Hastings College

Hastings College

Hastings College, established in 1882, is located in Hastings, Nebraska, United States. It is a private, co-educational, liberal arts college. Spread out on a 109-acre campus, Hastings College houses 40 buildings. Hastings College was named 'Best College in the Midwestern Region' by The Princeton Review in 2009. Students can chose from different fields of study at the college. The college offers undergraduate majors in subjects including arts, education, economics, computer science, journalism, business and mathematics.

Students at Hastings College participate in a number of varsity sports including football, tennis, wrestling, cheerleading, and golf. The nickname for the college athletics teams is Broncos. The college is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and the Great Plains Athletic Conference.

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Hastings College
710 N Turner Ave
Hastings , NE 68901
General Phone: (402) 463-2402

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Hastings Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts47foreign language and literature, German language, Spanish language, English, interdisciplinary studies, economics, political science, sociology, history ...
Business and Management42business, business management, accounting, human resources, marketing
Education and Teaching39education, special ed, elementary school teaching, art education, business teaching, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, ...
Science24biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics
Media21communication studies, journalism, broadcast journalism, advertising
Therapy and Counseling19psychology, medical psychology, community health services
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12exercise science, recreation and leisure studies
Music11music, music performance, music pedagogy
Fine Arts6fine arts, art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts4stagecraft
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science
Medical Administration2health care administration, health services administration
Design0graphic design

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree22553
Master's degree1116

Hastings Student Body

In 2007-2008, Hastings had a total enrollment of 1,138 students (1,232 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 53%
Women 47%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 70%
Graduate 30%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 61%
(Foreign Students) 39%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 43%
20-21 37%
22-24 14%
25-29 3%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%

Hastings Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %

Hastings Room and Board (2007)

Hastings offers campus housing for 796 of its 1,232 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Hastings, 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 19 meals per week.

Hastings Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420600
SAT Math470580
ACT Verbal1925
ACT Math1925
ACT Composite1926

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT8%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT97%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended

Hastings Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,782
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,782
Room and board $ 5,702
Room charge $ 2,436
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,266
Books and supplies $ 750
Other expenses $ 3,050

Financial Aid:
Hastings participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 254800)

Hastings Faculty

Hastings has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year28$64,8269$63,266
Associate professoracademic year9$51,91610$51,872
Assistant professoracademic year16$47,36910$41,601
Instructoracademic year3$42,6651*
All faculty totalacademic year56$56,57630$51,528

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

Hastings 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 Sports74105179

Hastings Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Teacher Education
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health Services Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

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

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Health/Medical Psychology
Psychology, General

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