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History

Today and Tomorrow

Northeast Community College has become one of the premier rural community colleges in the United States since it was established 47 years ago.

In 1973, Northeast’s campus consisted of four new buildings on the northeast edge of Norfolk and several older buildings located in the downtown area. Today, the 205-acre main campus in Norfolk includes over 30 buildings with classroom and lab facilities; library/resource center; a welcome center; student center; an activities center with a gymnasium and theater; residence halls and two apartment buildings for student living; outdoor student activity space; and a farm and an agriculture complex that are located on an additional 566 acres of farmland.

In addition, the College operates extended campuses in O’Neill, South Sioux City, and West Point and regional offices in Ainsworth and Hartington to better serve residents district-wide. Approximately 160,000 citizens live in Northeast's 20-county, 14,400-square-mile service area.

Northeast Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to award two-year associate of arts (AA), associate of science (AS), associate of applied science (AAS) degrees, associate degree in nursing (ADN), and diplomas and certificates.

Northeast offers over 44 concentrations leading to transfer at four-year colleges and universities, 33 occupational programs of study leading to the workforce and 31 diplomas, certificates and short-term training experiences.

The College served 5,016 credit students during the fall term of the 2018-19 academic year. It has 187 full-time equivalent faculty members. For the 2017-18 academic year, 6,564 students enrolled in non-credit classes. These classes included job enhancement and personal enrichment courses offered in 60 area communities.

Northeast Community College features ten intercollegiate athletic programs including men’s baseball, women’s softball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s rodeo, men’s golf and women’s volleyball. There are more than 40 other clubs and organizations on campus that students may join as well.

Northeast has established a reputation in the region, state and nation as being a forward-thinking and responsive institution. The College is committed to helping its students be successful, as well as serving its communities, businesses, and industries with workforce and economic development initiatives.

Northeast Community College has a long, rich history in serving and meeting the needs of the 20 counties of Northeast and North Central Nebraska. "Success Starts Here" isn’t just a tagline; it’s a belief system that clearly demonstrates Northeast’s commitment to educational achievement of its students and to the region today and tomorrow.