Wayne State College athletics has announced plans to construct a $26.5-million athletic and recreation facility renovation project, which includes the addition of an air-supported indoor structure and major renovations to the Recreation Center, Rice Auditorium and the Kirk Gardner Indoor Athletic Complex.
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Our Tuition Guarantee
The new state college Tuition Guarantee ensures Pell-qualified students can attend Wayne State College tuition-free.
New! One Rate at Wayne State
Our new universal in-state tuition rate saves out-of-state students nearly $6,000 per year on tuition costs. The new rate applies to all new and returning undergraduate students in Fall 2021, as long as they are taking in-person classes.
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Wayne State College has the programs you want at prices you can afford. We're nationally-ranked for academic excellence and consistently rated as being more affordable than other four-year colleges and universities in Nebraska. Explore our programs, tour our campus, and join the Wildcats!
Why I Chose Wayne State
Wayne State is a public college in Nebraska that has received several accolades for it's academic excellence and successful graduate outcomes. Students choose to earn their degree at WSC for a variety of reasons. Not only do we offer top-notch programs, we're also rated as the most affordable of other universities and four-year colleges in Nebraska. And with all the clubs, intramurals, and activities on campus, you'll never get bored. But, you don't have to take our word for it. Hear what students are saying about Wayne State College.
Wayne State at a Glance
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recent grads employed or in grad school*
*based on the most recent graduate survey from 2018-19 of 521 students (84% response rate)
Apr 20toJul 31
Juried Art ShowShow runs from April 20 through summer.
Elite Volleyball CampA volleyball camp for junior high and high school students.
JV/Varsity Volleyball Team Camp (July 8)A volleyball camp for junior varsity and varsity teams.
Planetarium Show: Oasis in SpaceOasis in Space transports you on a startling and beautiful voyage.
Planetarium Show: Earth, Moon, and SunThis planetarium show explores the relationship between the Earth, moon, and sun.
Planetarium Show: STARSJourney to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of STARS.
Planetarium Show: My House Has StarsLearn how children in cultures across the globe view the wonders of the night sky.
No Tuition Increase at Wayne State College
For the second straight year, the Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State College System (NSCS) froze tuition at Chadron State, Peru State, and Wayne State College for the 2022-23 academic year.
Spring 2022 Dean's List
Nearly 1,200 students made the Wayne State College dean's list for Spring 2022.
WSC Business Programs Reaccredited by IACBE
The programs are accredited through April 2029.
Sun, Earth, Universe Exhibit Now on Display at the WSC Natural History Museum
Open through December, the Sun, Earth, and Universe exhibition features our planet, the solar system, and the universe. The Natural History Museum is located in the Carhart Science Building.
WSC Selects 46 Students for Rural Health Opportunities Program
Established in 1989 and successfully launching health care careers ever since, RHOP is a unique cooperative program between Wayne State and UNMC to meet the health care needs of rural communities.