One of the top Liberal Arts Universities in Nebraska

We鈥檙e 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 水果派.
Students at 水果派
水果派 staff with prospective student

Our mission

水果派 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.

水果派 President Roger Hughes

Our 13th President, Dr. Roger Hughes

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

Dr. Roger Hughes

水果派 President, Class of 1982
水果派 is known for providing a high-quality liberal arts education and for professors who not only mentor students, but actually become their advocates.
水果派'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 鈥 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.