Wichita State University

1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260-0124

About Wichita State University

Wichita State University is classified as a doctoral-granting university with high research activity. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. Up to 50% of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in over half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in a variety of fields, and the majority of research doctorate degrees are awarded within the humanities or social sciences. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% of undergraduates are enrolled as full-time students. This institution has a high transfer rate, with at least 20% of its undergrad students entering as transfers. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate11,540
Student Age% Under 2561%
 % 25 and Over39%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time65%
 % Part-time35%
Race/Ethnicity% White65.9%
 % Black5.8%
 % Asian5.6%
 % Latino5.2%
 % Native American1.1%
 % Race Unknown6.2%
 % International student9%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingCity
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyGraphic Design
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted90%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled51%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRecommended
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRecommended
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT5%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT88%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800610 / 800
 SAT Math500 / 800640 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite21 / 3626 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$30
 Graduate Application Fee$50
 In-State Tuition & Fees$5,890
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$13,924
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid81%
 % Undergraduates with Loans40%
 % Undergraduates with Grants71%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$975
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$5,450
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,900
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,359
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,041
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,359

Neighborhood Data for the Wichita Area

Median Age34
Median Household Income$45,625
Total Population377,906
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.2% 50.8%
 Age 0-949.9%50.1%
 Age 10-1751.3%48.7%
 Age 18-2449.9%50.1%
 Age 25-2950.4%49.6%
 Age 30-3950.1%49.9%
Race/Ethnicity% White73.2%
 % Black10.9%
 % Asian4.8%
 % Latino14.5%
 % Native American0.9%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.4%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$5,450
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,900
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$494
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50075.8%47.4%9.3%
 $500 to $74918.7%41.1%0.0%
 $750 to $9991.9%8.1%28.3%
 Over $10003.7%3.4%8.0%
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