Northeastern Junior College

100 College Avenue, Sterling
CO, 80751-2944
Tel: (970)521-6600
1,764 students
Public institution

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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 1,764 students (55% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Northeastern Junior College is the only community colleges within Logan County, CO.
The nearest community college is Morgan Community College (39.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Northeastern Junior College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 1,764 teachers has declined by 28% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.28 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,764 students
1,287 students
Northeastern Junior College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
976 students
832 students
Northeastern Junior College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 788 students
1,021 students
Northeastern Junior College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Northeastern Junior College sch enrollment Northeastern Junior College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Northeastern Junior College Asian (2007-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Northeastern Junior College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Northeastern Junior College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Northeastern Junior College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Northeastern Junior College sch ethnicity Northeastern Junior College sta ethnicity
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. 0.28 0.45
Northeastern Junior College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,278 is less than the state average of $5,917. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,451 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,278 $5,917
Northeastern Junior College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,451 $10,050
Northeastern Junior College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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