Wayne State College

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School Overview

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Wayne State College (WSC), located in northeast Nebraska, is a four-year public college with an enrollment of approximately 3,500 students. It went through an evolution of name changes including State Normal School in 1910, State Normal School and Teacher's College in 1921, Nebraska State Teachers College in 1949, and then to its current name in 1963.

Academics

WSC offers over 80 majors and minors in 14 academic departments. These departments fall under the four following schools: Arts and Humanities, Natural and Social Sciences, Business and Technology, Education and Counseling. The five largest undergraduate majors are business administration, industrial technology, elementary education, criminal justice, and pre-professional (medical, dental, pharmacy, physical therapy, etc.).

Athletics

WSC offers 11 NCAA Division II sports including men's teams in baseball, indoor and outdoor track and field, basketball, football, and cross country, and women's teams in basketball, soccer, cross country running, volleyball, indoor and outdoor track and field, and softball. They are a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, and their mascot is a wildcat.

Financial Aid

WSC helps students to acquire financial aid through grants, loans, scholarships, and student employment. The amount of financial aid available for students is dependent on need and academic achievement.

Student Housing

Most freshman students are required to live in on-campus housing. Only full-time students are allowed to live on campus. Freshman students live in the following halls: Anderson, Berry, Bowen, Morey, Neihardt, Pile, and Terrace.

General Information

Admission
Office

1111 Main Street
Wayne, NE 68787
(402) 375-7234
(800) 228-9972
Fax: (402) 375-7204

Contact: Kevin Halle
Director of Admissions
Main
Address

1111 Main Street
Wayne, NE 68787
(402) 375-7000
www.wsc.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 2,991
First-time degree-seeking
freshmen: 691
Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,900
Graduate enrollment: 515

Setting
Rural setting
Small town (2,500 – 9,999)
Residential campus

Degrees
offered:

Bachelor's
Master's

Admissions Information

Application
Fee

College has an application fee:
No
Regular application fee: $0
Online application fee: $0
Enrollment
Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 100%

Open admission
Percent of students who return for
sophomore year: 65%

College Majors

Arts,
Visual & Performing

Art –
General B
Drama/Theater

Arts B
Graphic
Design B
Music –
General B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biology
B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Business
Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric

B
Journalism

B
Mass
Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer/Information

Sciences – General B
Information

Sciences/Systems B

Education
Art
Teacher Education B
Biology
Teacher Education B
Business
Teacher Education B
Chemistry

Teacher Education B
Drama/Dance

Teacher Education B
Early
Childhood Education B
Elementary

Education B
English
Teacher Education B
Family/Consumer

Sciences – Education B
Foreign
Language Teacher Education B
Geography

Teacher Education B
History
Teacher Education B
Junior
High Education B
Mathematics

Education B
Music
Teacher Education B
Physical
Education B
Psychology

Teacher Education B
Social
Science Teacher Education B
Special
Education B
Speech
Teacher Education B
Technology/Industrial

Arts Education B

Engineering Technologies
Engineering

Technology – General B

English Language &
Literature

English
Language & Literature –
General B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child
Care Service B
Family/Consumer

Sciences – General B
Foods/Nutrition

Studies B

Foreign Language &
Literature

Foreign
Language & Literature –
General B
Spanish
B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Athletic
Training/Sports Medicine B

History
History
– General B

Mathematics
Mathematics

– General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise
Sciences B
Health/Physical

Fitness B
Sport/Fitness

Administration B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry

B

Psychology
Psychology

– General B

Security & Protective
Services

Criminal
Justice Studies B

Social Sciences
Geography

B
Political

Science/Government B
Social
Sciences – General B
Sociology

B

Degree
levels for each major are
designated by the following
letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee
the accuracy of information on
this page. All information is
subject to change. You should
confirm all information with a
college admissions officer.

Wayne State College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(402) 375-7000
Website:https://www.wsc.edu/
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://www.wsc.edu/apply
Address:1111 Main St, Wayne, NE 68787
Setting:32
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:3,357
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):46%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,263 (67% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$6,462
Out-of-state Tuition:$11,262
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:96%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,343

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Wayne State College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Wayne State College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
Education1238
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs1
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2
Physical Sciences1
Psychology2
Social Sciences4
Visual and Performing Arts5
Grand total15310

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Wayne State College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11
Education13
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Grand total115

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Wayne State College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$6,462
Out-of-state$11,262
Books and supplies$1,120

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$4,731
Out-of-state$8,331

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid60396%
Grant or scholarship aid50280%$4,343
Student loan aid40464%$5,240

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,15374%$5,479
Federal student loans1,69758%$5,490

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Wayne State College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Wayne State College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Wayne State College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment3,357
Undergraduate enrollment2,837
Graduate enrollment520

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Wayne State College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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