Northeast Community College

Norfolk, NE 68702
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Northeast Community College (NECC) is located in Norfolk, Nebraska. NECC was established back in 1973. This public community college actually has four campuses in the area for students to choose from; this is due to the merger between the Northeastern Nebraska College and the Northeast Nebraska Technical College. The school has various programs of study. There are degree, certificate, and diploma programs. Students in the community have been turning to NECC for decades when looking to further their career potential. It offers students a complete education in many different fields, making it a versatile educational institution.

The NECC nursing program has remained a very prevalent part of the college for years. Students can earn a practical nursing diploma or they can pursue an associate degree in nursing. The curriculum is designed to be a combination of theory and clinical courses. The clinical portion of the nursing education takes place at local hospitals and other healthcare agencies. This school also offers students access to state of the art simulations labs as a supplement to the clinical experiences. The nursing program is approved by the Nebraska State Board of Nursing and is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students5,086
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate68%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 0 38
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 28
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 98.6%
  • NCLEX-RN: 90.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1979 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
04/01/1996 - 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$114/credit
In State Students$114/credit
Out of State Students$152/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 $5,130 $5,130 $6,840
ADN 70 $7,980 $7,980 $10,640
BSN 125 $14,250 $14,250 $19,000
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 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 45% $3,966
Other Federal Grant 4% $763
State Grant & Scholarships 23% $1,075
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 45% $1,686
Federal Student Loans 47% $4,590
Private Loans 2% $6,921


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$6,952
$30,001 to $48,000$6,896
$48,001 to $75,000$9,615
$75,001 to $110,000$11,779
Over $110,000$12,373

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Nebraska state board of nursing.
Northeast Community College
801 E Benjamin
Norfolk, NE 68702

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