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Chadron State College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Chadron State College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Chadron State College Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Chadron State College was awarded 230 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other parks, recreation and leisure studies.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Chadron State College is ranked #1,205 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. Chadron State College has maintained this ranking for at least two years in a row.

Chadron State College is also ranked #15 out of 22 schools in Nebraska.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Chadron State College?

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Chadron State College since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

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Chadron State College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, Chadron State College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Chadron State College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Chadron State College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Chadron State College is 69%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  69 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 23% for first-time, full-time students at Chadron State College, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  23 out of 100

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Chadron State College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,863 undergraduates at Chadron State College with 1,439 being full-time and 424 being part-time.

How Much Does Chadron State College Cost?

The overall average net price of Chadron State College is $14,268. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Chadron State College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,553 $11,172 $15,132 $15,997 $16,770

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Chadron State College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Chadron State College, approximately 56% of students took out student loans averaging $5,082 a year. That adds up to $20,328 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Chadron State College is 8.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Chadron State College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Chadron State College make about $38,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Chadron State College

Located in Chadron, Nebraska, Chadron State College is a public institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Chadron draws many to the area.

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Contact details for Chadron State College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 Main St, Chadron, NE 69337-2690
Phone: 308-432-6000

Chadron State College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 29 majors graduated from Chadron State College. Of these students, 382 received undergraduate degrees and 183 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 97 $39,873
Teacher Education Grade Specific 46 $37,748
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 34 $30,771
Criminal Justice & Corrections 33 $33,993
Teacher Education Subject Specific 27 $40,017
Plant Sciences 23 $33,459
General Biology 20 NA
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 17 $33,459
General Psychology 16 $34,348
Special Education 12 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Chadron State College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Chadron State College

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 1,801 students took at least one online class at Chadron State College. This is a decrease from the 1,809 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,801 1,061
2018-2019 1,809 1,067
2017-2018 1,815 1,114
2016-2017 1,986 1,241
2015-2016 2,165 1,408

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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