|Motto||Pro Rege (For the King)|
|Type||Private liberal arts|
|Affiliation||Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)|
|Undergraduates||1,190 (fall 2013)|
|Campus||120 acres (49 ha)|
|Colors||White and crimson|
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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.
The Hastings College campus consists of 40 buildings on 109 acres (44 ha). The college's first building was McCormick Hall, constructed in 1883 and still in use today. More recent additions include the 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; and the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (2016). McCormick Hall was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, and the historic core of the campus was listed in 2017.
Hastings College's athletic teams, the Broncos, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track & field and wrestling; women's sports include basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, dance, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
Notable alumni and faculty
- Clayton Anderson, astronaut
- Bill Barrett, Nebraska politician
- Milan D. Bish, United States Ambassador
- Marc Boerigter, NFL and CFL wide receiver
- Yoo Chang-soon (class of 1950), Prime Minister of South Korea in 1982
- Mary W. Gray, mathematician and author
- Michael Hancock, mayor of Denver, Colorado
- Tony Hobson, former women's basketball coach; current coach at Fort Hays State University
- Tom Osborne, college football head coach and athletic director at University of Nebraska, U.S. Representative from Nebraska
- Bill Parcells, NFL coach 
- Ivy Ruckman, author
- Akeem Ward, former men's soccer All-American; current MLS soccer player at DC United
- At a glance: Hastings College, America's Best Colleges 2008, USNews.com.
- Jeffries, Janet. National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: McCormick Hall. Nebraska State Historical Society. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
- Kwon Mee-yoo "Ex-PM Yoo Dies at 92". The Korea Times. 2010-06-03. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
- "Notable alumni" Archived 2008-12-19 at the Wayback Machine, Hastings College. Retrieved 2008-11-02.