Northeastern Junior College

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School Overview

Northeastern Junior College (NJC), also known as Northeastern Community College, is a two year college in Sterling, Colorado. NJC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, a group of 14 community colleges located throughout the state of Colorado which represents over 120,000 students annually.

NJC’s main campus, located in the northern region of Sterling, has several buildings and facilities whihc include the Jackson Edwards Arena, an exercise and fitness center and the Event Center–where concerts, sporting events and various shows are held. Other on-campus facilities include a bookstore, student library, the Hays Student Center and freshman dormitories.


Northeastern Junior College offers 1-year certificates and 2-year associate degrees in over 80 fields of study and vocational disciplines. Programs can be completed on campus or online. Some of the more popular (and unique) course offerings include equine management, agriculture, nursing, turf management, culinary arts, cosmetology and wind energy technology.


Even though NJC isn’t a large school it offers a relatively large selection of student sports and intramural athletics. NJC offers team sports in basketball, baseball, softball, golf, soccer, volleyball and rodeo. The college even owns its own golf course which is used by the school’s golf team and cared for students participating in the school’s turf management program.

General Information

Admission Office

100 College Avenue

Sterling, CO 80751

(970) 521-7000

(800) 626-4367

Fax: (970) 521-6715

Contact: Andy Long

Director of Admissions
Main Address

100 College Avenue

Sterling, CO 80751-2399

(970) 521-6600

Total undergrads: 2,698

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 456

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,317


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $2,399 $2,492 $2,667 $2,858 +7.16%
Books and Supplies $1,698 $1,749 $1,749 $1,749 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $5,321 $5,444 $5,654 $5,840 +3.29%
Other $4,212 $4,374 $4,698 $4,698 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $7,794 $8,478 $8,478 $8,478 0.00%
Other $4,212 $4,374 $4,698 $4,698 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $13,630 $14,059 $14,768 $15,145 +2.55%
In-state Off Campus $16,103 $17,093 $17,592 $17,783 +1.09%
In-state with Family $4,097 $4,241 $4,416 $4,607 +4.33%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 306 86%
Grant or scholarship aid 282 79% $1,049,583 $3,722
• Federal grants 145 41% $522,579 $3,604
• Pell grants 144 40% $494,171 $3,432
• Other federal grants 36 10% $28,408 $789
State/local government grant or scholarships 164 46% $190,285 $1,160
Institutional grants or scholarships 171 48% $336,719 $1,969
Student loan aid 165 46% $812,644 $4,925
• Federal student loans 165 46% $799,044 $4,843
• Other student loans 2 1% $13,600 $6,800

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOCTOR AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 222 123
Agriculture 28 44
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations 1 12
Agricultural and Extension Education Services 10
Agricultural Business and Management 2
Agricultural Business Technology 12
Agricultural Production Operations 22
Agricultural/farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling 7
Equestrian/equine Studies 3
Farm/farm and Ranch Management 3
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 7
Business Administration and Management 7
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services 2
Prepress/desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design 2
Education 1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 1
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 17 55
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 30
Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training 25
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 17
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 160
General Studies 43
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 38
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 79
Mechanics and Repairers 8 3
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 3 2
Medium/heavy Vehicle and Truck Technology/technician 5 1
Personal and Culinary Services 20
Cosmetology/cosmetologist 20
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Qualifications for programs with limited space, such as licensed practical nursing program, set individually by department. SAT or ACT required for some technical vocational programs. Assessment required by ACCUPLACER, minimum ACT or SAT scores in subject areas, or proof of previous successful college experience.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations A,C
Agricultural Education Services C
Agricultural Mechanization A
Agricultural Production A,C
Farm/Ranch Management A,C
Horticultural Services A,C
Horticulture, Ornamental A,C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting Technology A,C
Business Administration/Management C
Management Information Systems A,C
Small Business Administration C


Early Childhood Education A,C

Engineering Technologies

Wind technology A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Development A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A,C
Diesel Mechanics A,C

Personal & Culinary Services

Cosmetology C

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration A,C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Northeastern Junior College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (970) 521-6600
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 100 College Avenue, Sterling, CO 80751-2944
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,390
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,160 (83% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $5,072
Out-of-state Tuition: $7,306
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 95%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,347

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Northeastern Junior College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Northeastern Junior College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 84
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 33
Education 21
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 21
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 21
Health Professions and Related Programs 32
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 3
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 42
Personal and Culinary Services 1
Precision Production 11
Grand total 2720

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Northeastern Junior College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $5,072
Out-of-state $7,306
Books and supplies $1,800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 357 95%
Grant or scholarship aid 328 87% $5,347
Student loan aid 186 50% $5,326

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,117 75% $4,834
Federal student loans 485 33% $5,453

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Northeastern Junior College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Northeastern Junior College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Northeastern Junior College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,390
Undergraduate enrollment 1,390
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Northeastern Junior College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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