Northeastern Junior College

Northeastern Junior College

Northeastern Junior College, also referred to as NJC, is located in Sterling, Colorado, United States. It was founded in the year 1941. The college offers degrees and certificates in various subjects including astronomy, automotive technology, biology, elementary education, practical nursing, and sports management. NJC's academic departments are agriculture and horticulture, business, education, career and technical, liberal arts, math, science and health, and health, human performance, and sports. Online learning opportunities are also available for outstation students.

NJC students participate in sports such as basketball, baseball and volleyball. NJC has many student clubs and organizations including the Criminal Justice Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Future Teachers Club, Pwer Diesel Club, Students Over Traditional Age, People of Diversity, and Peer Helpers.

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Contacting Northeastern Junior College

Northeastern Junior College
100 College Avenue
Sterling , CO 80751-2944
General Phone: (970) 521-6600

Northeastern Junior College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts150liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities
Nursing and Emergency Medicine54EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Agricultural Science and Management39agricultural operations, agricultural supply, agricultural technology, agricultural production
Beauty and Cosmetology17cosmetology
Landscaping and Horticulture7applied horticulture
Mechanics and Repair6automobile mechanics
Business and Management3business management
Family and Social Work2child development

Number of programs and degrees for Northeastern Junior College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree20610
Award of less than 1 academic year384
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years343

Northeastern Junior College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Northeastern Junior College had a total enrollment of 2,751 students (1,284 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Black 3%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 10%
18-19 22%
20-21 8%
22-24 6%
25-29 8%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 16%
50-64 15%
65+ 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Northeastern Junior College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 30 %

Northeastern Junior College Room and Board (2007)

Northeastern Junior College offers campus housing for 465 of its 1,284 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Sterling, Colorado for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Colorado Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Northeastern Junior College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,492
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,749
Room and board $ 5,444
Room charge $ 2,484
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,960
Books and supplies $ 1,749
Other expenses $ 4,374

Financial Aid:
Northeastern Junior College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 136100)

Northeastern Junior College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2429

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year24$39,45929$40,943
All faculty totalacademic year24$39,45929$40,943

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Northeastern Junior College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01515

Northeastern Junior College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Business Technology
Agricultural Production Operations, General
Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

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Northeastern Junior College Highlights

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What Sets Northeastern Junior College Apart:

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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checked Career counseling
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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checked On-campus library
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