Northeast Iowa Community College

Calmar, IA 52132
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Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) is located in Calmar, Iowa. The school was established back in 1966 and it currently serves over 4,500 students. In the past, this school was known as the Northeast Iowa Technical Institute, but it wound up becoming a community college in 1988 and changed to its current name. This school is authorized by the Iowa State Board of Education to award associate degrees. The school even has transfer options for students who are looking to pursue a bachelor degree in their chosen field. Aside from this, there are several certificate options for students to look into as well.

NICC has a very highly regarded nursing program that will appeal to many students. Students will be able to choose to sign up for the practical nursing program or the associate degree in nursing program. There are many different comprehensive nursing courses that are part of the curriculum. Nursing students will be taught to assess the needs of patients and provide the best possible medical care. This program is fully approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing. This program is also a participant in the statewide articulation program which facilitates the transfer of their ADN graduates to move on to four-year universities to pursue advanced nursing studies. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Rural
Number of Students4,536
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate64%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 4 74
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 7 86
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 97.7%
  • NCLEX-RN: 84.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1977 - 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$163/credit
In State Students$163/credit
Out of State Students$173/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 $7,335 $7,335 $7,785
ADN 70 $11,410 $11,410 $12,110
BSN 125 $20,375 $20,375 $21,625
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, 84% of Northeast Iowa 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 47% $4,613
Other Federal Grant 9% $2,586
State Grant & Scholarships 16% $2,274
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 23% $510
Federal Student Loans 51% $5,262
Private Loans 1% $3,689


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$7,132
$30,001 to $48,000$6,669
$48,001 to $75,000$10,015
$75,001 to $110,000$12,252
Over $110,000$12,977

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Iowa state board of nursing.
Northeast Iowa Community College
1625 Hwy 150
Calmar, IA 52132

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