Awards and Accreditation

Awards and Accreditation

Hastings College is recognized across the nation for its excellence.

  • The Washington Monthly — Ranks Hastings College 29th among 350 Baccalaureate Colleges across the country for recruiting and graduating Pell Grant-eligible students and emphasizing student involvement with community service and service learning.
  • MONEY – Included Hastings among the 50 most affordable private colleges  on its Best College list.
  • The Princeton Review — Listed Hastings in the 2014 "Best in the Midwest" section on its website featuring 2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region. It also named Hastings in the Top 25% of colleges nationwide.
  • U.S. News & World Report — Ranks Hastings College 18th among colleges in the Midwest in the 2014 Best Colleges edition.
  • The Washington Monthly — Places Hastings College 29th in its "Best Bang for the Buck" rankings.
  • U.S. News & World Report — In its compilation of the Best Colleges for Veterans, Hastings College ranks seventh among Colleges in the Midwest.
  • Kaplan/Newsweek — Listed by Kaplan/Newsweek as one of "America's 369 Most Interesting Schools."
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education — Recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education in its July 18 issue as one of its 2008 “Great Colleges to Work For.”
  • Barron's — Named a "Best Buy in College Education" by Barron's
  • Listed in:
    • Kaplan's The Unofficial Unbiased Insider's Guide to the 331 Most Interesting Colleges
    • Peterson's Guide to Competitive Colleges
    • The National Review College Guide: America's Top Liberal Arts Schools
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1916
  • Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1947
  • Accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education since 1964