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
  • 1,972 students received Pell Grant in 2014-2015


  • 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.


  • 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 80 diverse academic programs of study offered, including six 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, located on the Peosta campus, is the only national farm safety center.
  • 28-acre native habitat Outdoor Learning Lab (OLL) in Peosta.


  • $179 per credit hour for in-state tuition and fees and $184 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.

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Contact Us

Calmar Campus
1625 Hwy 150 South
Calmar, Iowa 52132
Hours: M-F, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Peosta Campus
8342 NICC Drive
Peosta, Iowa 52068
Hours: M-Th, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.