About Us

Northeast is a Nationally Ranked Community College

Northeast Community College represents a way of thinking about higher education that proves it’s possible to balance high-quality academics with high-impact experiences. Northeast offers a way that is more responsible, more accountable and more aligned with the realities of the future.

Many students have already started their success at Northeast.
We want you to join them!

  • Low-debt degrees make living your life easier after college.
  • Learning from industry experts builds your confidence as you start your career or an advanced degree.
  • You will have a successful start sooner by earning your degree in two years or less.
  • Hands-on learning and internship opportunities will give you an edge with employers.
  • Student activities and clubs make it easier for you to feel like you belong.
  • The Aspen Institute selected Northeast as one of the nation’s top ten community colleges based on graduation/transfer rate, employment rate and employer satisfaction with Northeast graduates.

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 and where we came from.

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 2018-2019

  • Resident Students: $99.00/credit hour
  • Iowa and South Dakota Students: $100.00/credit hour
  • Nonresident Students: $139.00/credit hour
  • Fees: $23.00/credit hour

Room and Board

  • $3,865-$4,765/per semester

Financial Aid 2017-2018

  • Federal and State Programs: $11,569,861
  • Institutional Tuition Waivers and Grants: $1,069,097
  • Private Scholarships: $2,289,132
  • Private Loans: $248,734
  • Agency Assistance (est.): $325,972
  • Total Financial Aid: $15,502,796

Graduation Success Statistics (2017-2018)

  • 99% of Northeast graduates are either continuing their education or are employed. 85% of those employed are working in Nebraska. 58% are employed in the 20-county service area.
  • 85% of the graduating class are working in a position related to their program of study.
  • 91% of those who continued their education chose to attend a Nebraska college or university.

Physical Facilities

  • Norfolk Main Campus Site: 208 acres
  • College Farm: 581 acres
  • South Sioux City College Center: 57 acres
  • Buildings (27):
    • Norfolk Campus - 27 Buildings (909,076 SF) - 4 Residential Houses (5,062 sq. ft) – Total 914,138 sq. ft)
    • O’Neill Extended Campus - 1 Building (15,314 sq. ft)
    • South Sioux City Extended Campus - 2 Buildings (50,144 sq. ft)
    • West Point Extended Campus - 2 Buildings (24,497 sq. ft) - Leased Facility

Total Campus Gross Square Feet - 1,004,093 sq. ft

College Statistics Based off IPEDS 2018 Figures

Statistics for 2017-2018

  • 6,541 credit students enrolled
  • 6,564 noncredit students enrolled
  • Full-time equivalent (FTE) Students: 2,977
  • Classes were held in approximately 60 different communities

Statistics for Fall Semester 2018

  • 42% Full-time Students (12+ credit hours)
  • 58% Part-time Students (11 or less credit hours)
  • The average age of a Northeast student is 25 years old.
  • Approximately 58% of degree seeking students intend to transfer to a four-year school and 42% earn career/technical degrees or diplomas.

Senior Administration


Leah A. Barrett

Leah A. Barrett

Vice Presidents

Executive Vice President

John Blaylock

Interim Vice President of Educational Services

Dr. Michele Gill

Interim Vice President of Administrative Services

Coleen Bressler

Vice President of Student Services

Amanda Nipp

Interim Vice President of Technology Services

John Blaylock

Interim Associate Vice President of Human Resources

Dr. Karen Severson

Associate Vice President - Center for Enterprise

Eric Johnson

Associate Vice President of Development & External Affairs

Dr. Tracy Kruse

Board of Governors

District I

Donovan Ellis, Pierce
Del Ames, Neligh

District II

Nicole Sedlacek, O'Neill
Carol Sibbel, O'Neill

District III

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

District IV

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

District V

Julie Robinson, Norfolk
Dirk Petersen, Norfolk

At Large

Jeff Scherer, Beemer