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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Wayne State College

Cost

Net Price
$11,307/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,202/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,602/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,919/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,188/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,706/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,693Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Study and party
    52%
  • Study
    29%
  • Unique
    10%
  • Start a Career
    5%
  • Students have balance between studies and fun
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
51%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.41 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • A good mix between a good education at a low price
    57%
  • Best choice I ever made!!
    38%
  • Hope
    5%

After Wayne State College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses

Wayne State College Reviews

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It has a personal vibe to the whole campus. I wouldn't trade my small college for any of my friends large universities. My school is in a small town, so us college kids get very creative when it comes to activities. My school provides me with a lot of free and fun activities thoughout the year and as a student body we come up with traditions and fun things to keep us busy, like bowling nights, library coffee tables to help kids study and keep awake, rallies and dances, we even had a haunted house this year. My school also comes with a lot of free benefits. I got a free flu shot from student health and whenever my computer crashes, student tech comes quickly to help. I love my school and all of the great people I've met so far!
I'm a non-traditional transfer student, and I think Wayne State is an okay college. It would be perfect for any student straight out of high school. It offers alot of variety for the college experience. It is however limiting for my own personal experience since I have children. All of the clubs meet after school hours (3-5 pm) so that makes it difficult to be apart of anything. Also, I had quite a few years in two other schools that had excellent accommodations for my learning disabilities. This school has one person running the test, which would be exhausting, and I had to be re-evaluated for one disability that I have worked with other schools for over 4 years on, and the school psychiatrist didn't see it as very prominent. So i'm more than upset that something that I've already had previously diagnosed, and worked with other professionals to overcome in my academic experience for more than a few years is being set aside.
Where oh where do I even begin... Let's just start with the fact that as I am looking to transfer, Wayne has been nothing but unhelpful in sending my transcripts to my applied transfer school. It's like they know I'm transferring, and thus holding me hostage. If you walk into the administrative building and say the word "retention," or "retention rate," you may as well have yelled "fire" in a crowded theatre. They know that students typically don't stay all for years, or use it as a stepping stone for some other big name school like UNL. As far as strictness goes they are either really strict or completely oblivious. If they catch you, you're a dead man, but that's assuming they catch you at all. And sometimes the punishment does not suit the crime, or the rule makes a crime out of something trivial. We have to go to the residence life office before we can hang up flyers, because they have to be "approved." CENSORSHIP! But I digress. You also have to go through "chartwells" the catering company, if you want any food item sold/given away at any club event. Let's say you're in the club of students who do things, and you want to raise funds for a conference by selling popcorn. You have to go through chartwells, and go through the student activities office and fill out a pile of paperwork just so you can sell $0.50 bags of popcorn. It is absolutely ridiculous.