Hastings College is a corporation organized under the laws of Nebraska with a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. It has authority to carry on academic work, grant degrees and perform the usual functions of a standard four-year liberal arts college. It is authorized by the State Department of Education to prepare teachers for certification for the elementary and secondary public schools. The College is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) through a covenant relationship. The Board of Trustees meets several times a year to consider College policies.

Recognized by educational accrediting agencies as a standard four-year college of liberal arts, Hastings College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (ncahigherlearningcommission.org, 800.621.7440). Its credits are accepted by the University of Nebraska and by state departments of education. Its graduates are regularly accepted to full graduate standing by leading American universities. Its graduates also are eligible for membership in the American Association of University Women.

The College holds membership in the National Association of Schools of Music, the Council of Independent Colleges, the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities, the Council of Independent Nebraska Colleges and numerous other educational organizations.

The Teacher Education program at Hastings College is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on both the elementary and secondary levels.

Any student wishing to review the institution’s accreditation file is welcome to contact Dr. Kittie Grace (kgrace@hastings.edu), Interim Dean for Academic Affairs.

Persons with a complaint against the school should contact Dr. Grace, our accrediting agency (the Higher Learning Commission) or the state agency (the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education).


Teacher Education CAEP Accreditation