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NCTA at Curtis named in top 150

NCTA at Curtis named in top 150

"Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S. Community College."
"Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S. Community College."

Curtis, Neb. – The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis has been named as a Top 150 two-year institution by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.

“NCTA is proud to be selected for this prestigious honor which recognizes the college’s statewide mission with the University of Nebraska system for an affordable, quality education,” said Ron Rosati, NCTA dean. “We educate skilled, career-ready graduates in agriculture.”

The nomination enables NCTA to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and up to $1 million in prize funding and scholarships.

High achievement and performance criteria in four areas are evaluated:  student learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings, and access and success for minority and low-income students.

NCTA has a strong record of facilitating student success. The graduation rate is 46 percent, and the retention rate is 66 percent, both well above the state average for two-year institutions and community colleges, Rosati said.

A full list of the selected colleges and details on the selection process are available at www.aspenprize.org.  Information about NCTA can be found at http://ncta.unl.edu              or by calling 1-800-3-CURTIS.

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