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Highlighted Events

Homecoming and Family Weekend

September 21-23 | Hastings College Campus
Homecoming weekend is filled with opportunities to honor our past, meet with friends and celebrate all things Hastings College. More »

Gallery shows feature Breakey and Nobechi

Aug. 11 - Sept. 20  |  Jackson Dinsdale Art Center
M-Th 9a - 5p  |  F 9a - 12p
The exhibition features “Beautiful Coincidences” by Kate Breakey and “Unmoored” by George Nobechi.  More »

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News & Successes

Student engagement takes center stage 

After nearly a year of examining best practices and gathering ideas from across campus, Hastings College is taking these efforts to a new level of excellence by launching a student engagement initiative. More »

Sunderman named interim Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Barbara Sunderman has been named interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Hastings College. More »

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Why Hastings?

You’ll Get a Degree, Plus

At Hastings College you’ll become an expert in your field. Yet the value of a Hastings education goes well beyond that. By building your own personal plan through one-on-one mentoring, Hastings helps you graduate with a broad academic background and be mentally flexible, an excellent communicator, a creative thinker, able to manage and solve problems and answer the kinds of questions you can’t Google. These are exactly the skills employers and graduate schools want. Our success: 98% of recent grads are employed or continuing their education.

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We’re a Known Best Buy

We recognize college is an investment. It’s why we work to make Hastings affordable, something that’s been recognized over the years by Barron’s, which named Hastings a “Best Buy in College Education”, Washington Monthly, which named us a "Bang for the Buck” school and MONEY, which said we're one of the 50 most affordable private colleges in the country. Last year our students received more than $18 million in scholarships and grants and every student received financial aid. So can you.

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We’re Just the Right Size

With about 1,200 students and more than 60 majors, Hastings College is the ideal size to give you the individual attention you appreciate and the education you need to succeed in a career and in life. Our superb faculty simply love to teach. And mentor. And share. They’re national-caliber professors who come from some of the finest graduate programs across the country. They’re smart, resourceful and since they don't need to oversee grad students, their sole focus is encouraging and supporting you.

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We Bring the Excitement

Class is over. Studying is done. Now what? Hastings students are involved – in band, choir, art, theatre, athletics, clubs and student government. They’re volunteers in schools and churches, they deliver food to those in need, clean parks, coach youth teams and serve as mentors. With dozens of student organizations, sports teams, Greeks and academic societies, you’ll make new friends, discover new talents and own your future. Choose where you want to be involved and have fun!

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You’ll Love the View

Hastings, Nebraska, is a community of 25,000 in south central Nebraska, just off the main east-west interstate through the heart of the Midwest. It’s a great place to live and was named by USA Today as one the 20 best small college towns in the country. Community leaders in almost every imaginable field provide internships. Bold initiatives and a booming arts scene exist seamlessly with a population that says “hello” all the time. Hastings boasts a classic Midwestern skyline, natural beauty and a strong economy.

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