About Us

Success Starts Here

Why Northeast Community College?

A great education, an excellent value, and friendly and caring staff are just a few of the reasons students cite for choosing Northeast Community College. Our tuition is low and our success rate is high with 98% of our graduates continuing their education or finding jobs. If you want an affordable high-quality education that will lead to a great career, start your success with Northeast Community College.

Discover more about Northeast Community College.

College Locations

Learn more about Northeast's locations throughout Northeast Nebraska.

College Locations
Maps and Directions

Find maps and directions to Northeast facilities.

Maps and Directions

Learn who we are, where we came from, and our philosophy behind higher education.

History and Philosophy
Mission, Vision, and Values

Learn what resonates with us each and every day. Our mission, vision, and values give us shape and direction for our future.

Mission, Vision, and Values

Our services and operations are held to the highest standards. Learn more about our accreditation.

Student Consumer Information

Find general information links on Northeast's website required by HEA.

Student Consumer Information
Vision 2020

Read more about Vision 2020 and how it plays a part in our mission to deliver higher education to Northeast Nebraska.

Vision 2020
Policies and Procedures

Browse our policies and procedures that govern how we operate our services and day to day activities.

Policies and Procedures

Quick Facts


Degrees and Awards

  • Associate of Arts -- 2 years
  • Associate of Applied Science -- 2 years
  • Associate of Science -- 2 years
  • Associate in Nursing -- 2 years
  • Diplomas -- 1 year
  • Certificates -- Less than 1 year


  • The Higher Learning Commission

Tuition and Fees 2013-2014

  • Resident Students: $78.50/credit hour
  • Nonresident Students: $110.00/credit hour
  • Fees: $18.50/credit hour

Room and Board

  • $2,662-$2,786/per semester
  • Housing is available for 346 students on campus.

Financial Aid 2014-2015

  • Federal and State Programs: $13,476,815
  • Institutional Tuition Waivers and Grants: $816,093
  • Private Scholarships: $1,110,165
  • Agency Assistance (est.): $299,677
  • Total Financial Aid: $15,702,750

Graduation Placement Statistics (2014 Graduates)

  • 99% of Northeast graduates are either continuing their education or are employed. Of these, 60% are employed in the 20-county service area; 88% of those employed are working in Nebraska.
  • 83% of the graduating class are working in a position related to their program of study.
  • 88% of those who continued their education chose to attend a Nebraska college or university.

Physical Facilities

  • Norfolk Main Campus Site: 205 acres
  • College Farm: 566 acres
  • South Sioux City College Center: 57 acres
  • Buildings (27): 683,946 sq. ft.

College Statistics Based off IPEDS 2013 Figures

Statistics for 2012-2013

  • 7,147 credit students enrolled
  • 16,371 noncredit students enrolled
  • Full-time equivalent (FTE) Students: 3,334
  • Classes were held in approximately 60 different communities

Statistics for Fall Semester 2013

  • 2,200 Full-time Students (12+ credit hours)
  • 2,945 Part-time Students (11 or less credit hours)
  • Approximately 36% of students taking credit courses are 25 years of age or older.
  • Approximately 40% of degree seeking students intend to transfer to a four-year school and 60% earn career/technical degrees or diplomas.

Senior Administration


Dr. Michael Chipps

Dr. Michael Chipps

Dr. Chipps Biography

Vice Presidents

Executive Vice President

Mary Honke

Vice President of Educational Services

John Blaylock

Vice President of Administrative Services

Lynne Koski

Vice President of Student Services

Dr. Karen Severson

Vice President of Technology Services

Derek Bierman

Associate Vice President of Human Resources

Craig Garrett

Associate Vice President - Center for Enterprise

Eric Johnson

Associate Vice President of Development & External Affairs

Dr. Tracy Kruse

Board of Governors

District I

Shirley Petsche, Petersburg
Dr. Don Oelsligle, Tilden

District II

Keith Harvey, Chairperson, Creighton
Larry W. Poessnecker, Atkinson

District III

Steven M. Anderson, Concord
Arlan Kuehn, South Sioux City

District IV

Terry F. Nelson, West Point
Gene L. Willers, Secretary, Pilger

District V

Julie Robinson
Dirk Petersen, Norfolk

At Large

John W. Davies, Vice-Chairperson, Pliger