NCTA -Accredited and Known for Quality

Department COVID-19 Updates:


The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture has been granted accreditation status with the Higher Learning Commission.  The American Veterinary Medical Association accredits the Veterinary Technology program.  In addition, the College is approved to offer courses and majors for veterans benefits and training under the War Orphans Act.

The Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504

Veterinary Technology Accreditation

The Veterinary Technology Program at NCTA has been accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) since the early 1970s.  The next accreditation site visit is scheduled for fall of 2020.

NCTA - Known for Quality

Ranked #1 U.S. 2-year college for career outcomes - This metric measures the ratio of starting salary for graduates to cost of education. WalletHub

Ranked #7 U.S. 2-year college for graduate career success - Using 10 years of U.S. government data such as tax records, as reported in IPEDS and College Scorecard, NCTA is the #7 two-year college in the United States for graduate career success at 92 percent employment 10 years after graduation.  Zippia, 2017

Ranked #11 U.S. 2-year colleges for graduate salary - Government tax records reveal average NCTA graduate earnings are $37,300 at 6 years and $49,800 at 10 years which ranks NCTA graduates as having the 11th highest average salaries of all U.S. two-year college graduates. Zippia, 2017

Top 30 trade schools - When evaluating two-year trade schools for graduate success and return on educational investment, NCTA was listed among the top 30 in the U.S. and the only agricultural college identified. Forbes Magazine

Top 150 two-year colleges - NCTA was ranked among the top 150 two-year colleges, from a pool of approximately 1,900, when evaluated for overall quality (Aspen Institute).

NCTA is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA makes it easier for students to take online courses and transfer those credits to postsecondary institutions in other states by establishing national standards among member schools.

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