One of the top Liberal Arts Universities in Nebraska

We’re a small liberal arts college renowned for our commitment to academic excellence. Our innovative approach stresses critical thinking to produce thought leaders of tomorrow. 


Started from the hilltop now we're here

In 1857, the General Association of Congregational Churches laid the foundation for a distinguished liberal arts and science institution. In 1871, Crete Academy was born. Today, we stand as Doane University.
Students at Doane
Doane staff with prospective student

Our mission

Doane University creates distinctive educational experiences, rooted in the liberal arts, to prepare our students for careers and lives grounded in inquiry, ethics, and a commitment to lead and serve in the global community.

Doane President Roger Hughes

Our 13th President, Dr. Roger Hughes

Announced as President of Doane University in May 2021, Roger has hit the ground running – only fitting for a former head college football coach. As a Doane alum himself, Roger understands the high quality of a liberal arts education and the unique community that is Doane students, faculty and alumni.

Dr. Roger Hughes

Doane University President, Class of 1982
Doane is known for providing a high-quality liberal arts education and for professors who not only mentor students, but actually become their advocates.
Doane's President, Dr. Roger Hughes

Our leadership team

Backed by a history of academic excellence in liberal arts, our leadership team has a grand vision to guide the university into the future — all with the goal of helping students prosper here and in life.
Collaborating students outdoors

Our staff

If you need help with something, we have an administrative office to assist you. From financial aid, to the career center, to health and wellness, we have you covered.