The new universal in-state tuition rate, which begins Fall 2021, will save 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.
Wayne State College
Tuition Guarantee Program
The new Nebraska State Colleges Tuition Guarantee ensures Pell-qualified Nebraska students can attend Wayne State College tuition-free. The program takes effect in Fall 2021 and applies to returning and new undergraduate students.
Growing Together Career Scholars Program
Receive a generous scholarship package over four years and help grow Northeast Nebraska in this new cooperative education program. This accelerated curriculum plan allows you to earn credit while living and working at a job in your field in Norfolk, Neb., during your senior year.
Become a Wildcat!
Wayne State College has the programs you want at prices you can afford. 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 the most affordable four-year college or university in the region. 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
programs of study
clubs and organizations
recent grads employed or in grad school*
*based on the most recent graduate survey from 2018-19 of 521 students (84% response rate)
Protecting the Wildcats
Wayne State College is committed to the health and safety of our campus community. WSC will offer as many face-to-face opportunities as possible while following established guidelines to protect public health.
Nov 12toJan 15
Senior Art ExhibitSee work by WSC seniors Lindsay Fisher, Kati Krueger, Kalvin McGargill, and Tyler Murray.
Nov 23toJan 8
Piano Lessons or Voice Lessons RegistrationSign up for piano lessons or voice lessons, available as part of the WSC Music Academy. Lessons are for all ages and will be from Jan. 11 through April 16, 2021. Registration deadline is Jan. 8.
Focus on You Friday (January 29)A day for high school seniors to visit Wayne State College.
Focus on You Friday (February 12)A day for high school seniors to visit Wayne State College.
Focus on You Friday (February 26)A day for high school seniors to visit Wayne State College.
Senior SaturdaySenior Saturday: A visit day for high school seniors and their families.
Transfer Visit Day (Spring)Transfer to WSC Day: A visit day for students transferring to WSC from another college or university.
Wayne State College Winter 2020 Commencement
The Winter 2020 commencement ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in Rice Auditorium. No guests are allowed. The event will be livestream only.
Wayne State to Offer In-State Tuition Rates to Out-of-State Students
The new universal in-state tuition rate, which begins Fall 2021, will save out-of-state students nearly $6,000 per year on tuition costs.
Get to Know Some First-Generation Students at WSC
Five current students and President Marysz Rames, who was also the first in her family to go to college, share their stories.
Wayne State College to Celebrate First-Generation Students
About half of Wayne State’s students are classified as first generation in any given year. A variety of activities are planned for the first week in November to recognize these students.