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Wayne State College
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By the Numbers

Student enrollment: 3,513

Students come from 38 states and 21 countries.

2014-2015 cost:

  • $4,200 for tuition (30 credit hours per year, resident rate)
  • $1,404 for student fees
  • $6,420 for room and board
  • Total: $12,024 per year

Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1

Five largest undergraduate majors:

  • Business Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Pre-Professional (medical, dental, pharmacy, physical therapy, etc.)
  • Criminal Justice
  • Life Sciences

Entering freshmen in top 50% of high school class: 59%

Average high school GPA of entering freshmen: 3.23

Average ACT composite of entering freshmen: 21.5

Ratio of men to women:

Full-time faculty with terminal degrees: 81%
There are 123 full-time, ranked faculty: 85 part time and 30 graduate assistants.

Number of student organizations:

Wayne State’s four academic schools, Arts and Humanities, Business and Technology, Education and Counseling, and Natural and Social Sciences, offer more than 80 majors and minors in 14 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 County is the largest producer of Wayne State College students in Nebraska, followed by Douglas County and Wayne County.

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

There are more than 14,500 Wayne State College alumni in the state of Nebraska. There are more than 3,300 in Iowa. The next three largest concentrations of alumni are in South Dakota, Colorado and California. There are more than 24,500 total Wayne State College alumni.

Of students surveyed who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2011-12, 82% of alumni surveyed are either employed in their related field or enrolled in graduate school/continuing education; 16% are working in other fields.

78% of students surveyed from the 2011-12 graduation classes stayed in Nebraska for employment or graduate school.

The Wayne State College Library has more than 350,000 volumes housed in more than 75,000 square feet. The library has 60 laptops available for students to check out to use in a totally wireless environment. Online access is provided to 40,000 journals and approximately 200,000 e-books. The library’s special collections include the Val Peterson papers, the Robert Zahniser film collection and the Children’s Book Examination Center.

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.