Fall 2014 Enrollment
1,065 undergraduate students
99% of undergrad students are full time
50% male — 50% female
28% of students are from out of state
2014-2015 Academic Year
82 full-time faculty
38 part-time faculty
12 to 1 student/faculty ratio
Highly residential. Approximately 75% of students live on-campus.
Crete, Nebraska—approximately 25 miles from Lincoln, the state’s capital, and 75 miles from Omaha.
Retention Fall 2014
72% of students began in Fall 2013 and returned in Fall 2014 (full time, first time freshmen)
6 Year Graduation Rate 2014
59% of students graduated in 6 years
ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2014
|Black or African American||4%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0%|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||0%|
|Two or more races||2%|
|Race and/or ethnicity unknown||2%|
NAIA, Great Plains Athletic Conference. 18 varsity sports (8 men’s: basketball, baseball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, indoor & outdoor track & field, tennis; 10 women’s: basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, dance, golf, soccer, softball, indoor & outdoor track & field, tennis, volleyball).
Doane University is a coeducational four-year, private liberal arts and sciences institution.
Accounting, Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Elementary Education, English, English as a Second Language, English/Language Arts, Environmental Science, French, German, History, Information Systems, International Studies, Journalism & Media, Mathematics, Music, Natural Science, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Science, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Religious Studies, Social Science, Sociology, Spanish, Special Education, Theatre
Doane's record of 55 Fulbright Scholars - higher than most other institutions in Nebraska.
Doane was ranked the #1 school in Nebraska in Forbes.com’s ranking of America’s Best Colleges 2008 & 2009, and the #2 school in Nebraska in 2010. Ranked in the first tier of the nation’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges by the 2011 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges.
Doane was the first college/university in Nebraska to offer a four-year graduation guarantee.
The Hansen Leadership Program is a comprehensive approach to student activity and leadership. Students also have a wide variety of opportunities including retreats, residential programs, and community service involvement…
Doane gives students the option to study abroad during their junior or senior years. A special travel scholarship gives four-year students $1000 to participate. One popular option is the semester immersion service-learning experience. These rewarding, semester-long opportunities have taken professors and their students to China and Africa. Study abroad options include trips shorter in length as well. Mexico, Australia, Thailand, and England are only some of the many places to which Doane students have ventured in their studies. Students can also travel inside the United States to locations such as New York City, Washington D.C and Galveston, Texas. Internships are available across the country, both in-term and during semester breaks.
The Hansen Leadership Program
The Hansen Leadership Program at Doane gets students involved in a comprehensive co-curricular activity that further develops each person’s talents and abilities. Students can go on retreats or take an outdoor ropes challenge course. In this program, speakers share their wisdom to inspire students to be leaders in the fields that each wants to pursue. Speakers have included James Earl Jones, Phil Jackson and Susan O’Malley.
Doane University courses center around a strong academic curriculum. Students become more well-rounded individuals through participation in both a first-year seminar and a Senior Capstone Celebration…
Guidance Throughout the Journey
In Doane’s degree and vocational programs, professors, not teaching assistants, lead the instruction. The school’s community of learning starts in the classroom and then extends beyond it. Led by a psychology professor, one group of students went to help Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, working on infrastructure development and counseling.
Students can do in-depth research alongside professors as early as sophomore year. During a student’s junior and senior years, major-specific research can begin. For example, environmental science majors are currently doing research on prairie dog population control in Nebraska.
Doane students are active outside of the classroom in sports teams, Greek organizations and a host of other clubs and activities…
Diverse Interests, Integrated Community
Seventy five percent of Doane students live on campus in residence halls or apartments. Not only are there 18 intercollegiate (NAIA) sports teams for men and women, but there is an intramural program for competition, exercise and fun. Doane students prove to be high-spirited supporters of such athletics. Students can participate in academic clubs, theatre and choir clubs, spiritual groups like Campus Crusade for Christ, and political groups like Young Democrats and Young Republicans. Private Greek organizations are also an option.
Doane has a number of service organizations. It is one of the top five institutions nationwide in raising money for cancer through Relay for Life. Another way Doane ties itself to the community is “Reach Out Day,” during which students donate their time to Crete’s local businesses, schools and community organizations. There is significant interaction between students on campus and the local community. Each first-year class participates in local activities, cementing their relationships with local business owners and citizens.
The statistics of success at Doane are phenomenal. Nearly 100% of last year’s Doane graduates attained employment or went on to pursue graduate studies…
Year after year, students and alumni continue to make a difference on campus. Students who have a strong interest in being engaged in leadership can be funded through the Hansen Leadership Fund to work as mentors to peers and younger students. These students live together in a leadership hall. Through the Master’s Series, Doane alums who have made a notable impact at the local, national or international levels come back to speak and give advice to current students.
Unparalleled Job Placement
Doane uniquely guarantees a four-year graduation to its students. Among all Doane graduates, over 98 percent of students start careers or are admitted to prestigious professional and graduate programs within 6 months after graduation. Their education, pre-med & allied health, psychology, and sociology majors had a 100 percent placement rate in the spring of 2009. Alumni success is celebrated and featured in Doane Magazine and on the college’s website.
Admissions Fall 2014
1,627 Total Applicants
1,291 Total Admissions
268 Total Freshmen Enrollment
79.35% of applicants admitted
Freshmen Profile Fall 2014
|25th Percentile||75th Percentile|
|SAT Critical Reading||440||530|
TUITION AND COSTS
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TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2014-2015
|Room and Board (on campus)||$8,030|
|Estimated Total On Campus||$35,210|
Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015
100% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving any financial aid
93% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving student loan aid
$16,594 Average amount of federal, state, local, or institutional grant aid received
$6,876 Average amount of student loan aid received by full-time first-time undergraduates