Why become a student at Northeastern Junior College?


Northeastern is the largest two-year residential college in Colorado. Located in the vibrant, friendly town of Sterling, Colorado, Northeastern offers big-school amenities at a small-school price. Take the next step toward your educational and professional goals and become a Plainsman!

Our Students

900 full time students and over 2,000 part-time students from all over the US and the world.  Get to know some of them below.

Discover NJC

Northeastern delivers a big-school experience at a small-school price. The numbers add up: 900 full-time students from around the world, more than 2,000 part-time students, more than 80 programs of study, and residence halls for more than 575 students.

Visit Campus

In addition to Discovery Day tours, individual campus visits can be scheduled Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Meet with an admissions coordinator, take a tour of campus, and ask questions of an academic or faculty advisor.

Monahan Learning Center

The MLC promotes students' academic growth by providing a variety of services and assisting with individual academic needs in order to help students make the most of their educational experience. Student resources include the Library, Tutoring, Jumpstart, Trio Program & Accessibility Services.

Living On Campus

NJC has six on-campus residence halls that house more than 575 students. Northeastern is the largest two-year residential college in Colorado.

Students studying on the lawn of the Monahan Learning Center at Northeastern Junior College. Students can expect to receive free tutoring at the MLC, as well as many other services to help along their educational journey at NJC.
Student Activities

Northeastern offers students an amazing array of opportunities to get involved with fellow students, faculty and the local community. From student government to livestock judging, chess club to NJCAA athletics, opportunities to expand horizons through extracurricular involvement abound. Get involved, and discover how you can build lifelong relationships through enriching experiences beyond the classroom at Northeastern!

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Tuition Rates

Looking for a quick ballpark figure? We have you covered.

In-state tuition & fees per year
Out of state tuition & fees per year
Room and board expenses per year

(Rates for 2019-20. Rates are subject to change. Listed costs are based on two semesters with a minimum of 12 credits each. Room and board costs are based on double occupancy in a residence hall and a 15-meal plan.)

Admissions Staff

Our goal is to help students be fearless in the pursuit of what sets their soul on fire. We want students to experience and achieve everything they'd expect at college. You can reach us at 970‑521‑7000 or admissions@njc.edu


Justin Denette
Assistant Director of Admissions
Camille Rose
Director - Admission/Recruitment
Hays Student Center- 105
Athena Roys
Student Communications Coordinator
970-580-7953 (mobile)
Hays Student Center- 105
Sarah Stone-Robinson
International Student Coordinator
Hays Student Center-105

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Engage and stay connected with what's going on around campus and with people—the students, faculty and staff who make learning and achievement at Northeastern such a positive, transformational experience.