Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture

404 East 7th, Curtis, NE

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University of Nebraska - Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is a school dedicated to providing higher education to the residents of Nebraska and nearby states focused on agriculture. Students are given the opportunity to earn practical training as preparation for their career as agricultural leaders and entrepreneurs.

The campus is located at the small town of Curtis, a place conducive to learning relevant agricultural skills and several student activities. Near the campus is a 580 acre working farm and wide range of animals used for educational activities including cattle, horses, dogs, birds, snakes, alpacas, rodents, and other exotics are available on campus.

This school offers affordable education with low tuition rates and financial aids available for the students. NCTA provides comprehensive academic programs in line with the dynamic agricultural industry needs, as well as with the goals of the students. These programs include four majors: Veterinary Technology Systems, Agriculture Production Systems, Agribusiness Management Systems and Horticulture Systems. Students who take these majors can transfer to other four-year institutions.

Specialty programs and online courses are also offered for students who would like to start a career in agriculture or obtain college credits. Each of the programs offered in this school is designed to meet the diverse needs of the students. With quality education, NCTA aims to produce graduates with a competitive edge in the work force industry.

NCTA hosts a number of activities and events. Some of the athletic programs that may be enjoyed in this school are played by the Rodeo Team, Ranch Horse Team, and Equitation Team. Besides these programs, students can also enjoy picnics, movie nights, dances and intramural sports.

Application Procedures and Requirements along with a full list of academic programs can quickly be found at NCTA or by requesting information from the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $11,100. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $25 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $4,200-$5,100
    • Out-of-State: $9,000-$10,810
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $120-$140 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $250-$300 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid91%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships83%$6,157
Receiving Student Loans42%$4,356

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture may offer services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture against community colleges in Nebraska.

 Nebraska College of Technical AgricultureFrontier CountyNebraska
Graduation Rate52.3%-29.4%
Transfer-out Rate0.8%-16.8%
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

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Contact Information

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