Northeast Alabama Community College

Rainsville, AL 35986
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The Northeast Alabama Community College is a place that strives to provide students with an optimal learning environment. It was established in 1963 and has well over 3,000 students. The mission statement of this college is to provide accessible quality educational opportunities to the people of Alabama. Being able to offer education to the masses promotes economic growth and enhances the lives of everyone in the community. The school has been recognized for its commitment to excellence by being voted among the 150 best community colleges by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. CNN/Money voted the college #15 in student success. It was also voted the 48th most affordable community college in the nation, making it a very viable option for all.

Northeast Alabama Community College has a commitment to providing top-tier nursing opportunities to their students. Many different nursing programs are offered and all of them are fully approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing. These are fully accredited programs under the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  Their top-ranked LPN and LVN programs make them a very popular choice for prospective nursing students in Alabama. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Rural
Number of Students2,736
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate62%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 6 35
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 3 11
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 94.7%
  • NCLEX-RN: 87.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1984 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
02/26/2009 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$119/credit
In State Students$119/credit
Out of State Students$238/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $5,355 $5,355 $10,710
ADN 70 $8,330 $8,330 $16,660
BSN 125 $14,875 $14,875 $29,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 90% of Northeast Alabama Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 64% $4,530
Other Federal Grant 6% $590
State Grant & Scholarships 2% $773
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 35% $3,954
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans 13% $3,396


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$2,874
$30,001 to $48,000--
$48,001 to $75,000--
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Race/ethnicity unknown

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing.
Northeast Alabama Community College
138 Highway 35
Rainsville, AL 35986

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