|Type||Public technical college|
The Nebraska Legislature passed a bill to establish a Nebraska School of Agriculture as a boarding school for high school students in 1911. Curtis was selected as the site for the new school, over 11 other applicants in the state. Classes began in 1913. 
In the 1960s, the Nebraska Legislature passed legislation to convert the school to a post-secondary agriculture school, the University of Nebraska School of Technical Agriculture (UNSTA). The college opened in 1965. 
NCTA and its earlier institutions have continually operated with business offices and the administration located in the first building on campus, Agriculture Hall at 404 East 7th Street, Curtis.
- Technical Agriculture Education in Curtis, Nebraska, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (2013).