Doane College

Doane College

Doane College is located in Crete, Nebraska, United States. It was founded in 1855 as Nebraska University and was located in Fontanelle, Nebraska. It moved to its present location on July 11, 1872, and was renamed Doane College. The college's main campus is located in Crete, and its other campuses are in Grand Island and Lincoln. It offers approximately 40 undergraduate majors, 3 graduate programs, and many pre-professional programs in several areas of study. Doane College is organized into the following academic division:

  • Division of Economics and Business
  • Division of Education
  • Division of Fine Arts & Humanities
  • Division of Science, Mathematics & Information Science and Technology
  • Division of Social Science

Doane College's sports teams are called the Tigers. They compete in the Great Plains Athletic Conference and area members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

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Contacting Doane

Doane College
1014 Boswell
Crete , NE 68333
General Phone: (402) 826-2161

Doane Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts37German language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, English language and literature, liberal arts and sciences, social services, economics, international relations, ...
Business and Management32business management, accounting
Science31biology, natural sciences, physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Education and Teaching29special ed, elementary school teaching, physical education teaching
Media12mass communication, journalism
Therapy and Counseling10psychology
Art Studies9art studies
Computer Science and Engineering6information science, computer science
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy, religion
Family and Social Work2family and community services, public administration
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1health and fitness
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental studies

Number of programs and degrees for Doane in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree18837

Doane Student Body

In 2007-2008, Doane had a total enrollment of 921 students (920 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 57%
Women 43%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 83%
(Foreign Students) 17%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 47%
20-21 42%
22-24 7%
25-29 2%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

Doane Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 78 %

Doane Room and Board (2007)

Doane offers campus housing for 930 of its 920 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Crete, Nebraska for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Nebraska Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Doane Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal430525
SAT Math385470
SAT Writing395470
ACT Verbal1825
ACT Math1926
ACT Composite2026

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT7%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT98%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Doane Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,150
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,150
Room and board $ 5,600
Room charge $ 2,000
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,600
Books and supplies $ 850
Other expenses $ 2,000

Financial Aid:
Doane participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 254400)

Doane Faculty

Doane has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track99
Non-tenured and not on tenure track811

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$71,7707$80,436
Associate professoracademic year14$58,4949$56,291
Assistant professoracademic year9$46,50110$49,475
Instructoracademic year3$40,5755$42,387
Lectureracademic year2*3$28,700
All faculty totalacademic year39$57,01334$54,778

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Doane Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Great Plains Athletic Conference
Basketball Great Plains Athletic Conference
Baseball Great Plains Athletic Conference
Track Great Plains Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports61622

Doane Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Family and Community Services
Public Administration

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Natural Sciences
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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