Wayne State College

1111 Main St, Wayne, NE 68787

School Details

Wayne State College is a four-year public college that is located in Wayne, Nebraska.  Wayne State College was established in 1910, and is a member of the Nebraska State College System.  The Wayne State campus consists of 128 acres, and houses 22 buildings.  The school also offers classes at Northeast Community College in South Sioux, Nebraska.  WSC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  Specific programs hold additional accreditation.

An estimated 3,500 students are enrolled at WSC, and bachelors, masters and education specialist degrees are offered. Academic programs are offered through WSC’s four schools, which are Art & Humanities, Business & Technology, Education & Counseling and Natural & Social Sciences.  WSC offers 80 majors in 14 academic departments.  The most popular undergraduate majors are business administration, elementary education, pre-professional, criminal justice and industrial technology.  The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1.    

WSC is a comprehensive institution of higher education and is dedicated to the freedom of inquiry, excellence in teaching and learning, and service and development to the region.  WSC offers affordable programs, and prepares students for advanced study, careers and civic involvement, and has a friendly campus community that is committed to faulty-staff interaction, public service, and diversity.  WSC strives to make a difference to rural and community life, through learning excellence, student success, and regional service.

WSC has a counseling center that is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, and offers help to students that need individual attention to deal with personal problems, and students seeking guidance in dealing with academic life demands.  It is a resource for students, faculty, staff and other individuals with concerns about the well-being of WSC students.  The counseling center employs licensed counselors, social workers and a psychologist that offer clinical and crisis intervention services, conduct outreach and educational programs for the campus community, and serve as advisors to campus clubs and organizations.  The counseling center also assists with academic advising, career planning and disability services.

WSC has special opportunities for learning that include continuing education, community learning, study abroad, and service learning. Continuing education offers lifelong learning opportunities that support non-traditional students and rural communities in the WSC service region, and promote and inspire WSC’s creativity, academic growth, quality and integrity.  Service learning promotes and supports the efforts of WSC, and strengthens its academic and co-curricular programs.

Students are encouraged to get involved in activities outside of the classroom, and student activities at WSC include clubs & organizations, intramural sports, a recreation center, and a student activities board.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    4-year, Public
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Post-master's certificate
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  • Percent Admitted:
    open admission policy
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