• 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 4,408 students (26% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 31%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,408 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,910
  • Out-state tuition: $3,210
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 11%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Northeast Iowa Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 455 teachers has grown by 96% over five years.
Northeast Iowa Community College
(IA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
455 staff
274 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Northeast Iowa Community College has declined by 38% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The Northeast Iowa Community College diversity score of 0.21 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,408 students
2,478 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
13:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Northeast Iowa Community College and community college average student staff ratio of IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
1,128 students
1,163 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,280 students
1,315 students
This chart display the total number of Part-time students enrollment of Northeast Iowa Community College and average number of community college Part-time students enrollment of IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Northeast Iowa Community College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of IA.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
336 students
203 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,128 students
1,163 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
61 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,280 students
1,315 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
411 students
% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
8%
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% Black
3%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Northeast Iowa Community College and the percentage of Black community college students in IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
89%
69%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Northeast Iowa Community College and the percentage of White community college students in IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Two or more races
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Northeast Iowa Community College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
2%
11%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Northeast Iowa Community College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score
0.21
0.50
This chart display the diversity score of Northeast Iowa Community College and the community college average diversity score of IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.61%
3.27%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Northeast Iowa Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.01%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,800
$34,700
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Northeast Iowa Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of IA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,910 is less than the state average of $4,331. The in-state tuition has declined by 41% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,210 is less than the state average of $4,920. The out-state tuition has declined by 37% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,910
$4,331
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$3,210
$4,920
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Northeast Iowa Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Tuition Notes
Tuition & Fees are $194 per credit hour in-state and $214 per credit hour out-of-state.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
82%
88%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Northeast Iowa Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$11,465
$11,250
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Northeast Iowa Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,784
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Northeast Iowa Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
29%
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
22
ACT Math
n/a
21

Sports

Total Sports Offered
1 sport
Sports
Marksmanship

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: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Northeast Iowa Community College cost?

Northeast Iowa Community College's tuition is approximately $2,910 for In-State students and $3,210 for Out-State students.

What sports does Northeast Iowa Community College offer?

Northeast Iowa Community College offers 1 interscholastic sports: Marksmanship.

What is Northeast Iowa Community College's ranking?

Northeast Iowa Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Iowa for: Least expensive tuition.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,408 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,910
  • Out-state tuition: $3,210
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 11%
  • Source: Verified school update

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For Iowa public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,331 per year for in-state students and $4,920 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 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Ross College-Quad Cities. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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