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Located in Norfolk, Nebraska, Northeast Community College is a public institution. Norfolk is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

1,913 Full-Time Undergraduates
$3,150 Avg In-State Tuition

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Northeast 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.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#45 Best Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#138 Best Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Electrical & Power Installation Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Precision Production Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Engineering Technologies Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Construction Trades Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Drafting & Design Engineering Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Allied Health Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Electrical & Power Installation Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Engineering Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Northeast has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#8 Best Electrician Schools College Factual
#23 Best Value Colleges for Vehicle Maintenance & Repair College Factual
#35 Best Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Schools College Factual
#43 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Schools College Factual
#43 Best Value Colleges for Mechanic & Repair Technologies College Factual
#50 Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies College Factual

Where Is Northeast Community College?


Contact details for Northeast are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 801 E Benjamin, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469
Phone: 402-371-2020

Can I Afford Northeast?

$3,150 In-State Tuition
43% Take Out Loans
12.7% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Northeast students paid $105 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $127 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $3,150 $3,795
Fees $600 $600
Books and Supplies $1,352 $1,352
On Campus Room and Board $8,710 $8,710
On Campus Other Expenses $1,439 $1,439

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 Northeast, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $5,259 a year. That adds up to $21,036 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Northeast is 12.7%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Northeast Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,913 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,105 undergraduate students at Northeast, with 1,913 being full-time and 3,192 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,913 full-time undergraduates at Northeast, 52% are male and 48% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 12
Black or African American 37
Hispanic or Latino 223
White 1,507
International Students 52
Other Races/Ethnicities 82

Over 29 countries are represented at Northeast. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Burkina Faso, Brazil, and Colombia.

Online Learning at Northeast Community College

629 Took All Classes Online
1,799 Took At Least One Class Online
-5.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 1,799 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 10th most popular in Nebraska for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Northeast

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northeast Community College was -5.0%. This is the #1,705 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Northeast regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Northeast ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Northeast.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Personal & Culinary Services #32

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 Community College Trade School Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 40 40
Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD 16 11 11 38
Welding Technology/Welder 0 0 36 36
Lineworker 0 26 0 26
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 25 0 25
Electrician 0 24 0 24
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 18 1 19
Other Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection 0 17 0 17
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 15 0 15
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 15 0 15
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy 0 12 0 12
Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 4 0 3 7
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 7 0 7
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 6 0 6
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 5 0 5
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 1 0 4 5
Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management/Manager 3 0 0 3
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 0 0 2 2
Athletic Training 0 2 0 2
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 0 2 0 2
Surgical Technology 0 2 0 2
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 1 0 1
General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 24 189 97 310


*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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