Wayne State College

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1111 Main Street

Wayne, NE 68787

Phone: (402) 375-7000
2013-2014 Tuition
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rolling admission

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#72 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Wayne State College is a public institution that was founded in 1909. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,020, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 128 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Wayne State College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 72. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,574 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $9,774 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Wayne State College, a regional, public four-year college in Wayne, Nebraska, offers undergraduate and graduate programs in business, education, arts and sciences, and pre-professional studies. Offering affordable educational excellence in a personalized setting, Wayne State emphasizes undergraduate teaching, with 83 percent of full-time faculty holding terminal degrees in their field. The student-faculty ratio is 20:1. Programs of excellence include the Northeast Nebraska Teacher Academy, the first of its kind in the nation; the Rural Health Opportunities Program for health professions; service-learning opportunities, and learning community experiences. A high percentage of Wayne State graduates obtain jobs in their field.

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School type public
Year founded 1909
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $12,186,387


When applying to Wayne State College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 100 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 100.0%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Wayne State College is 20:1, and the school has 43.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Wayne State College include: Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 20:1
4-year graduation rate 27%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Education 28%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 16%
Psychology 9%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 7%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 7%

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Student Life

Wayne State College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,020, with a gender distribution of 43.2 percent male students and 56.8 percent female students. At this school, 47 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 53 percent of students live off campus. Wayne State College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,555
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Wayne State College offers a number of student services including placement service and health service. Wayne State College also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Wayne State College.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Wayne State College, 68.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,049.

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In-state tuition and fees $5,574 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $9,774 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,190 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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