Wayne State College Men's Football


  • Top 70% in men's football in Division II for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 58% for spending per athlete in men's football in Division II
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Meet Dave

Director of Experiential Education

Dave Payne heads Sparks' experiential education division - namely, sport camps across the US and in Europe and New Zealand. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Education and a M.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at San Diego and is a former collegiate athlete and high school head coach. He has worked at Sparks since 2011; Dave's passion is synthesizing athletic environments that encourage holistic growth.

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Academic Information

Undergraduate Population:
Tuition Category:
In-state, On Campus
Average Net Price:
Classroom Ratio:
18 to 1
Campus Setting:
Town: Distant
Less Selective
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
Transfer Out Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Dorms Coed
Testing Required:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 31
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General 79
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies 6
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 22
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 4
Information Science/Studies 8
Art Teacher Education 7
Biology Teacher Education 1
Business Teacher Education 1
Chemistry Teacher Education 0
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 15
Elementary Education and Teaching 65
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 13
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education 3
Foreign Language Teacher Education 2
Geography Teacher Education 0
History Teacher Education 4
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 5
Mathematics Teacher Education 3
Music Teacher Education 4
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 9
Psychology Teacher Education 0
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 5
Social Science Teacher Education 12
Special Education and Teaching, General 9
Speech Teacher Education 0
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 1
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education 0
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education 3
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other 29
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 8
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care Provider/Assistant 14
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other 16
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 0
Spanish Language and Literature 0
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health and Wellness, General 11
History, General 4
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 41
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 0
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 5
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Physical Fitness Technician 26
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 23
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 15
Counseling Psychology 32
Psychology, General 17
Social Sciences
Geography 1
Political Science and Government, General 9
Social Sciences, General 0
Sociology 3
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General 0
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 0
Fine/Studio Arts, General 2
Graphic Design 8
Music, General 1

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