Wayne State College is a leading comprehensive college in Northeast Nebraska distinguished by providing educational excellence in a small, personalized setting. The College is committed to faculty-staff-student interaction, public service and diversity within a friendly and collegial campus community. The mission of the college is committed to learning excellence, student success and regional service.Wayne state college is focused on making a notable difference to rural and community life.
Wayne state college earlier focused primarily for teacher education programs which has now expanded to provide 90+ programs where the students can choose from the wide branches including school of arts and humanities, school of business and technology, school of education and counselling and school of natural sciences. These further have various graduation and major programs to choose from. Along with education in the classrooms the college also encourages extra-curricular activities and takes pride in the achievements of theatre music and its athletic teams.
Wayne State College has been a vital part of Northeast Nebraska since James M. Pile founded the college as Nebraska Normal College in 1891. From the early days as a private higher education institution with a handful of faculty and students until today, as a strong and proud member of the Nebraska State College System boasting more than 3,600 students and 450 faculty and staff, Wayne State has served as an educational, economic and cultural engine for Northeast Nebraska and beyond.