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Wayne State College

By the Numbers

Student enrollment: 3,361

Students come from 36 states and 22 countries.

2016-2017 cost:

  • $4,800 for tuition (30 credit hours per year, resident rate)
  • $1,627 for student fees
  • $7,110 for room and board
  • Total: $13,537 per year

Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1

Most popular undergraduate majors:

  • Business Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Pre-Professional (medical, dental, pharmacy, physical therapy, etc.)
  • Criminal Justice
  • Special Education
  • Industrial Technology
  • Human Service Counseling
  • Life Sciences
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Entering freshmen in top 50% of high school class: 60%

Average high school GPA of entering freshmen: 3.22

Average ACT composite of entering freshmen: 21.49

Ratio of men to women: 43%:57%

Full-time faculty with terminal degrees: 85%
There are 121 full-time, ranked faculty, 109 part-time faculty and 23 graduate assistants.

Number of student organizations: 100+

Wayne State’s four academic schools, Arts and Humanities, Business and Technology, Education and Counseling, and Natural and Social Sciences, offer more than 90 majors and minors in 15 academic departments, awarding bachelor’s, master’s and education specialist degrees in a variety of programs and fields.

Other Facts

Wayne State College serves a 46-county area.

Infrastructure totals 22 buildings, which includes seven residence halls, on an attractive 128-acre campus.

Madison and Wayne Counties are the largest producers of Wayne State College students in Nebraska, followed closely by Douglas County.

Woodbury County is the largest producer of Wayne State College students in Iowa.

There are approximately 16,000 Wayne State College alumni in the state of Nebraska. There are more than 3,400 in Iowa. The next three largest concentrations of alumni are in South Dakota, Colorado, and California. There are more than 26,000 total Wayne State College alumni.

Of students surveyed who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2014-15, 89% of alumni surveyed are either employed in their related field or enrolled in graduate school/continuing education; 11% are working in other fields.

80% of students surveyed from the 2014-15 graduation classes stayed in Nebraska for employment or graduate school.

Conn Library is the research and study hub of the Wayne State College Campus. The original 92' x 140' building was constructed in 1956, and a major addition was completed in 1970. The library is currently undergoing a total building remodel that is scheduled for completion in 2017.  In addition to a valuable collection of books and periodicals, the library has modern amenities such as wireless internet access, comfortable new furniture, and Jitters Coffee Shop.

Wayne State College provides high-speed or wireless internet connections to each student. All WSC residence halls and most WSC administration buildings provide wireless service.

Each WSC academic building contains more than one smart classroom, also known as technology enhanced classrooms, which create new opportunities in teaching and learning by integrating networking, digital and audio visual technologies.