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Chadron State College Data & Information Overview

114 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
6% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Chadron State College Ranked?

#1,143 Best Colleges in Nation
#12 Best Colleges in NE
Teacher Education Subject Specific Highest Ranked Major
Value Badge

2024 Rankings

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Chadron State College was awarded 114 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education subject specific.

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Overall Quality

Chadron State College landed the #1,143 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Chadron State College held the #1,268 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Chadron State College is also ranked #12 out of 19 schools in Nebraska.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Chadron State College?

Open Admissions Policy

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

16 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 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

68% Freshmen Retention
27% On-Time Graduation Rate

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 68%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  68 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Chadron State College is 27%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  27 out of 100

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Chadron State College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,439 Full-Time Undergraduates
20.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
57.9% Percent Women

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?

$15,097 Net Price
51% Take Out Loans
$20,080 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Chadron State College is $15,097. 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 +
$13,533 $13,026 $14,693 $17,222 $17,671

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 51% of students took out student loans averaging $5,020 a year. That adds up to $20,080 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Chadron State College is 6.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Chadron State College Graduates Make?

$43,869 Avg Salary of Grads
Average Earnings Boost
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 $43,869 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Chadron State College graduates since it is 3% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Chadron State College

Nebraska State
1,439 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
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

29 Majors With Completions
353 Undergraduate Degrees
151 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 29 majors graduated from Chadron State College. Of these students, 353 received undergraduate degrees and 151 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 78 $40,127
Teacher Education Grade Specific 43 $35,603
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 38 NA
Plant Sciences 30 $31,245
General Biology 30 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 27 $45,098
Teacher Education Subject Specific 21 $37,481
General Psychology 21 NA
Social Work 11 NA
General Family & Consumer Sciences 10 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

78% Take At Least One Class Online
43% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 1,760 students took at least one online class at Chadron State College. This is a decrease from the 1,801 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 1,760 971
2019-2020 1,801 1,061
2018-2019 1,809 1,067
2017-2018 1,815 1,114
2016-2017 1,986 1,241

Learn more about online learning at Chadron State College.

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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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