Hastings College
HastingsCollege crimson logo.svg
MottoPro Rege (Latin)
Motto in English
For the King
TypePrivate college
Religious affiliation
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Academic affiliations
PresidentDr. Rich Lloyd
DeanDr. Jonas Prida
Undergraduates1,190 (fall 2013)
Location, ,
United States
Campus120 acres (49 ha)
Colors   White and crimson
Sporting affiliations
Hastings College crest.svg

Hastings College is a private Presbyterian college in Hastings, Nebraska.


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 120 acres (49 ha). The college's first building was McCormick Hall, constructed in 1883[3] and still in use today. More recent additions include the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center, built in 2016; 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. McCormick Hall was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, and the Hastings College Historic District designation, made in 2017, includes 12 buildings on campus for their historic significance in the College’s post World War II growth.[4]


Hastings athletic teams are called the Broncos. The college is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) since the 1969–70 academic year.

Hastings competes in 24 intercollegiate varsity sports: Men's sports include baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track & field and wrestling; while women's sports include basketball, bowling, cross country, dance, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, volleyball and wrestling; and co-ed sports include cheerleading, eSports and shotgun sports.

Notable alumni and faculty


  1. ^ [1], Data USA, DataUSA.io.
  2. ^ http://www.ncahlc.org/index.php?option=com_directory&Itemid=192&Action=ShowBasic&instid=1485
  3. ^ Jeffries, Janet. National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: McCormick Hall.[Usurped!] Nebraska State Historical Society.[Usurped!] Retrieved 2010-06-13.
  4. ^ "Whetstone leads Hastings College in historic designation - Hastings College". 2017-09-13. Retrieved 2022-03-25.
  5. ^ Kwon Mee-yoo "Ex-PM Yoo Dies at 92". The Korea Times. 2010-06-03. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  6. ^ "Notable alumni" Archived 2008-12-19 at the Wayback Machine, Hastings College. Retrieved 2008-11-02.

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