U.S. News and World Report college rankings for 2017 were released today, and Hastings College was ranked 16th on the list of “Best Regional Colleges” in the Midwest. Hastings College was also ranked 7th on the U.S. News “Great Schools, Great Prices” list for regional colleges.
For the Best Colleges list, the rankings are selected by reviewing schools that offer a broad range of programs in the liberal arts, business, nursing and education, and focus on undergraduate experience. Rankings are determined by a number of factors, including class sizes, peer assessment scores, retention rate and a student/faculty ratio.
“A Hastings College education is one centered on being able to provide students with a broad understanding of their capabilities and how to put those capabilities to practice,” said Hastings College President Don Jackson ’70. “Faculty and staff dedicated to mentoring, and a student body that is willing to explore new boundaries, are what set us apart from other schools.”
In the Best Regional Colleges, Hastings had an overall score of 72. While 16th in the Midwest region, a score that high would rank 5th, 4th and 7th in the North, South and West regions, respectively.
The Great Schools, Great Prices – or best value – ranking takes into account a school’s academic quality, based on the Best Colleges ranking and the net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid. U.S. News only includes schools near the top half of ranking categories because those schools perform the best academically.
Hastings College is a private, four-year institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. With 64 majors and 15 pre-professional programs, Hastings College has been named among “Great Schools, Great Prices” by U.S. News & World Report and a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review. For more, go to hastings.edu.