Hastings College

Founded in 1882, Hastings College is a private, four-year, residential institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Throughout our history, Hastings College has occupied a distinguished place among colleges in the Midwest. Our commitment to academic excellence, emphasis on service and experiential learning prepare students for lives well-lived. In 1873, when the community of Hastings itself was just two years old, a small group of forward-looking civic leaders proposed establishing a Christian liberal arts college, much in the tradition of colleges in the East, from which some of these early settlers had come. The proposal was enthusiastically approved by the community and was presented to the Kearney Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in August 1873. Nine years later, on September 13, 1882, Hastings College greeted its first class of 44 students on the second story of an old Post Office building on the northeast corner of First St. and Hastings Ave. Hastings College held its classes at that location for two years until McCormick Hall, the first building on the campus, was completed. Today, the Hastings College continues to celebrate Founders Day on September 13, and its campus stretches across 120 beautifully-landscaped acres that includes an arboretum enjoyed by our 1,200 students. Hastings College remains the only Presbyterian college in Nebraska and the overarching goals of the college founders have been incorporated into our mission, which is to graduate caring students who will thrive as citizens of their local and global communities.

Admissions
Susan Meeske
VP for Enrollment Mgmt., Marketing & Communication
Phone: (402) 461-7403
Email: smeeske@hastings.edu
Address
800 N. Turner
Hastings, NE 68901
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
English Language And Literature/Letters
Health Professions And Related Programs
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Common Application Accepted
Yes
Application Fee
No
Application Fee Amount
$0
Total Applications
1,893
67%
Admission Rate
Costs
Tuition
$30,040
Room and Board
$9,990
Book Fees
$76
Additional Fees
$1,520
Miscellaneous Fees
$3,794
Total Expenses
$45,420
66%
Tuition
Average Financial Aid
$22,201
49%
Coverage of total expenses
Total Students
1,080
50%
50%
Total Undergraduates
1,048
50%
50%
Total Graduates
32
69%
31%
All Faculty
236
53%
47%
Full Time Faculty
165
53%
47%
Part Time Faculty
71
54%
46%