What Makes Us Stand Out?

A Leader in Agriculture Education

NJC's instructors/advisors work closely with their counterparts at other four-year schools to assure that the content of our courses is equivalent to the first two years of education at these four year schools.

NJC's agriculture program has a long tradition of providing a second-to-none, high quality instruction to all ag students, and specifically to those who intend to transfer on to a four year college or university to complete their education.

NJC is extremely proud of its small class size, teacher to student ratio, friendly atmosphere and transferability of classes to four-year institutions.

  • A comprehensive agriculture program including transfer degree programs, career and technical programs
  • One of the most competitive junior college livestock judging programs in the nation
  • One of the most respected equine management programs in the nation
  • A large collegiate rodeo team and a year-round practice facility
  • Numerous ag-related clubs and organizations
  • A college farm now being developed to provide hands-on instruction
  • A very active alumni association

It just makes sense.

We've been providing educational services to this area of   Colorado for 65 years. While students from all over the state, country and world make their way to Sterling to study at NJC, it seems that many of our area students think they need to leave here to find ‘something better.’ When it comes to an overall academic product, campus atmosphere, and being in a place geared totally toward individual student success, you’d be hard pressed to find a college any better equipped or inviting than Northeastern. And, we can save you some money, too. The reality is, students who want a four year degree can complete two years at NJC, save some money and get a solid collegiate foundation under them in the way of an associate’s degree, and then go virtually anywhere they want to go and finish out an advanced degree. It makes a lot of sense. Consider the fact that recent statistics show that less than 40% of those students who start a four year college degree will ever
finish a four year college degree—so starting out at a two year college is just plain smart on your student’s part.