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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

College of Distinction, 2018-19

Only Public College in Nebraska

College of Distinction, 2018-19

Colleges of Distinction

Best College in Nebraska, 2016-17 - Money.com

No. 1 in Nebraska

Best College in Nebraska, 2016-17

Money.com

Best Four-Year College in Nebraska, 2018 - Schools.com

No. 5 in Nebraska

Best Four-Year College in Nebraska, 2018

Schools.com

Best Online Colleges in Nebraska, 2018 - Affordable Colleges

No. 10 in Nebraska

Best Online College in Nebraska, 2018

Affordable Colleges Online (AC Online)

Best College in Nebraska, 2017 - Schools.com

No. 3 in Nebraska

Best College in Nebraska, 2017

Schools.com

College of Distinction, 2016-17

Only Public College in Nebraska

College of Distinction, 2016-17

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, 2018 - College Affordability Guide

No. 1 in Nebraska

Most Affordable College in Nebraska, 2018

College Affordability Guide

Most Affordable Online Colleges for MBA, 2019 - SR Education Group

No. 1 in Nebraska;
No. 7 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Online Master's in Business Administration, 2019

SR Education Group

Most Affordable Online Bachelor's Human Resource Management 2019 - SR Education Group

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

Most Affordable Online Bachelor's in Human Resource Management, 2019

SR Education Group

Most Affordable Online Master's Degrees, 2018 - Edsmart

No. 3 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Online Master's Degrees, 2018

EDsmart

Best Online Bachelor's in Human Resources, 2018 - GetEducated.com

No. 1 in Nebraska;
No. 7 in the U.S.

Best Buy for Online Bachelor's in Human Resource Management, 2018

GetEducated.com

Most Affordable Online Graduate School for a Master's Degree, 2018 - College Choice

No. 1 in Nebraska;
No. 6 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Online Graduate School, 2018

College Choice

Best Value Online MBA, 2018 - AffordableColleges.com

No. 3 in the U.S.

Best Value Online Master's in Business Administration, 2018

AffordableColleges.com

Most Affordable Master's Degree in Counseling, 2017 - Best Counseling Degrees

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

Most Affordable Master's Degree in Counseling, 2017-18

Best Counseling Degrees

Most Affordable Early Childhood Degree in the U.S. - College Affordability Guide

No. 4 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Early Childhood Education Degree, 2018

College Affordability Guide

Most Affordable Online Master's Human Resource Management 2019 - SR Education Group

No. 1 in Nebraska;
No. 4 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Online Master's in Human Resource Management, 2019

SR Education Group

Most Affordable Master's in Educational Administration Online, 2018 - Grad School Hub

No. 1 in Nebraska;
No. 3 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Master's in Educational Administration Online, 2018

Grad School Hub

Most Affordable Online College for a Master's in Education

No. 20 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Online Master's in Education, 2018

SR Education Group

Most Scholarship Aid Awarded, 2017 - Student Loan Report

No. 25 in the U.S.

Most Scholarship Aid Awarded, 2017-18

Student Loan Report

Most Affordable Graphic Design Degree in the U.S. - College Affordability Guide

No. 5 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Graphic Design Degree, 2018

College Affordability Guide

Most Affordable Online Master's Degrees, 2018 - Great Value Colleges

No. 5 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Online Master's Degrees, 2018

Great Value Colleges

Most Affordable Online Colleges for MBA, 2018 - SR Education Group

No. 7 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Online Master's in Business Administration, 2018

SR Education Group

Best Value MBA Programs, 2017 - Affordable Colleges

No. 3 in the U.S.

Best Value MBA Program, 2017

AffordableColleges.com

Most Affordable Online Colleges for MBA, 2017 - SR Education Group

No. 6 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Online Master's in Business Administration, 2017

SR Education Group

Most Affordable Online Colleges for Sport Management, 2017 - SR Education Group

No. 5 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Online Master's in Sports Management, 2017

SR Education Group

Undergraduate Programs Awards

Most Affordable Online Bachelor's Human Resource Management 2019 - SR Education Group

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

Most Affordable Online Bachelor's in Human Resource Management, 2019

SR Education Group

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

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

No. 4 in the U.S.

Best College for Sport Management, 2018-19

Schools.com

College of Distinction, 2018-19

Only Public College in Nebraska

College of Distinction, 2018-19

Colleges of Distinction

Best College for Chemistry, 2018 - Schools.com

No. 2 in the U.S.

Best College for Chemistry Degree, 2018

Schools.com

Best College for K-12 Education, 2018 - Schools.com

No. 9 in the U.S.

Best College for K-12 Education, 2018

Schools.com

Most Focused Chemistry Degree, 2019 - College Factual

Top 10% of all U.S. Colleges

Most Focused Chemistry Degree Program, 2019

College Factual

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 of the Best Accredited Online MBA Programs, 2019

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

Best of the Best Online MBA Programs with Accreditation, 2019

OnlineMBA

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 College for K-12 Education, 2018 - Schools.com

No. 9 in the U.S.

Best College for K-12 Education, 2018

Schools.com

Best Online Master's Education Administration 2019 - OnlineMasters.com

No. 15 in the U.S.

Best Online Master's in Education Administration, 2019

OnlineMasters.com

Best Online Master's Sports Management 2018 - OnlineMasters.com

No. 18 in the U.S.

Best Online Master's Degree in Sport Management, 2018

OnlineMasters.com

Best Online MBA Programs 2018 - AC Online

No. 50 in the U.S.

Best Online MBA Program, 2018-2019

Affordable Colleges Online (AC Online)

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.

About Service-Learning

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