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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
1111 Main St
Wayne, NE 68787
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
From Wayne State College

Wayne State College offers more than 130 undergraduate programs of study and more than a dozen online master's degree programs designed to meet your career goals. If affordability is your main concern, we have you covered. Recently dubbed "Most Affordable College in Nebraska," Wayne State College is among the most affordable four-year colleges in the region, which includes our online programs. In fact, most of our students receive some sort of financial assistance and one third of our students graduate debt-free. Wayne State College is continually recognized for incredible value, successful graduates, innovative learning and community service. Many of our programs are nationally-ranked for excellence, including a few "Top 10" rankings in the U.S. Our new academic programs and facilities, such as the Center for Applied Technology and Criminal Justice CSI Facility, reflect our commitment to providing the best possible learning environment at the most affordable cost for our students.

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Wayne State College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$13,193/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,039/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses

Majors

Accelerated Nursing at Wayne State College

The accelerated nursing program is a partnership between WSC and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Complete your bachelor’s degree in any major at WSC while also completing preparatory BSN curriculum. Upon graduation from WSC, you’ll apply to the accelerated BSN program at UNMC’s campus in Norfolk, Neb. You’ll complete one year of nursing courses through UNMC and graduate with your BSN.

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    16%
  • On Campus
    79%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,572Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
403
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
  • Study and party
    46%
  • Study
    25%
  • Students have balance between studies and fun
    17%
  • Unique
    8%
  • Start a Career
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.45 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
  • A good mix between a good education at a low price
    64%
  • Best choice I ever made!!
    32%
  • Hope
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $36,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    43%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    96%
    National
    83%
    91%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses

    Wayne State College Reviews

    516 reviews
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    Great college, overall. Friendly atmosphere, diversity is encouraged. The professors don't just teach you how to memorize - they teach you how to actually learn the material. The food is very average. There are many resources for students, such as free counseling, free visits with a PA and nurse, a free taxi service on the weekends for students, and more! Wayne is a small town, however, there is a good amount of events both on and off campus. Great quality education for a lower price than many other schools in Nebraska. I am proud to be a Wildcat student!
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    Wayne State is a very affordable college. They are also very small campus and everyone there is very friendly. They offer a wide variety of things for students to do on campus. As a student they provide free tutors and a writing help desk. All the teachers have their office hours posted too! I would highly recommend you check out Wayne State!
    I absolutely love the environment of the beautiful small campus! I found professors very willing to help do whatever they can to help you succeed not only at Wayne State but in your life as a whole. There are tons of resources on campus to help you achieve your degree as well as taking care of yourself mentally and physically.