Wayne State College Admissions

Costs, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Graduation Rates & More

Wayne State College
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Wayne State College Admissions Overview:

Wayne State College has open admissions. This means that any interested and qualified applicant has the chance to study at the school. Still, prospective students will need to submit an application in order to attend. In addition, applicants will need to report scores from the SAT or ACT and submit official high school transcripts. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact a member of the admissions office at Wayne State.

Admissions Data (2016):

Wayne State College Description:

Wayne State College is a public, four-year college located in Wayne, Nebraska. Sioux City, Iowa, is less than an hour away, and Omaha, Nebraska is less than a two-hour drive.The college offers more than 80 majors and minors across 14 academic departments from the schools of Business and Technology, Education and Counseling, Natural and Social Sciences, and Arts and Humanities. Wayne State is very proud of its technology, and boasts several smart, or technology enhanced, classrooms. WSC has about 3,500 students who are supported by a student/faculty ratio of 18 to 1 and an average class size of 21. Campus life is active with over 100 student clubs and organizations including Paint Ball Club, Archery Club, and Science Fiction and Fantasy Club. WSC also has fraternity and sorority system and interesting intramurals such as Horseshoes, Chess, and Pickleball. When it comes to intercollegiate athletics, the WSC Wildcats compete in the NCAA Division II Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) with sports including men’s and women’s basketball, golf, and track. The college fields five men's and six women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,357 (2,837 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 87% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,462 (in-state); $11,262 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,120 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,110
  • Other Expenses: $2,772
  • Total Cost: $17,464 (in-state); $22,264 (out-of-state)

Wayne State College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 80%
    • Loans: 64%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $4,343
    • Loans: $5,240

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Counseling Psychology, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 67%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 38%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 25%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 48%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Basketball, Track and Field, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Track and Field, Softball, Volleyball, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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