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Why Doane

Why Doane

Our nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences education will give you the skills you need for the career you want.

Few institutions can match our mission to include traditional undergraduate, adult and graduate learners. Fewer can boast our world-class liberal arts and sciences education built on pillars of leadership, inquiry, values and engagement. None can seamlessly weave it into one academic community that has stood tall for more than 140 years.

Graduate on Time or Ahead of Schedule. Guaranteed!

As a university that prides itself on doing everything it can to benefit its students, Doane was one of the first colleges to implement a four-year graduation guarantee, first offering it in 1995. With a four-year graduation guarantee, you will automatically be ahead of the typical college student who will graduate in six years according to the national average.

By choosing Doane, you put yourself on the path to start your professional career without the stress of paying for the extra years of tuition you could pay at a number of others schools. Not to mention, we will help you pay your way through college. Most of the Class of 2020 received financial aid.

Nationally Recognized for Greatness on the Great Plains.

Doane continually receives national recognition every year from some of the most prestigious publications across the country. For their 2017 college rankings, The Wall Street Journal rated Doane as the 2nd best university in Nebraska. Doane was only one of four institutions in the state to receive recognition from the WSJ/Times Higher Education.

In addition, U.S. News and World Report named Doane a “Top National Liberal Arts College,” ranking among the top 150 schools nationally, but the recognition doesn’t stop there. The Princeton Review labeled Doane a “Best Midwestern School,” and Forbes made sure to include us among their “America’s Best Colleges” list. We don’t just talk the talk.

We're a Small School Doing BIG Things.

Doane offers something for everyone, catering to your interests. We offer 45 majors, several pre-professional programs, and 36 minors.

Whether you’re an athlete, a theatre student, a musician, or your interests lie elsewhere, there are an endless amount of opportunities that have your name written on it. With 10 Greek Life organizations, 22 athletic teams, and more than 60 student clubs and organizations, we aren’t your typical small college when it comes to extracurricular activities.

First-Name Basis Is Our First Priority.

At Doane, you will never get lost in the mix. The average class size consists of 11 students, allowing for personal attention, more interaction, and the ability to know your professors on a first-name basis. Our service-focused Hansen Leadership Program, impressive research achievements, and rich tradition of Fulbright Scholars are a few indicators of how our academics harness greatness in our students.

Small-Town Charm Meets Big-Time Opportunities.

Doane’s scenic 300-acre campus in Crete is truly something you have to see to believe. Located in a town of 7,000 people, you will be surrounded in a friendly, safe atmosphere where you can feel comfortable at home.

Doane is Nebraska’s oldest private college, founded in 1872, and its outstanding reputation has lasted through generations. Doane students and graduates are making a difference across the country and come highly regarded in the workforce.

Get Lost Finding Your Passion.

Studying abroad is one of the greatest opportunities available to a college student, and we want to do everything we can to make that dream become a reality. For those who enroll as a first-year student, we provide a $1,000 travel scholarship to take you anywhere in the world and help with those study-abroad expenses during your junior and senior years.

You’ll Get Used to the Phrase “You’re HIRED!”

While your education is the foundation for your future, college is just the beginning. At Doane, we’ll put you in a position to thrive in the workplace following graduation. Our College to Career Center helps students identify their skills and interests while connecting them to the real world through internships, pre-professional programs, skill development, career planning, and other resources. According to our Outcomes Survey for students who graduated in May of 2019, 80% had completed an internship, a clinical experience, or participated in student teaching. Of those students, 91.5% said the experience helped them prepare for the workplace.

Over 700 internships have been completed by our students in the last five years, and the C2CC is yet another resource that will help students get their foot in the doors to pursue their dreams. At the time of graduation, 87% of our 2018 graduates reported being satisfied with their post-graduation occupation.


Interested in Doane? Contact us today.