Northeast Iowa Community College

  • Many start their education at Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) because of its small class sizes, the more than 70 programs of study that lead to in-demand careers and our instructors who want you to succeed. More than 96% of our graduates are employed or continuing their education one year after graduation that says a lot about the success of our students and the quality of a Northeast Iowa Community College education. Whether your goal is to transfer to a four-year college or start your career following graduation you will find unparalleled support in faculty and staff to help you succeed.

School Highlights

Northeast Iowa Community College serves 4,449 students (26% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 20:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 35%.

Top Placements

Northeast Iowa Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Iowa for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 575 teachers has grown by 91% over five years.
Northeast Iowa Community College(IA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty575 staff110 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Northeast Iowa Community College has declined by 37% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The Northeast Iowa Community College diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 46% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,449 students2,051 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:120:1
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# Full-Time Students1,153 students1,153 students
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# Part-Time Students3,296 students1,373 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
% Hispanic
3%
8%
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% Black
3%
13%
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% White
88%
65%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
% Unknown races
2%
7%
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Diversity Score0.220.55
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College Completion Rate
44%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,800$36,000
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,910 is less than the state average of $6,395. The in-state tuition has declined by 37% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,210 is less than the state average of $6,945. The out-state tuition has declined by 31% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,910$6,395
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,210$6,945
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Tuition NotesTuition & Fees are $194 per credit hour in-state and $214 per credit hour out-of-state.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,881$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Sports

Total Sports Offered1 sports
SportsMarksmanshipMarksmanship

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Leadership Organizations, Professional Organizations, Service Learning, Student Leadership

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Sports, Sport Shooting Team
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Northeast Iowa Community College is Hawkeye Community College (55.2 miles away).
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    Waterloo IA  50701
    (319) 296-2320
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    La Crosse WI  54601
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  • 1,850 students | 61.40 Mi1250 Homer Rd
    Winona MN  55987
    (507) 453-2700
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  • 533 students | 62.00 Mi111 South Broadway, Suite 300
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Did You Know?
For Iowa public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,395 per year for in-state students and $6,945 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,086 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Iowa community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Purdue University Global-Davenport. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.