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Wayne State College

Wayne, NE 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate100%
Acceptance Rate100%

About Wayne State College

Wayne State College Overview

Wayne State College is a public, state school in a small town setting in Wayne, Nebraska. Wayne State College was founded in 1910 and the school presently has around 4,580 students per year, including 3,766 undergraduates. Wayne State College provides housing for up to 1,534 students. Most students live in off campus housing.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from Wayne State College by September 15.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Wayne State College!

Are you interested in music or performing? At Wayne State College you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Wayne State College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Wayne State College has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Wayne State College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Wayne State College on the Student Life page.

2022 Wayne State College Facts At-A-Glance
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
In-State Tuition $5,580
Out-of-State $5,580
Percent of Need Met 49%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,381

Is Wayne State College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a school is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better view of what Wayne State College offers and if the college seems like a good fit for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Wayne State College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 72% of students who start at Wayne State College return for their second year of college. 50% of Wayne State College undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Wayne State College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Wayne State College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Wayne State College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Wayne State College's endowment was $32.5 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Wayne State College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Wayne State College meets 49% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Wayne State College full-time are awarded $11,381 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Wayne State College.

Based on this information, how does Wayne State College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Wayne State College a good school for you?

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Where is Wayne State College?

Wayne State College is located in the small town setting of Wayne, Nebraska.

If you want to see Wayne State College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take State Highway 35 to Wayne, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Eppley Airfield.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Wayne State College and Wayne are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1111 Main Street Wayne, NE 68787

Campus Setting: Small Town

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Wayne State College is like? There are approximately 4,580 students enrolled at Wayne State College, including 3,766 undergraduate students and 814 graduate students. 75% percent of students attend school full-time, 85% percent are from NE and 15% percent of students are from other states.


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