Doane College

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1014 Boswell Avenue

Crete, NE 68333

Phone: (402) 826-2161
2013-2014 Tuition
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#156 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Doane College is a private institution that was founded in 1872. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,149, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 300 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Doane College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 156. Its tuition and fees are $26,180 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Students attending or graduating from Doane invariably remark about its inclusive family-oriented approach to living and learning. Programs which support and encourage this positive atmosphere include: a comprehensive leadership program, featuring curricular development, nationally known speakers and experts, and alumni networking and mentoring; a $1000 travel scholarship for all matriculating students, to use on college-sponsored trips in the U.S. or abroad; a four-year guarantee, with additional classes paid for by the college if not met; the nation's first teacher education warranty, guaranteeing hiring schools of the quality of Doane's graduates; and an honors program which requires study abroad.

General Information

School type private
Year founded 1872
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar 4-1-4
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $90,991,950


When applying to Doane College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 76.5 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 76.5%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Doane College is 12:1, and the school has 73.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Doane College include: Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 61%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Education 27%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 17%
Social Sciences 9%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 8%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%

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Student Life

Doane College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,149, with a gender distribution of 48.7 percent male students and 51.3 percent female students. At this school, 75 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 25 percent of students live off campus. Doane College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,149
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Doane College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Doane College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Doane College, 89 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Doane College.

Students who have cars on campus 89%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Doane College, 88.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,569.

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Tuition and fees $26,180 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,550 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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