Welcome to NCTA!
The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is a unique learning community, highly effective at helping students achieve their career goals in agriculturally related disciplines. We are a small, friendly community of people passionate about agriculture and supportive of the rural lifestyle characteristic of Nebraska and the Great Plains. Small class sizes allow NCTA students to receive individual attention and support in coursework that emphasizes hands-on learning and student engagement. NCTA students work directly with livestock, companion animals, crops, and agricultural equipment. Veterinary technology students learn essential skills in surgery, diagnostic laboratories, x-ray and anesthesiology suites, and at our veterinary clinic.
NCTA has a special role within the University of Nebraska, with all academic programs devoted to agriculture and veterinary technology. Multiple national rankings list NCTA as among the best two-year colleges in the nation based on NCTA’s academic quality, affordability, and career success of our graduates. In June, Forbes business magazine ranked NCTA among the Top 30 Trade Schools in the nation!
NCTA is an open admissions institution, providing top quality academics for all students. A low cost of $127.50 per credit hour applies to all students, regardless of residency status. A three-year report of financial costs shows more than 90% of NCTA students receive a financial aid package which includes grants and scholarships exceeding the cost of tuition and fees.
Aggie students enjoy popular academic enrichment activities that support classroom programs. NCTA travel teams are compete in intercollegiate rodeo, ranch horse events, livestock judging, trap shooting, stock dog competitions, and crops judging. Our NCTA academic and athletic teams excel in competitions at local, regional and national levels, with many top five national rankings each year. The NCTA Crops Judging Team just won back-to-back national championships among two-year colleges.
Aggie graduates are successful in abundant job opportunities and most enter the workforce immediately after graduation. And, an increasing number of graduates make a seamless transfer with their associate degree to four-year institutions such as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.