Wichita State University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - Very GoodQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - PoorCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Good
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Wichita State University is a large four-year, public school with 14,240 students enrolled. This school was established in 1895 and is one of the 13 colleges located in Wichita, Kansas.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
83
Fair
Several-month certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, and doctoral degree are offered at Wichita State University.

Wichita State University deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and provides 83 majors. The most popular concentrations are Engineering, Management, Education, Business, and General Studies. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges.


Student Retention
72%
Fair
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Wichita State University is fair at 72% (close to Kansas average). Considering this statistic, apparently students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
18 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Wichita State University is below average: 54%. Nearly 38% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Wichita State University is reasonably decent -- 18:1. Learn more details about instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$16,000
High
Average tuition price is slightly high, around $14,500 a year. The additional fees at Wichita State University not covered by tuition are roughly $1,500; this makes it a total of $16,000 annually.

Read the details about Wichita State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
95%
Easy
According to recent data, 5,430 applications were submitted and 5,144 were accepted; so it is very easy to be accepted at this school.

This college will consider accepting your dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits at entry.

Find out more about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at Wichita State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
D
Unsafe
Wichita State University provides a distance learning option and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Wichita State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
Wichita State University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 1,400 students, which provides a nice on-campus housing option.

Based on the college crime information, Wichita State University seems to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Wichita State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Wichita State University, 1845 N. Fairmount, Wichita, Kansas 67260-0124, USA
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