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Located in Calmar, Iowa, Northeast Iowa Community College is a public institution. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of NICC.

93 Undergraduate Degrees

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Northeast Iowa Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

NICC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#18 Best Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at NICC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#66 Best Value Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#98 Most Popular Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Northeast Iowa Community College?


Contact details for NICC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1625 Hwy 150, Calmar, IA 52132-0400
Phone: 844-642-2338

How Do I Get Into NICC?

You can apply to NICC online at:

Since Northeast Iowa Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Northeast Iowa Community College?

38% Take Out Loans
13.3% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At NICC, approximately 38% of students took out student loans averaging $4,733 a year. That adds up to $18,932 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NICC is 13.3%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Northeast Iowa Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,036 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,162 undergraduate students at NICC, with 1,036 being full-time and 3,126 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,036 full-time undergraduates at NICC, 42% are male and 58% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Northeast Iowa Community College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 26
Hispanic or Latino 36
White 905
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 60

Over 8 countries are represented at NICC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Dominican Republic, New Zealand, and Bangladesh.

Online Learning at Northeast Iowa Community College

969 Took All Classes Online
2,307 Took At Least One Class Online
43.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 2,307 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at NICC has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of NICC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northeast Iowa Community College was 43.4%. This is the #458 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NICC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Northeast Iowa Community College Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 93 93
Registered Nursing 0 0
TOTAL 93 93


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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