Chadron State College
Chadron State College

About CSC

Originally established as a teacher preparatory school in 1911, Chadron State College has evolved into a dynamic comprehensive undergraduate and graduate degree granting college offering university-level courses and degree programs. Enrollment is approximately 2,800 students.

Serving the regional educational, research, social, and cultural needs of western Nebraska, Wyoming, northeastern Colorado, Chadron State College is located near two of America’s most treasured resources—Rushmore National Monument and Yellowstone National Park.

The 113 hectare campus with more than one million square feet of facility space is strategically located near numerous outdoor recreational activities. Students at the College can also participate in many of the 70 student clubs and organizations, including an active International Student Club.


Chadron State College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Some programs are also accredited by discipline-based accreditation agencies.


Communication Arts Applied Sciences Education
English and Humanities Business and Economics Health
Justice Studies Mathematical Sciences Physical Education
Music Recreation Physical and Life Sciences
Psychology Social Work Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts    


Business   Education Administration
Organizational Management   Mathematics
Education Curriculum   Counseling

Nestled in the scenic Pine Ridge of northwestern Nebraska, Chadron, Nebraska is located in the Great Plains region of the United States with the Rocky Mountains to the west and the Black Hills of South Dakota to the north. Chadron is a rural community with about 6,000 residents. Its location and residents make CSC an ideal place to live and study. The Chadron community is the educational center of western Nebraska and includes small retail businesses, ranching and farming. The pine tree covered area also provides opportunities for historical, recreational, and cultural orientation and livelihood.

Nebraska experiences varying weather (cold days in the winter and hot days in the summer). The temperature sometimes drops below -20°C during the winter and rises to as high as 40°C in the summer.