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Profile of Kansas Wesleyan University

Kansas Wesleyan is located in Salina, KS (a self-contained town). The school is a United Methodist school. Kansas Wesleyan is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Kansas Wesleyan has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in music, business and management, and security and law enforcement.

Kansas Wesleyan Selectivity

Kansas Wesleyan does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 420. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 500 and 590. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Kansas Wesleyan had 864 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Kansas Wesleyan offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Kansas Wesleyan values student athletics, and belongs to the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of Kansas Wesleyan University is to promote and integrate academic excellence, spiritual development, personal well-being, and social responsibility. Kansas Wesleyan University provides an education program characterized by excellence within a caring community, rooted in the liberal arts tradition. The call of the university is to develop both intellect and character, to stimulate creativity and discovery, to nurture the whole person--body, mind, and spirit. Diversity is encouraged in curriculum, faculty, and students. Kansas Wesleyan University prepares students not only for careers and professions, but also for lifelong learning. The university equips its students for responsible leadership in their communities, for useful service in and to the world, and for stewardship of the earth. Kansas Wesleyan University provides a setting in which faith and learning are integrated; encounter with the Christian proclamation is an integral part of the life of the university. The university fosters the lively discussion of faith and values, encouraging students to develop a thoughtful, personal world view informed by Christian tradition. Kansas Wesleyan University serves the church, community, and the world by providing a variety of resources for educational, cultural, and spiritual enrichment. The aim of the university is to discover, to build, and to share a higher quality of life and a broader vision of the world. "

Kansas Wesleyan Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management93business administration, business management, accounting
Security and Law Enforcement16criminal justice and administration
Nursing and Emergency Medicine14registered nursing
Therapy and Counselling13psychology, psychology courses
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12health and physical Education
Science10biology, chemistry, physics
Liberal Arts9English, sociology, liberal arts and humanities, history, Spanish language
Media8communication studies, public relations and advertising
Education and Teaching6elementary school teaching
Art Studies3visual and performing arts
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science, computer support
Religion and Philosophy1religion

Contact: Kansas Wesleyan

Kansas Wesleyan University

100 E. Claflin Ave.

Salina, KS 67401-6196


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