gift items, greeting cards, and other merchandise. The office of the Student Life makes arrangements for numerous activities for getting involved in the campus life. Some of the popular activities arranged on a regular basis include Theater Trips, Musical Entertainment, Family Activities, BBQ’s, Flag Football, Disc Golf, and Service Opportunities.

Northeast Iowa Community College does not provide on campus housing but compiles a list of housing options in different communities within proximity to the college. Dining facilities are available for the students at the cafeteria that serves breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Additional School Information

Northeast Iowa Community College campus features the NICC Child Development Center licensed by the State of Iowa, through the Department of Human Services. The Center provides childcare facilities for student parents, faculty, and staff of Northeast Iowa Community College.


  • Northeast Iowa Community College. About NICC. Web. 24 December 2011.
  • Northeast Iowa Community College. Programs of Study. Web. 24 December 2011.
  • Northeast Iowa Community College. College Catalog 2011-2012. 2011. Print.

Information Summary

Ranks 35th in Iowa and 2353rd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Calmar, IA 52132-0400
Surrounding communityDistant rural area (between 5 to 25 mi. away from an urban area)
Total Population1,909 (N/A urban / 1,909 rural)
Households731 (2.61 people per house)
Median Household Income$34,550
Families490 (3.23 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1901

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4366th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $4,800 $4,800 $4,800
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $416 $416 $416
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $150 $150 $150
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $7,016 $7,016 $7,016
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $18,122 $18,122 $18,122
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $10,047 $10,047 $10,047

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $5,056 $5,216 $5,056 $5,216 $5,056 $5,216
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,800(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,784(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,322(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,031(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 2 9 11 2 779 33 843
Accounting 18 18
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 20 20
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 18 2 20
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations 2 32 34
Agricultural Power Machinery Operation 33 2 35
Agricultural Production Operations, General 3 3
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 2 16 1 19
Business Administration and Management, General 1 2 30 33
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry 7 7
Carpentry/Carpenter 5 5
Chemical Engineering Technology/Technician
Child Care Provider/Assistant 7 7
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 23 1 24
Construction Trades, General
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General 8 8
Dairy Husbandry and Production 13 13
Dental Assisting/Assistant 1 11 12
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 9 9
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 1 4 5
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 3 4
Electrician 19 2 21
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1 1
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician 9 2 11
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 24 1 25
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 11 11
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 4 2 192 11 213
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 1 1 1 98 4 105
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 5 5
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 1 1
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 7 8
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 3 3
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design 9 1 10
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 1 12 13
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 74 3 79
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 12 1 13
Retailing and Retail Operations 2 2
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General 8 1 9
Social Work 1 12 15
Special Products Marketing Operations
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
Viticulture and Enology
Welding Technology/Welder 1 20 1 22

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3646th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $48,229 ($50,208 male / $45,780 female)
Number of FT Faculty 121 (53 male / 68 female)
Number of PT Faculty 511
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $4,777,561

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