Northeast State Community College

Blountville, TN 37617
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Northeast State Community College is located in Blountville, Tennessee with associated teaching sites in Elizabethton, Gray, Johnston City, and Kingsport. Northeast State was established in 1966 and it now serves more than 6000 students. This school offers students more than 130 different fields of study. Students can earn associate’s degrees, certificates, and diplomas. Northeast State is also known as a good transfer school option. The credits that students earn at Northeast State can be transferred to various four-year universities. This makes it a very cost-effective school for students wishing to pursue bachelor’s degree programs. Northeast State is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Northeast State nursing program is traditional and allows students to earn associate’s degrees in nursing. The school also has an LPN-to-RN track program for current LPNs who are looking to gain RN status. All students are taught the necessary practical skills, nursing theory, and important communication methods. The curriculum is divided between classroom, lab, and clinical periods. This nursing program has been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students6,088
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
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 3 64
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 87.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1984 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/2009 - 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$160/credit
In State Students$160/credit
Out of State Students$659/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 $7,200 $7,200 $29,655
ADN 70 $11,200 $11,200 $46,130
BSN 125 $20,000 $20,000 $82,375
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, 96% of Northeast State 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 57% $4,089
Other Federal Grant 6% $750
State Grant & Scholarships 87% $3,176
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 4% $1,636
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans 6% $6,129


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$5,590
$30,001 to $48,000$6,368
$48,001 to $75,000$7,827
$75,001 to $110,000$8,148
Over $110,000--

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Tennessee state board of nursing.
Northeast State Community College
2425 Hwy 75
Blountville, TN 37617

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