Did You Know

Northeast Iowa Community College was honored to serve 1 in 6 northeast Iowa adults in 2014-2015!

Student Body Diversity

  • The student body is 58% female and 42% male.
  • Enrollment by ethnicity is comprised of:
    • 92.4% White
    • 2.4% Black
    • 1.5% Hispanic
    • .5% Multiple Ethnicities
    • .4% Asian
    • .2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • .2% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    • 2.4% Not reported
  • 1,752 students received Pell Grant in 2014-2015

Excellence

  • Ranked top ten community college in the country in 2011 by the Aspen Institute.
  • 4 Iowa Professor of the Year awards from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and a 2014 ACCT Central Regional Faculty Award (Paul Kimball, science instructor).
  • Recognized 58 outstanding alumni into the NICC Hall of Fame since 2007.
  • 3,213 Students inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Since 1997.
  • 97% of students would recommend NICC to a friend or family member.

Focused on Students and Community

  • 95% of 2014 graduates were employed or continuing their education within 6 months.
  • 6,864 students attended class in 2014-2015.
  • Students enjoy a 14:1 student-faculty ratio.
  • 2,740 high school students took college coursework, saving their families an estimated $10.8 million in tuition.
  • Business and Community Solutions served an additional 22,336 students through 36,204 non-credit course registrations in 2014-2015.
  • 431 students accessed HSED (formerly GED) English language or Adult Basic Education
  • Since 1985, $86 million in state job training assistance secured for 28,324 new and incumbent workers.

Accessible

  • 2 campuses in Peosta and Calmar and 11 service locations in Calmar, Cresco, Dubuque, Manchester, New Hampton, Oelwein, Peosta and Waukon.
  • Regional Small Business Development Services (SBDC) in Dubuque.
  • More than 84 diverse academic programs of study offered, including seven online.
  • Iowa’s Dairy Center, a facility for dairy education, applied research and demonstration that benefits all of northeast Iowa and the surrounding area.
  • NECAS, the only national farm safety center in Peosta.
  • 28-acre native habitat Outdoor Learning Lab (OLL) in Peosta.

Affordable

  • $167 per credit hour for in-state tuition and fees and $172 per credit hour for out-of-state tuition and fees.
  • 79.8% of eligible students received some federal, state or local aid, including NICC scholarships.
  • More than $4.6 million has been awarded in NICC Foundation scholarships since 1984.

Regional Impact

  • Community college students completing their degree have a 24 percent rate of return on their education investment in the first ten years after completion.
  • Nearly 34% of open positions in Iowa require an education level equal to an associate degree or higher
  • Every $1 of state and local tax money invested in Iowa’s community colleges returns $1.47 over the first ten years of a student’s career.
  • Nearly 83.2% of NICC graduates remain in Iowa after graduation, contributing to our economy.

NICC is committed to excellence

  • Ranked top ten community college in the country in 2011 by the Aspen Institute.
  • 4 Iowa Professor of the Year awards from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
  • Recognized 48 outstanding alumni into the NICC Hall of Fame since 2007.
  • 3,220 Students inducted into the  Phi Theta Kappa International  Honor Society Since 1997.

NICC is community-focused

  • 2,554 high school students took college coursework, saving their families an estimated $11 million in tuition.
  • 93% of 2012 graduates were employed or continuing their education within 6 months.
  • Since 1985, secured $78.2 million in state job training assistance for 25,741 new and incumbent workers.

NICC is affordable

  • Froze tuition in 2012-2013 at $163 per credit hour.
  • 80% of eligible students applied for and 75% received some federal, state or local aid, including
  • More than $4.5 million has been awarded in scholarship since 1984.

NICC is committed to excellence

  • Ranked top ten community college in the country in 2011 by the Aspen Institute.
  • 4 Iowa Professor of the Year awards from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
  • Recognized 48 outstanding alumni into the NICC Hall of Fame since 2007.
  • 3,220 Students inducted into the  Phi Theta Kappa International  Honor Society Since 1997.

NICC is community-focused

  • 2,554 high school students took college coursework, saving their families an estimated $11 million in tuition.
  • 93% of 2012 graduates were employed or continuing their education within 6 months.
  • Since 1985, secured $78.2 million in state job training assistance for 25,741 new and incumbent workers.

NICC is affordable

  • Froze tuition in 2012-2013 at $163 per credit hour.
  • 80% of eligible students applied for and 75% received some federal, state or local aid, including
  • More than $4.5 million has been awarded in scholarship since 1984.

NICC is committed to excellence

  • Ranked top ten community college in the country in 2011 by the Aspen Institute.
  • 4 Iowa Professor of the Year awards from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
  • Recognized 48 outstanding alumni into the NICC Hall of Fame since 2007.
  • 3,220 Students inducted into the  Phi Theta Kappa International  Honor Society Since 1997.

NICC is community-focused

  • 2,554 high school students took college coursework, saving their families an estimated $11 million in tuition.
  • 93% of 2012 graduates were employed or continuing their education within 6 months.
  • Since 1985, secured $78.2 million in state job training assistance for 25,741 new and incumbent workers.

NICC is affordable

  • Froze tuition in 2012-2013 at $163 per credit hour.
  • 80% of eligible students applied for and 75% received some federal, state or local aid, including
  • More than $4.5 million has been awarded in scholarship since 1984.

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Contact Us

Calmar Campus
1625 Hwy 150 South
P.O. Box 400
Calmar, Iowa
563.562.3263
800.728.2256
Hours: M-Th, 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Peosta Campus
8342 NICC Drive
Peosta, Iowa
563.556.5110
800.728.7367
Hours: M-Th, 6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.