Wichita State University
Wichita, KS 67260-0124

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 14,166
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 19:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,420 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

86%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Wichita State University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 6,305 applications and 5,437 students were granted admission. Wichita State University is at the #84 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 82% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 8% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT915 to 1220
ACT21 to 27

Application Fee

$30
Undergrad students
$50
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Wichita State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $15,124 and in-state students paid $6,385.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$14,175
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$6,385
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$15,124
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 91% of Wichita State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 35% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,331 (which is 2.3% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Wichita State University in 2016-2017, was 702, which is 55% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $7,928 (which is 49.5% above the national average.)

$4,331
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$7,928
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
91%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Wichita State University has enrolled a total of 14,166 students (10,007 students full-time and 4,159 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 14,166 students, 1,372 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 47% men and 53% women and 11,585 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,581 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,006 students for distance studies.

14,166
Total Enrollment
1,372
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 60%

Non-resident alien: 11%

Hispanic: 10%

Asian: 7%

Black/African American: 5%

Two or more races: 4%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Wichita State University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 26% 1,096 144
Education 16% 702
Engineering 10% 416
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 9% 390
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 5% 206 16
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 3% 143 77
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 2% 103 0
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 2% 101
Psychology 1% 57 0
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 1% 46 14

Graduation & Dropout Rates

46%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Wichita State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

7%
Still enrolled
17%
Dropout rate
30%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$35,000
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Wichita State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $35,000. Last year, out of the total 3,133 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,851 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 3,667 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 3,227 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $35,000 $39,600
Employment Rate 91% 88%
Total Graduates 3,133 3,667

Campus Location

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Emporia State University
77.6 mile away