Northeastern Junior College

Tel: (970)521-6600
1,870 students
Public institution
Northeastern Junior College is the largest residential two-year college campus in the state. It is located on the high plains of Northeastern Colorado. Approximately 65% of full time traditional age students enrolled are in transfer programs and 35% are pursuing career/technical cetificates/degrees.
School Highlights:
Northeastern Junior College serves 1,870 students (52% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is lower than the community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 41%.
Northeastern Junior College is the only community colleges within Logan County, CO.
The nearest community college is Morgan Community College (39.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 56 teachers has declined by 45% over five years.
College Northeastern Junior College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 56 staff
61 staff
Northeastern Junior College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,870 has declined by 33% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 109% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,870 students 1,296 students
Northeastern Junior College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1
Northeastern Junior College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 973 students
814 students
Northeastern Junior College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 897 students
1,040 students
Northeastern Junior College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Northeastern Junior College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Northeastern Junior College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Northeastern Junior College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Northeastern Junior College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Northeastern Junior College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Northeastern Junior College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
Northeastern Junior College Unknown (2007-2013)
% Non Resident races
Northeastern Junior College Non Resident (2008-2013)
Northeastern Junior College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.46 0.68
Northeastern Junior College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,443 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,987 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,443 $5,660
Northeastern Junior College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,987 $10,250
Northeastern Junior College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 550 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
Northeastern Junior College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Northeastern Junior College, located in Sterling, Colorado, was established in 1941 and is Colorado's largest 2-year residential college. We are located in northeastern Colorado about 125 miles from Denver. At NJC, our students have the best of both worlds. They can take advantage of over 80 programs of study while enjoying small classes, individual instructor attention and the complete college experience. Each year, Northeastern's enrollment is approximately 4,000 learners. NJC has between a 1,000 and 1,100 full-time traditional age students (ages 17-22) who are enrolled full-time on our campus with 12 or more credit hours. NJC also serves approximately 3,000 part-time learners each year. Students attend Northeastern from many areas! On average we have traditional age students on campus from over 90% of the 63 counties in Colorado; from approximately 20 different states and several foreign countries. Northeastern Junior College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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Did You Know?
For Colorado public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,489 per year for in-state students and $9,819 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,167 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Colorado community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.60, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Colorado is Colorado Heights University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.