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Hastings College

Bachelor's programmes

Humanities (5)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Education & Training (3)
Medicine & Health (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)



Founded in 1882, Hastings College is a private, four-year, residential institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Throughout our history, Hastings College has occupied a distinguished place among colleges in the Midwest. Our commitment to academic excellence, emphasis on service and experiential learning prepare students for lives well-lived.


Drawing inspiration from our Great Plains home, our Presbyterian heritage and our Liberal Arts history, Hastings College will graduate creative, curious and caring students equipped through exceptional teaching and deliberate mentoring to thrive as citizens of their local and global communities.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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Student services

Many student services are coordinated through the Office of Student Life, which you can find in Hazelrigg Student Union.

Library services

The Hastings Oral History Initiative (HOHI) is a free online archive that provides an accessible public space for the Hastings community to deposit any oral history interviews so that others may engage in and make connections to our local, national, and global communities through shared and collaborative history.

Medical services

We make sure members of the Hastings College community are safe, happy and healthy so you can focus your energy where it should be: getting a great education and enjoying all the fun and excitement that goes along with it.

Student Life

Campus life

Nearly every Hastings College student lives and eats right here on campus, and that means a great sense of community. Many first-year students live in Altman Hall, which is co-ed by wing and has special programming for first-year students. For a profile on Altman and our other three residence halls, check out the links below. 


Hastings College is recognized across the nation for its excellence.

  • Washington Monthly — Hastings College is one of the country’s best national baccalaureate schools, ranking in the top 30, and is in the top 20 for having graduates complete their degree and go on to earn a PhD according to the publication's 2018 rankings.
  • MONEY – Included Hastings among the 50 most affordable private colleges on its Best College list.
  • USA Today named Hastings, Nebraska, as one of the 20 best small college towns in the country in 2016.

Hastings, Nebraska, United States

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