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Northeast Community College

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Northeast Community College is a two-year comprehensive community college that serves the residents of 20 counties of northeast Nebraska. The college was formed by the merger of two distinct institutions: Northeastern Nebraska College and Northeast Nebraska Technical College.

The main campus of Northeast Community College is located in Norfolk, NE with education centers at South Sioux City, O’Neill, and West Point. The Norfolk campus is situated on an area of 771 acres. The college has a total enrollment of approximately 5,000 full-time and part-time students.

Northeast Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools for awarding associate degrees, one-year diplomas, and certificates.


Associate Degrees

Northeast Community College offers two-year Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degree programs for students who eventually want to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree (BA or BS). The college offers Associate of Arts degree programs in areas such as Accounting, Administrative Assistant, Art, Biology, Behavioral Science, and Criminal Justice Corrections. The Associate of Science degree students can opt for numerous areas of specialization such as Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Nursing-Pre-Professional, Physics, and Pre-Engineering.

Northeast Community College also offers the Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) for students who want to take up a profession directly after completing their courses. The areas of study that these students can opt for include Accounting, Agribusiness, Animal Science, Automotive Technology, Banking, and Culinary Arts.

Northeast Community College also offers the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) for students who want to pursue a career as a registered nurse.

Diplomas and Certificate Programs

The college offers various career-oriented diploma and certificate programs in areas such as Accounting, Administrative Assistant, Audio Recording Technology, Business Entrepreneurship, and Early Childhood Education. The duration for diploma programs is about one year, whereas the typical duration of certificate programs is less than a year.

Most Popular Fields of Study


Undergraduate Admissions

Northeast Community College accepts applications for admissions from any student who is 16 years or older. All degree-seeking students are required to submit the admission application form along with their official high school transcripts. Students are also required to take the ACT/SAT tests or COMPASS/ASSET placement tests.

Special Requirements

Some programs, such as Nursing, have specific application procedures and require students to take the nursing program entrance examination. Other programs that have specific admission requirements include the Physical Therapist Assistant program, Utility Line program, Veterinary Technology program, and the Drafting-Architectural program.

International Applicants

International students are required to submit the International Application form, original secondary school transcripts/national exam score report, and certificates/provisional diplomas. They are also required to provide evidence of their proficiency in English by submitting their TOEFL/IELTS scores. Students are also required to submit their ACT/SAT scores; if ACT/SAT scores are not available, students are required to appear for the COMPSASS/ASSET placement tests. International students must also provide a certificate of finances to demonstrate their availability of funds to finance their education expenses for a year.

Financial Aid

Northeast Community College provides financial aid to eligible students that demonstrate financial need to help them meet their educational expenses. Northeast Community College offers financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment.

Scholarships, Grants, and Loans

Northeast Community College offers various scholarships to eligible students. Some of these include the Charles Wehrer Scholarship, Connie Day Memorial Scholarship, Foundation Excellence Scholarship, Lewis J. and Barbara Copple Scholarship, and Wells Fargo Bank Nebraska Scholarship. Common grant options available to students include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant, and Nebraska Opportunity Grant (NOG). Students can also apply for loans such as Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and the Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS).


In order to be considered for financial aid, students must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. Students are required to adhere to the financial aid deadline of June 30. To be eligible for financial aid, students must be U.S citizens or eligible non-citizens.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5428th for the average student loan amount.
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Student Clubs and Organizations

The student life at Northeast Community College is rich and vibrant. Student groups and clubs provide numerous opportunities for students to get involved in campus life. Some of the popular student clubs on campus are American Institute of Graphic Arts, Art Club, Audio & Recording Technology Club, Computer Information Processing Club, Debate/Speech Club, Early Childhood Organization, and the Hort Club.

Northeast Community College instills a sense of leadership in the students by offering them opportunities to serve in different roles such as Resident Assistants, Student Assistants, Student Activities Council (SAC), Student Ambassadors, and Student Government Association.

Student Services

Advisement and Counseling facilities are available for students to help them meet their educational and career goals. There is a Guidance, Progress, Success (GPS) team that provides advice to students regarding transferring, selection of courses, and job assistance in terms of resume-making and interview tips.

A Career Planning course is available for students which includes career assessment, career research, and various activities for making short term and long term career decisions. Other career services provided by Northeast Community College include organizing job fairs for students and making the database of student resumes available to prospective employers.

Academic guidance is also available for the students in the form of on-class and online course tutoring and support courses. The support courses available for students include Learning Skills for Success, Transitional English, Prescriptive Math, and Individualized Math.

On-Campus Housing and Facilities

Housing facilities are available for students at the two residence halls and two apartment buildings on campus, which all offer amenities such as wireless internet, cable TV, 24/7 computer labs, comfortable lounges, security, laundry service, workout facilities, and game room. Dining facilities are available for the students at the Food Court and Hawk’s Landing Express.

The popular Student Center located on campus offer facilities such as a games room; a lounge area known as Hawks Landing with sofas, chairs, and a big screen TV; and a student conference room.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Northeast Community College athletic teams are known as the Hawks. The college is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference. The intercollegiate athletic teams include men’s basketball and women’s basketball. Numerous intramural activities available on campus include bowling, softball, flag football, basketball, volleyball, sand volleyball, ping pong, and numerous pitch tournaments.


  • Northeast Community College. About Us. Web. 20 September 2011.
  • Northeast Community College. Degrees and Programs. Web. 20 September 2011.
  • Northeast Community College. 2011 – 2012 Catalog. 2011. Print.

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Ranks 20th in Nebraska and 1994th 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 2 0.04

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 12 0.05
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 12 0.05
Robbery 3 0.01
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 70 0.29
Larceny 581 2.38
Vehicle theft 24 0.10

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 District3101

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3129th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,355 $2,355 $3,300
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $555 $555 $555
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $97 $97 $129
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 $12,706 $12,706 $13,651
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $13,175 $13,175 $14,120
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $6,579 $6,579 $7,524

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,744 $2,837 $2,744 $2,837 $2,744 $2,837
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,287 $1,350
On-Campus – Room & Board $5,936 $6,043
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,084 $2,199
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,546(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,174 $2,282
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,124 $2,282

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)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

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 Capacity345
Meals per Week19
Room Fee$3,313
Board Fee$2,856

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 6 8 57 2 6 707 27 818
Accounting 3 15 1 19
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 2 5 7
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations 16 1 17
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology
Agricultural Mechanization, General 2 2
Agriculture, General 9 1 10
Agronomy and Crop Science 1 17 18
Animal Sciences, General 7 7
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other 10 10
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 7 7
Art/Art Studies, General 4 4
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 2 12 14
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 1 1 16 2 20
Banking and Financial Support Services 1 1
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 4 4
Building Construction Technology 1 1 15 1 18
Business Administration and Management, General 1 4 18 23
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 1 12 13
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other 1 1
Business/Commerce, General 1 1
Chemistry, General
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 2 2
Computer Science 2 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 6 6
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Corrections 1 1 1 9 12
Criminal Justice/Police Science 1 18 3 22
Dairy Science 1 1
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 30 4 34
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1 1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 1 1 20 22
Electrician 1 25 26
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 17 17
Elementary Education and Teaching 3 9 1 14
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 9 9
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician 1 1 12 14
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 1 2 3
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management 17 1 18
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other 3 3
Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General 1 1
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 1 1
General Studies 1 2 30 1 34
Graphic Design 3 1 17 21
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 2 2 4
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 1 8 9
Human Services, General 2 2
Industrial Technology/Technician 2 2
Insurance 6 6
International Business/Trade/Commerce 1 1
Journalism 2 1 3
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary 1 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 1 6 40 48
Library and Information Science 1 1
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 2 32 34
Lineworker 23 2 25
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General 1 1
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 4 17 21
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 1 12 13
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 6 6
Merchandising and Buying Operations
Music Management 1 1
Music Performance, General 1 1
Music Teacher Education 1 1
Music, General
Office Management and Supervision
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 1 10 2 13
Physics, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Engineering 1 3 3 1 8
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Nursing Studies 1 20 1 22
Pre-Pharmacy Studies 1 1
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 1 1
Pre-Veterinary Studies 1 1
Psychology, General 1 5 1 1 27 1 38
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 1 5 7
Real Estate 2 2
Recording Arts Technology/Technician 24 24
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 28 30
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Secondary Education and Teaching 1 1
Social Sciences, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Surgical Technology/Technologist 1 1
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Teacher Assistant/Aide 1 1 2
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 12 12
Welding Technology/Welder 1 13 2 16

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3275th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $51,741 ($54,944 male / $48,110 female)
Number of FT Faculty 118 (66 male / 52 female)
Number of PT Faculty 286
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $3,272,524

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