Chadron State College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Chadron State College
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Chadron State College Admissions Overview:

Chadron State College has open admissions. This means that any student who has graduated from high school (or completed the GED) has the opportunity to attend. However, students interested in attending Chadron State must still submit an application that can be completed online. Students must also submit high school transcripts. Most admitted students have high school grades in the "A" or "B" range and standardized test scores that are average or better. For more information, feel free to check out the school's website, and to contact the admissions office if you have any questions about the admissions process. Interested students are encouraged to visit the campus and take a tour of the school to see if Chadron would be a good fit.

Admissions Data (2016):

Chadron State College Description:

Located along the Pine Ridge and about an hour from Mount Rushmore, Chadron State College is a pubic, four-year college in Chadron, Nebraska. CSC supports a student body of about 3000 with a student/faculty ratio of 20 to 1 and an average class size of 17. The college offers more than 70 undergraduate and 13 graduate degree programs across a variety of academic subjects. Professional fields such as business, education, and criminal justice are popular, as are unusual programs such as Rangeland Management. There is plenty to do on campus, with over 70 student clubs and organizations including a Wildlife Club, a Rodeo Club, and the Museum and Archives Preservation Society. CSC also offer intramural sports such as flag football, racquetball, and wrestling, and three club sports (women’s rugby, men’s rugby, and rodeo). On the intercollegiate level, the CSC Eagles compete in the NCAA Division II Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) with 18 sports including cross country, wrestling, and track and field.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,977 (2,334 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 73% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,510 (in-state); $6,540 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,600 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,164
  • Other Expenses: $4,824
  • Total Cost: $20,098 (in-state); $20,128 (out-of-state)

Chadron State College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 84%
    • Loans: 54%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,953
    • Loans: $4,760

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology, Rangeland Management

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 64%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 35%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 21%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 43%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Wrestling, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Golf, Softball, Track and Field, Basketball, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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