Wayne State College: Narrative Description

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1111 Main St.
Wayne, NE 68787
Tel: (402)375-7000
Admissions: (402)375-7234
Fax: (402)375-7204
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wsc.edu/


State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Nebraska State College System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1910. Setting: 128-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 3,398. Faculty: 205 (127 full-time, 78 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 1,446 applied, 100% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 27% from top quarter, 59% from top half. Full-time: 2,536 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 214 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 13 other countries, 15% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 12% 25 or older, 42% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Northeast Community College, Central Community College. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $2850 full-time, $95 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5700 full-time, $190 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $822 full-time, $33 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level and course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course level and course load. College room and board: $4120. College room only: $2000. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 92 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,587 college housing spaces available; 1,170 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. U. S. Conn Library plus 1 other with 147,205 books, 650,000 microform titles, 656 serials, 5,300 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 365 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located 45 miles southwest of Sioux City, Iowa, Wayne is the county seat. Bus transportation and chartered air service are available. Dormitories, motels, and rooming houses provide housing for students. Community facilities include churches of most denominations and a hospital. Hunting, swimming and golf are some of the outdoor activities available.

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