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Wayne State College Overview

Wayne State College is a public institution situated in Wayne, Nebraska. Wayne is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is Wayne State College Known For?

606 Undergraduate Awards
$19,618 Avg Cost After Aid
  • The post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at WSC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 53% of the faculty were full-time.

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Wayne State College Rankings

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 WSC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Other Family & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Value Engineering Technologies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Value English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Value Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Value Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Value Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#64 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Best Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#72 Best Value Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards WSC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (Other) College Factual
#19 Best Value Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific College Factual
#37 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature College Factual
#56 Best Physical Education Teaching & Coaching Schools College Factual
#77 Best Value Colleges for Education College Factual
#135 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools College Factual

Where Is Wayne State College?


Contact details for WSC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1111 Main St, Wayne, NE 68787
Phone: 402-375-7000

How Do I Get Into WSC?

You can apply to WSC online at:

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

Can I Afford Wayne State College?

$19,618 Net Price
61% Take Out Loans
7.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of WSC is $19,618. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At WSC, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $5,327 a year. That adds up to $21,308 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at WSC is 7.6%. 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.

Wayne State College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,822 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,440 undergraduate students at WSC, with 2,822 being full-time and 618 being part-time.


There are also 762 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,822 full-time undergraduates at WSC, 43% are male and 57% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 24
Black or African American 79
Hispanic or Latino 226
White 2,293
International Students 51
Other Races/Ethnicities 149

Geographic Diversity

Nebraska students aren't the only ones who study at Wayne State College. At this time, 18 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 22 countries are represented at WSC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Curaçao, Canada, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Wayne State College

785 Took All Classes Online
1,714 Took At Least One Class Online
19.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 7 master’s degree programs available online at WSC. In 2019-2020, 1,714 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 16th 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 WSC

The following table shows how WSC 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
Human Resource Management #7 #22
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #10 #4
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #16 #10
Special Education #49 #25
Business, Management & Marketing #60 #55
Business Administration & Management #69 #68

Online Growth Rankings of WSC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Wayne State College was 19.8%. This is the #1,072 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at WSC regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 13%
Business, Management & Marketing 18%
Education 19%
Educational Administration 38%
Special Education 37%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at WSC 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 WSC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Human Resource Management #179
Special Education #191
Educational Administration #238
Criminal Justice & Corrections #422

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%.

Wayne State College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 110 0 43 153
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 89 89
Teacher Education Grade Specific 70 0 0 70
Teacher Education Subject Specific 56 0 0 56
Educational Administration 0 25 30 55
Criminal Justice & Corrections 51 0 0 51
Special Education 31 0 10 41
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 39 0 0 39
General Biology 38 0 0 38
Health & Physical Education 33 0 0 33
Chemistry 24 0 0 24
Student Counseling 0 0 22 22
Industrial Production Technology 22 0 0 22
Information Science 21 0 0 21
Communication & Media Studies 15 0 0 15
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (Other) 14 0 0 14
General Psychology 12 0 0 12
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11 0 0 11
Human Resource Management 0 0 10 10
General English Literature 8 0 0 8
Human Development & Family Studies 6 0 0 6
Computer Information Systems 5 0 0 5
Health Sciences & Services 5 0 0 5
Sociology 5 0 0 5
Design & Applied Arts 5 0 0 5
Fine & Studio Arts 5 0 0 5
Mathematics 4 0 0 4
Romance Languages 3 0 0 3
History 3 0 0 3
Geography & Cartography 3 0 0 3
Political Science & Government 3 0 0 3
Music 3 0 0 3
Drama & Theater Arts 1 0 0 1
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 606 25 204 835


*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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