Doane University is the first private, liberal arts institution in Nebraska, nestled on an idyllic 300 acre “English Cottage” style Osterhout Arboretum. Established in 1872, Doane University embraces our founder’s spirit to immerse each student in knowledge that represents only the very best of what has been written, thought, spoken or performed throughout the ages.
At the heart of the University is our commitment to academic excellence, inquiry and making an impact to better serve people, communities and society. Doane is known for its strong and distinctive undergraduate programs in the natural and applied sciences, teacher education, liberal arts and business along with outstanding regional and national performing arts groups.
Doane was named the No. 1 school in Nebraska back-to- back years in Money.com’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” rankings and is also recognized for its convenient, affordable, flexible continuing education programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels in its College of Professional Studies and College of Education.