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Doane University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Doane University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Doane University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Doane University was awarded 4 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

Doane Crete landed the #539 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Doane Crete held the #566 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 19 colleges in Nebraska, Doane Crete is ranked at #6.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Doane Crete?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Doane University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 65%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

Doane Crete received ACT scores from 90% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Doane University  ( 20 to 25 )

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Doane University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Doane Crete it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Doane University is 64%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  64 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Doane University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 78% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Doane University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Doane Crete for first-time, full-time students is 57%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  57 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Doane Crete

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,069 undergraduates at Doane Crete with 1,062 being full-time and 7 being part-time.

Doane Crete Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Doane Crete is 69.40 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  69.40 out of 100
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How Much Does Doane University Cost?

The overall average net price of Doane Crete is $24,555. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Doane Crete

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$20,072 $20,336 $23,036 $27,004 $25,945

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Doane Crete, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Doane Crete, approximately 94% of students took out student loans averaging $7,225 a year. That adds up to $28,900 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Doane Crete is 5.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Doane Crete Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Doane Crete make around $44,300 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Doane Crete graduates since it is 11% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Doane University

Doane University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Crete, Nebraska. Crete is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Location of Doane University

Contact details for Doane Crete are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1014 Boswell Avenue, Crete, NE 68333
Phone: 402-826-2161

Doane University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 51 majors graduated from Doane University. Of these students, 476 received undergraduate degrees and 345 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 101 $40,300
Human Services 39 $31,500
General Biology 32 $27,500
Teacher Education Grade Specific 24 NA
Accounting 22 $47,500
Teacher Education Subject Specific 18 NA
Nursing 17 NA
General Psychology 17 NA
Sociology 14 $34,400
History 12 NA

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