Northeastern Junior College

100 College Avenue
Sterling, CO 80751-2944
Tel: (970)521-6600
  • 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 1,776 students (55% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 36%.
  • Northeastern Junior College is the only community colleges within Logan County, CO.
  • The nearest community college to Northeastern Junior College is Morgan Community College (39.6 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 64 teachers has declined by 39% over five years.
Northeastern Junior College(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty64 staff40 staff
Northeastern Junior College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Northeastern Junior College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Northeastern Junior College diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 53% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,776 students1,643 students
Northeastern Junior College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio28:136:1
Northeastern Junior College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students981 students742 students
Northeastern Junior College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students795 students901 students
Northeastern Junior College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Northeastern Junior College Enrollment Breakdown CO All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Northeastern Junior College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2015)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Northeastern Junior College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Northeastern Junior College Asian (2008-2013)
% Hispanic
Northeastern Junior College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Northeastern Junior College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Northeastern Junior College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Northeastern Junior College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
Northeastern Junior College Non Resident (2009-2016)
% Unknown races
Northeastern Junior College Ethnicity Breakdown CO All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.430.55
Northeastern Junior College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Northeastern Junior College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,300$33,100
Northeastern Junior College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,394 is less than the state average of $3,657. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,892 is less than the state average of $10,359. The out-state tuition has declined by 45% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,394$3,657
Northeastern Junior College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,892$10,359
Northeastern Junior College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%89%
Northeastern Junior College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,250$13,000
Northeastern Junior College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,139
Northeastern Junior College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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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For Colorado public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,657 per year for in-state students and $10,359 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,389 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Colorado community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Colorado is Everest College-Aurora. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.