Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture

  • Part of the University of Nebraska system, the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is a two-year institution with a statewide mission of preparing students for successful careers in agriculture, veterinary technology and related industries. NCTA is known for its affordable tuition, high job-placement rate for its graduates, and for the success of student teams in competitive activities including crops judging, ranch horse events, livestock judging, shotgun sports, stock dog trials, and intercollegiate rodeo. The college is consistently ranked as one of the best two-year schools in the nation.
  • Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) offers a unique campus setting. Nestled in the canyons of south west Nebraska the campus is a State Arboretum and Tree City USA. You may enjoy your walk to class in a park like setting, picnic tables are frequently occupied by students studying, eating or just enjoying the beautiful surroundings. Students will enjoy many activities on campus throughout the year. NCTA students can choose to participate in Varsity Sports, Rodeo Team, Equestrian Team, Judging Team, Ranch Horse Team and several clubs and originations, including Collegiate FFA and 4-H. NCTA has a climate controlled arena that the students are welcome to use with their own horses. (Equine Safety class required). Horse boarding is also available within walking distance of the campus. NCTA is committed to providing students with the preparation necessary to develop highly technical employable skills or to continue educational opportunities at a baccalaureate granting university.

School Highlights

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture serves 384 students (59% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American), which is more than the state average of 31%.

Top Rankings

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Nebraska for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 18 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture(NE) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationItem not availableBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty18 staff20 staff
This chart display total faculty of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and community college average number of faculty in NE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has declined by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment384 students1,288 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and community college average number of enrollment of NE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio21:123:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and community college average student staff ratio of NE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
# Full-Time Students228 students228 students
This chart display the total number of Full-Time students enrollment of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and average number of community college Full-Time students enrollment of NE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
# Part-Time Students156 students1,060 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of NE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of NE.
Total Dormitory Capacity
266376
This chart display the dormitory capacity of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and the community college average dormitory capacity of NE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in NE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Hispanic
1%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in NE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% White
96%
69%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and the percentage of White community college students in NE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Two or more races
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in NE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Unknown races
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NE.
Diversity Score0.080.50
This chart display the diversity score of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and the community college average diversity score of NE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
College Completion Rate
49%
40%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of NE by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$49,400$35,400
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of NE by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,026 is less than the state average of $5,808. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,446 is more than the state average of $6,864. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,026$5,808
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of NE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,446$6,864
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of NE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%89%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in NE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$21,000$12,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in NE by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,500$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in NE by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.21 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Ag Business Club, Aggie Rodeo Association, Collegiate Cattlemen, Collegiate FFA, Crops Judging Team, CRU, Farm Bureau Club, Livestock Judging Team, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Ranch Horse Team, Rodeo Team, Safari Club, Stock Dog Team, Student Senate, Student Technicians of Veterinary Medicine Association, Trap Shooting Club, Women in Ag

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Basketball, Intramural Flag Football, Intramural softball, Intramural Volleyball
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Profile last updated: 12/08/2020

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is Mid-Plains Community College (35.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 2,216 students | 35.10 Mi1101 Halligan Drive
    North Platte, NE 69101
    (800) 658-4308
    35.102,216
  • 1,508 students | 91.50 Mi1255 S Range
    Colby, KS 67701
    (785) 462-3984
    91.501,508
  • 821 students | 109.10 Mi1209 Harrison St
    Goodland, KS 67735
    (785) 890-3641
    109.10821
  • 6,354 students | 116.60 Mi3134 West Hwy 34
    Grand Island, NE 68802
    (308) 398-4222
    116.606,354
  • 1,492 students | 141.10 Mi100 College Avenue
    Sterling, CO 80751
    (970) 521-6600
    141.101,492
Recent Articles
In spite of the recession, composite technicians are in high demand. Learn about this green career and how you can get the training for the available jobs in just weeks.
Hunting for a job is always nerve-wracking but even more so in the aftermath of a global pandemic. Read on to learn some job-hunting tactics and tips for remote interviewing.
May 18, 2021
The world was ill-prepared to find itself in the midst of a global pandemic and the effects of the past year will linger for many years to come. No industry was unaffected and the pandemic brought to light inequities in many, particularly the U.S. education system. Read on to learn how the pandemic has affected community colleges and what students can expect in the future.
Did You Know?
For Nebraska public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,808 per year for in-state students and $6,864 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,095 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Nebraska community colleges have a diversity score of 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Nebraska is Purdue University Global-Omaha. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.