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Hastings College Overview

Hastings College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Hastings, Nebraska. The surrounding location of Hastings is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Hastings College Known For?

273 Undergraduate Awards
$26,990 Avg Cost After Aid
66% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Hastings is the master's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Hastings with a bachelor's degree make about $44,400 a year. That's 9% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • It takes the average Hastings student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Hastings College Rankings

Hastings is ranked #417 out of 2,587 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Hastings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#64 Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#154 Best Value Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Hastings has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best History Education Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#2 Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education College Factual
#32 Best Value Colleges for English & Language Arts Education College Factual
#41 Best Value Colleges for Physical Education Teaching & Coaching College Factual
#49 Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific College Factual
#131 Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Education College Factual

Where Is Hastings College?


Contact details for Hastings are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 710 N Turner Ave, Hastings, NE 68901
Phone: 402-463-2402

How Do I Get Into Hastings?

You can apply to Hastings online at:

Admission Requirements for Hastings

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Hastings?

66% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
29% Submit SAT Scores
Hastings has an acceptance rate of 66%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 65%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.

Average Test Scores

About 29% of students accepted to Hastings submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 590. Math scores were between 480 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Hastings College  ( 480 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Hastings College  ( 480 to 590 )
Hastings received ACT scores from 73% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 26. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 19 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Hastings College  ( 19 to 26 )
ACT Math Scores for Hastings College  ( 18 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Hastings College  ( 19 to 26 )

Can I Afford Hastings College?

$26,990 Net Price
74% Take Out Loans
8.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Hastings is $26,990. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Hastings, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $7,268 a year. That adds up to $29,072 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Hastings is 8.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Hastings College Undergraduate Student Diversity

948 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 956 undergraduate students at Hastings, with 948 being full-time and 8 being part-time.


There are also 26 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 948 full-time undergraduates at Hastings, 48% are male and 52% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Hastings College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 55
Hispanic or Latino 102
White 678
International Students 30
Other Races/Ethnicities 78

Geographic Diversity

Nebraska students aren't the only ones who study at Hastings College. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 19 countries are represented at Hastings. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, Canada, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Hastings College

0 Took All Classes Online
283 Took At Least One Class Online
0.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 283 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Hastings has changed over the last few years.


This is the #1,689 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Hastings regardless of major.

Hastings College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 28 0 28
Teacher Education Grade Specific 24 0 24
General Biology 18 0 18
Teacher Education Subject Specific 5 13 18
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 17 0 17
Liberal Arts General Studies 16 0 16
General Psychology 14 0 14
Health & Physical Education 13 0 13
Marketing 12 0 12
Special Education 10 0 10
Sociology 9 0 9
Fine & Studio Arts 9 0 9
Accounting 8 0 8
Public Relations & Advertising 8 0 8
Human Resource Management 6 0 6
General English Literature 6 0 6
Recreation Administration 6 0 6
Hospitality Management 5 0 5
Communication & Media Studies 5 0 5
Mathematics 5 0 5
Physics 5 0 5
Criminology 5 0 5
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 4 0 4
General Business/Commerce 4 0 4
Health & Medical Administrative Services 4 0 4
Economics 4 0 4
Computer Science 3 0 3
History 3 0 3
Chemistry 3 0 3
Political Science & Government 3 0 3
Drama & Theater Arts 3 0 3
Music 3 0 3
Teaching English or French 0 2 2
Finance & Financial Management 1 0 1
Journalism 1 0 1
Computer Software & Applications 1 0 1
Romance Languages 1 0 1
Religious Studies 1 0 1
Zoology 0 0 0
Publishing 0 0 0
Other Statistics 0 0 0
Philosophy 0 0 0
TOTAL 273 15 288


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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