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Wayne State College

By the Numbers

Student enrollment: 3,453

Students come from 34 states and 21 countries.

2015-2016 cost:

  • $4,590 for tuition (30 credit hours per year, resident rate)
  • $1,452 for student fees
  • $6,760 for room and board
  • Total: $12,802 per year

Student-to-faculty ratio: 19:1

Most popular undergraduate majors:

  • Business Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Pre-Professional (medical, dental, pharmacy, physical therapy, etc.)
  • Criminal Justice
  • Human Service Counseling
  • Special Education
  • Industrial Technology
  • Life Sciences
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Entering freshmen in top 50% of high school class: 59%

Average high school GPA of entering freshmen: 3.20

Average ACT composite of entering freshmen: 21.4

Ratio of men to women: 42%:58%

Full-time faculty with terminal degrees: 82%
There are 128 full-time, ranked faculty, 90 part time and 22 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 80 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.

Douglas County is the largest producer of Wayne State College students in Nebraska, followed by Wayne County and Madison County.

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

There are approximately 15,500 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 25,500 total Wayne State College alumni.

Of students surveyed who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2013-14, 86% of alumni surveyed are either employed in their related field or enrolled in graduate school/continuing education; 14% are working in other fields.

79% of students surveyed from the 2013-14 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.