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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
About Wayne State College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Address
1111 Main St.
Wayne, NE 68787
Website
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
Required
High School GPA
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$12,626/ 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
$4,765/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

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
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,404Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
353
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Study and party
    46%
  • Study
    25%
  • Students have balance between studies and fun
    13%
  • Unique
    8%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Start a Career
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.44 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.48 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • A good mix between a good education at a low price
    63%
  • Best choice I ever made!!
    33%
  • Hope
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $36,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    51%
    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
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    Wayne State College 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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    Undergraduate Experience: Some professors do a great job. Others seem interested in retiring. The Career Services Office is excellent. Huge variety of intramurals. Made life long friends here. The administration seemed hard on student centered faculty. Many of my favorite professors moved on and were replaced by adjuncts. Cheering on the rugby team and working on projects with my classmates in the library were my favorite things. Also, class trip helped me network and get summer job. Graduate Program: Unorganized. My advisor was MIA. Online class used a primitive program with almost no interactivity. Part time professors were holding program together. I switched schools despite the costs. No one seemed to care. My credits transferred.
    This is the place where paying college is relaxable. For example, In my first week of college, I was worried about paying off my tuition bill. I asked a member of the Wayne State College, who she directly contacted the Financial aid director to help me choose the plan that I wanted and set the date back to which it did happen. However, I wished they gave me the tuition bill in person than the internet because I thought I was going to pay more than five thousand dollars instead of three thousand dollars with my loan plan.