Wayne State College

461 reviews
  1. Wayne, NE
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Wayne State College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Address
1111 Main St
Wayne, NE 68787
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$11,307/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,202/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,602/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,919/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,188/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,706/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,693Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Study and party
    52%
  • Study
    29%
  • Unique
    10%
  • Start a Career
    5%
  • Students have balance between studies and fun
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
51%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.41 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • A good mix between a good education at a low price
    57%
  • Best choice I ever made!!
    38%
  • Hope
    5%

After Wayne State College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses

Reviews

461 reviews
  • Excellent
    70
  • Very Good
    169
  • Average
    169
  • Poor
    40
  • Terrible
    13
Where oh where do I even begin... Let's just start with the fact that as I am looking to transfer, Wayne has been nothing but unhelpful in sending my transcripts to my applied transfer school. It's like they know I'm transferring, and thus holding me hostage. If you walk into the administrative building and say the word "retention," or "retention rate," you may as well have yelled "fire" in a crowded theatre. They know that students typically don't stay all for years, or use it as a stepping stone for some other big name school like UNL. As far as strictness goes they are either really strict or completely oblivious. If they catch you, you're a dead man, but that's assuming they catch you at all. And sometimes the punishment does not suit the crime, or the rule makes a crime out of something trivial. We have to go to the residence life office before we can hang up flyers, because they have to be "approved." CENSORSHIP! But I digress. You also have to go through "chartwells" the catering company, if you want any food item sold/given away at any club event. Let's say you're in the club of students who do things, and you want to raise funds for a conference by selling popcorn. You have to go through chartwells, and go through the student activities office and fill out a pile of paperwork just so you can sell $0.50 bags of popcorn. It is absolutely ridiculous.
  • College Sophomore
  • Apr 2 2015
It has a personal vibe to the whole campus. I wouldn't trade my small college for any of my friends large universities. My school is in a small town, so us college kids get very creative when it comes to activities. My school provides me with a lot of free and fun activities thoughout the year and as a student body we come up with traditions and fun things to keep us busy, like bowling nights, library coffee tables to help kids study and keep awake, rallies and dances, we even had a haunted house this year. My school also comes with a lot of free benefits. I got a free flu shot from student health and whenever my computer crashes, student tech comes quickly to help. I love my school and all of the great people I've met so far!
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago
Well me and my roommate just about got the best place to live. It is practically on campus. The size is perfect. The cost is average. Our landlords live far away but are very nice and dependable. Safety all over town is good due to lack of danger, gangs, etc. In our home parking is a small problem but nothing to complain too much about. Receiving help from the school isn't present that I know of, but it could be. The only con is having to fix many things in the house due to the age of the house. The handymen are a little lazy and don't always fix what is broken. Also another con is bats! Our realtor's (who who are in control due to the distance that the landlords live) did an okay job at trying to fix the problem, but four bats is three too many.
  • College Junior
  • Sep 18 2014