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Northeastern Junior College Data & Information Overview

4 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
10% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Northeastern Junior College Ranked?

#1,779 Best Colleges in Nation
#31 Best Colleges in CO
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Northeastern Junior College was awarded 4 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is vehicle maintenance & repair.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked NJC as #1,779 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when NJC held the #1,831 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 33 colleges in Colorado, NJC is ranked at #31.

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Is It Hard to Get Into NJC?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Northeastern Junior College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

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Northeastern Junior College Faculty

17 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Northeastern Junior College is about average at 17 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Northeastern Junior College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Northeastern Junior College

66% Freshmen Retention

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Northeastern Junior College is 66%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  66 out of 100

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Northeastern Junior College Undergraduate Student Diversity

692 Full-Time Undergraduates
30.3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
52.6% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,293 undergraduates at NJC with 692 being full-time and 601 being part-time.

How Much Does Northeastern Junior College Cost?

$9,729 Net Price
40% Take Out Loans
$20,568 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of NJC is $9,729. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of NJC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At NJC, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $5,142 a year. That adds up to $20,568 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NJC is 10.2%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do NJC Graduates Make?

$35,473 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from NJC make around $35,473 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 17% less that the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Northeastern Junior College make the most money.

Location of Northeastern Junior College

Colorado State
692 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Located in Sterling, Colorado, Northeastern Junior College is a public institution. The surrounding location of Sterling is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Contact details for NJC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 College Avenue, Sterling, CO 80751-2944
Phone: 970-521-6600

Northeastern Junior College Majors

14 Majors With Completions
249 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Northeastern Junior College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at NJC

30% Take At Least One Class Online
8% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 413 students took at least one online class at Northeastern Junior College. This is an increase from the 263 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 413 111
2019-2020 263 109
2018-2019 230 104
2017-2018 225 87
2016-2017 139 81

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Notes and References


*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.


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