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Overview
Founded in 1911, Chadron State College is in a town that is more than 35 miles from an urban area.
Highlights
Undergraduate program with the highest reported starting salary ($40K): Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Largest undergraduate program (97): Business Administration and Management
Address
1000 Main St
Chadron, NE 69337
www.csc.edu
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Institutional Control
Chadron State College is a public organization and is related to other schools.
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Accreditation
Accreditation provides important oversight over a school's instructional practices and institutional stability.
Chadron State College holds an accreditation from one of the seven regional accreditors, which should ensure that credits earned transfer easily to other schools.
Accreditation History
Higher Learning Commission (Accredited January 1, 1915 - present)
  • The accreditation was recently renewed on July 31, 2017.
  • The next accreditation review was scheduled for August 31, 2027.
Undergraduate Students
Not all students attend their first college full time to completion. While some schools are focused on those that population, many schools focus on transfer and or part time students. What types of of student does this school support.
Full-time first-time students
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Part-time first-time students
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Admissions
Open Admissions
Chadron State College is an open admissions school and accepts any student who applies.
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Admissions Details
Here are some important dates and little tidbits. Please double-check this information on the Chadron State College's webpage for the most up-to-date and accurate answers! We update this information with each school's annual reporting, but information can change unexpectedly. Select any item to view the details.
Admissions Criteria & Qualifications
Admissions Criteria & Qualifications
Chadron State College lists the following admissions priorities and requirements:
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Not Considered: state residency, talent/ability, standardized test scores, volunteer work, work experience, extracurricular activities, alumni/ae relation, level of applicant's interest, character/personal qualities, application essay, first generation, geographical residence, academic GPA, interview, racial/ethnic status, class rank, recommendation(s), religious affiliation/commitment, and rigor of secondary school record
A high school diploma or GED is required.
Application Fee & Common App
Application Fee & Common App
Chadron State College has an undergraduate application fee of $0. We did not find Chadron State College on the Common Application site. Keep in mind that it never hurts to inquire with an Admissions office to see whether they might be willing to waive your application fee.
Freshman application dates
Freshman application dates
Chadron State College has a rolling admissions policy without deadlines. This school notifies applicants of acceptance as they process applications.
Chadron State College also has an early action (usually nonbinding) program.
Transfer application information
Transfer application information
Chadron State College has a rolling transfer admissions policy without deadlines. Applicants are notified as applications are processed.
Credits accepted from new students
Credits accepted from new students
Chadron State College accepts the following credits:
  • Open admission (school accepts any student who applies)
  • Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
  • Advanced placement (AP) credits
Programs
Chadron State College program offerings
What award level are you pursuing?
Bachelor's Degree
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Costs
Undergraduate out-of-state costs
Here's a quick summary of costs to attend Chadron State College. You will find the most up-to-date information at their website for admissions. The costs below are for out-of-state students, and you can switch by clicking the other button.
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$1,866
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$5,270
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$2,142
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Net price: the best estimate for the cost to attend
Most schools publish tuition rates that give them room to offer both scholarships and financial aid where applicable. Your best estimate of what might pay is to see what others with similar family incomes have paid. A more tailored and accurate estimate is available at this school's net price calculator.
Understanding net price

With their net price calculators, many colleges and universities give an idea of what merit-based aid might accompany need-based aid. For schools that share such data, we also provide financial aid data in the Finanical Aid sections.

There are some caveats to consider when using the net price estimates:

  • The net price calculation is weighted by this school's proportion of students living on- and off-campus and this school's estimate of off-campus costs, which may cause the net price methodology be a bit inconsistent from school to school.
  • Parental income and student financial aid eligibility is sometimes more complicated than the simple family income number reported here.
  • The net price calculation for all students is inclusive of students who received any institutional or government aid, but at the family income levels the net price only considers the tuition paid by those who qualified for federal aid.

You can get a little better guess at what you would pay by using this school's net price calculator.

Percentage of students receiving any aid
The donut, based on 218 full-time first-time degree seeking students at Chadron State College, shows the percentage of those who received any financial aid (including merit-based scholarships), subdivided by family income.
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Aid type and family income
Federal: $0-30K
Federal: $30K-48K
Federal: $48K-75K
Federal: $75K-110K
Federal: Above $110K
Only institutional
Net price by family income
All Incomes
Let's look over the past few years at what in-state freshmen who received any financial aid actually paid for tuition, fees, books, and living expenses on average, and how that compares to the in-state tuition usually paid for other public universities in your context group.
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Chart explanation
Chadron State College
On the blue curve, we see how the net annual cost to attend Chadron State College has changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the net price for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Find your net price estimate: www.csc.edu/NetPrice/npcalc.htm...
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Historic Annual Costs
See how this school's published costs have changed over the years, and how their cost trends compare with other public schools.
Published costs may have little to do with what you actually pay

It's important to remember that a school's published costs may not be indicative of what it will actually cost to attend. Time magazine wrote about this in their article Yes, you can get a college to cut its tuition price. Nonetheless, this inflation-adjusted look at the historic annual costs for tuition, fees, books, and supplies can give you an idea of the costs you might expect in the coming years. Comparing the total costs inclusive of room and board (if applicable) with the annual net price estimates in the previous tab will help you determine the financial aid package to expect.

Private and public universities' charges are difficult to compare due to the in-state and out-of-state price differences of public universities, and therefore we only compare Chadron State College to other public schools within your chosen context group.

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Undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and supplies over time
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Chart explanation
Chadron State College
On the blue curve, we see how the published annual cost to attend Chadron State College has changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the annual cost for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Financial Aid
Student Financial Need
How likely are you to get a scholarship if you attend? This section covers the likelihood that students with or without need are receiving financial aid. You can see this data for the full-time degree-seeking undergraduate student population as a whole or for full-time freshmen only.
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Full-time undergraduates
Full-time freshmen
Context: Need met for full-time undergraduates
Chadron State College uses federal methodology to determine if a student needs aid. In general, the funds that close the gap between the cost of attendance (COA) and the expected family contribution (EFC) is filled by student loans, but some schools distribute enough financial aid to make sure this is not necessary. Visit the financial aid website to explore what promises Chadron State Collegemakes.
Overview of student need and resources used (Full-time degree-seeking undergraduate students)
The average annual financial aid package received by full-time degree-seeking undergraduates who were identified to have need totals $2,615, of which on average $1,273 is in the form of loans.
Student financial need
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Financial aid overview

Understanding the rules and process that determine who gets financial aid can be intimidating. Here are some quick links to help:

  • Visit Chadron State College's Net Price Calculator for the most accurate estimate of your anticipated costs. Every school publishes a Net Price Calculator that does its best to give you a fair estimate of what you might expect to pay. Many calculators consider your high school record as part of the calculation. This will be far more accurate than any of the averages or published tuition values that you see here.
  • FederalStudentAid, a government site that will walk you through the federal financial aid process. There are a number of kinds of student loans and other aid, and this site can walk you through all of the choices you will need to make.

The Chadron State College deadline for priority financial aid consideration is May 1.

Required Forms

FAFSA

Institution's financial aid form

Loan Programs

Federal Perkins

Federal Direct PLUS

Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford

Need-based Scholarships Available

Federal Pell Grants

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants

State scholarships/grants

Institutional scholarships/grants

Athletic scholarships

Non-need-based Scholarships Available

Athletic scholarships

International Students
Chadron State College provides non-need-based aid to international students.
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Cumulative student loans
The student loan data in this section is compiled for the most recent graduating class at , and provides total debt incurred while attending.
Student loan type
The bars below give you a peek at what types of loans students took out most frequently. Using the tab, you can view the average amounts of each type of loan.
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Average student loan amounts
The bars below show the average cumative amount corresponding to each type of loan. Use the tabs above to see the percentages of students using each type of loan.
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Undergraduate Outcomes
Graduation Rate
Approximately 81% of undergraduate students were full-time with about 56% of them attending college for the first time. In the last reporting year, 45% of students, including those who were part-time or transfer students, received a degree within 8 years.
45%
Time to complete
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Context: Graduation rate
These numbers reflect eight-year graduation rates for all degrees at the colleges and universities in your chosen context group. This reporting is for undergraduate students inclusive of transfer students and full/part-time students.
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Loan Status
This donut shows the percentage of students who are in good standing (green) in repaying any federal student loans five years after leaving Chadron State College.
Status of loans
Closed (fully paid)
Currently paying
Deferred for miliary or school
Suspended (usually for hardship)
More than 90 days late in paying
In default
Another status not released
Context: Loans with good standing
This is better performance than at least 77% of its context schools, and is evidence that alumni earnings-to-debt ratios are better than for most of the context schools' alumni.
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Are students graduating on time?
Let us tell you all about low graduation rates!

Across the country, graduation rates are surprisingly low. In fact, Forbes Magazine suggests that they are unacceptably low. However, from another point of view, sometimes graduation rates simply reflect the relative preparation of the students who enter. Colleges with a mission to help people coming from less advantaged backgrounds, such as first-generation and low-income students, may have low graduation rates despite relatively strong outcomes for students who face many obstacles to success. Without the context provided in these views of completion rates, it can be tricky to separate predatory schools that take financial advantage of under-prepared students from those that are actively seeking to encourage and help those students.

For the consumer choosing a school, once you have narrowed your list to those schools that you can afford and that seem likely to admit you, consider the outcome measures in this section and choose the specific measures that best describe your plans. Very simply, schools with high graduation rates and high loan repayment rates will likely give you the best opportunity to succeed.

Context: the impact of wealth and transfer status on degree completion
We took a close look lagging success for students with financial need in a case study. Here's a chance to compare schools based on student successes with a better appreciation of how circumstances may impact success. One word of caution: the statistics for some categories may consist of only a handful of students -- see the details by hovering or long-pressing on the bars.
Full-time first-time students
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Part-time transfer students
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Full-time first-time students
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Percentage with Pell Grants
48%
Years after enrolling.
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Context and trends: Repayment Rate
How much progress do you think you'll be able to make towards paying down your college loans seven years after leaving school? In our research, we discovered that a surprisingly large number of students don't default on their loans, but also aren't making progress in paying down their principal amount. The percentages here count alumni who have decreased their loan amounts by at least $1.
Years after leaving school.
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Chart explanation
Chadron State College
On the blue curve, we see the percentage of alumni from Chadron State College who have successfully reduced their federal school loans by at least $1 by the date shown, which is 7 years after leaving the school.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the loan repayment rate for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Context and trends: are the loan default rates as small as possible?
The default rate is the percentage of students who are already delinquent on their loans within three years of leaving the school. If a school has a high default rate, that sends an alarm out that the students' educations are not sufficient to earn enough to repay those loans. Read below for details on the typical loan burden, and keep in mind that a low default rate may be more important than loan amounts in predicting your future success.
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Chart explanation
Chadron State College
On the blue curve, we see the percentage of alumni from Chadron State College who have defaulted on their federal school loans within 3 years ending on the date shown.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the 3-year loan default rate for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
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Loan burden
At Chadron State College, 59% of full-time degree-seeking freshmen receive federal student loans, averaging $4,679 each in just the freshman year. We have much more details about the full loan burden students experience in our Cost and Financial Aid Section.
Context: Percentage of freshmen with federal loans
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Context: Average freshman federal loan amount
$4,679$4,000$5,000$6,000$7,000$8,000
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Alumni earnings compared to same-aged Americans
The blue curve shows the earnings of this school's alumni -- so a high curve indicates this school is setting its students up for success!
More information about earnings data

How might your earnings compare with other people your age? Opportunity Insights used IRS data to track almost every person born in the US in the years 1980 to 1991, and they ranked the mean (average) 2014 earnings of students who attended Chadron State College in comparison to all people in the US the same age. Although this data is now a little old, the scope of this project was awesome and gives us a glimpse at alumni performance that we cannot find until a new study of this incredible magnitude is performed.

The Equality Project found that by age 34, people's relative earnings had leveled off, so it's a good assumption that approximately 61% of the population will earn less than Chadron State College alumni.

You might notice a little earnings dip at young ages for some of the top bachelor's institutions. This coincides with the years that many alumni may be in graduate school and earning less.

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Chart explanation
Chadron State College
In the blue curve, we see how the average earnings percentile for this school changes as its alumni age as compared to like-aged Americans without regard to their educational background.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of these average alumni earnings percentiles for context schools: dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools and light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
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Wealth mobility at Chadron State College
We may wonder if, as a result of attending a given college, we will have a better chance for higher earnings. Opportunity Insights sought to answer this question by following the wealth story of every student for whom income information was available.
Learn more about the mobility study
How does wealth change after attendance?

Opportunity Insights studied groups of all children born in the US in the same year for each birth year from 1980 to 1991. This grouping included every single US child who had a valid SSN or ITIN (tax identification number) and could be linked to parents with non-negative income.

Family Income

The incomes of all families in a birth year group are measured when the child is 15-19 and these incomes are averaged. The calculated incomes from all families in the group were arranged from smallest to largest, and divided into five groups of equal size. On the left of the diagram, you can see the relative distribution of Chadron State College's students between the family income divided into fifths formed by looking at the entire US group.

Individual Student Earnings

In 2014, all people from the same birth year were divided into a new set of five groups that were determined by their individual labor earnings for that year. The students from this birth year who primarily attended Chadron State College between the ages of 19 and 22 were divided into these five groups, and the percent in each group is shown on the right of the diagram.

The diagram lets you see the proportion in each original income group who travel to each earnings group, and provides some insight into the likelihood of financial success after attendance.

If you'd like to understand the nitty gritty details of this interesting data, be sure to check out the well-written Opportunity Insights report by selecting SOURCES under the figure.

Below, we can see the percentage from each initial family wealth group who attend this college, and also the alumni's relative wealth later. Do students entering college from the bottom twenty percent of family income end up making it to a higher level? Do the top twenty percent stay at the top? Follow the colors, left to right, and see for yourself.
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Classroom Experience
Student attention at Chadron State College
Schools are required to report the ratio of students per instructor, but look for a small number of students for every full-time instructor as your best indicator of personal attention and a modern well-integrated curriculum.
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Quality and Quantity of Chadron State College faculty
Faculty are the heart of a school. Make sure the school you attend has highly-qualified faculty who are regularly in their offices and happy to meet with you.
Full-time faculty overview
The best bachelor’s and graduate programs are generally taught by long-term faculty with tenure, as these instructors typically hold the highest degree possible in their field of expertise. Their commitment to research, their students, and to the school itself should be outstanding. The more green in the chart, the more long-term faculty are available to offer you steady classroom quality.
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Traditionally, the long-term faculty at a school are hired as Assistant Professors. After about six years, they then advance to the Associate Professor level after proving excellence in three areas: teaching, service to the institution, and significant contributions to their field of expertise. Assistant professors who are not promoted to the Associate level are usually required to leave the school. The rank of Professor is reserved for senior faculty who have demonstrated the highest standing in those three areas. The standards of excellence differ widely across institutions; nonetheless, the presence of a large proportion of faculty in the three professor ranks suggests you will be taught by faculty who are invested in their academic fields and in the school. Generally, instructors with any of the three professor titles will hold the highest possible (terminal) degree in their academic fields.

The instructor/lecturer positions are generally held by full-time faculty who are focused on teaching alone, often for lower-level classes. These positions usually require some advanced education or experience, but not the highest (terminal) degree in a given academic field. Those teaching with no academic rank may be hired to teach in mostly non-academic fields, giving skills- or vocation-based guidance.

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Context: Percentage of full-time faculty
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and most likely to craft up-to-date courses and programs. Chadron State College performs better in this measure than 70% of the context schools.
Read more about why you want mostly full-time faculty teaching you
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Context: Full-time faculty with long-term employment contracts
Faculty with multi-year contracts have a mutual commitment with their school, and they provide curricular stability and knowledge that contribute to meaningful classes for students.
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Faculty Diversity
Here's an opportunity to explore the faculty's diversity. For many schools, attracting a diverse teaching faculty can be a challenge. It's important to judge their success with the reality check of what their peer schools have accomplished.
An overview of faculty race and gender
Here the bars show faculty rank, with male faculty to the left and female faculty to the right. The race/origin of faculty are shown by color. The view with rank is important because many of our elite schools have a problem with diversity at the higher faculty ranks. Are women and minorities being promoted at Chadron State College?
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Sports
Varsity sports at Chadron State College
Chadron State College participates in the NCAA Division II with football.
Selected sports
  • Football|Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
  • Basketball|Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
  • Cross country/track|Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
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Sports participation
WrestlingVolleyballSoftballRodeoGolfFootballCombined Track and FieldBasketball050100150Men050100150Women
Note: Participants include any of the following: a student listed on the varsity roster, a student reciving student aid related to this sport, or a student who is practicing with the varsity team and receiving coaching from the varsity coaching staff, including junior varsity, freshman, redshirt, or novice participants as well as fifth-year members who have already received a bachelor\'s degree.
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Sports revenue and expenses
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Game Day Expenses
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WrestlingVolleyballSoftballRodeoGolfFootballCombined Track and FieldBasketball$0$500K$1M$2MMen$0$500K$1M$2MWomen
Note: For many sports, the revenue is typically from institutional support, but for the popular sports at division I schools, revenue can be large and include money generated by public consumption of sporting events. Revenues can include appearance guarantees and options, contributions from alumni and others, royalties, sponsorships, profits from camps, government support, and ticket sales, as well as institutional support.
Campus Safety
Disciplinary actions and crime at Chadron State College
Chadron State College employs the following safety measures on their campus: 24-hour emergency telephone/alarm devices, 24-hour patrol by trained security personnel, student partrols, and late-night transportation/escort services.
Disciplinary Actions
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Liquor Violations
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Context: Disciplinary Actions
Average number of disciplinary violoations at Chadron State College as a percentage of students compared to all of the schools in the comparison group.
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Context: Arrests
Average number of arrests at Chadron State College as a percentage of students compared to all of the schools in the comparison group.
0.23%0.18%0.00%0.00%0.10%0.20%0.30%Weapon PossessionsDrug ViolationsLiquor Violations
Criminal Offenses
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Burglaries/Robberies
Sex Offenses
Vehicle Thefts
Aggrevated Assaults
Context: Criminal Offenses
Average number of criminal offenses at Chadron State College as a percentage of students compared to all of the schools in the comparison group.
0.000%0.000%0.218%0.018%0.000%0.100%0.200%0.300%0.400%Aggrevated AssaultsVehicle TheftsSex OffensesBurglaries/Robberies
Housing
No Student Housing Available
This school does not report any housing for students.
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Activities and Services
Activities offered
  • Choral groups
  • Drama/theater
  • Radio station
  • Student newspaper
Special academic opportunities
  • Cooperative program
  • Credit for advanced placement
  • Distance learning
  • Double-major allowed
  • External Degree Program
  • Formal adult program
  • Graduate courses available to undergraduates
  • Honors Program
  • Independent study courses
  • Internships
  • Orientation program
  • Part-time degree programs
  • Services for learning disabilities
  • Student-designed major
  • Study abroad
  • Summer session
  • Teacher certification programs
Undergraduate services offered
  • Health clinic
  • Personal/psychological counseling
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career counseling services
  • Employment services for current students
  • Placement services for program completers
  • On-campus day care for children of students
Programs for Veterans
If you are a veteran, it's worth digging around to find a military-friendly campus. We think this article about how colleges might help veterans might be a good starting point for questions to ask the Admissions office before you choose to attend. It's also good to be aware that many for-profit schools are behaving as predators, hungry for GI Bill dollars. Watching out for those schools is no different for veterans than for all students: judge very critically using our "Student Satisfaction and Success" tab for undergraduate programs. We wish we had the same data to support graduate programs; however, we think the undergraduate data is a good starting point for judging overall quality.
  • Credit for Military Training
  • Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • Recognized student veteran organization
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
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Research
The library is the backbone of academic learning and research

A rigorous academic program requires that students and faculty alike are engaging in independent research, and that activity requires strong library support. You can get some useful information here:

  • How strong and how balanced between traditional physical books and easily-accessed (but expensive) electronic journals and other resources is this library?
  • How much is this library borrowing from other libraries? The number of interlibrary loans received can indicate the school's commitment to getting the resources on-campus researchers need, and also of the research activity on campus.
  • How big a resource is this library to other libraries? A large number of outgoing interlibrary loans speaks highly of the value of its content.

The presence of a library in and of itself is a good thing. Increasingly, libraries are comfortable and inviting spaces for individual and group study sessions. Librarians can be incredibly friendly guides in your quest to find materials that aid your learning.

Comparison of library resources per student
How do the per-student library resources at Chadron State College compare to other schools?
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Comparison of library loans per student
A small library could make up for a small collection by allowing a large number of interlibrary loans to be received. An excellent library can show its strength by its number of loans given.
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Research funding: the best indicator of post-baccalaureate academic rigor
Any school that reports at least $150,000 in research and development expenditures in a given year should have submitted out the Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey to the National Science Foundation (NSF). We did not find HERD data for $Chadron State College, so there would at most modest graduate-level academic scholarship campus-wide.
Student Body
Undergraduate Study Types
About 78% of undergraduate students are full-time. About 31% of undergraduate students take all of their courses via distance education, while another 36% take some courses online.
Undergraduate Full-time
78%
Undergraduate Online classes
67%
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Context: Student body size
Chadron State College enrolled 3,152 students over the past academic year. The the student body size is near the middle of the context schools.
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Undergraduate student gender
Is the gender balance of Chadron State College undergraduate students important to you? You can see the breakdown in this donut chart.
Gender
Men
Women
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Undergraduate student race/origin
Chadron State College reports that 20% of undergraduate students are minority, which is less than 99% of the context schools. This school's 1.7% of international students is near the middle proportion of international students within the context schools.
Race/Origin
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Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
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International
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Context: Gender Balance
It is very difficult for many types of schools to achieve a gender balance, and this context is valuable in evaluating the balance at Chadron State College.
42%58%20%40%60%80%MenWomen
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Context: Percentage of women
With 58% women undergraduate , Chadron State College ranks near the middle of context schools in its percentage of women undergraduate students.
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Context: Undergraduate student race/origin
Here is how Chadron State College compares to the rest of the context group in terms of diversity in the student race and origin.
3%77%10%1%1%0%4%1%2%0%20%40%60%80%100%Pacific IslanderAsianAmerican IndianNot ReportedInternationalBlackMultiracialHispanicWhite
Freshman residences

A high proportion of international and out-of-state students speaks to reputation and offers an opportunity for diverse interactions in and out of class.

Freshman residence
In-state
Out-of-state
International
Not Reported
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Undergraduate student age distribution
The age distribution at a school can tell you a lot about its mission. If you're looking for a traditional undergraduate experience, you may prefer to see students who are mostly younger than 25 (lighter shades), but if you want support as a returning student, a large number of students 25 and older (darker shades) may better suit your needs.
Age range
Under 18
18-19
20-21
22-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-49
50-64
65 and over
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School Finances
Chadron State College: What its budget can tell you about classroom quality
Where a school spends and collects its money can suggest a lot about the educational experience it offers. The tabs below offer a look at spending that is important for the quality of your experience if you attend.
Instructional spending
Student services spending
Research spending
Context and trends: Instructional expenditures per student
Instructional expenses are primarily the salary and benefits paid to the heart of a school: its full-time instructors. High expenditures in this area suggest care in hiring enough highly qualified full-time faculty to provide personal attention and up-to-date subject-area excellence.
200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018$0$5,000$10,000$15,000$20,000
Chart explanation
Chadron State College
On the blue curve, we see how the instructional expenses per student at Chadron State College have changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the instructional expenses per student for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
All values have been adjusted for inflation. Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
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Does incoming revenue consistently cover expenses?

Chadron State College is a public school. Along with private not-for-profit schools, publicly-controlled schools do not have the goal of annual profit, but they do want to have healthy finances with adequate revenue to meet all expenses. On the other hand, private for-profit schools have creating a profit for shareholders as an annual goal.

Total revenue and expenses by category
We divided revenue and expenses for Chadron State College into categories to give some insight to what may have influenced peaks and ditches in the chart above. The purple shades correspond most directly to student education. The blue shades, auxiliary expenses and revenue, are often related to room and board. We show investment gains and losses in apricot.
200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018$0$20M$40M$60M$80MRevenue$0$20M$40M$60M$80MExpense
Investment gains
Auxiliary revenue
Tuition and fees revenue
Government appropriations etc.
Private and capital gifts
Other revenue
Auxilliary expenses
Instructional expenses
Student services expenses
Academic support expenses
Institutional support expenses
Research expenses
Public service expenses
Other expenses
Not so much?
The power of a large endowment
Related to the previous question of whether the annual revenue stream is stable is the question, "How deep are this school's pockets?" For many schools, a major source of annual income is investment growth. Schools with large endowments have a built-in revenue stream, although you'll see in the accompanying graphs that this revenue stream is highly dependent on the nation's economy. You can choose how to examine the depth of Chadron State College's resources by selecting from the buttons below.
Choose asset category
Net Assets
Total Endowment
Endowment Growth Rate
Net Assets Per Student

Here we examine assets at Chadron State College in context, and it seems most fair to adjust for the size of the institution. We examine the assets per full-time-equivalent student so that we level the playing field for size.

There's a catch to these assets, though. Many gifts to a school's endowment have strings attached; the money is restricted to a specific purpose. Assets shown in green below are unrestricted, and are very important to a school's ability to meet its financial obligations. Some assets are the land and buildings that a school must have in order to function, and these may appear as green (unrestricted assets) but are nonetheless less helpful in meeting annual financial commitments. This look at assets is only a piece of the puzzle as we decide if a school is stable.

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Restricted net assets
Unrestricted net assets
Context: 2019 net assets per student
$28,876$0$50,000$100,000$150,000