Hastings College

710 N. Turner Avenue

Hastings, NE 68901-7621

General Information

Type: Private institution
Year Founded: 1882
Religious Affilation: Presbyterian Church (USA)
Academic Calendar: 4-1-4
Size of Undergraduate Student Body: 1,144
Geographical Setting: Suburban
Endowment: $58,564,064


Application Fee: $20
Application Deadline: August 1
Selectivity: Selective


Tuition and Fees: $17,268
Room/Board: $4,950

Student Services

Basic Services Offered: health service
Remedial Services Offered: N/A
Counseling Services Offered: minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious


Career Services Offered: on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory

Students That Enter the Job Market…

Within 6 Months of Graduation: 61%
Within 1 Year of Graduation: N/A
Within 2 Years of Graduation: N/A
Firms that Hire Most Graduates: Accenture, Bellevue Public Schools, Commercial Federal Bank, FDIC, First National Bank of Omaha, Grand Island Public Schools, Omaha Public Schools, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Sandhills Publishing, State Farm Insurance, Wells Fargo Financial, Wells Fargo Ban


Does the school have a library on campus? – Yes
Is it a member of a library consortia? – Yes
Number of books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents: 113,318
Number of current serial subscriptions: 636
Number of microforms: 120,500
Number of audiovisuals: 1,875
Number of ebooks: 4,000
Other library facilities: Holcomb Lewis and Clark Collection
Brown Western Collection

Museums or other Special Academic Buildings on Campus: Art Gallery, glass-blowing studio, Sachtleben Observatory


Is a computer course required? – Yes
Is a computer required? – No
Number of available computers for all students: 181
Available internet access? – Yes
Available email accounts? – Yes
Computers available in: computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Number of available wired connections available in…

The Library (not including computer labs): 0
Classrooms: 0
Labs: 1
Other areas: 900

Is there a wireless network? – Yes
Where is wireless available? – in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
Wireless simultaneous connection capacity: 240

Recommended operating system: Microsoft
Percentage of hosting units owned by college for internet access: 100%
Are students permitted to have webpages? – No
Is there online registration? – No


Campus Safety Services Offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life Overview

Percentage of undergrads that live in college-owned housing: 75%
Percentage of Male Undergrads Living in Fraternities: 16%
Percentage of Female Undergrads Living in Sororities: 32%
Percentage of students on campus on weekends: 70%

College Housing

Does the school offer students housing? – Yes
Percentage of students living in college-owned housing: 75%
Housing available for all unmarried students? – Yes
If on-campus housing is unavailable, does school provide assistance? – Yes
Available types of campus housing: coed dorms (18%), women’s dorms (24%), men’s dorms (27%), apartment for single students (24%), other housing options (7%)

Percentage of college-owned housing units that are…

Singles: 10%
Doubles: 60%
Triples or Suites: 5%
Apartments: 25%
Other: N/A

Number of college-owned housing buildings: 17

Percentage of college-owned housing units that have…

A sprinkler system: 100%
Fire alarms: 100%
Wired high-speed internet access: 100%

Campus Size: 109 acres

Transportation (distances in miles)

Nearest airport(s): Omaha, Neb. (150), Denver, Colo. (325)
Nearest train station: Hastings (1)
Nearest bus station: Grand Island (25)
Does public transportation serve campus? – No
Are all students allowed to have cars on campus? – Yes
Percentage of students with cars on campus: 90%

Student Employment

Is there school employment? – Yes
Percent of undergraduates that worked on campus in 2005-2006: – 45%
Average undergraduate wage: 500
Are freshmen discouraged from working their first term? – No

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)

Army ROTC: Not offered
Navy ROTC Not offered
Air Force ROTC: Not offered

Rules and Regulations

Is legal alcohol permitted on campus? – Yes
Other policies: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited


Most popular events: Homecoming, Boar’s Head Dinner, Festival of Lessons and Carols, May Fete spring festival, Artist Lecture Series Student Symposium, Jazz Festival, Bronco Freeze, Mr. /Ms. Bronco contest, Black History Month.