Doane University

Doane University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Doane University? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Doane Crete offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Doane University Ranked?

2023 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Doane University was awarded 71 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is educational administration.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Doane Crete as #924 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Doane Crete held the #1,007 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Doane Crete also holds the #12 spot on the Best Colleges in Nebraska ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Doane Crete?

Acceptance Rate

Doane University has an acceptance rate of 69%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Doane Crete.

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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

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Doane University is 37%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  37 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Doane University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Doane University has a freshmen retention rate of 77%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  77 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Doane Crete the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 52%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  52 out of 100

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Doane University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,255 undergraduates at Doane Crete with 1,080 being full-time and 175 being part-time.

How Much Does Doane University Cost?

The overall average net price of Doane Crete is $23,440. 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 +
$20,088 $19,878 $21,950 $24,240 $25,835

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 92% of students took out student loans averaging $7,852 a year. That adds up to $31,408 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Doane Crete is 3.6%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Doane Crete with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $48,203 in their early years. This is good news for future Doane Crete graduates since it is 13% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Doane University make the most money.

Location of Doane University

Doane University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Crete, Nebraska. The surrounding location of Crete is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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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 53 majors graduated from Doane University. Of these students, 317 received undergraduate degrees and 340 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 70 $40,324
General Psychology 20 $17,424
General Biology 20 NA
Health & Physical Education 20 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 16 NA
Accounting 14 $47,127
Liberal Arts General Studies 11 NA
General Engineering 10 NA
Human Services 10 $30,370
Special Education 9 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Doane University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Doane Crete

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 169 students took at least one online class at Doane University. This is a decrease from the 2,422 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 169 169
2018-2019 2,422 124
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Doane University.

Notes and References


*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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