In September 1891, James Pile, a math professor from Fremont, and citizens of Wayne founded Nebraska Normal College. The school began with a four-person faculty and a student body of seven. Nearly two decades later, more than 1,000 students were attending the school each year. The state purchased Nebraska Normal College, and it became Nebraska State Normal College on April 6, 1909.
The core of your experience at Wayne State centers on your chosen academic path. Yes, there's plenty of fun stuff along the way, but you come to college to get a a good education. And Wayne State delivers. With wonderful faculty. Top-notch facilities. Plenty of opportunities to get hands-on experience. We offer more than 130 programs of study. Explore them here.
Student research projects use scientific methodology to answer a salient research question and involve a review of literature, developing a unique research question, designing a study to answer the research question, recruiting and scheduling subjects for the study, collecting and analyzing data, and submitting an abstract for peer review as well as developing a research poster for presentation.
Cat Tracks is an online job board provided through Wayne State College - designed for WSC students, alumni, and employers.
The newly renovated Bowen Hall features brand-new rooms, furniture, and facilities. With eight floors, Bowen is the tallest building in Northeast Nebraska and Wayne State's largest residence hall. Situated right next to the Kanter Student Center on the east side of campus, Bowen puts you within easy reach of a variety of campus services and activities.
Located in the center of campus, Conn Library provides a wealth of resources. Search the catalog for print and digital material, check out our distance and technology services, or get connected with a librarian who can help find just what you need. Your exploration of the many ways we can assist your educational experience begins here.
The Service Center helps the campus community with technology-related matters. Whether you're a student, faculty, or staff member, our team works as quickly as possible to reply to technology support needs and resolve your technology issues.
Student health services offer competent medical consultation and treatment. Minor illnesses or injuries are treated and referral is made when necessary.
Health services include:
When you come to Wayne State, you want the best in academics and campus life. We strive to offer great housing, dining, activities, and support services that make Wayne feel like home. But campus life at Wayne State goes beyond where you eat, sleep, and play. It's where you'll create a network of people to lean on and support you, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
From ball games to card games, we have activities for everyone. Whether you are ultra-competitive or joining just to make friends and have fun, our intramurals and club sports programs offer the chance to exercise your body and your mind in a positive environment.
With more than 100 clubs and organizations, you'll never run out of things to do. We have something for everyone. And if you can't find a club you're interested in, we'll help you start a new one.
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