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Wichita State University
Wichita State University 1845 Fairmount Wichita, KS 67260 Phone: (316) 978-3456
  • General Information
    About Wichita State University

    Wichita State University is committed to providing comprehensive educational opportunities in an urban setting. Through teaching, scholarship and public service the University seeks to equip both students and the larger community with the educational and cultural tools they need to thrive in a complex world, and to achieve both individual responsibility in their own lives and effective citizenship in the local, national and global community. High quality teaching and learning are fundamental goals in all undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Building on a strong tradition in the arts and sciences, the University offers programs in business, education, engineering, fine arts, and health professions, as well as in the liberal arts and sciences. Degree programs range from the associate to the doctoral level and encompass seventy-five fields of study; non-degree programs are designed to meet the specialized educational and training needs of individuals and organizations in south central Kansas. Scholarship, including research, creative activity, and artistic performance, is designed to advance the University's goals of providing high quality instruction, making original contributions to knowledge and human understanding, and serving as an agent of community service. This activity is a basic expectation of all faculty members at Wichita State University. Public and community service activities seek to foster the cultural, economic and social development of a diverse metropolitan community and of the State of Kansas. The University's service constituency includes artistic and cultural agencies, business and industry, and community, educational, governmental, health, and labor organizations. Wichita State University pursues its mission utilizing the human diversity of Wichita, the state's largest metropolitan community, and its many cultural, economic and social resources. The University faculty and professional staff are committed to the highest ideals of teaching, scholarship and public service, as the University strives to be a comprehensive, metropolitan university of national stature. Kansas Board of Regents, Policy Manual (1995 edition), page 4H


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • City: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 2,964
    Percent Admitted 88%
    Men Admitted 87%
    Women Admitted 90%
    Full Time Retention Rate 70%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 470 620
      Math 495 650
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 21 26
      English 20 26
      Math 19 26
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 18,365
    Native American 191
    Asian 1,022
    African American 1,007
    Hispanic 876
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 8,174
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 1,233

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