Northeast Iowa Community College was founded in Calmar, Iowa in 1966. Originally known as Northeast Iowa Technical Institute, the school became a community college in 1988. When the college first opened it served 170 students, currently the school services of 5000. NICC Calmar operates several campuses and learning centers which can be found in Dubuque, Cresco, Manchester Regional Education Partnership, Oelwein, Town Clock Center and Waukon. Additionally, NICC Calmar has made agreements with many 4 year institutions ensure that students' credits will transfer.
NICC offers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates for students pursuing career or transfer to a four year institution. The school has many vocational programs as well as offering GED services and distance learning opportunities. NICC offers a quality education for a reasonable price to meet the needs of the community.
Programs offered include:
- Business Administration
- Early Childhood Education
- Massage Therapy
- Radiologic Technology
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrolling at NICC Calmar should complete the online application and visit the school on one of its “Welcome Wednesday Visit Days” or schedule an appointment for a visit at one of the desired campuses. Students will also need to supply the school with high school and/or college transcripts, placement test scores and ACT/SAT test scores (If Applicable). Students interested in receiving financial aid should contact the financial aid office and request more information.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,800. 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 estimates are between $4,300-$5,200 for both state residents and nonresidents
- Part time students pay in the range of $150 to $180 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||89%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||69%||$4,410|
|Receiving Student Loans||53%||$4,737|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Northeast Iowa Community College – Calmar may offer services to students including:
- Online classes
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Employment search assistance
- Child care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares this school against community colleges in Iowa.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1973)
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1987)
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 Iowa Community College – Calmar 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,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Northeast Iowa Community College – Calmar.
- Western Technical College - La Crosse in La Crosse, WI (53 miles away)
- Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, IA (57 miles away)
- Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical in Winona, MN (60 miles away)
- Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in Fennimore, WI (63 miles away)
- North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City, IA (65 miles away)