Awards and Accreditation
Hastings College is recognized across the nation for its excellence.
- The Washington Monthly — Ranks Hastings College 29th among 350 Baccalaureate Colleges across the country for recruiting and graduating Pell Grant-eligible students and emphasizing student involvement with community service and service learning.
- MONEY – Included Hastings among the 50 most affordable private colleges on its Best College list.
- The Princeton Review — Listed Hastings in the 2014 "Best in the Midwest" section on its website featuring 2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region. It also named Hastings in the Top 25% of colleges nationwide.
- U.S. News & World Report — Ranks Hastings College 18th among colleges in the Midwest in the 2014 Best Colleges edition.
- The Washington Monthly — Places Hastings College 29th in its "Best Bang for the Buck" rankings.
- U.S. News & World Report — In its compilation of the Best Colleges for Veterans, Hastings College ranks seventh among Colleges in the Midwest.
- Kaplan/Newsweek — Listed by Kaplan/Newsweek as one of "America's 369 Most Interesting Schools."
- The Chronicle of Higher Education — Recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education in its July 18 issue as one of its 2008 “Great Colleges to Work For.”
- Barron's — Named a "Best Buy in College Education" by Barron's
- Listed in:
- Kaplan's The Unofficial Unbiased Insider's Guide to the 331 Most Interesting Colleges
- Peterson's Guide to Competitive Colleges
- The National Review College Guide: America's Top Liberal Arts Schools
- Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1916
- Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1947
- Accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education since 1964