Wayne State College

Who We Are

Fast Facts


By the Numbers

Student enrollment: 4,202

Students come from 36 states and 42 countries.

Student-to-faculty ratio: 21:1

Most popular undergraduate programs:

  1. Business Administration
  2. Elementary Education (K-8)
  3. Pre-Professional Programs (medicine, dental, pharmacy, physical therapy, engineering, architecture, etc.)
  4. Criminal Justice
  5. Life Sciences (Biology)
  6. Special Education: K-6, 7-12, K-12
  7. Human Service
  8. Psychology
  9. Art
  10. Industrial Technology

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Entering freshmen in top 50% of high school class: 66%

Average high school GPA of entering freshmen: 3.37

Average ACT composite of entering freshmen: 22.0

Ratio of men to women: 41%:59%

Full-time faculty with terminal degrees: 87%
There are 124 full-time, ranked faculty, 102 part-time faculty, and 24 graduate assistants.

Number of student organizations: 100+

Wayne State’s four academic schools, Arts and Humanities, Business and Technology, Education and Behavioral Sciences, and Science, Health, and Criminal Justice, offer more than 130 programs and 55 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 29 buildings, which includes seven residence halls, and 132 classrooms and labs on an attractive 128-acre campus.

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

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

There are approximately 17,450 Wayne State College alumni in the state of Nebraska. There are more than 3,600 in Iowa. The next three largest concentrations of alumni are in South Dakota, Colorado, and California. There are more than 28,000 total Wayne State College alumni.

Of students surveyed who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2018-19, 100% of alumni are either employed in graduate school (based on most recent graduate survey of 521 students with an 84% response rate). 77% of students surveyed from the 2018-19 graduation classes stayed in Nebraska for employment or graduate school.

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.