Wayne State College

Wayne State College

Wayne State College, also known as WSC, is a public, four-year college located in Wayne, Nebraska, United States. It was established in 1910 as a State Normal School. WSC is part of the Nebraska State College System. The college offers 90 different programs of study through the following academic schools:

  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Business and Technology
  • School of Education and Counseling
  • School of Natural and Social Sciences

WSC's athletics department fields several men's and women's sports teams which participate in a wide variety of sports. The college is a member of the NAA and the NCAA Division II and competes in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Wild Cats. The Wild Cats participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, and golf.

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Contacting Wayne State College

Wayne State College
1111 Main St
Wayne , NE 68787
General Phone: (402) 375-7000

Wayne State College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching320curriculum and instruction, educational administration, elementary/middle school admin, secondary school administration, superintendency and administration, special ed, school counseling, college student counseling, student counseling, ...
Business and Management108business management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy43sports and fitness management, health and fitness, athletic trainer
Security and Law Enforcement39criminal justice and safety
Science38biology, chemistry
Therapy and Counseling33psychology, counseling psychology
Liberal Arts33foreign language and literature, Spanish language, English, interdisciplinary studies, social services, geography, political science, sociology, history ...
Media22communication studies, mass communication
Family and Social Work18child care provider, family and human sciences
Computer Science and Engineering18computer and info science, information science
Engineering Technician16industrial production tech
Design3graphic design
Art Studies2art studies
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

Number of programs and degrees for Wayne State College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree46653
Master's degree21913
Post-master's certificate111

Wayne State College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Wayne State College had a total enrollment of 3,527 students (3,146 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 60%
Graduate 40%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 91%
(Foreign Students) 9%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 29%
20-21 26%
22-24 17%
25-29 8%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 7%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Dakota2%
(International Students)1%

Wayne State College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 75 %
Part-Time 20 %

Wayne State College Room and Board (2007)

Wayne State College offers campus housing for 1,568 of its 3,146 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Wayne, Nebraska for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Nebraska Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Wayne State College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,571
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,066
Room and board $ 5,032
Room charge $ 2,390
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,664
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,097

Financial Aid:
Wayne State College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 256600)

Wayne State College Faculty

Wayne State College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1517
Non-tenured and not on tenure track48

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year38$68,57623$68,591
Associate professoracademic year13$58,3218$55,476
Assistant professoracademic year12$45,16711$44,330
Instructoracademic year6$40,19213$37,596
Lectureracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year69$60,10556$54,254

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Wayne State College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Basketball Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Baseball Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Track Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports65157

Wayne State College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Geography Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Psychology Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
Social Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Teacher Education
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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What Sets Wayne State College Apart:

% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Wayne State College % of degrees in education and teaching
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Wayne State College Number of degree programs
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 10%Wayne State College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Wayne State College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%Wayne State College % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%Wayne State College % students on athletic fin. aid
% of degrees in media
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 16%Wayne State College % of degrees in media
Number of students
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 19%Wayne State College Number of students
% of degrees in science
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 19%Wayne State College % of degrees in science

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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