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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?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$19,618 Avg Cost After Aid
  • Students at WSC have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 0%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at WSC.
  • In <nil>, 51% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, WSC bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $46,143 a year. That's about 13% more than their peers at other schools.

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
53% Take Out Loans
0.4% 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 53% of students took out student loans averaging $5,616 a year. That adds up to $22,464 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at WSC is 0.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Wayne State College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,814 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,766 undergraduate students at WSC, with 2,814 being full-time and 952 being part-time.


There are also 814 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,814 full-time undergraduates at WSC, 42% are male and 58% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 25
Black or African American 59
Hispanic or Latino 245
White 2,255
International Students 98
Other Races/Ethnicities 132

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

845 Took All Classes Online
1,959 Took At Least One Class Online
19.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 21 master’s degree programs available online at WSC. In 2020-2021, 1,959 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 11th most popular in Nebraska for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

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.

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%.


*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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