Wayne State proudly reports a fifth straight year of enrollment growth at the College with the arrival of another record freshman class of 801 students.
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New! One Rate at Wayne State
The new universal in-state tuition rate, which begins Fall 2021, will save out-of-state students nearly $6,000 per year on tuition costs. The new rate applies to all new and returning undergraduate students in Fall 2021, as long as they are taking in-person classes.
Tuition Guarantee Program
The new Nebraska State Colleges Tuition Guarantee ensures Pell-qualified Nebraska students can attend Wayne State College tuition-free. The program takes effect in Fall 2021 and applies to returning and new undergraduate students.
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Why I Chose Wayne State
Wayne State is a public college in Nebraska that has received several accolades for it's academic excellence and successful graduate outcomes. Students choose to earn their degree at WSC for a variety of reasons. Not only do we offer top-notch programs, we're also the most affordable four-year college or university in the region. And with all the clubs, intramurals, and activities on campus, you'll never get bored. But, you don't have to take our word for it. Hear what students are saying about Wayne State College.
Wayne State at a Glance
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recent grads employed or in grad school*
*based on the most recent graduate survey from 2018-19 of 521 students (84% response rate)
Aug 26toDec 9
Happy and Healthy HourJoin us as we promote healthy living, both mentally and physically! Every Thursday during the Fall 2021 semester.
Visiting Artist Series - "Always Never Forget"Show is by artist Luke Severson and runs through Sept. 24.
Book ClubDuring the month of September, we will be reading "Chatter," by Ethan Kross. Sponsored by the Student Health and Counseling Center.
John G. Neihardt ConferenceRemembering a prominent WSC figure.
Piano Duo: Music by WomenFeaturing Dr. Angela Miller-Niles and Shelly Armstrong on piano. The concert will also be livestreamed.
Art Meets Literature and PhilosophyDr. Becky Zavada responds to the work of Luke Severson.
SafeTalk: Suicide Prevention TrainingGet trained on how to talk with someone who is suicidal.
'The Diviners' Illuminates the Influence of the Past on the Future
Shows are at 7 p.m. Oct. 6, 7, and 9, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 10, all in the Black Box Theatre.
Faculty Art Exhibit to Open During Homecoming Week
The exhibit opens at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, in the Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery, located in Conn Library.
Fall Plains Writers Series Welcomes Debra Marquart
Wayne State College’s Language and Literature Department, the School of Arts and Humanities, and the WSC Press will host the Fall 2021 Plains Writers Series on Sept. 30, 2021.
Wayne State’s Enrollment Soars for 5th Straight Year
Enrollment has grown 24 percent since 2017, which includes 56 percent growth in the College’s graduate programs during the same span of time.