Chadron State College
1000 Main Street
Chadron, NE 69337
(800) CHADRON (242-3766)
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Chadron State College was founded in 1909 by the Nebraska Legislature, and its doors opened in 1911. The college is the only four-year and graduate-degree granting institution in western Nebraska. Chadron State College serves more than 3,000 students at its campus in Chadron, Neb. The school’s freshman retention rate — one indicator of student satisfaction — is 66%, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

Programs Offered

Chadron State College provides several online programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Online degree programs offer busy working adults the opportunity to pursue higher education without the restriction of residency requirements or set classroom attendance schedules. The platform used for the school’s online courses enables students to access assignments, communicate with other students and faculty members, and complete quizzes or exams at any time of the day. Nearly 80% of the college’s online professors have terminal degrees in their field.


Chadron State College has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1923. The college also holds specialized accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.


Undergraduate applicants must complete an application and submit it to the admissions office with supporting documents in order to be considered for admission. Supporting documents include official SAT or ACT scores and official high school transcript or scores from the GED (if applicable). Students can transfer college credit if they’ve completed at least 12 credit hours of study. International students must include scores on the TOEFL if English is their secondary language, and they may also need to submit documents their ability to pay for tuition. Graduate applicants must contact the admission office for their specific requirements.

Admissions Contact

Chadron State College
1000 Main Street
Chadron, NE 69337

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