Nebraska State College System

State College locations in Nebraska


Established in 1867, the Nebraska State College System (NSCS) consists of the three state colleges; Chadron State, Peru State, and Wayne State. An established partner within the rural communities they serve, the colleges provide an engaging, personalized and rewarding college experience. NSCS is committed to providing a high-quality four-year education that is affordable and accessible to all students.

Chadron State College, Peru State College, and Wayne State College, along with the System Office and the Board of Trustees constitute the Nebraska State College System.


The Nebraska State College System serves our students, communities, and state by providing high quality, accessible educational opportunities.

Vision Statement

Working together with a unity of purpose: 

We will become a premier system of state colleges that will be recognized as centers for intellectual growth, cultural enlightenment, and economic development.  We will serve as a model of collaborative educational excellence, setting standards for strengthening individuals and communities through knowledge, service, leadership, and global understanding.