Post Office Box 159,
Rainsville, Alabama 35986
256-228-6001 / 256-638-4418

Northeast Alabama Community College is a member of the Alabama Community College System, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Inc., the American Association of Community Colleges, the Alabama Community College Association, the National Association for Developmental Education, the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, the National League for Nursing, the League for Innovation in the Community College, and the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development.

Northeast Alabama Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the Associate degree. Northeast Alabama Community College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Northeast Alabama Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Message from the President

Whatever your education needs, Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) will provide you with an opportunity to set the foundation for your future. As a comprehensive community college, NACC provides educational programs in academic transfer, career and job training, cultural activities, the fine arts, and adult basic education. College personnel strive for excellence and the result is a community college that is one of the best in the South.

Know that when you enroll in one of our academic transfer programs and follow the appropriate guidelines that your courses are guaranteed by state law to be accepted at any public college in Alabama. For more information on this visit the Alabama Transfers website at Know, also, that our career programs are among the best in the state. Our nursing students, for example, consistently pass National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered nurses at a rate much higher than state and national averages. Take part, or simply enjoy our outstanding cultural arts programs at Northeast, such as those in theatre, music, art, and the humanities. NACC has steadily built a reputation as a major center for the arts in North Alabama. Perhaps you need job skills training and refresher courses in developmental studies; these opportunities are available at NACC as well.

As you read through this catalog, know also that financially there is a way for you to attend NACC. Our tuition is very affordable — only fifty to sixty percent of that at a four-year school. Additionally, NACC operates an outstanding financial aid and scholarship program. Our student loan program, in fact, provides anyone with the opportunity to attend Northeast. Loans are made with little or no interest in the repayment schedule. The college has never been so accessible.

NACC President

While at Northeast, students may take part in a diverse range of activities, such as intramural sports, physical activities, academic honoraries, professional and career groups, student government, clubs, and organizations. We want our students to enjoy their experiences here at Northeast and our campus is lined with courtyards, flower gardens, sidewalk tables, and benches. The college has a walking/nature trail around a four-acre lake on the north end of campus. We know that at a college much learning takes place in the interaction of fellow students, faculty, and staff. Our college is designed toward providing that interaction.

We at Northeast are proud of the national recognition that we have received in recent years. The prestigious Aspen Institute, for example, has named NACC as one of the top community colleges in America. Also, CNNMoney ranked the college the fifteenth best among the approximately 1,000 American community colleges, and named Northeast the twentieth best in the nation. The college has doubled its enrollment over the past decade and added new programs and buildings. Our state-of-the-art Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Technology Center is our newest facility. We are one of the first complete WiFi access locations in Alabama and we now are a certified Gig campus as provided by Farmers Telecommunications. NACC is the only college or university in Alabama that is Gig certified. We take special pride in the educational technology that we have on campus. This technology includes twenty-five computer labs that serve students.

Attend Northeast and find out why our Instructors are so often described as the “best teachers I ever had” by so many people who attend the college. Come join us at Northeast and feel the energy and pride of an institution that is on the move. You will forever be a part of the Northeast family! Begin your future here!

Dr David Campbell, President
Northeast Alabama Community College