Wayne State College
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We are devoted to student success.

For more than 100 years, Wayne State College has been devoted to student success and regional service. We are best known for our friendly atmosphere, exceptional academic reputation, success of our graduates and affordability.

Our People

Our students tell us they choose Wayne State because it feels like home, a second family. Wayne State College students learn from accomplished faculty. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, our students receive an excellent education in a personalized setting with a friendly atmosphere. Our family is made up of 124 full-time faculty, 87% of whom have their terminal degree. We are led by President Marysz Rames, who was selected to lead the college in June 2015.

College Leadership   Office of the President


Awards and Recognitions

Wayne State is nationally ranked and has received recognition for affordability, academic excellence, and community service. We strive to produce graduates who will become successful, productive, and contributing members of society.

Colleges of Distinction, 2023

Recognized for Excellence

Best Colleges of Distinction, 2022-23

Colleges of Distinction

President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

One of Only Six Colleges in Nebraska

President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Corporation for National and Community Service; U.S. Department of Education


Far from Normal

We started as Nebraska Normal College, a teacher's college, in 1891. More than 125 years later, 1 out of 10 Nebraska teachers holds at least one degree from Wayne State.