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Hastings College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Hastings College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Hastings College 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.

Hastings College was awarded 8 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Hastings as #971 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Hastings is also ranked #13 out of 19 schools in Nebraska.

See all of the rankings for Hastings College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Hastings?

Acceptance Rate

Hastings College has an acceptance rate of 68%, 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 Hastings.

Average Test Scores

About 11% 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 570. Math scores were between 490 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Hastings College  ( 480 to 570 )

SAT Math Scores for Hastings College  ( 490 to 580 )
Hastings received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Hastings College  ( 20 to 25 )

Learn more about Hastings College admissions.

Hastings College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Hastings College is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 Hastings College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hastings College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Hastings College is 68%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  68 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Hastings for first-time, full-time students is 46%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  46 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Hastings College.

Good Overall Diversity at Hastings

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 967 undergraduates at Hastings with 958 being full-time and 9 being part-time.

Hastings 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 Hastings is 84.68 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  84.68 out of 100
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How Much Does Hastings College Cost?

The overall average net price of Hastings is $22,107. 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 Hastings

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,664 $20,649 $21,529 $23,757 $23,428

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 Hastings, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 75% of students took out student loans averaging $7,311 a year. That adds up to $29,244 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Hastings is 6.3%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Hastings Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Hastings make about $44,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Hastings students since it is 12% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Hastings College make the most money.

Location of Hastings College

Hastings College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Hastings, Nebraska. Hastings is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Contact details for Hastings are given below.

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

Hastings College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 45 majors graduated from Hastings College. Of these students, 260 received undergraduate degrees and 13 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 22 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 20 NA
General Biology 19 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 17 NA
Marketing 15 NA
General Psychology 15 NA
Health & Physical Education 14 NA
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 13 NA
Sociology 12 NA
General Business/Commerce 10 NA

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

Online Learning at Hastings

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 327 students took at least one online class at Hastings College. This is an increase from the 228 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 327 0
2016-2017 228 0
2015-2016 23 0
2014-2015 0 0
2013-2014 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Hastings College.

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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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