In an aim to preserve and revitalize the cultures of the Omaha and Santee people and provide access to quality post-secondary education, Nebraska Indian Community College was founded in 1973. It started as an American Indian Satellite Community College and upon being granted an independent status, it was renamed to NICC.
NICC has three campuses in Macy, Santee, and South Sioux City, Nebraska. The facilities of these campuses are constantly updated, as well as the programs to encourage and motivate the students to learn. For students to qualify for admission they must submit a copy of high school diploma or GED transcript, official certificate of tribal enrollment, official transcript from previously attended institution; pass the placement testing; and complete an application for federal Student Aid.
Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, NICC offers Associate of Applied Science in Carpentry; Associate of Arts in Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, General Liberal Arts, Human Services and, Native American Studies; Associate of Science in General Science Studies; and Certificate in Carpentry.
With a low student to faculty ratio, the students are given the attention they deserve. At NICC, students can imbibe a unique cultural and educational experience that leads to achieving their academic and career goals.
This college hosts variety of fun activities and events for the students. They are encouraged to participate in Nebraska Indian Community College Student Senate, NICC Intramural and Community Events and American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC).
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $4,100-$4,900 for both state residents and nonresidents
- For part-time students, charges are between $170-$200 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||85%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||85%||$4,403|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Nebraska Indian Community College may provide services to students like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assisting students to find work
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Nebraska Indian Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)