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Located just 23 miles southwest of Lincoln, and 75 miles southwest of Omaha, Doane University’s Crete Campus serves almost 1,000 students from the Midwest and beyond. With Honors Programs, Seminars and unique Learning Communities, Doane University grants a rich, educational foundation for students to grow upon as they move forward in their lives and careers. While we cannot promise the four years spent here will be easy, we do promise to walk beside our students on the journey to Earn Their Shield.

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Life at Doane

Doane University Crete is a community that stretches 300-acres. With 60 students clubs, 10 Greek Life organizations and 22 athletic teams, everyone can find their pack.


Considering 75% of our students live on campus, our four residence halls are designed to make New Tigers feel right at home, with amenities ranging from Wi-Fi, free laundry, patios with fireplaces, to a gaming room.


With over 45 majors, several pre-professional programs, and 36 minors, our College of Arts and Sciences provides students of all backgrounds an opportunity to succeed personally and professionally.


A proud member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Doane's Tigers, span 22 intercollegiate sports teams. With approximately 60% of our students belonging to an athletic team, Doane has ranked in the Top Three of the Great Plains Athletic Conference All-Sports Trophy Standings every year, for the past five years.

International Students

Doane offers affordable world-class education to all students right in the Heartland of America. With scholarships for international students ranging from $10,000 - $20,000, Earning Your Shield does not have to be a financial burden.

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When I visited Doane if felt more like home, when I came here, I felt really comfortable.

Kelli Albracht '19
Graphic Design

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Get all of your paperwork done. That’s the hard part.

Sean Murray '22

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1014 Boswell Ave.
Crete, NE 68333
Phone: (402) 826-2161
(800) 333-6263
Fax (402) 826-8600