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.
- 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.