LINCOLN, Neb. - Gov. Dave Heineman has proclaimed the month of October as Nebraska State College System Month and encouraged prospective students and their parents to visit Chadron State, Peru State or Wayne State College.
Presenting the proclamation Wednesday, Gov. Heineman praised the work of the Nebraska state colleges for reducing the number of credit hours required for graduation to 120 semester credits for most degree programs, thereby reducing the time to it takes to earn a baccalaureate degree.
Gov. Heineman said, “It is important for high school graduates to continue their education. Students today need more than a high school diploma and the state colleges provide a wide-range of degree options.”
NSCS Chancellor Stan Carpenter said, “Chadron, Peru and Wayne State Colleges are colleges of opportunity and with the support of the governor and the legislature, the state colleges were able to freeze tuition rates for two years. Students returning to one of the state colleges this year are paying the same tuition as they did last year and will pay the same tuition next year.”
Carpenter also thanked Gov. Heineman for his support of dual enrollment and for his leadership of the P-16 Initiative.
During October, prospective students will be eligible to win an iPad or an $800 bookstore gift certificate if they visit one of the campuses. Each college will award one gift certificate and one iPad.
Campus tours can be scheduled through the Admissions Office at each of the colleges.