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Wichita State University

Wichita State University, or WSU, is a state-supported university located in the city of Wichita, Kansas, United States. It was founded in 1985. WSU is one of the state universities governed by the Kansas Board of Regents. The university offers more than 60 undergraduate degree programs in more than 200 Course Topics, and over 40 master degrees in more than 100 Course Topics. It is organized into several academic divisions which include:

  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Health Professions
  • Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School
  • W. Frank Barton School of Business

Wichita State University's sports teams are nicknamed the Shockers. The university is a member of the NCAA Division I.

Profile of Wichita State University

Wichita, KS is home to Wichita State. Wichita is a large city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Wichita State go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in engineering.

Wichita State 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 480. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 485 and 620.


Wichita State has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Wichita State has 14, 226 enrolled students.

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time. Wichita State offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Missouri Valley Conference.

Wichita State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management443business management, accounting, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, human resources, MIS, international business
Engineering329electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, industrial engineering, engineering management, manufacturing engineering
Liberal Arts301liberal arts and sciences, sociology, English, history, foreign language and literature, economics, anthropology, political science, . . .
Education and Teaching260elementary school teaching, curriculum and instruction, secondary teaching, music teaching, educational administration, physical education teaching, school Counselling, special ed, . . .
Therapy and Counselling215psychology, communication disorders, physical therapy, educational psychology, school psychology, physical therapist assistant
Nursing and Emergency Medicine155nursing science, EMT paramedic
Family and Social Work153social work, public administration
Security and Law Enforcement127criminal justice and safety, forensic science
Science121chemistry, biology, geology, physics
Medical Support and Technology120dental hygienist, physician assistant, clinical lab tech, audiology and speech pathology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy115exercise science, sports and fitness management
Media98communication studies, communication and journalism
Computer Science and Engineering76computer and info science, computer engineering
Art Studies30art studies, visual and performing arts
Photography and Commercial Art26commercial art
Medical administration13health care administration
Medicine9gerontology, public health
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts6various performing arts, drama
Fine Arts3art history and criticism
Law0legal assistant
Conservation and Resource Management0natural resources management
Engineering Technician0electronics tech, industrial tech

Contact: Wichita State

Wichita State University

1845 Fairmount

Wichita, KS 67260-0124

General Phone: (316) 978-3456


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