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Recognized for Success

Wayne State is nationally ranked and has received recognition for affordability, academic excellence, and community service. We strive to produce graduates who will become successful, productive, and contributing members of society.

Best in Nebraska

Colleges of Distinction

Only Public College in Nebraska

College of Distinction, 2021-22

Colleges of Distinction

President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

One of Only Six Colleges in Nebraska

President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Corporation for National and Community Service; U.S. Department of Education

Affordability & Value

Wayne State is continually recognized for incredible value and affordability, without sacrificing quality. Awards in this category include "Most Affordable College in Nebraska," "Most Affordable Master's Degrees," and other cost distinctions by subject or degree type.

Most Affordable College in Nebraska, 2022

No. 1 in Nebraska

Most Affordable College in Nebraska, 2022

College Affordability Guide

Cheapest Online College

No. 1 in Nebraska; No. 11 in the U.S.

Cheapest Online Colleges, 2022

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Most Affordable Online Master's Degree 2021

No. 3 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Online Master's Programs, 2022

EDsmart

Best Master's in Counseling Degree in Nebraska

No. 1 in Nebraska;
No. 5 in the Midwest

Top Affordable Master's Degree in Counseling in Nebraska, 2020-21

Best Counseling Degrees

Most Affordable Online MBA 2020

No. 1 in Nebraska;
No. 9 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Online College for MBA, 2020

OnlineU.org

Most Affordable Online Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources

No. 1 in Nebraska;
No. 15 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Online Bachelor's in Human Resources, 2020

OnlineU.org

Most Affordable College 2020

No. 5 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Online Master's Degrees

Great Value Colleges

Most Affordable Graphic Design Degree

No. 5 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Graphic Design Degree, 2020-21

College Affordability Guide

Most Affordable Early Childhood Degree 2020

No. 4 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Early Childhood Degree, 2020-21

College Affordability Guide

Most Affordable Online Master's in Human Resources

No. 1 in Nebraska;
No. 9 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Online Master's in Human Resources, 2020

OnlineU.org

Most Affordable Online Master's Degree in Sport Management

No. 1 in Nebraska;
No. 14 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Online Sports Management Master's, 2020

OnlineU.org

Most Scholarship Aid Awarded, 2017 - Student Loan Report

No. 25 in the U.S.

Most Scholarship Aid Awarded, 2017-18

Student Loan Report

Undergraduate Programs Awards

Top Ranked Human Development and Family Studies College, 2019 - College Factual

No. 1 in Nebraska, Top 1% in the U.S.

Top Ranked Human Development and Family Studies College, 2019

College Factual

American Bar Association Brown Select Award Winner, 2018

Winner out of 43 Nominees

American Bar Association Brown Select Award Winner, 2018

American Bar Association

Most Affordable Online Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources

No. 1 in Nebraska;
No. 15 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Online Bachelor's in Human Resources, 2020

OnlineU.org

Best College for Sport Management, 2018-19 - Schools.com

No. 4 in the U.S.

Best College for Sport Management, 2018-19

Schools.com

Most Focused Chemistry Degree, 2019 - College Factual

Top 10% of all U.S. Colleges

Most Focused Chemistry Degree Program, 2019

College Factual

Colleges of Distinction

Only Public College in Nebraska

College of Distinction, 2021-22

Colleges of Distinction

Best Graphic Design Degree 2022

No. 15 in the U.S. with Best Job Placement Rate Overall

Best Graphic Design Degree Program, 2022

Intelligent.com

Most Focused Education Degrees 2019 - College Factual

No. 15 in the U.S.; Top 5%

Most Focused Education Degree Programs, 2019

College Factual

Most Focused Special Education Degree, 2019 - College Factual

No. 23 in the U.S.; Top 10%

Most Focused Special Education Degree Program, 2019

College Factual

Graduate Programs Awards

Best Online Master's in Business Administration with Accreditation, 2019. Best MBA Degree, Best Online MBA.

No. 1 in Nebraska;
1 of 33 Colleges in the U.S.

The Very Best Online MBA Programs with Accreditation, 2021

OnlineMBA

Best Master's in Education Administration

No. 4 in the U.S.

Best Master's in Education Administration, 2022

Intelligent.com

Best Online Master's in K-12 Education

No. 6 in the U.S.

Best Online Master's in K-12 Education, 2022

Intelligent.com

Top Master's in Education Administration Online

No. 1 in Nebraska; No. 18 in the U.S.

Top Online Master's in Educational Administration, 2021

TopEducationDegrees.com

Best College for Educational Leadership Degree Programs, 2018-19 - Schools.com

No. 1 in the U.S.

Best College for Educational Leadership Degree Programs, 2018-19

Schools.com

Best Online Master's in Special Education

No. 22 in the U.S.

Best Online Master's in Special Education

OnlineSchoolsReport.com

Best Online Master's in Sport Management

No. 11 in the U.S.

Best Online Master's in Sport Management, 2022 - Intelligent.com

Intelligent.com

Best Master's of Educational Administration Online 2019 - OnlineMasters.com. Top educational administration masters program.

No. 15 in the U.S.

Best Online Master's in Educational Administration, 2019

OnlineMasters.com

Service & Community

Each semester, hundreds of Wayne State College students make a difference in our community by participating in Service-Learning projects, contributing nearly $250,000 per year to the region in community service. For these services, Wayne State College has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll each year since 2010. We are one of only six colleges in Nebraska to be named to the Honor Roll in any category.

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President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

One of Only Six Colleges in Nebraska

President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Corporation for National and Community Service; U.S. Department of Education