Northeast Community College, located in Norfolk, Nebraska, was founded through a decision by the state legislature in 1973 to establish a comprehensive community college that offers a liberal arts education, vocational and career training, and college transfer opportunities and is the only such school in the state that offers all these opportunities through one campus. The school has a service area of 20 counties throughout the northeast of the state. Northeast Community College was formed through the merger of two previously existing institutions, Northeastern Nebraska College and Northeast Nebraska Technical College, and has taken the history and offerings of those two schools to create its own identity.
As a comprehensive community college, Northeast Community College offers a large and distinct number of programs in order to meet the needs of as many residents as possible in its service area. College transfer programs are designed to facilitate academic growth by allowing students to complete the freshman and sophomore years of a four year education, followed by applying for transfer to complete the final two years and earn a bachelor's degree. These programs fulfill the necessary requirements, and if transferring to a public Nebraska college or university will find transfer made easier through agreements in place that ease transfer admissions. Transfer to out of state or private institutions is also possible, though each school will have its own requirements and thus it is advised that students interested in such transfer meet with a counselor to develop an appropriate curriculum.
Career programs provide training and education in a particular field that allows for entry into the workforce as a qualified professional. Students enrolled in such a program will participate in traditional classroom courses as well as practical experience building courses offered through simulated environments that allow for the practice and perfection of methods and techniques required by one's chosen field. Programs take between one and two years to complete and confer a certificate or degree that demonstrates competency and assists in bolstering employer confidence when seeking employment.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Northeast Community College is a public, two year, open enrollment institution that aims to admit any individual seeking post secondary educational opportunities by having minimum requirements for enrollment, specifically being 18 years of age or older or having a high school diploma or equivalent. Interested individuals should complete the application for admission, pay all fees, supply transcripts and standardized test scores, and take the placement exam if required. Students are also encouraged to participate in new student orientation and meet with a counselor to discuss goals, program enrollment and curriculum.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and study programs. Students in need of financial assistance must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which is used by the school to determine the extent of a student's needs and their aid program eligibility when constructing a financial aid packet. Aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. 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 range:
- State Residents: $2,600-$3,100
- Out-of-State: $3,600-$4,356
- Charges for part-time students are:
- State Residents: $110-$130 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $140-$170 per credit 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||88%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||70%||$4,319|
|Receiving Student Loans||46%||$4,837|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Northeast Community College may offer student services like:
- Distance learning
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Northeast compared to community colleges in Nebraska, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1996)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Nebraska
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 Northeast 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,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Northeast Community College.
- Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, IA (61 miles away)
- Southeast Community College in Lincoln, NE (94 miles away)
- Central Community College in Grand Island, NE (97 miles away)
- Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, IA (98 miles away)
- Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls, SD (110 miles away)