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Hastings College

Hastings College
Motto Pro Rege (For the King)
Established 1882
Type Private liberal arts
Affiliation Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Endowment $59,862,704[1]
President Don Jackson
Dean Gary C. Johnson
Undergraduates 1,190 (fall 2013)
Location Hastings, NE, USA
Campus rural, 120 acres (49 ha)
Colors          White and crimson
Nickname Broncos
Affiliations NAIA, GPAC

Hastings College is a private, undergraduate, four-year, church-related residential liberal arts college in Hastings, Nebraska, USA.


  • History 1
  • Campus 2
  • Awards 3
  • Athletics 4
  • Notable alumni and faculty 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


The college was founded in 1882 by a group of men and women seeking to establish a Presbyterian college dedicated to high academic and cultural standards. Hastings College has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission's North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1916.[2]


The Hastings College campus consists of 40 buildings on 109 acres (44 ha). The college's first building is McCormick Hall, constructed in 1883[3] and still in use today. More recent additions include the Osborne Family Sports Complex/Fleharty Educational Center, built in 2002; the Bronco Village student apartments {2005}; and the Morrison-Reeves Science Center, opened in late 2009.


Hastings College is included in U.S. News & World Report, America's Best Colleges 2010 and was named a 2010 "'Best College in the Midwestern Region" by Princeton Review. HC was also listed by Kaplan/Newsweek as one of "America's 369 Most Interesting Schools" and recognized as the top liberal arts college in Nebraska by The Washington Monthly magazine. Hastings boasts a well-known music department known for its ensembles including a Concert Band Ensemble, Hastings College Choir, Music Theatre Ensemble and others.


Hastings College's athletic teams, the Broncos, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track & field and wrestling; while women's sports include basketball, cheerleading, cross country, dance, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball.

Notable alumni and faculty


  1. ^ At a glance: Hastings College, America's Best Colleges 2008,
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  3. ^ Jeffries, Janet. National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: McCormick Hall. Nebraska State Historical Society. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
  4. ^ "Notable alumni", Hastings College. Retrieved 2008-11-02.
  5. ^ Kwon Mee-yoo"Ex-PM Yoo Dies at 92". The Korea Times. 2010-06-03. Retrieved 2011-09-30.

External links

  • Official Hastings College website
  • Official Hastings College athletics website

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