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Northeastern Junior College: Narrative Description


100 College Ave.
Sterling, CO 80751-2399
Tel: (970)521-6600
Admissions: (970)521-7000
Fax: (970)522-4945
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1941. Setting: 65-acre small town campus. Endowment: $800,000. Educational spending 2003-04: $2589 per student. Total enrollment: 3,633. 941 applied, 100% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top half. Full-time: 910 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 2,723 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 10% from out-of-state, 3% 25 or older, 1% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT recommended; SAT or ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 8/1. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2004 full-time, $66.80 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8283 full-time, $276.10 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $296 full-time, $7 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $2480. College room only: $1182. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and student level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 27 open to all. Most popular organizations: Associated Student Government, Post Secondary Agriculture (PAS), Rodeo Team and Club, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), Campus Christian Fellowship. Major annual events: Midnight Barbecue and Dance, Spring Formal, Associated Student Government elections. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, controlled dormitory access, night patrols by trained security personnel. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Monahan Library with 45,260 books, 414 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $303,723. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Sterling, population 15,000, in northeastern Colorado on the South Platte River, has a mild climate. Trains and buses serve the area. Community facilities include churches, hospitals, libraries, a health center, and museum. Recreational activities include golf, tennis, swimming, bowling, roller skating, and boating. Rooming houses and private homes are available for student housing. The County Fair and Overland Trail Roundup are annual events. Part-time work is available.

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