Wichita State UniversityWichita 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.
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.
Wichita State has 14, 226 enrolled students.
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 Category||Degrees||Most Common Majors |
|Business and Management||443||business management, accounting, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, human resources, MIS, international business|
|Engineering||329||electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, industrial engineering, engineering management, manufacturing engineering|
|Liberal Arts||301||liberal arts and sciences, sociology, English, history, foreign language and literature, economics, anthropology, political science, . . . |
|Education and Teaching||260||elementary school teaching, curriculum and instruction, secondary teaching, music teaching, educational administration, physical education teaching, school Counselling, special ed, . . . |
|Therapy and Counselling||215||psychology, communication disorders, physical therapy, educational psychology, school psychology, physical therapist assistant|
|Nursing and Emergency Medicine||155||nursing science, EMT paramedic|
|Family and Social Work||153||social work, public administration|
|Security and Law Enforcement||127||criminal justice and safety, forensic science|
|Science||121||chemistry, biology, geology, physics|
|Medical Support and Technology||120||dental hygienist, physician assistant, clinical lab tech, audiology and speech pathology|
|Nutrition and Exercise Therapy||115||exercise science, sports and fitness management|
|Media||98||communication studies, communication and journalism|
|Computer Science and Engineering||76||computer and info science, computer engineering|
|Art Studies||30||art studies, visual and performing arts|
|Photography and Commercial Art||26||commercial art|
|Medical administration||13||health care administration|
|Medicine||9||gerontology, public health|
|Religion and Philosophy||7||philosophy|
|Drama and Performing Arts||6||various performing arts, drama|
|Fine Arts||3||art history and criticism|
|Conservation and Resource Management||0||natural resources management|
|Engineering Technician||0||electronics tech, industrial tech|
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Wichita State University
Wichita, KS 67260-0124
General Phone: (316) 978-3456
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