General Information About Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
NCTA Mission Statement The University of Nebraska - Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) is a two year public college of the University of Nebraska system first serving the students and people of Nebraska, but also the nation and the world. Since its founding in 1968, NCTA has evolved into a quality institution of higher education, committed to excellence in program offerings, responsive to a dynamically changing agricultural industry and aspirations of a diverse student population. As an institution of higher learning, the mission of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is to serve the people of Nebraska by providing outstanding associate-level undergraduate experience in agriculture and related fields. 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. The mission of NCTA is enhanced by a symbiotic relationship between the Institute of Agriculture & Natural Resources and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Coordinated scholarship, teaching and extension efforts contribute to the development of a highly skilled and educated work force necessary to the economic well-being of Nebraska. The objective of the educational program at NCTA is to develop an individual with the ability to provide enlightened judgment in professional, personal and social activities. To that end NCTA has identified the following outcomes: * Acquire professional development through a strong academic background in agricultural sciences, business and information technology with specific programs, majors, options and electives that will prepare students for a suitable and satisfying career. * Gain general knowledge and breadth of understanding through the supporting areas of science, business, leadership, communication, practical experience and application. * Realize personal development by participation in classroom experiences, student organizations and extra-curricular activities that will encourage professional, oral and ethical growth as well as social and cultural awareness. * Gain career preparation through acquiring a solid goal orientation, interpersonal and team building skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills, global awareness and a sense of responsibility for oneself and for others.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 2-year, Public
Special Learning Opportunities
- Distance learning opportunities
- General Education Courses
- Career Services available upon completion
- Dual credit
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- 1-2 years certificate
- Associate's degree
- Rural: Remote
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants Full Time Retention Rate 77%
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 304 Native American 0 Asian 1 African American 0 Hispanic 2 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 259 Enrolled FullTime Graduates