Hastings College

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Hastings College
Motto Pro Rege (For the King)
Type Private liberal arts
Established 1882
Affiliation Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Endowment $59,862,704[1]
President Don Jackson
Dean Gary C. Johnson
Undergraduates 1,190 (fall 2013)
Address 710 N. Turner
Hastings, NE 68901
, United States
Campus 120 acres (49 ha)
Colors          White and crimson
Nickname Broncos
Affiliations NAIA, GPAC
Website www.hastings.edu

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


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 was 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); the Morrison-Reeves Science Center, opened in late 2009; and the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (2016).


Hastings College was included in U.S. News & World Report's list of "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 was recognized as the top liberal arts college in Nebraska by The Washington Monthly magazine.

Hastings boasts a music department known for its ensembles including a Concert Band Ensemble, Hastings College Choir,and Music Theatre Ensemble.


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, bowling, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track & field and wrestling; women's sports include basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, dance, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball.

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Coordinates: 40°35′30″N 98°22′23″W / 40.59167°N 98.37306°W / 40.59167; -98.37306