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Chadron State College Overview

Chadron State College is a public institution situated in Chadron, Nebraska. Chadron is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is Chadron State College Known For?

382 Undergraduate Awards
$18,102 Avg Cost After Aid
  • The highest award offered at Chadron State College is the master's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Chadron State College Rankings

Chadron State College is ranked #493 out of 2,587 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Chadron State College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Other Parks & Recreation Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Best Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#92 Best Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#157 Best General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Chadron State College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies Schools College Factual
#1 Best Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies Schools College Factual
#3 Best Value Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies College Factual
#17 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Schools College Factual
#55 Best Value Colleges for Education College Factual
#90 Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Teaching Degree Search

Where Is Chadron State College?


Contact details for Chadron State College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 Main St, Chadron, NE 69337-2690
Phone: 308-432-6000

How Do I Get Into Chadron State College?

You can apply to Chadron State College online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Chadron State College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Chadron State College?

$18,102 Net Price
56% Take Out Loans
8.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Chadron State College is $18,102. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Chadron State College, approximately 56% of students took out student loans averaging $5,082 a year. That adds up to $20,328 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Chadron State College is 8.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Chadron State College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,439 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,863 undergraduate students at Chadron State College, with 1,439 being full-time and 424 being part-time.


There are also 467 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,439 full-time undergraduates at Chadron State College, 42% are male and 58% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Chadron State College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 55
Hispanic or Latino 149
White 1,124
International Students 25
Other Races/Ethnicities 81

Geographic Diversity

Nebraska students aren't the only ones who study at Chadron State College. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 37 countries are represented at Chadron State College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Ethiopia, China, and Russia.

Online Learning at Chadron State College

1,061 Took All Classes Online
1,801 Took At Least One Class Online
-6.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 13 bachelor’s degree and 8 master’s degree programs available online at Chadron State College. In 2019-2020, 1,801 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Chadron State College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 11th most popular in Nebraska for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Chadron State College

The following table shows how Chadron State College is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Interdisciplinary Studies #1 #1
Library & Information Science #1 #1
Library Science #1 #1
General Family & Consumer Sciences #4 #1
Mathematics #7 #1
Mathematics & Statistics #7 #1
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #7 #4
Social Work #7 #1
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #10 #4
Psychology #10 #4
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #13 #1
Special Education #13 #4
Human Resource Management #13 #7
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #19 #4
Curriculum & Instruction #19 #1
Student Counseling #19 #4
Public Administration & Social Service #21 #1
Education #22 #1
Teacher Education Grade Specific #22 #1
General Psychology #31 #10
Educational Administration #40 #10
Criminal Justice & Corrections #64 #10

Online Growth Rankings of Chadron State College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Chadron State College was -6.7%. This is the #1,955 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Chadron State College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Chadron State College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 13%
Curriculum & Instruction 19%
Education 5%
Human Resource Management 42%
Special Education 8%
Student Counseling 81%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Chadron State College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Chadron State College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Family & Consumer Sciences #43
Interdisciplinary Studies #76
Mathematics #82
Library & Information Science #98
Library Science #110
Mathematics & Statistics #121
Student Counseling #143
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #206
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #212
Curriculum & Instruction #320
Human Resource Management #346
General Psychology #355
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #389
Special Education #438
Teacher Education Subject Specific #457

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Chadron State College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 97 46 143
Teacher Education Grade Specific 46 0 46
Curriculum & Instruction 0 36 36
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 34 0 34
Criminal Justice & Corrections 33 0 33
Educational Administration 0 29 29
Teacher Education Subject Specific 27 0 27
Human Resource Management 0 26 26
Student Counseling 0 26 26
Plant Sciences 23 0 23
General Biology 20 0 20
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 17 0 17
General Psychology 16 0 16
Special Education 12 0 12
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 12 12
Social Work 9 0 9
Communication & Media Studies 8 0 8
Interdisciplinary Studies 8 0 8
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 8 8
Fine & Studio Arts 6 0 6
General Family & Consumer Sciences 5 0 5
Mathematics 5 0 5
Drama & Theater Arts 5 0 5
General Physical Sciences 4 0 4
General English Literature 3 0 3
History 2 0 2
Music 2 0 2
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0
Library & Information Science 0 0 0
TOTAL 382 183 565


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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