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Study at Newman University

Newman University, also known as NU, was established in 1933, and is a coeducational Catholic institution of liberal arts located in Wichita, Kansas. The institution was initially known as Sacred Heart Junior College. It was rechristened the Newman University in 1998. Various bachelor's, baccalaureates, and associate's degrees are offered here. Students can also choose from the study abroad programs available at NU. The college is divided into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Science
  • College of Professional Studies
Newman University's athletics department fields a large number of men's and women's sports teams. The teams are known as the Jets, and they compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Jets participate in baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, and golf, among other sports.

Profile of Newman University

Wichita, KS is home to Newman University. Wichita is a large city. Students select the school partly because it is a Roman Catholic school. Newman University is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from Newman University is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Students commonly pursue studies in education and teaching and family and social work.

Newman University Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 400. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 450 and 570.


Newman University has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school has 2, 166 enrolled students . A large number of students at Newman University are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

The school offers students meal plans. Newman University values student athletics, and belongs to the Heartland Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

Newman University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching103elementary school teaching, ESL instruction, secondary teaching, educational administration, educational research, curriculum and instruction
Business and Management89business management, accounting, sales and marketing, finance, MIS
Nursing and Emergency Medicine68registered nursing, nurse anesthetist
Medical Support and Technology49radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, sonography and ultrasound tech
Family and Social Work46social work
Liberal Arts22liberal arts and sciences, history, English, sociology
Science22biology, chemistry, biochemistry
Therapy and Counselling15psychology, Counselling psychology
Law7legal assistant
Religion and Philosophy7theology and religious vocations
Security and Law Enforcement6criminal justice and safety
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy5occupational therapy
Computer Science and Engineering4information science
Art Studies2art studies
Media2communication studies

Contact: Newman University

Newman University

3100 McCormick Ave

Wichita, KS 67213-2097

General Phone: (316) 942-4291


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