Northeastern Junior College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Sterling, CO

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How much is the NJC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, NJC's tuition & fees is $5,582 for Colorado residents and $8,045 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $20,884 for Colorado residents and $23,347 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

NJC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Colorado Residents Tuition & Fees$5,582
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,045
Books & Supplies Costs$1,460
On-campus Room & Board$7,506
On-campus Expenses$6,336
Off-campus Room & Board$12,411
Off-campus Expenses$6,336
2023-2024 Estimates
Colorado Residents Tuition & Fees$5,943
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,579

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, NJC' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in Colorado, its tuition is much lower than the average tuition of $17,007.
Northeastern Junior College$5,582$8,045
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Colorado 2-4 Years Colleges$17,826
Public Schools$7,400$17,007
Private Schools$18,146

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between NJC and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Northeastern Junior CollegeSterling, CO$5,582$8,045
Colorado Northwestern Community CollegeRangely, CO$4,454$7,084
Lamar Community CollegeLamar, CO$4,422$7,052
Trinidad State CollegeTrinidad, CO$4,468$7,100

Financial Aid and COA

At Northeastern Junior College, 1,050 students (75%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $5,846.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at NJC is $17,501 for students living on-campus and $22,406 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 330 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $5,771 and the average amount of student loans is $5,250.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Colorado ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$20,884$23,347
COA (off-campus)$25,789$28,252
Tuition & Fees$5,582$8,045
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$15,302$15,302
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$20,207$20,207
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$15,038$17,501
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$19,943$22,406
Average Financial Aid$5,846$5,846
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,05075%$5,846
Pell Grants54539%$5,316
Federal Student Loan29621%$5,445
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid33095%-
Grants or Scholarships30287%$5,771
Federal Grants12937%$5,375
Pell Grants12636%$5,496
Other Federal Grants31%$314
State/Local Grants14341%$1,926
Institutional Grants29886%$2,597
Student Loan Aid11333%$5,250
Federal Student Loans11132%$5,079
Other Student Loans31%$9,821
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level162162$7,293
110,001 or more2828$2,031

Student Population

Northeastern Junior College has a total of 1,446 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 581 male students and 811 female students attending NJC. The school offers online degree programs and 141 students enrolled online exclusively (9.75% of all students).
Undergraduate1,392 581811

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address100 College Avenue, Sterling, CO
Degree & Programs
Program Offered41 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population1,446
Graduation Rate51%
Transfer-out Rate10%
Retention Rate68% (Full-time), 28% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate18 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties50 (Full-time), 28 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs132 (Full-time), 68 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$47,805
Average Staff Salary$43,706