The First Choice: Northeast Iowa Community College
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Students at the College love small class sizes, the positive campus environment, getting to know their instructors personally and knowing that their credits will transfer seamlessly to a four-year college or university after graduation.
Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) is the first choice for thousands of students each year whose academic goals focus on earning a transferable associate’s degree in two years or less and continuing their education to earn a four-year bachelor’s degree.
Their reasons for enrolling at NICC are as varied as the transfer degrees available, yet have several things in common. Students at the College love small class sizes, the positive campus environment, getting to know their instructors personally and knowing that their credits will transfer seamlessly to a four-year college or university after graduation.
“I always thought that I would start off right into a four-year school and skip the community college. Northeast Iowa Community College was my first visit and, from the moment I came here, it felt like a great fit! I will be transferring all 65 of my Ag Business credits from NICC to Iowa State University next year, and I will begin as a junior,” explained Melody Gossman, an Agriculture Business student.
Melody researched four-year universities in Iowa and Minnesota, yet wanted to stay closer to home. She enrolled at NICC after meeting agriculture science faculty and learning about the strong transfer agreement between the College and Iowa State University.
Staying closer to family and friends also guided Darius Miles’ decision to enroll in Northeast Iowa Community College’s Marketing Management program. The confidence of knowing that the credits he’s earning at NICC will transfer easily to a four-year college or university after graduation make a huge difference in his future plans.
“When I graduate, all of my credits will transfer as the first, two years of a four-year degree – I’ll already be a junior. By coming to Northeast Iowa Community College first, I have the chance to see if college is really for me. It’s a comfortable environment, with some of the best teachers. Small class sizes connect me to teachers and peers more, and the relaxed environment gives you the chance to really focus,” Darius said.
Students who complete associate’s degrees at a community college and transfer to a four-year college or university derive tremendous financial benefit. Annual tuition at Northeast Iowa Community College is estimated at $5,100. An Iowa Postsecondary Annual Tuition Comparison study for academic year 2018-2019 indicated that students receive a substantial return on their investment by attending NICC, compared to the $11,244 students can expect to pay attending an Iowa public four-year college. The study estimated that annual tuition at a four-year private college in Iowa was $28,651.
Northeast Iowa Community College is the first choice. Start your academic career with a two-year degree at NICC, transfer your credits to a four-year college or university and start as a junior! Visit www.nicc.edu/transfer to learn more.